The celebration in the Democratic Party camp lasted about 3 days as they turned their anger away from the Republicans and are now in a bitter struggle between the two most dominant constituencies, the netroots and the traditional Democratic leadership. And it is already getting ugly.
Their have been calls by James Carville for Howard Dean to step down as Party Chairman. The old guard is not a fan of the Vermont Doctor.
Liberal bloggers are saying not to trust Senator Charles Schumer, Democratic Senate Candidate Committee leader, on grounds that he is not supportive enough of the far left. All he did was win the Senate for the Democrats, but he ran conservative candidates for the open seats and now is reviled by the hard core netroots crowd. See FireDogLakes 12 Reasons Not to Trust Senator Schumer.
So Republicans, do not despair on this election. It was a midterm that we lost. But we lost it in historical averages so it was not a real abbe ration. What we did learn was that once the Democrats regained some power, they will turn their animous and vitriol onto themselves.
So sit back and watch the next two years as the war between the DC/K Street Democrats battle it out with the netroots internet crowd. It will be a fun show to watch.