I remember John McCain, shortly after Roberts was nominated to the Supreme Court, putting on his half-serious, near-smirk look and saying "Elections have consequences." This was his justification for the nomination of a man to our highest court who is obviously utterly unacceptable to half the people in the United States.
The remark is the answer of a brute, a bully party getting its way.
Now, looking at the devastation in New Orleans, the chaos caused not so much by the hurricane as by Bush Administration policies and actions, I hope the Democrats will be clear about this above all:
Yes, elections have consequences.