Now that it’s apparently really over, with Kerry conceding, the right-wing sites can’t help but to start a furious round of back-slapping. But no, I’m mistaken, in fact, everyone gets a nice pat on the back. At least according to Captain Ed, from

One aspect of this election that may have been lost in all this analysis is that we successfully held a national election in the middle of the war on terror — and while we had a highly negative and immature discourse, no one shied away from speaking out, and we turned out in record numbers (at least it looks that way now), rather than cower under our beds. Democrat or Republican, Libertarian or Green, pat yourselves on the back. You just won a major battle against the terrorists.

What the…? I don’t even know where to start to untangle that twisted reasoning. So I won’t, and leave that to you.