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Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 12/20/2010

"Obama's comeback" will be tweeted

By Ezra Klein

At 9:30 a.m., political scientist Brendan Nyahn tweeted:

Regardless of effect of tax cut deal on 2012, it will be framed as turning point in media narrative of any Obama comeback

Two minutes later, Karl Rove decided to prove him right:

Obama comeback? Joining America's Newsroom on @foxnews at 10:15 AM ET to discuss. Hope you'll tune in.

My sense is that Fox wasn't framing stories around the question of "Obama's Comeback" 10 days ago...

By Ezra Klein  | December 20, 2010; 11:48 AM ET
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Comeback? I'm not so sure of that. Bill Connelly's column last week (at offers an interesting perspective:

"Republicans now control more state legislative seats than any time since 1928. [...] Not since just before the Civil War has a Democratic Senate been caught between a Republican House and a Democratic President."

"...the other lesser-told-tale involves the changed strategic playing field for the two parties; in particular, the advantage Republicans gain by failing to win a Senate majority. [...] Obama, too, will be constrained by divided government in the 112th Congress. With Harry Reid as Senate Majority Leader, President Obama cannot easily adopt the 1948 'give ‘em hell' Harry Truman do-nothing 80th Congress confrontational strategy. Nor will the President have the blessing of fellow Democrats to embrace the 1996 compromising Clinton triangulation strategy."

Posted by: rmgregory | December 20, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Gee, I wonder how the "analysts" at Fox News will answer the question.

Posted by: randrewm | December 20, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

I think what you really mean is that the democrats in congress finally realized there is no democratic leader in the white house.
No one thats going to stand up and fight for democrats.

so they'll going to do DADT, etc on their own.

take no hostages, and don't deal with them either.

Posted by: newagent99 | December 20, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

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