The lesson thus far in the 2010 midterms: If you've supported Barack Obama and the Democratic leadership in their quest to vastly expand the size of government, you're toast.
Despite the White House spin, anti-incumbent is not the movement, anti-liberal is. And though you've heard and read over and over that this election is about throwing all the bums out, that line is merely a carefully crafted talking point from a politico whose party is in peril, being pushed by a complacent and largely leftist media because it is their agenda that's being rejected.
From now until November you'll hear Democrats try to deflect the wins of outsiders and tea party candidates like Rand Paul as merely a vote against Washington. While that's partly true, it's the prevalent D.C. culture of fiscal abuse and empowering government — the core of liberalism — that's the problem, not just the fact that these candidates happen to be sitting in office and reside in the Beltway.
Incumbency is the symptom, government intervention is the disease.
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