Not to rain on anyone's sense of impending doom, but Democrats really are doing well. They just picked up former House Speaker Dennis Hastert seat in a special election Saturday. Just to be clear, seat held by House Speakers are incredibly safe. It's not by accident that Nancy Pelosi comes from San Fransisco. If the GOP is losing seats that safe, they are screwed.
Now normally, a party in this much trouble would do something different policy-wise. Like ending a long war that has been destroying their standing in the Country. But it looks like conservatives will pursue a slightly different tack.