What will the Republicans in Congress do now?
I am sure all Democrats hope that the election will serve as a reality check to the Republican Party. According to the blogs, the result came as a terrific shock to those who listen to Fox News, where the pundits were predicting a landslide for Mitt Romney right up to the actual election.
Karl Rove has to account to his billionaire donors for the poor results their billions gave. It is stupid to say, "It was Hurricane Sandy" when the Midwest and West battleground states all went for President Barack Obama.
On the other hand, the most respected advance analyst, Nate Silver, was predicting for months that Obama would win.
The bewildered Republicans should now realize that their extremists, including the Tea Party, have alienated some crucial groups of voters.
Women. African-Americans. Latinos. Gays. Young people. These groups made the difference in the election. They will form an even larger percentage of voters four years from now. Even more eight years from now.
If the Republican House of Representatives continues to block every attempt by President Obama to cure our fiscal ills, while keeping its billionaires happy with no tax increases on them, the party will continue its decline.
Moderate Republicans should take back their party from the Tea Party crazies.
But where are the moderate Republicans?