Libby, over at The Impolitic, sees the Bush administration as a blessing in disguise. She points to Shakespeare's Sister who voices this opinion:
Yes, it's better, in retrospect, that Kerry lost. But not solely, or even primarily, because of some benefit to the Democrats. It's better because it will, I suspect, hasten the demise of the current thread of conservatism wreaking havoc on America (and elsewhere).
This demise is also being voiced in an editorial at The Seattle Times where they see the change in attitude too.
Americans are quietly, resolutely having none of it. Red and blue states have turned purple.
Voters took 40 years to decide the Democrats had run out of ideas and integrity before they booted them from Congress. Republicans barely made it a dozen years. The end is near, and it's not only the war that has taken its toll.
Greed, incompetence and indifference drew the GOP away from any agenda remotely connected to the lives of ordinary people.
Ordinary people have the wind behind their backs now, and there's no telling how much damage they'll leave behind at the voting polls next time around. Washington should be afraid, be very afraid. As for me, I think I'm going to enjoy reading the daily news again.