Krauthammer on Election: 'Wall-to-Wall Rejection of Obamaism'
A “Special Report” panel tonight weighed in on the results of the 2014 midterm election and President Barack Obama’s response to it.
Watch the full panel above, and read highlights below.
Mara Liasson, of NPR, called last night’s results a wave, saying that all big races broke in one direction.
”I think there’s a lot of searching through the rubble for lessons for Democrats today about why they weren’t able to hold onto more,” she said.
Meanwhile, Republicans actually “went to school and fixed some problems," she said.
Charles Krauthammer then discussed how Obama declined to “read the tea leaves on election results.”
“This was the worst, wall-to-wall, national, unmistakable, unequivocal shellacking that you will ever see in a midterm election […] this is a wall-to-wall rejection of Obamaism.”
A.B. Stoddard, of TheHill.com, remarked that Obama started today’s press conference grumpy and annoyed, and he ended it wistful and hopeful.
“[Democrats] haven’t figured out which mistakes they’re gonna have to fix before 2016 and then 2018,” she said.
Steve Hayes, of the Weekly Standard, then weighed in.
“The White House spent some of the day teeth gnashing over what to call this,” he said, adding that the White House worries about what to label it while the president pretends nothing’s wrong.
“This is a president who doesn’t want to understand what just happened,” he said.