I am hoping to be pleasantly surprised by the Democratic reaction to yesterday's election. It would be refreshing -- an amazing -- to hear the Democrats acknowledge that there really is no mandate for their program. Shoot, they never articulated a program. The Democratic victory was nothing more nothing less than a Republican loss due to disaffection with the Republican program: big government spending and ineffective to nonexistent immigration reform.
Gloating by Democratic winners basking in the glory of the Republican defeat, insisting that there is a mandate, would simply demonstrate that the Democratic victors are sincerely out of touch with reality.