The Conservative Agenda

When Bill Clinton and the Democrats stormed to power in 1992, their anthem was the 1970s rock ditty Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow. In the aftermath of their crushing defeat on Nov. 8, Democrats are humming a different tune, the 1960s surf classic Wipeout. And you have to go back even further than that--to 1952, to be exact--to truly understand the magnitude of the catastrophe that befell the Democrats. That was the last time Republicans, sporting big grins and "I like Ike" buttons, won the House and Senate.

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