Terry Holt, a former House GOP aide who is close to Mr. Boehner, said… Democrats have lost ground on spending issues over the past year. “Democrats are trying to put the best face on a very bad year for them,” Mr. Holt said. “This year belongs to the Republicans.”Needless to say, Democrat politicians aren't the only ones who might be said to have "lost ground" as Republicans engaged in their war against unions and women's health this year and otherwise obstructed of every single effort by Democrats and the President to address the crisis of joblessness and foreclosure and financial fraud and human suffering in "a very bad year for them."
I agree that "this year belongs to the Republicans." Let us hope they pay for their proud possession in 2012.