Dredd Blog tries to figure these things out ahead of time, so if you want to know this blog's take on it, read this post which links to earlier posts dealing with the subject: Democrats Pay How Much For War?
But the smarter focus now is probably to ask what the results of the election portend, that is, what will change and what will not?
Hundreds of bills passed by the U.S. House of Representatives (House) have been stalled in the U.S. Senate (Senate) for some time now:
Exasperated House Democratic leaders have compiled a list showing that they have passed 290 bills that have stalled in the Senate.(The Hill, Feb. 2010). That is not likely to change now that the Republicans have taken over the majority in the House, because the Democrats kept the majority in the Senate.
The list is the latest sign that Democrats in the lower chamber are frustrated with their Senate counterparts.
Nothing of consequence in terms of environmental, economic, or war ending legislation is likely to go anywhere.
That does not bode well for a future where more Americans may be losing their minds than may be losing houses, jobs, and health care.