Without question, the big looser in this election is the labor union movement.
Think about it, in 2008 the Unions had in their hands a Democratic majority with a filibuster proof Senate, and the ONE piece of legislation that would have cemented the resurgence of their power, the Employee Free Choice Act, also known as EFCA, was there for the taking. They spent $500,000,000 to get this sitting President and Democratic Congress elected.
Yet, they could not get a vote on this bill. The Obama Administration took the Union money and instead of passing EFCA, turned its attention to healthcare. Instead of passing EFCA in March of 2009, they got bogged down in Obamacare and as a direct result lost the election.
The simple fact is that it could be 20 years before the Unions will ever have the opportunity to pass EFCA again, if ever. Over the next 20 years, Unions will continue to lose members and union companies will continue to close resulting in fewer members. Today less than 7% of the private workforce in unionized. In 20 years, it could be down to 1 to 2 percent.
Unions spent almost $400,000,000 in this election cycle and got wiped out. Except for the left coast and the New York and New England areas, where by the shere number of registered Democrats makes it almost impossible for Democrats to lose, there was a wipeout all across the Country of Democrat office holders.
In addition, the impact of reapportionment for Congressional seats as a direct result of this election could make Republicans in charge on the House for 10 years.
Therefore, as I said at the beginning, the real loser in this election was Big Labor.
Think about this one point, had the Unions spent the $900,000,00 in the past four years on their members and organizing instead of electing Democrats that have done nothing for them, maybe they would not have needed EFCA to increase their membership ranks!