As I write this, it looks like the Republicans stand to pick up a couple of governorships and a few congressional seats in the wake of elections held in some corners of America. CNN has a nice breakdown of the day's significant ballot action here.
Stuart Rothenberg, editor of the Rothenberg Political Report, told CNN, "Right now it looks like Republicans and conservatives are angry and energized to vote in the midterms next year."
CNN also quoted House Minority Leader John Boehner:
"We're in the middle, I think, of a political rebellion going on in America... and this rebellion is by people who really have not been actively involved in the political process and they don't really care if you're a Democrat or a Republican. They want to see people who are going to stand up and protect the future for our kids and grandkids."
Look for conservatives to declare that a handful of GOP victories in an off-year election equals public displeasure with the Obama Administration – all 9 and a half months of it. Perhaps the Democrats have rested on its laurels a bit in the wake of last year's elections (of course, they will dismiss today's events as of little overall significance), or perhaps voter anger has everybody wanting to throw out the proverbial bums. As usual, there is no shortage of things to be angry about.
But I am curious about why voters would rush to restore to power the party and ideology that left America in the shamble that it is in.