In contrast, Democrats bagged 256 seats while Republicans scored 179 in 2008. In addition, the Republicans won 29 seats against the opponent’s 17 in Governor House; however, they still lack majority in Senate where Democrats secured 51 seats (CBS Results, 2010). Quite unequivocally, there are several political and economic reasons that triggered the defeat of ruling Democrats, which now have to join the opposition. Nonetheless, the public endorsed Democratic candidates in last elections because they wanted economic betterment and prosperity, political stability and societal welfare. However, the so-called Democrat representatives flunked to meet public expectations because of sharp increase in unemployment (subsequent job losses), debacle of property sector (sub – prime mortgage) scheme), decline in healthcare spending, failure to develop and implement a sustainable financial system etc. Obviously, the public does not compromise as well as permit political candidates that are unable to serve American society in an efficient and effective manner; hence they showcased their anger and despondency through the power of vote (Rooney, 2010).
Schmuhl (2010) has pointed out that monetary spending on the election campaign by winning Democratic candidate Joe Donnelly was estimated to be $2.7 million whereas his Republican opponent Jackie Walorski spent over $0.8 million. As far as the consequences of the election results are concerned, it is worthwhile to mention that Democrats have received the public’s message regarding utter dissatisfaction, thus they are required to revise their existing policies and opt for betterment of USA as a whole. The promises will just not be enough; rather there is dire need for practical measures and implementation of rational strategies that could restore USA’s political, economic and social image among international community. Obama Administration should better focus on accomplishment of sustainable