It all started with a very simple question: “Would you say that Tuesday night was a big loss for Democrats?” Simple question, simple (and obvious) answer, right? Not so much. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest tried his best to avoid answering it. But the questions kept coming. Before it was over, the press corps erupted in laughter at Earnest’s refusal to admit the obvious — before finally conceding that he was “disappointed with the results,” and that yes, it was a bad day for Democrats indeed.