Election Day presents a mixed bag

The elections yesterday provided a big ol’ mixed bag of results which is going to send everyone back to their respective corners trying to prove how these elections fell somehow in their favor.

Republicans had two big wins last night in hotly contested races for governor in Virginia and New Jersey.  However, Republican infighting allowed a Democrat to win the hotly contested New York Congressional seat that conservatives were hoping to capture.

It was perfectly set up to be a big time referendum on Obama,  which is still the big conservative spin today, but there seems to be more to it.  Exurban League has a noble thought, apparently, competency matters.

When it comes down to it, things remain broken, and the voters are continuing to punish those who refuse to fix it.  People were mad at Republicans for not getting the job done in 2006 and 2008 – now, it 2009 and perhaps 2010, it’s the Democrats’ turn to take the heat.

This is more about competence than rhetoric.  Will Arizona be more like Virginia and New Jersey or will it end up more like New York?  Could Arizona end up ushering Democrats in, while the rest of the country throws them out?

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