Election Projection (http://www.electionprojection.com/index.php) as of today has the No/Nothing-Republican Tea Party Party set to take control of both the House and Senate.
Senate: 50 No/Nothings 48 Democrat
House: 218 No/Nothings 217 Democrat
Relatedly, there is growing support in both parties for allowing the housing market to crash. Home sales in July were off 29% from July 2009. No/Nothing theory is that future home buyers will benefit from housing prices continuing to decline, i.e, the more houses in foreclosure or up for fire sale the better. So, all you mortgage holders take heart. Your bankruptcy will benefit future owners of your property. Ain’t that great.
Expect more of this No/Nothing approach to not-solving the nation’s problems when No/Nothing Republican Tea Party folks get power. Unemployment—Let it rise. Homeless-Let them live in caves. Hungry—Let’m starve. Education—Fire the public school teachers, close the public schools. R&D-Let the Chinese do it. Health Care—Repeal. Why should you be entitled to medical care if you can’t pay for it? Die. Social Security: Privatize it. Better yet, abolish it along with Medicare. Old folks can eat dog food like they used to. Yum! Financial reform--Repeal. Free the financial institutions to cheat whoever they want in any way they want. Place your trust in your bank or credit card company to make sure you are taken care of, but good. That's the No/Nothing way. All we are saying is give ignorance and greed a chance.
A No/Nothing acquaintance of mine put it this way: "We need more prisons and workhouses, more Treadmill and Poor Laws in full vigor. I don't care if the poor are without meat and drink, and means of warmth. I say they get nothing. I can't afford to make idle people merry. If they would rather die than live as they do, then I say they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population." I swear this sounds like something straight out of Glenn Beck, but that's what he said.
My suggestion: Since the No/Nothing Repub Tea folks don’t want to do anything anyway and salivate over smaller government, why not just close Washington completely. Let’s shut down the House and Senate, sell off the capital and senate and house office buildings or, better yet, abandon them so the price of real estate in D.C. can come down to more normal levels. Hey, if it works for home owners, it should work for our new No/Nothing Repub Tea leaders. Right?