Eight years after Cheney said he was a “pretty angry father”, conservatives are now remorsefully angry with the missed opportunity to rule the country, an opportunity that started with Reagan’s shining city upon a hill and passed by the Rove’s “Permanent Majority” dream.

For some, conservatives had the chance of molding the country on their terms, but blew it:

Where is this land of freedom and responsibility, knowledge, opportunity, accomplishment, honor, truth, trust, and one boring hour each week spent in itchy clothes at church, synagogue, or mosque? It lies in ruins at our feet, as well it might, since we ourselves kicked the shining city upon a hill into dust and rubble. The progeny of the Reagan Revolution will live instead in the universe that revolves around Hyde Park.

Bad mood, similar to liberals during the first months after Gore’s debacle and the Kerry meltdown. I wonder how long it will take for conservatives to regroup and refocus.