When Republicans and Democrats lose elections, they do the same thing, albeit in a slightly different manner; they blame Republicans. Shortly, after their loss of Congress in 2006, Republicans began engaging in a bit of introspection, introspection which was intensified when they suffered further setbacks in 2008, coupled with the loss of the White House.
Introspective, many Republicans asked what had they done wrong (AKA “blaming” Republicans). This week, we learned (yet again) that Democrats were doing something quite similar, pointing to Republican actions which caused their defeat in the 2010 elections. And former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi trotted out the standard villain from their catalogue of demonology: George W. Bush.
The San Francisco Democrat showed just how in denial she is on the day she handed over the gavelto the new Speaker, Republican John Boehner, when she listed her accomplishments, without considering that perhaps it just might have been those “accomplishments” which cost her that gavel.
Fascinating how the party accused of lacking the capability to admit its errors is the party which engages in introspection and the party supposedly composed of such smart folk is the one that refuses to question the merits of its policies — or accept that its policies (rather than the failings and/or machinations of its adversaries) could prevent its election. Or secure its defeat.