Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Democrats Confident About Regaining House

This is good news:

Just 15 months after taking a thumping in the 2010 midterm elections, House Democrats have seized on the current anti-Washington fervor and are confident they can win the 25 seats they need to regain control of the House.

Vice President Joe Biden made a bold prediction on Friday, telling House Democrats at their annual retreat on Maryland's Eastern Shore, "I really do think we're going to win back the House."

To flip control of the House back just one cycle after losing it, the House Democrats' campaign operation is relying on a class of new recruits, just inducted into its "Red to Blue program" that targets Republican seats.

Why good news? If Democrats really are in a good position to regain control of the House, it means that voters are taking less and less time to get tired of the party that's in power, which is cool. The American public should be discontent with its government and with its two major political parties right now.

This also means it'll be easier to remember the party out of power's past sins as they try to gain back control like the Democrats are doing now, because those past sins will have been committed more and more recently.

This back and forth, red team / blue team, sick of this party / sick of that party game seems to be spiraling down to some kind of game-changing resolution at an ever accelerating rate.





Wes Messamore,
Editor in Chief, THL
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