With over 80% of South Dakota's 40,000 Native registered voters typically going Democratic, the GOP appears reluctant to see them casting ballots; its operatives have disrupted reservation voting in past elections.
Let's not easily assume that Latinos are disillusioned and may skip the midterm elections. Yes, there is anger in the community, but what we hear from voters is that they will take their anger out at voting booth.
Democracy, having successfully jumped one shark, recently attempted to jump 100 sharks set on fire, crashed and is now in a persistent vegetative state in a teaching hospital in New Jersey. It may never recover.
While many things are working against Democratic incumbents this year, the public's tendency to be risk averse may make the difference in allowing some incumbents to win campaigns that they might otherwise have lost.
Today's Congress is in the midst of a communications transformation, and suffers from public wrath and bitter internal division. The world's most powerful legislature is in trouble. Putting today's Republicans in charge will make it worse.