After the 2010 midterm elections: Then comes governing

The time for spirited campaign rhetoric and stinging one-liners is over.

The image makers have done their jobs, and with the Republican electoral hurricane as proof the TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party can rightfully claim to have made good on its threats to come to Washington in hopes of “taking back the government.”

However, it has been an interesting post-election time as the reality of Washington – both fiscally and politically – has begun to dawn on this decidedly uninitiated crop of fire breathing political novices storming into town.

Clarion Ledger