David Freddoso suggests a few silver linings. I disagree with this one:
9) Rep. Chris Shays (R., Conn.) finally lost.
Shays was no conservative, of course. His ACU rating was a measly 45 percent. But he got a few things right: He favored the surge in Iraq, free trade, and the Patriot Act. He was the best a conservative could hope for in Connecticut’s fourth district. (No other Connecticut rep has an ACU rating that breaks into double digits.) His loss is a gain for liberalism. It’s sad to see yet another New England Republican go down to defeat. They’re an endangered species, headed to extinction. This is not a trend to cheer.