How did Democrats go from "its a new day" to "run away, run away" in just two years?
Basically, 2008 was like going to a car dealership because your 2000 model was about to be discontinued, and the few parts that actually made it work would've been impossible to come by. Besides, it had been breaking down constantly for the last two years (it also wanted you to let people who were in the car illegally drive it until it could come up with a way to give them their own car with your taxes)
Being disillusioned with cars in general, the salesman at the dealership directs you to a new make and model that turns out to be the most beautiful car in the lot. Its black with red upholstery, and in spite of the fact that even the manufacturer had never test driven it EVERYONE wanted one.
While you inspect it you hear the engine rev up something fierce even though the key wasn't in the ignition. You think thats pretty weird, but you look past that because it looks like a REALLY sweet ride, and you REALLY need a car that will get you from point A to point B. Also, you've never had one that came with teleprompters before!
So....you're sold! The dealer tries to show you a model that has been around longer, is proven on the road, and is married to a popular car from the 90's, but much like it's husband you're not interested in driving that model anymore.
So you buy the black car with the red interior with a four year loan of $4 trillion. About 6 months in to the love affair you find that the damn thing NEVER stops revving it's engine, everywhere you go it revs up so everyone will look. What you used to think was kind of cool is now obnoxious. You start to think your new car is a bit of an attention whore. Also, you hate how it constantly bows before foreign built cars and offers you health insurance...or else.
Now you want to take it back to the dealer to see if there's a way to fix the problems. They refuse at first because they never gave you a receipt for your purchase and that would disqualify you from the warranty on the car. To make matters worse the dealer also informs you that the pink slip looks like a forgery and that you might want to get that checked out.
After some haggling over a cup of tea the dealer agrees to at least run a diagnostic on the car, and they figure out what the problem was....you're a racist.
Then you're told that if you try to get rid of it they'll climb over fences, parachute over walls, and interrupt Botox parties to force you to take it back. So you're stuck with this sour socialist lemon of a car for at least 4 years.
While feeling a complete sense of despair over this you learn that while you can't get rid of the car, you can change dealerships so you can, at a minimum, try to change the way the car operates. New motor oil, a better smelling air freshener, a bumper sticker that says YU LIE! Little things here and there until you can trade it in for something better...way better.
And THAT is how you blow up a Democrat majority faster than Joe Biden with a lighter trying to figure out TNT.