Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Aw, crap.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
House committee chairmen Alcee Hastings, Charlie Rangel, and John Conyers.
Senator Ben Cardin.
Governor Martin O'Malley.
A no-growth, no-wages, no-reasonable-housing-prices county commissioners slate.

Just. Shoot. Me. Now.

Despite what Michelle Malkin says, conservatism did get whacked yesterday. If it didn't, why did Rick Santorum end up losing? How did voters in South Dakota throw unborn babies back to the vacuum cleaners and sinks? How did Missouri voters approve cloning?

Granted, the GOP (which is occasionally conservative) brought a lot of this on itself. I think it underestimated the Abramoff backlash, as well as anti-Bush sentiment. I was really surprised that the Democrats' tactic of tying candidates to Bush worked; the GOP couldn't do the same to Clinton.

Michael Steele may have been the last best chance for the GOP to elect a black senator. He'll never unseat Babs Mikulski, and now that Cardin has been elected, that seat is also his as long as he wants it.

Sometimes I wonder why I live in this hopelessly blue state.

Update: Here's a good analysis as to why Santorum got trounced. The secularists were motivated, whereas the social conservatives were not.

Okay, I think I'm over it now and ready to move on.