things are going to get much worse for you. with a republican controlled legislature, executive, and soon a republican judicial branch, theres going to be a giant wave of conservatism - which the american people obviously agree with, having advanced the gop so far this election. the republicans only need 5 democrats to vote with them to pass most legislature. i would not be surprised at all to see the demise of gay marriage and abortion, much lower taxes, and within the next 4 years a much stronger economy on a brighter note, i think this is going to be the beginning of a major political reconstruction in this country. democrats arent going to be a threat anymore unless they become progressively more and more right, since this attitude is what most americans want, and its all about competition. this many republican incumbants will be very difficult for the democrats to recover from. im optimistic about the EU though, as many european leaders have called for better relations, and may even aid us in iraq.