Here are just three top graphs from Politico's roundup of political news from the third-to-last weekend before the 2010 Mid-term congressional election:
More bad polls. More bad fundraising numbers. More dreary talk on the Sunday shows.
It added up to a brutal weekend for Democrats, as the consensus among election analysts, already bearish on the party’s prospects, took a turn for the worse over the past 48 hours.
In the eyes of the experts, the House Democratic majority most likely won’t survive Nov. 2, with political handicappers expanding their predictions to envision the possibility of a Democratic wipeout.
Actually, it may have been even worse than Hohmann conveys because the conventional wisdom of Washington's political experts has consistently underestimated the role of the Tea Party in catalyzing the 2010 campaign.
Even so, it's clear a seismic shift in the techtonic plates of American politics is right around the corner. Looking back on the Democrats' economic stimulus and Obamacare victories, I am reminded of the response in Britain of King George III's critics who said a few more "victories" like that of Bunker Hill and the Redcoat army would be history.
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