HERE'S WHAT I WOULD HAVE SAID; HERE'S THE SPIN I WOULD HAVE SPUN - AND THE SPIN I THINK A "DICK MORRIS INFLUENCED CLINTON" WOULD HAVE SPUN, TOO:
"My Fellow Citizens,
Yesterday was not a defeat for me or the Democrat Party; it was a victory for America.
Once again we've shared our views in a vigorous debate full of the friendly fury free speech encourages, and the people have decided.
Some pundits and some politicians may claim we lost, but in a larger sense, we may have lost a few contests, but we won the larger war.
Yesterday, we won what some have called "the war on women." Though the GOP picked up some seats they picked them up by running MORE women then they had ever done before. As a result of the Democrat Party pushing the feminist issue, American now has more women in higher office than ever before - and that's good for America.
Some pundits complained that we "played the race card" too much the last 6 years. I disagree. I think that despite all the gains this nation has made since the 1960's, we forcefully brought the issue back into focus and as a result the GOP ran and elected more people of color than at any time since Reconstruction. This is good for America.
Some pundits claim we lost so many seats because most people feel our economy is still in the doldrums. There's always a lag-time between the real economy and how people feel about it. I am sure that in the next year - before the 2016 election begins - people will be forced to accept that we brought the economy back from the brink. That may be little too late for my colleagues who lost yesterday, but it will be a huge bonus for us in 2016. When so much more is at stake.
So though I am saddened to see so many friends leave, I am humbled and pleased that the progressive agenda of the Democratic Party has been so successful and that in a deeper sense we truly won the day.
I look forward to working with the new majority leader next year on a new agenda we can all embrace. Until then, there's a lot of work that needs to be done - this term, this week, this moment.
Thank you, and good night."
MAGNANIMOUS. HUMBLE. WHILE CLEVERLY STEALING THE FIRE FROM THE GOP.
TOO BAD OBAMA IS NEITHER HUMBLE ENOUGH OR SMART ENOUGH TO MAKE SUCH A SPEECH. NOR ARE ANY OF HIS ADVISORS.
HE IS A SHALLOW, MENDACIOUS EGOMANIAC. AND THEY ARE MERE SYCOPHANTS.
OUR NATION DESERVES BETTER.
WE SHALL GET IT IN 2016.