I am also trying to digest all that has happened and is currently happening since the election. Both nationally and statewide.
In a way, I'm glad that the GOP lost the House and Senate. It was a good housecleaning that swept out a lot of Republicans who have lost their conservative bona fides over the years. We need to get some good "Reagan Republicans" back in office instead of those out of control spenders that seemed to dominate the party during the past few years.
I know that Bush was trying to "get along" with the Democrats since he took office and supported all these big government programs in hopes he could get them on his side. Unfortunately, he did not understand that they would never support him. All the Democrat-like spending that went on during his administration only alienated the GOP base and failed to garner Democrat support. It was a huge mistake where he should have kept to the Conservative values of smaller government - he had a GOP congress for goodness sake.
I fear now that he is going to totally capitulate to the new Democrat controlled congress. It's going to be a very difficult two years.