Even though the Democrats did not do well in the mid-term elections, they did a lot of good for the country. A lot of ordinary, uninsured Americans will be guaranteed some kind of health care security they did not have before. "If you have your health you have everything" will mean a lot more, except, of course, here in Arizona where the legislature cut off funding for life-saving transplants. And even the TARP bailout, nasty as it seemed, averted another depression reminiscent of 1929. They provided money so that families could be there when their fallen soldiers returned to US soil; provided more money for Veterans' Affairs to improve services; ended Bush era "enhanced interrogation methods"; tax cuts for small business, etc. The list goes on and on. The Democrats and even some Republicans had to do some very unpopular stuff, also, in order to avert a complete collapse of the economy. But voters just didn't see it that way. Too dense, maybe? Just not informed enough to understand? Easier to listen to biting, untrue sound bites and think those were the salient points? Yes, all of those.
And now, the Republicans want less government subsidies, except when it comes to farms, corporations, Medicare, etc. They can't have it both ways but expect to. The next Congress should be the circus of all circuses, proving once again that the less intelligent among us still reign!