A better analogy might be Custer's annihilation by Sitting Bull at the Little Bighorn. The Democrats, as did Custer, will be fighting against the guerrilla tactics of the indigenous tribes: Custer the Sioux and Cheyenne; the Democrats the Tea Party Patriots and other conservatives who feel as the Indians did that their way of life is being taken from them. Custer and the Democratic Leadership both underestimated the strength of their opponents and overestimated their own resources, counting heavily on reinforcements that in Custer's case didn't and in the Democrat's case won't arrive. The real distinction between the two battles is that when Napoleon and his army were defeated at Waterloo he was merely banished to the isle of Saint Helena, while Custer and his troops were massacred by Sitting Bull and his warrior braves. They weren't given a Political time out. They were wiped off the map, and that is what is in store for the Democrats in 2010.
The big turn out at the polls that wasn't, by Obama's reinforcements, proves that they won't fight for any one but him and he isn't running in 2010. They didn't turn out in the Battle for Virginia and were also no-shows in the fight for the NJ Governorship. That's the problem with troops who are lead by the force of charismatic personality and not motivated by principal. The Democratic warriors fight only for an extra ration, while the Tea Party Patriots and Conservatives are fighting to protect their way of life.
There will be no Decisive Battle as there was at Waterloo and in the National Elections of 2008. Instead there will be, just as in the battle of the Little Big Horn, a series of smaller skirmishes. The battle fields will be the State and Congressional Districts; the battle will be fought by the voters who reside there, many of whom have changed sides in the past year. The voters who had sought hope and change in 2008 have now gotten a taste of that change and found it not to be the sweet taste of liberal progressivism they were promised, but rather the bitter taste of socialism and have lost all hope in The One. They've come to reject the promise of higher taxes on nearly everything and the greater government involvement in almost every aspect of their daily life.
The Democrats who will have been the Majority party for 4 years come next November's election will by then own the economy, along with at least one automaker and it's financial arm, the two mortgage giants Fannie and Freddie, several banks, the insurance company AIG and possibly a newspaper company or two. If they get their way with the health care bill, you can add your doctor's office and the local Hospital to a growing list of wards of the government.
To quote the Democrats very own savage pundit James Carville, “It's the Economy Stupid!” In the mid terms it's always the economy and a recession that was caused by bad government policies to begin with won't be cured by equally bad, but different government polices. With an unemployment rate that tops 10% and is rising, it won't be flesh wounds they'll be tending come November, it will be scalpings. Here's hoping that the government run health-care program they covet has plenty of sutures in the ready.