So there’s two vantage points from which to measure how big a shocker Democrats’ performance in Senate races was. If you go back 12-18 months ago, this outcome — a net gain of two seats — was unthinkable. You would have been laughed out of town. Just not a possible outcome.
But even a week ago, a pickup of two seats was still the sort of pie in the sky dreaming that even Democrats would barely let themselves consider for fear of jinxing the whole thing.
Brian Beutler on how Republicans blew it so badly.
David Kurtz is Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of Talking Points Memo where he oversees the news operations of TPM and its sister sites.