I've been saying for months that 2010 is looking a lot like 1994. It's good to know that I'm not the only one. Here's an interesting article.
History often gives the appearance of repeating itself, and 2009 seems to be repeating 1993 with a vengeance. In both years, a talented young Democrat assumed the presidency due in large part to an economic downturn, thus ending a sustained period of Republican control
Both new presidents had deep roots in the radical left. Yet both had campaigned as a new breed of post-ideological candidate who would bring Americans together. Immediately upon taking office, however, both began pushing a left-liberal agenda.
In both cases, the centerpiece of that agenda was overhauling our health care system. The two presidents went about this task in different ways. In 1993, President Bill Clinton and his wife took control of the process; in 2009, President Barack Obama let Congress control it.