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|Why Republicans won|
It would be a mistake for the Republican Party to consider for one moment that the outcome of the mid-term elections was a glowing endorsement of the GOP as a whole and the vague ideas Republican candidates peddled on the campaign trail over the past several months.
No, the mid-terms served as a referendum on President Obama and the direction to which he has attempted to lead the country since he rolled into office in January 2009. For Democrats in the Congress -- particularly the Dems who lost on Nov. 2 -- the mid-terms represented a resounding vote of no confidence in their abilities to manage the country's affairs, which date to January 2007, or when the Dems took control of the Congress for the first time since 1994.
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