Welcome to our new “insect overlords” in the Senate, tweeted one friend; others were gloating — vindication, mandate, permanent Republican majority! In either case, a very few voters delivered major change to Washington Tuesday night — or did they?

As Nedra Pickler of the AP said this week on the Press Pool with Julie Mason, by the Obama administration’s calculation, the politics were bad for them before the midterms, there is no reason to think much will change.

Phil Rucker from the Washington Post goosed the post-election analysis with a lengthy piece detailing, among other things, Senate Democrats’ frustration with the Obama White House.

Eleanor Clift, a writer for the Daily Beast and regular panelist on The McLaughlin Group, said there are some policy areas where Republicans could work with President Obama.

Julie said the new House members look promisingly like a bumper crop of crazy. Susan Ferrechio from the Washington Examiner joined the show to discuss House Speaker Boehner’s press conference, where he took questions about the “Hell No” caucus.

In other news, meanwhile, Jay Solomon had a story in the Wall Street Journal about President Obama’s previously undisclosed pen pal relationship with Iran’s supreme leader.

And Wayne Slater from the Dallas Morning News checked in from Texas, where Gov. Rick Perry made his first court appearance in a case alleging he abused his power in vetoing funding for an anti-corruption agency in Austin.

Check out the Press Pool with Julie Mason weekdays from 3 – 6 p.m. ET on SiriusXM’s POTUS channel 124 and follow Julie on Twitter @juliemason.

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