Attention Stupid Party!
Don't get cocky.
In 2006 you were thrown out on your ear because you were spending like drunken Democrats. The nation decided it would rather have the real thing and elected enough replacements for Dem-Lite candidates to give Pelosi and Reid the gavels. Say what you want about the electorate, when given the choice between imposters and the real thing, they vote the real thing most of the time. This is also a factor in why McCain lost. Yeah, I know, the Media pimped Obama like James O'Keefe pimped Hannah Giles. Still, Dem-lite vs. the real thing, and McCain lost.
So now it is 2010. The country got their reality check and now they want a Do Over. They hope that you Republicans can undo some of the damage, but they will settle for gridlock until 2012 when they can finish throwing the bums out. Don't get cocky.
The only reason you are winning is that you are not Democrats. The only mandate you have is to stop the destruction of the country at Obama's hands.
Keep your legislative morality to yourself. Start the honest dialog with the people about the realities of the entitlement programs. And, for goodness sakes, start the congressional investigations into ForeclosureGate, and start the prosecutions. This might include indicting Geithner and Bernanke (and maybe Holder for dereliction of duty). It will probably include some people whom you think are your friends. Suck it up. Put on your big kid pants and do the job you were hired to do.
2012 is only 2 years away.