Wednesday, November 05, 2008

As Goes New York, So Goes the Nation

We have Democrats in control of all three branches nationally, and now they control everything in New York State, which doesn't portend well for that basket case.
Propelled by a surge of new voters, Democrats won a majority in the New York State Senate on Tuesday, putting the party in control of both houses of the Legislature and the governor’s office for the first time since the New Deal.

Democrats turned out in historic numbers from Buffalo to Long Island, overcoming a vaunted Republican political machine to oust two senators whose combined years in office spanned more than half a century.

According to unofficial results, Democrats captured 32 out of the 62 seats in the Senate. The shift marks the end of an era for New York Republicans, whose control of the Senate had come to depend on a bloc of senators, some in their 70s and 80s, who had put off retirement to help preserve the party’s majority.
In addition to New York, the Northeast is now virtually under complete Democrat control, and with Christopher Shays losing in Connecticut, New England doesn't have a single representative in Congress.

Which begs the question: When things go wrong, who are they going to blame?

One of the downsides of leadership Democrats have to now face up to is they'll only have themselves to blame when things go wrong.

We'll assume they'll be mature, responsible adults and accept responsibility if they screw up, right?

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