Guys like Romney and Hogan probably will NOT leaders of the winners going forward….
Jonathan Bernstein: “After a round of recriminations, the next two years are reasonably predictable: Republicans would react to unified Democratic government exactly the way they did in 1993 and 2009 — and arguably in 1977 and 1961 as well. They’d mount as much obstruction as they could in Congress, while charging the incoming administration with malfeasance. Outside of Washington, expect more Tea Party-type rallies, blaming Democrats for the high levels of unemployment they inherited and claiming their plans are socialist overreach. Expect partisans to rile up resentment the way they did in those years as well… There might be some talk about the long-term demographic challenges the party faces, but most will soon conclude that their main mistake was not being conservative enough. There will be no serious discussions within the party of the real problem: They can’t govern.”
“The reason this is easy to predict is because, as the party sees it, the Bob Dole Republicans in 1993-1994 and the Mitch McConnell Republicans in 2009-2010 were totally successful. Compromise is a trap, in this view; the way to recover is to oppose the Democrats flat-out.”
Spotlight by Keith @ Politicaldog101…
Democratic Socialist Dave says
The Newt Gingrich Republicans were spectacularly successful in 1994, partly because they could unseat or supplant so many Southern Democrats who were unable to match the G.O.P.’s conservatism.
But they were unsuccessful in preventing Bill Clinton’s re-election in 1996.
Similarly, in 2010, the John Boehner/Mitch McConnell congressional Republicans upset four years of Democratic majorities (2007-11), but they were unable to prevent the re-election of Barack Obama in 2012.
They got half a loaf….
My Name Is Jack says
So more Trumpism just without Trump?
Who will be the next Republican Buffoon ?
Scott P says
Tom Cotton, Josh Hawley, hell maybe DJT Junior will all line up to fill that role.
The list grows by the days already….