I read an interesting article “60 seats“, about how the Democrats may reach 60 seats in the Senate once you count the two independents which caucus with them. It sounds like a bit of the stretch, but the number will definately be in the high 50’s. As for the house, we’re looking at 17-21 more seats swing Dem. And right now, Obama’s prospects of taking the White House look good. Quite frankly I’d like to see this domination just because I had to put up with 6 years of Republican rule full of bullshit. I want conservatives to go through the same headache for what they put this country through. So I hope the Democrats sweep. And I hope they slam as many progressive policies as possible down the throats of conservatives.
In reality, I think we’ll own the House, have the Presidency, but only have a majority in the Senate, not 60 seats. Another point of reality, is that the Democrats better make this country look very good very fast. It’s going to be very hard to hold a lot of these seats which are in typically conservative Districts. People don’t seem to have an appetite for allowing a party to dominate every branch of government. The tough part is that Bush has left such a mess and a gigantic deficit that it will be hard for the Dems to look too good. I’m looking wayyyy too far ahead, but I think, and fear that many of the gains we make in 2008 will be lost in 2010 and 2012.