Senate: Democrats hold by 4 seats (52-48)
House: Republicans win by 4 seats
- Current (including vacant): Dems 256 + GOP 179 = 435.
- 218 seats needed for majority. GOP gains +43.
Why? The Tea Party/GOP base is waaaay more motivated than Democrats.
Obama gets caught in the middle.
The U.S. is at a stand-still, except for only a few minor non-partisan issues.
Canada wins due to Democrat protectionist attitudes no longer prevailing in the House.