Donatelli: We’re Looking More Like France

Republicans can barely contain their glee at their electoral prospects for this year.

There is reason for this optimism. The Obama administration’s poll numbers continue to sink, and history tells us that things could get worse before they get better.Republicans are poised to have one of our best elections ever in November.

But what the GOP will find if and when it wins one or two houses of Congress is not pretty.

President Barack Obama’s Democrats have set out to alter fundamentally the nature of the U.S. political system. The changes they’ve wrought will not be easily undone.

Obama has sought to remake America into a social democracy – like Germany or France — with a larger public sector, expanded entitlements, stronger labor unions and a changed political structure. He’s doing quite well so far.