While a few high profile liberals like Russ Feingold lost, mainly it was Blue Dogs who lost, says Joshua Holland. One of the best Antiwar Democrats in Congress, Lynn Woolsey, won very big. The best representative from Texas, Sheila Jackson Lee won. So this was not really a "throw the progressives out" election as the capitalist media may well claim, but a "throw the bums out" election because, mainly, the electorate is hopping mad about unemployment, low wages, and endless war, the same sentiments that have driven throw-the-bums-out elections since 2006 which previously decimated Republicans because they were in control.
Spiritual leader Rabbi Michael Lerner has some good thoughts too