Krugman makes a good point about the outcome of Tuesday's vote when he states that future historians will "look back at the 2010 election as a catastrophe for America, one that condemned the nation to years of political chaos and economic weakness."
If you consider this hysterical/hyperbolic, you have only to wait to be proven wrong.
Barring a huge upset, Republicans will take control of at least one house of Congress next week. How worried should we be by that prospect?
Not very, say some pundits. After all, the last time Republicans controlled Congress while a Democrat lived in the White House was the period from the beginning of 1995 to the end of 2000. And people remember that era as a good time, a time of rapid job creation and responsible budgets. Can we hope for a similar experience now?
No, we can’t. This is going to be terrible. In fact, future historians will probably look back at the 2010 election as a catastrophe for America, one that condemned the nation to years of political chaos and economic weakness.
In an interview with the National Journal, Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell had this to say regarding the goals of the Republican Party:
The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.