For the next 4 years, I will be the most patriotic person you've ever met.

I’m a pretty positive person by nature. I don’t think I would be a conservative it that weren’t so. I was more disappointed 2 years ago than I was last night. I figured that a Democrat would occupy the White House this term, but when the 2006 election happened we were facing a Democrat President and a Democrat Congress. Thankfully we will still hold the power to filibuster in the Senate, and the House losses weren’t as bad as I thought they were going to be.

We have a strong minority. Mitch McConnell didn’t get Daschled. Smith may yet hang on in Oregon. Norm in Minnesota. We picked up a few seats back in the House that we had lost in 2006 (TX-22 and FL-16).

With all that in mind I just want to say something. I plan on being the most patriotic American I can be over the next 4 years.

“Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.” – Howie Zinn.

“I’m sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you’re not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we’re Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration.” – Hillary Clinton.

I’m not going to have ODS. However, I’m going to have fun with this.