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But those are the easy ones to predict. If history is a guide, Republicans will parlay this victory into grand proclamations about "what it means" in the same way you might start a negotiation with an over-the-top demand. The higher your initial demand, the studies suggest, the higher the ultimate settlement price. Same thing going on here.
Unfortunately, history also suggests Democrats won't counter with a ridiculously low offer. If you thought Democrats had trouble putting together a coherent message during the campaign, wait until they're a defeated and demoralized party. They won't be up to countering these narratives, which willing friends in the media will help the GOP perpetuate. It's not going to be pretty.