To hear Nancy Pelosi or David Alexrod tell it, it was the Democrats who won the 2009 elections because of a win in a special election for a congressional seat in upstate New York formerly held by a Republican. This is despite the fact that Republicans won governorships in New Jersey and Virgina from Democrats, states Obama carried just one year ago.
But if you were to ask me (or any other Republican observer) which race I would most rather lose, it would be the congressional seat in New York.
Even most of the legacy media has rejected this spin. I wonder if Pelosi and Axelrod believe it themselves.