Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal is filibustered in the Senate and the Fed won't bring back the jobs. Looking towards the election, one demoralizes the base and the other makes swing voters unhappy with Democrats. Meanwhile, a friend emails that Feingold is down 9% in an average of Wisconsin polls.
I haven't devoted sufficient energy to the grim task of imagining exactly what Republicans would do if they took over both chambers of Congress. I wonder if it'd motivate me to vote, if I were a demoralized Democrat who wasn't going to show up at the polls this November.
When I want to feel hopeful, I think of winning some elections in 2016.