Oh, it means alot. Especially with the huge wins in the legislature and governor seats. There were many Democrats who won their seats in 2008 on fiscal responsibility will certainly be looking over their shoulders come the 2012 election unless they can actually live up to their words in the next two years.
"Restriction on free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us."
-Thurgood Marshall, former Supreme Court Justice
"... turns out they are telling the truth