The day of reckoning has arrived, otherwise known as the second worst hangover day or post election night blues.
To be sure, we weren't sure the outcome nationally would be in as soon as it was, and in a few places including the Inslee/Mckenna race, it still may not be decided for awhile. We do know this, it was the year of the woman and minority vote.
For schadenfreude, we tuned into FOX news when Ohio put the President at 274, clinching the electoral college vote. Karl Rove was busy with his calculator saying Ohio should be 'challenged' FOX was already calling the election though at 9pm PST.
We know to the victor goes the spoils, including conservative talk radio, with hosts like Limbaugh et al who will spend the next 4 years calling voters 'stupid' and woman 'sluts' and of course 'rigged elections'. More women and minorities turned out than in previous times, including the elections of Elizabeth Warren and the 2 Tammies, Duckworth and Baldwin to what were considered long shots to win, weeks earlier. Should we mention SCOTUS appointments?
We will follow the chatter from the blogosphere and talk radio and teevee as it makes for interesting analysis or just plain intervention on the part of public safety as the next 4 years promise to either change the party that lost into a more mainstream message or one that will go the way of the Whigs. We leave you with Diane Sawyer last night, somewhat out of it.
This just in, Ted Nugent is still alive
“If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.”