Hillsdale College history professor Burt Folsom compares the 2014 defeat suffered by the Democrats with a very similar experience in 1938. Many strong parallels between the two mid-term maulings.

Obama likes to think of himself as like FDR. Indeed so. FDR’s relentless expansion of the federal government slowed the nation’s economic recovery, changed people’s incentives for the worse, increased cronyism and began the odious practice of using the government to attack political opponents. Precisely the same with BHO.