It’s Not 1994 Again

by news on November 4, 2010

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It’s Not 1994 Again

Doyle McManus/LATimes – Partly, this is because Barack Obama is no Bill Clinton. When the Democrats lost in 1994, Clinton’s reaction the next day was: “They sent us a clear message. I got it.” You didn’t hear words like that from Obama on Wednesday. He blamed his party’s reverses on the slow pace of economic recovery, on the “ugly mess” of deal-making in Congress and on the White House bubble that makes him look isolated. The only specific failing the president acknowledged on his part was his failure to keep the business community on his side. Where Clinton accepted — grudgingly — that his party had overreached and needed to move toward the center, Obama insisted that everything his administration had done was right, even if some of it was misunderstood.

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