As I predicted, the election has changed nothing. Obama is still the President, Republicans still control the House, and the Democrats still control the Senate.
The question is; where do we go from here? I suspect we will encounter more gridlock as the battle continues between the parties throughout Obama's second term. At least if we have gridlock Congress will not be able to pass any stupid laws.
Listening to the talking heads all we hear is either joy at Obama's victory, or "how did this happen?" The pundits were way off on their predictions as well, except for Nate Silver who correctly predicted 50 out of 50 states.
The election was the result simply of the Democrats being able to get out their message. They successfully managed to turn the concern of many Americans regarding illegal immigration into a race issue, and making it appear that the Republicans were anti-immigration and anti-Hispanic.
The Democrats made the most of such cliches as "the Republican war on women", "Republicans hate gay people", and "the Republicans are pushing voter ID laws in an attempt to suppress the minority vote", whether any of this was true or not.
On the other hand, some of the Republicans made colossal fools of themselves with comments regarding abortion and rape. They lost their respective races, and deservedly so. Anyone who uses the phrase "legitimate rape" should have been run out of town.
As we woke up this morning, the sun still came up in the east. It will set in the west tonight. Just as those things will not change, nor will things change in DC. The rich will still be rich, the poor will be poor, the middle class will get soaked, and the politicians will continue to feather their own nests.
Business as usual in the nation's capitol.