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Tea party Tory: David Cameron’s budget slashing has won him admirers on the US right

In the White House, they are reminding themselves that every time a president’s party loses congress in the middle of his first term he gets re-elected. That was the case with Harry Truman after 1946, for Dwight Eisenhower after 1954 and for Bill Clinton after 1994. After all, it gives a president something to campaign against and something for his party to unite against.

But the Republicans know this too and their strategists have been thinking of little else. In 2006, an anti-Bush tidal…

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