First off, I’m glad I wasn’t around last night to watch the results come in live. Losing > 60 House seats is pretty ouch.
But it wasn’t all bad news. The Democrats held on to the Senate, and it looks like they’ll have 52 or 53 seats. The Republican Senate candidate from Colorado, Ken Buck, who believes that being gay is a choice appears to be going down.
Sadly, the National Organization for Marriage managed to oust three Iowa Supreme Court judges who ruled for marriage equality (maybe those Iowans will stop being so smug…), but the judge who originally ruled for marriage equality kept his job, and generally NOM endorsed a lot of candidates that lost.
Our old state representative Donna Howard apparently won by 15 votes out of 100,000! (pending a recount, presumably)
Anyway, maybe now (or at least in January) we can get back to governing and fixing unemployment and all that. Or, maybe it’ll be a giant mass of gridlock and nothing will get done. Which do you think is more likely?