I'm not sure how many times you're going to hear this, but I'm sure you've heard it a lot.
"The people have spoken, and they're not happy...it wasn't a vote for Democrats, but really a vote against the Republicans...," say the Republicans. This is true. You had control of the entire your government, and you sucked balls.
It's like a bad coach. The Republicans are the John Cooper of the American Government. Coach Cooper won the Big Ten title a few times, and even went to the Rose Bowl where he defeated Pat Tillman and the Arizona Cardinals. However, where it counted, the BIG GAME, the BIG MOMENT, the reason he was hired in the first place, the MICHIGAN GAME, he SUCKED BALLS. He was 2-10-1.
During his tenure Cooper sent droves of stars to the NFL. He had more talent than any team in the nation. He had the power. But even still, the guy blew it every time it mattered. So what happened? The people voted AGAINST HIM. They didn't vote for someone else. They were unified AGAINST COACH COOPER.
What did the Ohio State University do after the people had enough? They went out and found someone else. They went out and hired a no-name coach from DIII Youngstown State. His name is Jim Tressel. He had nothing to do with Cooper. He just replaced him.
With the new coach in place Ohio State has won a National Title, and is currently the best team in college football. By the end of last sesaon they were the best team as well. Having overcome their sad lost to Texas. Apropos.
Bush and the Republicans had it all. They had the talent, they had the power, they had what all coaches want: full control. But they lost because they went 2-10-1 when it mattered. So yes, the people voted AGAINST THEM.
I think it's more embarrassing to have lost because of how bad you are then to have lost to someone great. It's like being a tennis player who continually hits the ball into the net and out of bounds (or constantly double-faults like Republicans).
So I'm fine with however they want to frame it. At the end of the day, Republicans sucked balls the last 6 years...and recently we've learned they've done it literally and figuratively.