Teh results on ballot propositions show that, for teh most part, this is still a conservative country.
Many of the Democrats were elected by running far to the right of their party and in some cases, to the right of their Republican opponents.
By an 11-point margin, a majority of voters believed that the party of Big Government is the Republican Party.
And then there were the scandals: the Abramoff scandal and the Foley scandal. Clean government is a conservative principle, not a liberal one.
So all in all, there was much for conservaties to be encouraged about in these elections. In some ways, the voters thought they wre voting conservative.
People voted Dem over Republican 31.5-25 million. That was a stunning margin.