Glenn Reynolds quotes David Winston’s Roll Call article noting that Democrats seem to think “it’s 1994 all over again” and they’ll pick up enough seats in the fall elections to cause control of Congress to switch parties (as it did a dozen years ago).
While I acknowledge that the Republican Congress of 2006 has some of the same problems as the Democratic one of 1994, I note that the energy for serious reform, then as now, was in the GOP, albeit now within a minority of the majority party, rather than in a majority of the minority party as it was prior to the 1994 elections. (Winston suggests that the Democrats’ left-wing ideology will prevent a repeat of the 1994 shift in congressional control.)
Democrats who are now saying it’s 1994 all over again should bear in mind that, in the last days of the 2004 campaign, many were saying it was 1980 all over again, a year when a challenger would come from behind to oust the incumbent president of the United States.
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