Serwer bangs the nail on the head:

The "Republican country" conservatives can look forward to waking up to tomorrow morning is one in which Republicans rail against government spending while promising to do more of it.

I keep asking myself: what does this mean in terms of actual policy? And I really don't know. For me, this part of the exit poll is easily the most revealing:

On spending priorities, 40 percent favored deficit-reduction, 35 percent "spending to create jobs," and 19 percent cutting taxes.

So this election found a 54 - 40 majority for more economic stimulus, via more tax cuts and more government spending. And yet on the surface, this was allegedly about restraining the power of government. Go figure.

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