When Jake Curtis and I started CYP over two years ago, an Election Night like last Tuesday was almost unthinkable. After the 2008 election, everyone thought that the Republican Party and conservatives would be in the wilderness for a long while and that beating back the Obama Machine would take many years of toil.
But, happily, we were wrong. And for that, we have Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi to thank. His massive overreaching for healthcare and cap and tax in the midst of a terrible economic recession and the backlash it started is a tribute to our democracy–in our country, the government simply cannot be out-of-touch with the people for very long.
Thankfully, voters gave Republicans another chance to see if they can stick to their fiscal conservative principles this time around. Election 2010 is a reminder that this country is a center-right country and if the Republican Party does not follow through with its promises, the election results will switch right back.