Originally Posted by Rohirrim
I'm sure that either of you characters would not have a problem at all coming up with a single, similar case.
That "single, similar" case being the very last US Presidential reelection bid (ie, the most relevant comparison that could possibly be made to this case)
Bush won reelection with a similar majority (50.7 vs 50.9) Republicans extended their control of both the House and the Senate. And what you're telling us is that Democrats should've just packed up and went home. Let the Republicans enact what they campaigned on.