What's the Difference Between Arlen Specter and a Magic Bullet?
Arlen Specter won't magically reappear and certainly not intact.
That's right, big surprise. Rep. Joe Sestak, one of the few actual Democrats running for office this year, has just defeated in PA's Senate Democratic primary one of the most nakedly ambitious turncoats in recent US history. As with John McCain and so many other flipfloppers, Specter's ouster in a primary race this spring points to not only comeuppance for those who don't toe one party line or the other but a predictable anti-incumbent fervor sweeping the nation.
Republicans are getting swept out, Democrats are getting swept out and many of their seats will fall into the hands of the other party.
In the end, not much will really change. The Republicans won't make any significant gains in the House if at all, none in the Senate and Congress will still be loaded with subcontractor psychopaths charitably referred to as lawmakers.
The real test will be not in the midterms but the 2012 general elections when the Democrats will have no choice but to ride Obama's coattails. Their chances of survival will depend largely if not entirely on the success of Obama's agenda.
And considering the results thus far, with Obama keeping Bush's fascist infrastructure and two unwinnable wars intact and actually covering for Bush and his war criminal cronies, the GOP in '12 just may sweep in like it's 1994 again.
But for now the midterms are shaping up to be like kabuki: Interesting in a train wreck sort of way but ultimately pointless.
But let's not forget one thing: The Tea Partyers just got a huge credibility spike when their man, Rand Paul, won his GOP primary in Kentucky tonight.