"May you live in interesting times."
Well, Texas held on to the Republican party quite firmly (sodding Trans-Texas Corridor and all), unfortunately the same can't be said for the rest of the nation.
I have heard that a large percentage of the winning Democrats are so-called Blue Dog Democrats -- probably more conservative than some of the Republicans they replaced -- I sure hope so.
I am strongly pro-gun-rights, and I am cautiously optimistic that the Democrat take-over of the House will have little or no lasting effect upon the Second Amendment. This optimism is shared by Gun Owners of America and Dave Kopel, while the NRA is apparently still thinking about it.
This sense of optimism is further buoyed as I realize that the Democrats are only holding onto a slim majority in both Houses -- and as far as the Senate goes, the Democrats will be unable to muster the two-thirds necessary to overthrow a Presidential veto.
I am also comforted by the fact that the last time the Donks were in power the World Wide Web was still a figment of Al Gore's imagination. The Democrats have never been the majority power with the entire Blogosphere breathing down their necks, analyzing their every move, and (metaphorically-speaking) going six feet up their fourth point of contact with a microscope when required.
The whole tent starts teetering after that.
Iraq? Well, here's hoping for the best, but I'm willing to bet that the Iraqis might as well lather up and shave their bums, because I think we're about to do them dirty.
Immigration and a sealed border? Har. Har har. Look. I'm laughing. Enough said there.
War on Terror? Yeah. Remembering that the chosen Democrat response to a terror attack is to hold conferences where everyone says, "Harumph, harumph, harumph" (unless, of course, one of your high-muckety-muck Democrats accidentally got his wedding tackle caught in an intern; then the proper response is to slam cruise missiles into aspirin factories) -- you'll forgive me if I'm not too sanguine vis a vis the Democrat Plans for The War on Terror.
One tiny bit of whimsy: it's been easy for the Democrats to throw rocks at the Republicans running things. Now it's the Democrats turn in the barrel. It's their turn to do the catching while the other party does the pitching.
See how they like being on the other end of things.
If nothing else, it's going to be interesting (and probably a bit fun) from here on out, folks.