While it is being hailed as some sort of modern, exotic, technologically-driven wave, the recent Republican midterm victory is really just political history as usual. Swings are often preceded by social upheavals, and the Republican wave of 2010 is no exception. Voters reacted against the administration’s far-left policies and the arrogance with which they were delivered. Thus, Obama’s far-left agenda is dead, now and for future Democratic presidents. Clinton-style, center-left policies will once again be the successful ones. Nonetheless, President Obama’s Wednesday press conference was a clear indication that he remains clueless as to the role the people’s rejection of his policies played in his “shellacking.”
Krauthammer is a weekly columnist for The Post, writing on foreign and domestic policy and politics.