So for the Republicans, Tea partiers, and other conservatives: enjoy your time in the sun, for it won't last; in all of American history, it never has. For all your pretentious bombast, you're on the wrong side of history. That, sirs, is why you didn't win the Senate.
For my fellow Democrats, liberals, and progressives: quit yer whinin'! The glass ain't just half full, it's more like three-quarters full and slowly, glacially filling up! For it's quite obvious that the Republicans' almost completely lily-white party which resulted from their Southern Strategy, begun in the late sixties, has precisely zero chance of lasting success as the decades slowly slip by, and our liberal embrace of diversity in everything is perfectly suited to the changing demographics of the American public. It will take longer than we'd like, and some of us won't live to see it, but that is where the nation we call America is irrevocably headed.
In the long run, barring any worldwide catastrophe, right-wing military coup or similar event in America, the victory will inevitably be ours. The only caveat is that we've got to work for it, to earn the victory before the conservatives tear our economy down beyond hope of recovery. So stiffen your spines, square your shoulders, get your chins up, and get back to work!