Of course not. I write this Tuesday evening, with the expectation that Democrats are going to take a pounding. There will be the usual recriminations, with the Democratic professional political class blaming everyone but themselves. They will blame everyone and everything except the campaigns they ran and the political advice they gave to sitting office holders.
Because it’s never occurred to these assholes that you actually have to earn people’s votes. The de facto slogan of “Democrats, we don’t suck as bad as Republicans” just isn’t cutting it. The demonizing a significant fraction of the base–teachers, and their friends and relatives didn’t help either. Perhaps policies and speeches (language does matter) that don’t demotivate the base are in order.
Or maybe, as they always do, they’ll just blame the Dirty Fucking Hippies instead.