Nancy Pelosi says Democrats won last night. What a laugh.
GOP leaders are making the same claim. Hilarious.
The truth is that neither side enjoyed the type of day that could change American politics. By the time we went to sleep last night, even Barack Obama’s improbable victory last year was looking less than transformative.
Reagan’s OMB Director, David Stockman, got it right 25 years ago when he wrote that revolutions don’t happen in American politics–and they shouldn’t.
But you should always run away from any political party that tries to move 300 million or so Americans too far to the left or right based on a single election result.
It’s tough to herd that many Americans and take them along for that kind of ride. After all, we’re a gruff bunch who want to go to work, find time to be with our families and be left alone by politicians.
Most of us have no more time for left wing extremists than we do for right wing nuts. If you don’t believe me, just check out where the independents broke yesterday.
Oh yeah. We all learned another lesson Tuesday night.
People in Upstate New York don’t give a damn about national ideological wars. They want results. And not from guys who don’t even live in their district.
The radical middle has once again spoken.
The question is whether politicians in Washington will listen.