By MICHAEL A. WALSH
"What's next? Look for the media to start laying the groundwork for the 2012 campaign. The new House GOP majority will be tagged as "extremists." Reporters will circle the incoming freshmen, hoping to pick off enough of them to dilute the ferocity of their mission. Speaker John Boehner will be implored to find "common ground" and, if he doesn't, will get the full brunt of the Gingrich treatment as the primaries heat up. Of course, the slightest uptick in the economy will be hailed as the proof of the rightness of Obama's policies.
Finally, every move Obama makes as he confronts the reality of the 112th Congress will be hailed as a Machiavellian masterpiece. It won't matter whether it's good for the country: To the media as well as to the Democrats, the only thing that really counts is electoral success."