I don't wish to be alarmist, but...
Whatever your opinion of the outcome, all Americans can take pride in the example our democracy sets for the world by holding elections even in a time of war.
This sentence comes from The Decider's Radio Address for this week. If it does not scare you, then you are incapable of being scared.
This sentence comes from the same place:
We must put these elections behind us, and work together on the great issues facing America.
My memory says that he made a similar statement when he was appointed President in 2000, and again in 2004. I think the best start would be for the Democrats to work together with him just as much as he worked together with them.
I don't particularly want the Democrats to be conciliatory. I don't want them to be nice. I want them to take a good, hard look at the way they've been treated over the last six years, and a good, hard look at the way The Emperor and His Minions have treated this nation and its people, and I want them to come out swinging.
And all of the right-wing pundits and non-pundits who are going to complain about it can suck hind tit for a while. That's right. Do not accept comments like "This column is a good example of the totalitarian impulses tha (sic) lurk in the minds of most leftists" (which comes from the comment section of Bob Cesca's fantastic column at Huffington Post). People who say things like that need to take a long look in the mirror and then listen to some of the things that the Republicans have said over the last six years.