Republicans are confident they are poised to build a wave as large as the one that swept them into power in 1994. Yet, just as in 1946, the party is poised to regain the majority while still weak, and without a strategy for going forward.
Democrats, stop worrying about the Republicans slamming you for increasing the debt or for burgeoning socialism. Otherwise, the have-nots, in their inchoate anger, will once again sweep the haves to power.
In the months to come you will continue to hear about 2010 as a Republican year. But over the last few weeks, the political landscape has started to shift in ways that may completely upend the conventional wisdom.