From the Claremont Institute, an excellent overview and dissection if the midterm elections, titled The Great Repudiation.
Do yourself a favor and make time to read this compelling commentary. There is much to be learned from the most profound defeat following a new president’s election since 1922. Losing 64 seats in the House of Representatives and 6 in the Senate was an historic lesson, which has left Democrats reeling.
Just two years ago, in 2008, Washington Post columnist Harold Meyerson crowed, “The future in American politics belongs to Barack Obama’s Democrats.”
The Democrats, unable to take responsibility for the massive and unrestrained government that was soundly rejected by American citizens, instead blamed their epic losses on a GOP campaign of misinformation coupled with the administration’s communications failure, since President Obama was working so hard to address the nation’s problems that he neglected to devote sufficient time and attention to explaining his policies to the public.
In the convoluted language of Demospeak, the election outcome was merely the result of a misunderstanding.
In truth, we understood all too well.