In 2009, President Obama was swept into office with widespread expectations that America would become a better place. Aiding him in this endeavor was the fact that he had majority control in the House of Representatives and a two-thirds unstoppable majority in the Senate.
But, as the lies and deceptions surrounding his promise of "hope and change" started to slowly creep out of the woodwork, things went dramatically south for both him and his party. His approvals fell from nearly 70% on Gallup to today's low 40's. In 2010, in response to ObamaCare and the changes that Americans just weren't liking, there was a sea-change election with Democrats losing the House and their powerful majority in the Senate. Additionally, state legislature, once Democrat controlled, started to fall.
While Obama got reelected in 2012, the Democrats in both the House and Senate continued to lose seats but, not enough to lose majority control in the Senate. The trend toward Republican control of state legislatures continued.
Then in 2014, the Democrats lost even more seats in the House while the Senate's majority flipped to a 55-seat takeover by the GOP; resulting in the highest Congressional control by a single party since the Great Depression. The Republicans also became even stronger in the state legislatures. With 69% as the most powerful Republican control since 1900. All that the President could say about this is that if two-thirds of the people hadn't stayed home this last election, things would have been a lot better for his party. As if all those people would have voted for Democrats.
The clear and simple fact is that, since President Obama took office, his party has become a bunch of historic 3-time losers; losing both statewide and nationally in 2010, 2012, and now again, in 2014. As a result, the President's party is at its weakest position in at least 85 years; 114 years if you just look at state legislatures. Obviously, the nation is rejecting Democrat ideas and principals and I believe that the party's top salesman, Barack Obama, is responsible. I also believe that if he continues in an even more heavy-handed and ideologically-driven manner over the next two years, the losses by the in 2016 will be even greater; including a possible landslide loss of the White House.
Obviously, the Republicans, who are supposed to be in total disarray and with very little approval in the polls, are doing something right. Or, perhaps, it is Obama and Democrats who are doing everything wrong.
Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval: http://www.gallup.com/poll/113980/Gallup-Daily-Obama-Job-Approval.aspx
Republicans just won the election. President Obama doesn’t much care: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/11/05/republicans-just-won-the-election-president-obama-doesnt-much-care/
In the states, the GOP is in its best position since the Great Depression: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/12/09/in-the-states-the-gop-is-in-its-best-position-since-the-great-depression/