It's only natural that post-election results involve losers trying to explain their losses, and winners gloating about imaginary mandates. Probably the only thing unnatural was GOP pundits thinking they had a shot at winning. It's like assuming the O.J. Simpson jury would find him guilty, taking gullibility to new heights.
Maybe the only thing more breathtaking was the president's victory speech, telling us we are all one nation without divisions. No more black or white, no more red or blue states. We need now to come together. It brought a tear to my eye.
Possibly the most searing fact coming from Nov. 6 is: Not being able to overcome someone with President Obama's dismal record, the GOP may never win another national election for decades. With the left owning the media and public education, it's hard to believe they thought they were still in the game. Now comes the challenge to the GOP for finding ways to out-give away the goodies (read tax dollars) and buy back some of the 47 percenters.
But be of good cheer, all of us who didn't get a chair when the music stopped. Look farther over the horizon and see the wisps of smoke. Count the number of times that "fiscal cliff" is used in the coming months. The best is yet to come.
Welcome to the new America.