This article is a fairly interesting read on what happened in Massachusetts Tuesday. It's a good analysis of the different factors that went into Brown beating Coakley for the Senate special election seat left vacant when Ted Kennedy died. None of it is really a surprise, except this:
Van Hollen (Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen, head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee) seemed to throw the "blame Bush" argument out into the mix, subtly, in his statement on the race Tuesday night.
"President George W. Bush and House Republicans drove our economy into a ditch and tried to run away from the accident. President Obama and congressional Democrats have been focused repairing the damage to our economy," he said.
So, it's Bush's fault that a Dem lost a Senate seat. This blame Bush bit has gone beyond partisanship and into insanity.
If the voters were angry at Bush wouldn't they have voted for a Democrat? Maybe they would have done the same in the New Jersey and Virginia governor's races too you think?
I am not upset though. In fact, I find this heartening. I hope the Dims continue their head in the sand (or head up their ass, take your pick) posture for another 10 months.