The election, distilled
Here's a handy summary of the essentials of this year's election:
Palin and the teabaggers cost the Republicans a Senate take-over they would probably otherwise have achieved (see Delaware, Nevada, Colorado).
What happened was not a pendulum swing but a collapse of voter turn-out.
The right wing still hasn't closed the gender gap.
The Republican game plan is still to obstruct everything -- DADT repeal, START, science, any tax compromise.
Same old shit, same old fan.
We know now, not to trust Rasmussen polls.
In the long run the future belongs to us.