Okay, just to rev up the gloating for those of us who weren't feeling sufficiently revved, perhaps, Shakespeare's Sister reminds us just how frigging full of...hubris...these fuckers have been, linking to a WaPo article from last year:
DeLay himself drew the line sharply the day after the 2004 elections. "The Republican Party is a permanent majority for the future of this country," DeLay declared. "We're going to be able to lead this country in the direction we've been dreaming of for years."
Grover Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform and a leading figure in both the DeLay and Bush political operations, chose more colorful post-election language to describe the future. "Once the minority of House and Senate are comfortable in their minority status, they will have no problem socializing with the Republicans," he told Richard Leiby of The Post. "Any farmer will tell you that certain animals run around and are unpleasant. But when they've been 'fixed,' then they are happy and sedate. They are contented and cheerful."
I wouldn't know, but maybe you want to discuss that with Rick Santorum, (G)Rover. I understand he's going to have a lot of time on his paws pretty soon. Along with lots and lots of other nice puppies to play with!
Man bites dog, indeed.