As Michael Medved noted in an earlier post, "elections have consequences." It's been a common refrain with the passage of stimulus packages, bailouts, and health care by partisan Democratic majorities. But Byron York says Republicans are the ones who should feel guilty:
They know the GOP created the conditions that set in motion the electoral swings of 2006 and 2008, leading to the overwhelming majorities that allow Democrats to pass legislation the public doesn't want.
What should we learn? Get in gear for 2010. Voters have achingly little enthusiasm for mid-term elections when the Presidency isn't on the ballot, but that's not an option this time. November 2010 is crucial.