In 2002, we were told there was a permanent Republican majority.
Then, in 2008, we were told there was a permanent Democratic majority.
"Faced with a down economy, high unemployment and polarizing decisions on health care and energy . . . vulnerable Democrats in Congress are juggling votes in Washington with a campaign that's in full swing a year before the 2010 elections. The stakes are high not only for the lawmakers whose jobs are on the line, but for President Obama. At this point, non-partisan political experts . . . don't expect a repeat of the 1994 "Republican revolution," when the GOP seized control of Congress after a Democratic president failed to revamp health care. But they do project losses that could complicate Obama's agenda."
The Democratic shift from offense to defense proves that Americans are looking for competence and results, regardless of party label.