The Top 10 political quotes of 2010

By , Contributor

10. President Obama: ‘a shellacking’

President Obama didn’t mince words after Democrats went down to a historic defeat in the midterm elections. In a Nov. 3 press conference, he said, “I’m not recommending for every future President that they take a shellacking like they – like I did last night. I’m sure there are easier ways to learn these lessons.”

Democrats lost control of the House but retained control of the Senate, albeit with a smaller majority.One can argue that by describing his party’s defeat as a ‘shellacking,’ Obama described the situation as worse than it is to make the reality seem less awful by comparison,” wrote Ruth Walker of the Monitor.

10 of 10
What'd we miss? Tell us what angles to cover next.

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Share this story:

Read Comments

View reader comments | Comment on this story