I Get Emails: What Does It Mean If The Dems Lose?

From an email I received a few minutes ago:

“John,

I know this is not Q&A Friday, but I have a question I would like your opinion on. What happens to the Dems if they don’t win either house of congress or just pick up one in November? A lot of analysis has been poured into what happens to the republicans WHEN they loose, but what happens to the Dems if it all just falls apart on them and they wind up not having a chair when the music stops on election day?

You site is the first one I look at in the morning. Thanks for being there.

Sincerely,

Dave Wells

P.S. This is not an original question, I first heard it asked by Rush earlier this week, but haven’t been hearing many answer it.”

Politics is cyclical. At times the environment favors the GOP and other times, it favors the Democrats. Right now, the environment is about as good as it’s ever going to get for the Democrats. The Republicans control all three branches of government and people are unhappy with their performance. The President has an approval rating below 40%. The war in Iraq has been dragging on longer than people expected and hasn’t been going as well as anyone hoped. Although gas prices have dropped, they’re still high. There are an unusually high numbers of Republican seats in the House that are vulnerable because of corruption and scandal. It just doesn’t get any better than this for the Democrats.

Now, if the Democrats still can’t AT LEAST take the House, it should shake them to the core because if you can’t win when everything is leaning your way, what happens when the Party is back on even ground or the GOP gets the upper hand again?

In other words, if the Dems still can’t regain power in the House, it may be an indication that they need to make serious and lasting changes in the Party’s core philosophy so that they can continue to remain competitive as a political party over the long-term.

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