This headline tells you all you need to know about which side the Politico is on:
Election results 2011: Democrats do well
"Democrats claimed victories in a number of races Tuesday, including in Kentucky, Ohio and Mississippi, where voters sided with their candidates or ballot initiatives backed by the party.
"Democrats took the Kentucky governor’s race and won a controversial ballot initiative in Ohio to undo a restriction on collective bargaining, and another in Mississippi that would have redefined 'personhood.'”
Uh, yeah, the GOP did some things right too ...
"Republicans notched their own wins, holding on to the governor’s office in Mississippi and passing a measure in Ohio designed as a public referendum on President Obama’s health care law."
Not to mention controlling - as it stands right now - both houses of the Virginia legislature and the governorship of Virginia, for only the second time in the last 100 years.
But poop on that.
"Democrats Do Well"
They see what they want to see.
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Oh, and "Democrats Do Well" if you ignore things like this:
Ohio Voters Choose to Opt Out of Health Care Mandate
Odd. Politico didn't seem to pick up on that one.