It's the morning after the morning after, and it's time for dazed Dems to "lift up your little liberal heads and shout," because after all, you still have ... well, you've still got Harry Reid, writes Gail Collins in a rambling New York Times trot through some of the election's wackier moments. "Yes, the Titanic went down, but Harry Reid got a lifeboat. I know you were hoping for someone more Leonardo DiCaprio, but right now you’d better take what you can get," she writes.
And at least both sides were able to agree on one thing: Earmarks are bad! Eric Cantor's only substantive budget cut was the only thing Obama said he thinks "we can work on together." But, with the fight over the Bush tax cuts looming, "Democrats, we know you are sad. And this next battle is going to involve parliamentary maneuvering and Harry Reid and worrying about the innermost thoughts of Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska. Everything that made the public turn on you in the first place. But, this time, see if you can remember to point out that you are on a noble venture. Lift up your tails and trot out there and help balance the budget."