I don't know about anyone else, but the Republican climb down from trashing our democratic polity leaves me simply wrung out.
The good news seems to be that rather than falling apart this time, the center held -- barely.
The bad news is what the Prez said today:
He's right. And that means that if we don't want these assholes doing it again, we have to beat them, drive them out of office. And it means working on elections not only where we're comfortable, but on their turf as well. I have friends who are working on North Carolina. I have friends working on Texas. There are a couple of plausible Republican House targets in California (Gary Miller, CA-31; Jeff Denham, CA-10) who should be replaced with someone who'll vote for Nancy Pelosi for Speaker.
If we don't want to go through this crap over and over again, we've got work to do. This kind of work, mostly finding people who've been pushed out of the process and bringing them in, is long and hard, but we have to do it.
UPDATE: Andrew Sullivan says something similar, far more eloquently:
It may take a little longer than that, but that's where we start.