No secret that the Republicans did well in the recent elections. Though pace Josh Earnest, not all that many people voted. Still … it has to be disturbing to him and his boss that, as David Wasserman of 538 reports:
When the 114th Congress is sworn in on Jan. 3, House Republicans will boast their largest majority since Herbert Hoover was president. If all leaders in the yet-to-be-called races hold their leads, Republicans will go from 234 seats to 247, a triumph that exceeds their “Drive to 245” goal. Not even Republicans anticipated they were in for such a good year.
The name “Herbert Hoover” is one that no national politician would like his associated with. Especially when linked to his party’s electoral fortunes.
But, then, Mr. Obama always said he wanted to be a big and transformative president.
Good job on that, anyway.