Well, they couldn't get the Senate, but I think that could help in the long run. The Republicans in the house will send up bill after bill, and the Dem Senate must decide if they are going to pass them or shoot them down. If they shoot them down, it will let the republicans in 2012 say that they tried time after time to turn things around, and were stonewalled by the Dems. That won't win over any of the voters they lost. Not to mention, the Senate seats that are up in 2012 are from big time Red states, so they will be primed for a Republican run. Also, if the Dems do reluctantly pass a bill proposed by the Rep's, then Obama will be very hard pressed to Veto it. He could anger some of his own base, but at the same time, not be as bad as if he also tried to stonewall.
Let me start off by saying that I am a scaredy cat.
For someone that spent 3 years in 82nd Airborne jumping out of all manner of military aircraft, my friends find this ludicrous - but... it is what it is!
Climbing stand? Yep, still scared - put me up 15' and that is about it.
Ladder stands? I am better in these - but still cautious.
Chain on stands? Used to love them, now they terrify me.
I was once ridiculed for putting chain on stands waaaay too high - some of my friends...