Congratulations. Now fix it.
The blogosphere's best legal writer, Glenn Greenwald has been talking about the US right-wing's sudden embrace of the term "bipartisanship."
"Bipartisanship is date rape."
Democrats, keep your eyes on your drinks at all times, and be prepared to fight if and when you can. These guys obviously never got the memo that date rape (or any rape at all, for that matter) isn't acceptable behaviour.
With that assessment of character out of the way, I will warn you that it will take a lot of doing and a lot of political will to start undoing the damage caused by six years of more-or-less unfettered Bushism. When the horrible former Premier of Ontario finally got the boot and his opponent, Dalton McGuinty was elected, I put up a sign in the big window of my living room that read:
NOW FIX IT!
Did he "fix it"? No, not really. He's made some token improvements here and there, and has ameliorated some of the damage, and definitely managed to stop the long slide into dysfunction that Mike Harris and his quote-unquote "Common Sense Revolution" started. (If ever there were an oxymoron, that's it, right there. Common sense is probably more ephemeral than Communism, and definitely an oxymoron in itself, because "common" would imply that sense is something that either exists in abundance, or is something that the people in general have, neither of which is true, unfortunately.)
Today is a day for celebrating, but take a warning herefrom.