Given the expectations raised by the Republican punditocracy -- that Mitt was headed for a big victory -- the jolt of defeat hit especially hard.
Let's not sugarcoat it: we got our teeth kicked in on Tuesday. Sure, we added governorships and held our ground in the House, but we went backwards in the Senate and lost to an out-of-touch, incompetent, petty man who centered his campaign around Mitt Romney's bank account and Big Bird.
The current Congress hasn't finished its mischief. It still has the opportunity to do bad things in the upcoming lame-duck session, a period when members of Congress who are already defeated will have the opportunity to vote without concern for voter approval.
GOP Rep John Kline Retiring, Will Spend Final Months Trying to Replace 'No Child Left Behind' | Cortney O'Brien
Judge Orders KY Clerk Kim Davis to Jail Over Same-Sex Marriage License Refusal | Christine Rousselle