Democrats, Brace for GOP's Gloating

Kornacki: It's surely coming, and it will surely be overblown
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 30, 2010 6:27 PM CDT
Democrats, Brace for GOP's Gloating
Rush Limbaugh speaks during a Miss America news conference at Planet Hollywood Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010.   (AP Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Brian Jones)

(Newser) – Steve Kornacki provides a preview of what's in store for Democrats in the wake of Tuesday's election by looking back at 1994. That's when Newt said (of Bill and Hillary): "They really are left-wing elitists and they really thought the country didn't get it and therefore it was their job to give the country the government that they thought the country needed ..." Rush Limbaugh labeled Clinton's first two years a "belch," and George Will opined that Clinton would never win a second term in the newly conservative nation.

Sub in Obama's name, "and you will hear virtually the same commentary next week," writes Kornacki at Salon. It demonstrates "how exuberant ideologues and partisans can read far, far too much into an election result." Conservatives will no doubt say this time is different and that Obama won't be able to rebound like Clinton, and Reagan before him. "That's a very premature judgment." Click here for the full column.
(Read more midterm elections stories.)

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