I have little to say at this point. The fatuous comments from the media over the past eight months have been exposed for what they are–the self-confirming echo chamber of the chattering classes. The alienation between the professional middle class (of which, of course, I am a member) and those who feel excluded from that class and demeaned by it is–not to coin a phrase–huge. If the experience in North Carolina since the Republicans took control here in 2010 is a good indication, revenge will be the first thing on the minds of our new masters. They are going to deal out pain to blacks, to immigrants, to gays, to godless atheists, and to all the others they deem to have humiliated them. It will be ugly, I am afraid.