So what do we make of the results of last night?
Things happened as I suspected in DC. I hope we don't live to regret it. I would not be surprised to see Fenty back in four or even eight years. Dukakis had a similar experience in Massachusetts, getting knocked off in a Democratic primary in 1978 after his first term -- and for similar reasons. He came back and won in 1982 and again in 1986 and then -- well we all know about that.
It appears that the tea party set has deprived the Republicans of another likely senate pick up in Delaware. Pretty amazing stuff. You can attack a lot of things in American politics, but I think there is a broad pro-masturbation (mental and otherwise) caucus out there. I can see a bumper sticker involving prying things from cold dead hands and the like.
Still waiting to see if the New Hampshire tea party set did us a similar favor.
It's crunch time now for everyone. We have to get over our sense of frustration and disappointment and focus on winning the many seats that are winnable -- especially in the Senate. There is still the possibility of having a half decent night on the Senate side if the Dems can give people a strong, coherent message and we can turn out the vote.
Alas, time for me to run out to another meeting to discuss pension benefit cuts -- it's what I do these days. Not exactly what I originally signed up for, but I guess that it's the difficult stuff that gets you to earn your keep.