What a year it has been. The end of 2009 was just the beginning of an astonishing year. The absolute surprise switch of three Republican Senators who voted with Democrat on HRC just before Christmas was perhaps the pivotal moment that saved our economy and country. The two former Republicans from Maine, Olympia_Snowe and Susan_Collins subsequently switched party’s. Resigning Republican Mel_Martinez’s seat was won by Democratic candidate Betty Castor.
The biggest political losers of the 2010 election cycle were John McCain, whose humiliating primary defeat to J.D. Hayworth led to the astonishing victory of Democrat INSERT DEMOCRAT and Sarah Palin who effectively split the Republican Party in two. While former Governor Palin had minor successes in deep red states defeating longtime Republican candidates with her new party The Dead Caribous helped castrate the Republican Party and led to the largest majority seen by any party in the history of the United States.
The biggest winners of 2010 were the Democratic Party and President Obama. After winning the HCR debate and passage of the bill, the President was able to pass further stimulus for small business and much needed financial support for average Americans with the historic six month payrolls holiday for the first half of 2010. Jobs creation started picking up in the spring as more emphasis on green jobs and basic infrastructure picked up in high gear.