I particularly love the phrase "dictatorial full monty", which I'm sure Ringer intended to be weighed down with dread import, but just makes me think of Robert Carlyle stripping out of a Nazi uniform. 
While we're on the subject of the election, I wanted to mention four milestones that have come out of the down-ticket races:
- The first ever openly gay senator was elected in Wisconsin. She is, obviously, a Democrat.
- The first ever Buddhist senator was elected in Hawaii. She is, obviously, a Democrat.
- The first ever all-female Congressional delegation was assembled in New Hampshire. Three of the four are Democrats.
- The first ever Congressional caucus in which white men are not the majority was assembled nationwide. They are, obviously, the Democrats.
Good news all around, then. I look forward to four more years of Glenn Greenwald telling sociopaths like me that there's no real difference between the two major parties.
 Not, I confess, for the first time.