Ever since the Supreme Court took it upon themselves to "settle" the Election of 2000, the people of this nation sought by various means to correct the imbalance that blatant act of judicial activism created.
First, with possibly the last act of true humanitarian social conscience we are likely ever to see from a Republican, Sen. Jim Jeffords switched parties over GOP blockage of a bill popular with his constituents. The Democrats threw away the power they were given by not using it, instead following Majority Leader Tom Daschle in meekly submitting to the will of George W Bush.
Then the people got serious in 2006 and gave control of the Congress to the Democrats, who proceeded to claim that they didn't have enough power to do anything - a situation the voters corrected in 2008 with the White House and the Congress being placed firmly in Democratic hands. And yet again, the faithless Democrats threw the power away, claiming that the Republicans were far too strong and would overcome their majorities.
There is too much of a pattern here to believe any longer that this is purely coincidental. Under the New World Order, the Democratic Clown Posse is only intended to provide to the world a bipartisan appearance to hide the function of a one-party corporatist state. Only one party philosophy is to rule, and that philosophy is not that of the Democrats. Should We the People ever express other desires and again give power to the Democrats, that party will act only to vent away any popular pressure to make changes. They will dissemble and stall, take stances of empty posturing and orate blatant falsehoods, until the Republicans can again reclaim power from the do-nothing Democrats.
This is not a recipe for growth and prosperity for all by any means. It is instead the opening for a political system based on the amount of wealth you hold, and those without any wealth can just die silently and decrease the surplus impoverished population.