Looks like the Party of Not-Insane has won the House and might very well win the Senate as well. Macaca George looks to be going to a defeat, and as Stranger points out over at Blah3 we should just do the Bush-in-2000 thing and declare victory and wait for the losing losers to whine about a recount later on.
From the small perspective here in South Carolina, it was a mix of bad and good. Sure, we got Congress back, but same-sex marriage bills were defeated all over the country including here (on the same day Britney Spears displayed the respect for the "holy eternal sanctified" institution we non-gays hold), and Arizona has declared English the official language of the state. We got stem cell research and South Dakota rejected that idiot abortion ban, but medical marijuana went down.
I'm not holding my breath, but hopefully we'll now see the Dems reject the inevitable whining from the Repugs about "the need for bipartisanship". The House is where impeachment proceedings start, and god knows there's more than enough reason to carry it out.
And I see Rumsfeld is going home to have more time with the family. Bye, Rummy. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.
There's still a lot to do, and if it doesn't get done the wingnuts will be more than glad to blame the Dems for it all -- after all, these are the people who think Bill Clinton caused 9/11, Hurricane Katrina and the Iraq quagmire. Not as if they won't throw the new Congress under the bus wheels if they think it's to their advantage.
And there's always the Repug's Secret Santa out there ready to mail some presents to uppity Dems. So this could very well be just as nasty as the last six years, only in a different way.
Hopefully not, but as I said, I'm not holding my breath.