Politicians, and especially the Republicans just do not get it. They believed that with the 2010 elections they had received a mandate and it now is obvious they did not. They were not given a mandate to pursue extreme politics. There were given the task of helping the US get back on the right track and that means they may well have to compromise some of their stances and learn to cooperate instead of stonewall. Here is my take. The American voter did not send the Tea Party candidates and the Republicans to Congress to run a no-compromise congress. The American voter sent them to D.C. to try to fix the economy and they have not done that. They have tried to destroy collective bargaining, unions, and to move the country backward 50 years on family planning. Yesterday voters sent the message that this approach is rejected. They want politicians to bargain together to find the solutions for fixing America, jobs first. This will mean there will have to be compromise. Government works best where people are willing go give and take. Government works very poorly, if at all, when folks in government refuse to compromise to move forward. Ohio defeated the Tea Party and Republican sponsored "kill the unions and collective bargaining bill. Mississippi rejected the anti-abortion bill introduced there: Mississippi is a conservative state and this fact alone should send a loud and clear message to Congressmen. Republican legislators, if they have a brain, should realize that you cannot become too extreme in American politics without the voters punishing them. Democratic legislators, if they have a brain, should not make too much out of these victories. Both should hear the message that we the American voter did not sent you to DC to argue and pursue a 'no way but my way'. We sent them there to do that which is right for America. And the first task is either helping the economy recover and create jobs, or get out of the way so the private sector can create jobs. The second task is to fix the economy, and that may have to cause some pain, even to the rich. The poor are in enough pain already.