What Word Will Obama Use to Describe This Election Tomorrow?

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Tonight was not a good night to be a Democrat. The Republicans were triumphant in a great many of the races. In 2010, after a similarly awful midterm, Obama described the election as a “shellackin’.” In 2006, Bush referred to the Democratic wave as a “thumpin’.”

This may be a bit of gallow’s humor, but what word will he use tomorrow?

(Wolf Blitzer is pushing hard for shellackin’.)

Thumpin’

Shellackin’

Whoopin’

Drubbin’

Wallopin’

Trouncin’

Whuppin’

Thrashin’

Clobberin’

Lickin’

Routin’

Guttin’

Leave your guess in the comments.

I personally hope he walks into the briefing room, gets up at the microphone, says “Play the video,” a screen comes down, and Sinéad O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” begins playing.

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