My days of staying up into the wee hours watching election results come in being well behind me, I am currently preparing myself to wake in the morning and find out that a Republican will be replacing Deval Patrick as the governor here in the People's Republic of Taxachusetts.
As such, I am taking to heart these words from Jordan Lebeau, writing at Boston.com:
Hey there, America. By this time tomorrow, it is very likely that you will have elected enough Republicans to tip the balance of the Senate. Those of you who played a role in this development must be overjoyed, as the days of obstructing change with but a single majority are gone in favor of obstructing change with a dual majority. As you spend the next few months celebrating this rejection of everything that you undoubtedly have come to see as liberalism, please remember this: In Massachusetts, our Republicans have always been better than yours.
Mostly because they’re not nutcases.
God, I hope so, or else this is going to be a long four years.