Well today is especially bright for government-employee unions.
The rest of us had better get back to baking.
Fiscal irresponsibility is only part of the problem though. Last night's sadder victory was the triumph of the culture of death. It seems as though we're moving toward a society where casual abortion is the norm.
Regrettably, forcing all taxpayers to support the nation's largest abortion provider was a plus for the Democrats. And forcing the Catholic church to make birth control, abortifacients, and sterilization available to interested employees doesn't seem to have cost them votes.
But now is not the time for despair. There are (more) lawsuits for the Catholic church to file. There are more Marches for Life to organize. There are pregnancy centers to support. And there's awareness to be raised.
It's not over. Don't be discouraged.
Heritage Foundation, on cue, writes me:
I write to tell you to take heart.
Yes, conservatives are disappointed that a President who recklessly spent trillions, expanded government and put many of our values and institutions at risk has won a second term. But many of us have been here before. In Washington, there are no permanent victories or permanent defeats, just permanent battles.
Now is the time to stand up and declare we will continue to fight against big government and for freedom.
We will see unfold over the next four years a crucial battle for the soul of America. This struggle requires committed warriors for the cause. The line must be held against bad policy while we continue advocating conservative solutions. We must fight against the efforts to divide the country through class warfare.