In national politics, 2014 is “the year of magical thinking.”
The Democratic Party's ideals match up better with the average person's. Voters in four states upped the minimum wage and voters in Oregon and D.C. legalized pot. These ain't Republican platform planks.
But Republicans captured the Senate, even though their plans weren't in the interest of most of us.
First, for decades, whenever a president has reaches his sixth year with his party holding the Senate, his party loses the Senate. It ain't just Obama.