It's too depressing.
Charlie Cook: "The 2014 vote is what's known as a 'six-year itch' election, with the party holding the White House usually losing a substantial number of House and Senate seats in the sixth year of its tenure. There are a variety of reasons, but at that midway point in a party's second four years in the White House, the 'in' party tends to lose energy and focus. Party leaders run out of ideas, and the "first team" in terms of personnel--the people who were there when the president took office--have often bailed out, and the second or third team is sometimes not as good. Voters tend to grow weary and to look for something different." ...Political Wire
Thanks very much, Charlie Cook and Taegan Goddard. The most depressing aspect of this is that Americans are now substituting feel-voting for think-voting.
How about something really different instead of see-sawing between lousy two brands -- both of which are costly and don't work for more than two years? After all, there are democratic countries doing a much better job than we are. Maybe we should import next time?