More bad news for the Democrats occured when Republican Charles Djou defeated his Democrat opponents in a special election held to fill the House seat in Obama's home district. The Democrat ticket was split between two candidates while the Republicans ran one candidate, so who knows what will happen during the general election in November.
Still, it seems to be another black eye to the Democrat party.
Well hopefully something like this will keep both parties on their toes. Probably never good to start with too many wins, as the Conservatives could then overestimate their chances of winning. If they underestimate it, it would give them a greater incentive to do much better. And much better they are definitely in need off. I am saying this under correction, but I wonder whether the wins by the Conservatives have more to do with protest against the Dems than real passion for the Conservatives?
At the very least I see the Democrats losing a good amount of seats and having to settle for more compromises and fewer controversial bills from 2010-2012.
Hopefully the Democrats lose even more seats in November. Congress is stuffing the Afghanistan expenditure bill with billions of non-military related spending. Hopefully the Republican party is listening to the people, and will turn back to their economically conservative roots.
Of course it is politics as usual. As Ocalhoun said, if you vote against this bill, even because you disagree with the billions in wasted taxpayer money spent on pork, you will be demonized as not supporting our troops.