Post-Election Reflection

November 9th, 2011at 07:18am Posted by Eli

Yes, the story of the 2011 elections is definitely one of resounding defeat for Republicans, with the author of Arizona’s despicable anti-immigrant SB-1070 getting recalled, and state laws or referendums to restrict collective bargaining rights, eliminate same-day voter registration, and declare fertilized eggs to be people all going down in flames, but here’s a caveat for Obama and triumphant Democrats to consider:

Aside from the Iowa state senate special election, none of these victories were by Democratic candidates.  They were repudiations of anti-progressive, anti-democratic Republican policies.  It’s one thing for voters to say that they don’t want to unconditionally ban all abortions, but another thing entirely for them to vote for Democrats who have shown themselves to be ineffectual losers at best, and willing corporate tools at worst.

If Democrats want to take advantage of the opposition to unpopular conservative policies, then they need to show that they really do oppose them.  America is a 99% nation, not a Tea Party nation, and Obama and the Democrats would do well to start remembering that.

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