Pre-elections, every time I saw an article or news item on TV about how the Democrats are going to lose big I kept thinking of that psychological self-defense technique of preparing for disaster, so the more minor failure will look like a success. I don't think that the Democrats minded all the doomsday predictions. It helped them galvanize their supporters to get out and vote and whatever the results they can turn it into a "victory" by saying that it "wasn't as bad as predicted."
"Results from several states left Republicans well positioned to pick up more than the 39 seats they needed to win control of the House. But the outcome of Senate contests gave Democrats confidence they could maintain control of at least one chamber of Congress after victories in Delaware, Connecticut and West Virginia."
The experts are all saying that the big issue is economy. The American downturn, recession (whatever you want to call it) can't be whitewashed with fancy euphemisms. Too many Americans see the truth and know personally how things are getting worse.
I grew up in New York in the 1950's and 1960's and remember how the USSR was a dangerous enemy and the poverty-stricken communist China mocked the U.S. as a "paper tiger." Well, the USA shouldn't be so complacent. Yes, there no longer is a USSR, but China has a strong economy. American consumers are constantly reminded of it when so many products say "Made in China."
As things get worse, will "the Jews" and Israel be blamed?