(...) small comfort to left-leaning Democrats after eight years of George W. Bush's presidency and nearly a dozen years of Republican control of Congress.
Thank goodness the People are aggressively working to nip some of the Leftist extremism in the bud and put a stop to it, such as the NRA stopping anti-gun-rights fascsim.
Looks like electoral calculus is playing a part after all.
When "progressives" (or, more accurately, neo-communists) like Obama try to take peoples' rights away, the people won't take that crap. And they're willing to endure being unfairly smeared by the Obama fascist regime's DHS as "extremists" to be watched by the gestapo.
Also, those leftists who are mad at Obama and the Democrats can always form an alternative left-wing party of their own.