Joe Scarborough: GOP Win in FL Sign of Doom for Dems in 2014

"I think we may have something historic here happening, where you have one act actually causing grave damage to a political party two midterms in a row."

Wednesday's Morning Joe featured a postmortem of the previous day's special election in Florida, won by Republican David Jolly in an upset. According to the host, the win by a " lousy, lousy candidate" is a signal that the 2014 midterms will turn out to be a historic loss for the Democratic Party.

That's what I think. I think it is. I think 2010, an off-year election, Obamacare sunk Democrats in 2010. I think we may have something historic here happening, where you have one act actually causing grave damage to a political party two midterms in a row. And, you know, Mika, I personally believe Alex Sink's consultants that had her stand in front of the camera and had her say, "fix the affordable care act," I think that's a horrible mistake. I said it yesterday; you don't fight on enemy terrain. She tried to fight on enemy terrain, defending this act that no Democrat has tried to defend over the past four years. They just don't do it because you can't do it on the campaign trail, unless you like losing. She did this against a candidate that; again, I can't state it enough, people inside Florida and Washington, D.C., said he was just a lousy, lousy candidate. [...]

In midterm elections, far different than '16, far different than '12, in midterm elections, voters are older, wiser, more conservative, they're going to be impacted by the Affordable Care Act less, unless it's negative.

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