My greatest hope in regard to the upcoming elections, including the recall election taking place in Wisconsin, is that the Koch brothers and all the other deep pockets hauling out big $$$ for Walker in Wisconsin as well as national and local Republican candidates across the country wind up spending multi-millions of their dollars on losing campaigns.
Obama and the Democrats in general just might turn most, if not all, of the Republican gains in 2010 into losses come November. I'm not predicting that, but it certainly is a possibility. Republicans across the country overplayed their hands and in the process revealed just how mean spirited and ethically bankrupt they are.
Early on, they began to fear in the back of their calculating little minds that they would more than likely lose nationally in 2012. Now that it has become obvious that virtually all of the declared and not declared Republican candidates for president recently graduated from clown college, they are even more alarmed.
So, shortly after the 2010 elections, they set about to disenfranchise as many likely Democratic voters as possible by making draconian changes to state voting regulations, many of which harken back to Jim Crow days. Many of the Republican-held state legislatures have been frantically gerrymandering their voting districts, also in an effort to effectively disenfranchise Democratic voters.
Republicans at all levels of government have been attempting, and in some instances succeeding, to kill unions. Why? Unions are virtually the only organized entities which provide significant funding to Democrats. Killing unions effectively cuts off a great deal of Democratic funding, especially for state and local campaigns. On the other hand, Republicans get huge amounts of their funding, both nationally and locally, from large corporations, most of which (or should I say "whom" since the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are people?) hate unions as well.