Jan 062010
 

It was fun watching the screaming heads on TV predict the demise of the Democratic party all day today after two Democratic Senators announced their retirements. Steve Benen provides a bit of perspective…

In the House, 14 GOP incumbents have decided not to seek re-election, while 10 Democratic incumbents have made the same announcement…

In the Senate, six Republican incumbents have decided not to seek re-election, while two Democratic incumbents have made the same announcement…

So, to review, Republican retirements outnumber Democratic retirements in the House, in the Senate, and among governors. The preferred Republican/media meme of the day doesn’t match up well against reality.

Dang liberal media!