Republicans lost control of Congress in 2006 because they were seen as corrupt and out of touch and to blame for an unpopular war.
Since then, Democratic Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was impeached for putting a senate seat up for sale, Democratic New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer resigned over a prostitution scandal, Democratic 2004 vice presidential nominee John Edwards was involved in a "baby daddy" scandal, Democratic Rep. Eric Massa resigned after sexually harassing a male aide, Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel was involved in financial and tax scandals, and Democratic New York Gov. David Paterson is likely to resign over abuse of process in support of a woman-beating aide.
Plus, the crowning achievement of the Democratic Congress may be passage of a healthcare bill supported by less than 40% of the population, and bitterly opposed by a greater number.
And, wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere continue.