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Opinion

John E. Sununu

Election winners can’t be pleased about what awaits

As Americans take stock of the election results, everyone should pause before using the term “winners.” Don’t get me wrong: The numbers don’t lie. Some prevailed, and some did not. But don’t think for a moment that the victors are pleased about what awaits.

Is Harry Reid a winner? By all appearances, he hasn’t had much fun in the past two years. Although he added two seats to the Democratic Senate majority, the next two years don’t look much different. He’ll be dancing with the same Republican House majority and carrying water for the same president.

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