As anticipated by various outlets tracking the polls and politics of yesterday’s election, Republicans captured the House and made gains short of a majority in the Senate. From that result, it seems pretty clear that Obama’s age of legislative productivity is over. Compromise and deadlock will characterize the next two years in the federal government.
The most interesting dynamic over that time frame will probably be the 2012 presidential election campaign, which unofficially started last night on the Republican side and its interaction with the stances of congressional Republicans. Other than that, I expect that posture will dominate discourse rather than substance until the 2012 juggernaut picks up enough steam to dominate the political news cycle.
I think that’s all I have to say for now.