Comparing 2004 and 1994

In 1994 two of the three branches of government in the US were led by Democrats. Their position as the minority opposition party united the Republican party like never before, under the leadership of Newt Gingrich. Conservative voters were furious about Democratic initiatives in 1993 and 1994, and mobilized in an unprecedented way to work for the defeat of Democrats. The result was a resounding defeat for the Democratic party.

In 2004 all three branches of government are controled by the Republican party. The position of Democrats as the country’s minority party has united them to an unusual degree. Increasing numbers of mainstream voters are angry at the incompentent failures of the worst president ever. Liberal and progressive voters (I’m not sure which of those two groups is to the left of which) are being mobilized in an unprecedented way to work to defeat Republicans at all levels.

Will the result be similar to 1994, except with Republicans on the losing end? House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer thinks it might be. I hope he’s right.