comfortablynumb saidBecause not everyone votes party line. Partisans do. I'm one of them, but not everyone is. If they did, we would not have so many blue states with Republican governors and senators or red states with Democratic governors and senators.
If the Republicans can't win the white house or the Senate in a year where I freely admit that Democrats are vulnerable due to economic conditions, and in a year where a massive portion of the Democratic Caucus in the Senate is up for re-election, I'll call it a mandate for Democrats. Republicans can sit down and get the fuck out if they don't want to do work.
What's interesting is that all Democrats are for gay rights, against the Republican war on women, against Republican tax breaks to the rich millionaires and billionaires, for equal pay for equal work, pro-immigration, pro-union, pro-education, pro-clean air, pro-clean water, pro-green energy and of course pro-"Obamacare" (they all voted for it). These are all the things that makes Obama such a wildly popular President, so with his re-election chances now just below 10,000%, the fact that his support isn't also turning into support for his Democratic friends in Congress is just strange.