Given the fundamentals, this midterm was a triumph for the Democrats.
It wasn’t my preferred triumph. My preferred triumph included the Senate or at least not losing ground in the Senate and in spite of some damn fine performances (cf O’Rourke) we didn’t do that.
Republicans have insulated themselves from the majority and continued to avoid total defeat in spite of their evil policies and grotesque ineptitude at governance. This isn’t good.
On the other hand, the ACA was and remains a genuine triumph that continues to do good. So improvement is still possible.
But it grieves me that so many fellow citizens vote in support of fascism, authoritarians, and grotesquerie of all sorts.