Anyone who identifies with being liberal, progressive, or democrat is looking at last nights elections with a deep sense of doom. The Republicans own the House and Senate. The last two years of President Obama's term will not just be lame--they will be downright paralizing. Even if he uses his executive orders to keep moving forward on immigration and protecting healthcare reform, I'm not expecting a lot of progress forward on the issues that continue to undermine the potential of our nation.
My take is that the lack of unity among Republicans themselves will become all the more apparent and their lack of relevance with the growing Latino and Asian communities across the country will undermine what ever momentum they want to create for the 2016 elections. Even though they elected the first African American female senator in Utah and even if they have a few outspoken Latinos--the communities of color have a healthy dose of skepticism about the degree to which inclusion runs deep in the heart of the GOP.
What this means is that by the time 2016 rolls on, another set of disappointments will set off another swing of the pendulum and people will find themselves reacting to a different set of circumstances that call for change. I can only imagine that Hilary sees this as a great opportunity!