For Dems reeling from Tuesday’s elections, the traditional blame game begins. But they’ve been there and done that before.

In the 1994 midterms, Democrats lost 54 seats and their House majority. Then, they had an easy scapegoat. It was the fault of a Democrat in the White House and a health-care plan (sound familiar?).

For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we dug up a vintage Reliable Source column (circa 1995) in which then-first lady Hillary Clinton shouldered at least some of the blame for the electoral bloodbath over a lunch of tomato-shrimp soup with a group of journos. “I regret very much the efforts on healthcare reform were badly misunderstood … and then used politically against the Democrats. So I take responsibility for that and I am very sorry about that,” Clinton said.

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