We watched the Massachusetts Senate election results come in via the internet last night, our hearts sinking as the night went on. I didn't need to see how my hometown went - the fact that nearly every single person I attended high school with is a devout Republican gave me my answer before voting had even begun. Still, it was hard to believe the results.
How is it that we have so little patience now? Somehow Americans managed to be ceaselessly patient when it came to eight years of wars started under false pretenses, corporate/government shenanigans, selling off our public natural resources to the highest bidder, and more. But now, now even The People's Republic of Massachusetts can't stand one more day of it. Throw the bum out!
On a brighter note, the newly-installed governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, has made some efforts to create an atmosphere of what seems to be a genuine sense of bipartisanship.
Which way will things go from here?
ETA: If you don't mind strong words, here's a take on the Mass election. No apologies.