The handwriting is on the wall for Democrats in 2010 and the message is clear, “you failed to lead.” The Democrats had it all, the presidency, the House and Senate with high majorities, but, in spite of everything they failed to govern and lead America like they had promised.

For these and other reasons, Democrats like Dodd, Dorgan and Ritter are now dropping like flies, because they know what is in store for them and other Democrats come this November.

The American people are upset, they hoped for “change” and “transparency” and what they got was the best legislation money could buy in paying off Senators and members of Congress for their votes on bills that were written behind closed doors and were never read by those called upon to vote on them.

The “stimulus” was a failure; unemployment is still over 10% nationally. Democrats' health care reforms will bankrupt the nation and create massive amounts of debt. The deficit has ballooned to over $1.8 trillion dollars this year and is likely to be more  a trillion dollars per year for the next 10 years if Democrats continue on their course of massive spending.

The Democrats were so drunk with power that they squandered and abused their golden opportunity to lead. 2010 will no doubt be a year of “change” but not the “change” Democrats were hoping for.

Bradley A. Blakeman served as deputy assistant to President George W. Bush from 2001-04. He is currently a professor of Politics and Public Policy at Georgetown University and a frequent contributor to the Fox Forum.