Well, I probably don't need to tell you that last Tuesday was midterm elections. We all stayed up, we all partied down.

Well, I probably don't need to tell you that last Tuesday was midterm elections. We all stayed up, we all partied down.

It was a big night for the Republicans - they decisively took back the House of Representatives, 239 seats to the Democrats' 185, and increased their margin in the Senate from 41 seats out of 100 to 47 seats.

Now, some might argue that they don't have control of the Senate - 47 is less than 50. The people who would argue that have no idea just how messed up the Senate is. It is a silly and ridiculous place. You're welcome.

Some of the big winners from last week were the Party of Tea, where party-approved candidates such as Rand Paul of Kentucky, Marco Rubio of Florida and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin all won Senate seats.

Who were the other big winners last week? Women, who long ago proved capable of big gubernatorial and senatorial victories, but last night finally achieved parity with men in the category of blowing a tremendous amount of one's own money with nothing to show for it.

"Meg Whitman spent more money on her own campaign than anyone in history, $140 million," reported Fox News.

We did it, girls, we did it! We shattered the waste ceiling! " We're going to make our dreams come true, doing it our way. "

The night's single biggest winner may have been Ohio's John Boehner, who's now in line to become Speaker of the House.

Of course, even Republicans had their limits. It was a bad night for their "Overton Window" candidates. You know them as the ones who were there to make the others seem sane in comparison. Delaware's Christine O'Donnell lost. Nevada's Sharron Angle lost. And my favorite, Carl Paladino of New York, also lost.

"I've always said my baseball bat is a metaphor for the people," said Paladino, wielding his bat during his concession speech. "You can grab this handle and bring the people with you to Albany, or you can leave it untouched and leave the risk of having it wielded against you."

It was the first time I'd ever seen a candidate give an aggression speech. It was reminiscent of the scene from "The Untouchables" when Robert De Niro's Al Capone bashed the head of one of his rivals in with a baseball bat.

So what's the analysis, you ask? Well, for the Republicans it was all about size. Newt Gingrich said it was an enormous wave and Sarah Palin said it was an earthquake, but the best way to put it came from Mike Huckabee.

"This is a lot like 1811, 1812 when the New Madrid earthquake was so devastating that it made the Mississippi River run backwards," Huckabee said.

You do realize all your metaphors for Republican victory killed thousands of people, right?

Tonight is a great night for R epublicans and is an electoral win of bubonic proportions - a black death that has swept the nation. A true night of R epublican e bola.