Writing in the Washington Post, Dan Balz tells us:
Campaign 2014 surpassed its advance billing, as an electorate that was deeply unhappy with all its leaders handed the biggest rebuke to President Obama and the Democrats by giving Republicans control of the Senate. For Democrats, election night turned out far worse than any of them had feared.I have no particular love for the Republican Party, but the Democrats, in my not so humble opinion, deserve a good ass-kicking if for no other reason then they provide milk and cookies to political anti-Zionists.
At every turn in almost every state, the Republicans proved superior. They won nearly every competitive contest in states held by Democrats and held on to the states that had looked like they might go to the Democrats. Instead of slipping into the majority, the GOP stormed to power in the Senate.