The Top 10 political quotes of 2010

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.

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