I predict nothing.
I would love to be the one to say that sanity will be restored. It won't.
At best, the government will be a better mix than it has been for the last couple of years. Kind of like, "Ew, that broth is bland. Add salt! Ah, that's better."
It's still broth, though. No veggies in that soup.
Don't get me wrong--I do hope that at the end of the day we discover that the people overwhelmingly decided they would like to throw all the assholes out of congress and their respective state governments. That would be the absolute dream result.
We: "Are you an asshole?"
They: "Define 'asshole'."
We: "Oh, you know...the basic, 'we don't want no immigrants here,' 'why can't the homeless just get jobs', 'brown people just live off the government,' etc, etc..."
They: "Yer goddamn right I am!"
**virtual shovel to the face of the asshole, and on to the next**
(Side note: Shovel To The Face is my favorite movie comeuppance. Shovel To The Face, when it happens in a movie, is so physically devastating to watch, which is probably why directors only use that maneuver against bad guys. It stops them cold in their tracks and allows the good guy to get away--it halts the danger. The danger may recover, but the danger will be hobbled.)
But let's be real for a moment and say this: Even if every asshole up for re-election (or election) gets their asses handed to them in the polls today, there are still plenty of other assholes, who were not up for re-election to make trouble, and you better damn well believe they will make trouble.
So let's not cry any tears, of joy OR pain, over how it goes today. Let's understand that IF we do this thing, if we vote to get rid of assholes, that this is just Step 1 in a long recovery. Just like dieting, or, well, recovery, there will be times when we relapse. There will be times when we fail to quash some asshole in a state government position who gets away with some voter suppression legislation, or creates some law about how the carpet in abortion clinics must be a certain color or whatever bullshit they are pulling this week. We know we'll see those folks out there, from time to time, trotting out those old fear-mongering favorites, remixed for a still aging, panicking population made nervous by standing next to a Somali woman in line at Walmart.
We know those fucking guys are still gonna be screaming come Wednesday morning and well into the foreseeable future.
So don't make the mistake of thinking today, Election Day, is an end to craziness. It's just the beginning.
But we have to start somewhere.