The American people have spoken: The rent is NOT too damn high -- this most-excellent music video (below) not withstanding.
In the real world, it's been an OK night for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is Too Damn Lenient Party, a.k.a. the Rand Paul Party, a.k.a. the Tea Party, and a much better night if you are a Republican in general -- the GOP has retaken control of the House and saddled America in the Senate with Paul's monotone and his Tea Party blather through the year 2016. One of the best people in Congress -- Patrick Murphy of Bucks County, who served our country in the trenches of Iraq -- was voted out of office for no especially good reason, while a blockhead whose only attribute was serving in the trenches for the Philadelphia Eagles, Jon Runyan, was voted in. Maybe Glenn Beck was actually onto something with that whole "loving my country but I fear for it" thing.
Ultimately, the results prove one thing: Democracy is not a zero sum game. The Congress that arrives in Washington in January won't be as much reflective of America as reflective of those Americans who took the time and made the effort to go to the polls on November 2, 2010. The exit polls showed the electorate of 2010 was not the same folks who voted two years ago. Most dramatically - some 25 percent of yesterday's voters were over age 65, compared to 16 percent in 2008. Yesterday's electorate was also more white than 2008, and more conservative (I realize that's an elastic number, unlike age or race, but still...) About 40 percent of the voters told the New York Times they are supportive of the Tea Party, which means that their idea of "restoring sanity" is sending Sharron "Second Amendment remedies" to Washington.