We took the House by storm. We did not take the Senate, but we gained seats and the majority of governorships.
The Tea Party was the major factor.
Fox News projects that Republicans will see a net gain of about 65 seats in the House. In races from Florida to Virginia to Indiana to Texas, voters were sending a rebuke to the party in power by electing Republicans over Democratic incumbents. Seniority did not seem to matter. Longtime representatives were falling just as hard as freshmen, succumbing to campaigns — many of them backed by the Tea Party movement — that tied them to unpopular federal policies and proposals.
The GOP will not seize power in the Senate, with wins by Democratic Leader Harry Reid and a handful of others relegating Republicans to minority status for at least another two years. But they came close enough that neither party can be steamrolled by the other in the next Congress.
House Republican Leader John Boehner, now poised to succeed Nancy Pelosi as speaker of the House, choked up as he addressed a jubilant crowd Tuesday night — he attributed his party’s success to a popular rejection of big government, big spending and big bailouts.
……”It’s clear tonight who the winners really are, and that’s the American people,” Boehner said. “Across the country right now, we are witnessing a repudiation of Washington, a repudiation of big government and a repudiation of politicians who refuse to listen to the American people.”
Boehner vowed to fulfill his party’s “pledge” to cut spending and reduce the size of government, saying he’s willing to work with Obama if he “respects the will of the people” and changes course.
My home state of Ohio pretty much cleaned out the Dem trash with the exception of shitbags like Dennis Kucinich and Betty Sutton.
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The leftwing MSM was in fine form, venting their spleens and acting like the assclowns we’ve come to know so well. Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews, and Tom Brokaw all reached into their bags of snark to make pissy comments when it became clear the Dems were getting pulverized.
Al Sharpton, race pimp extrordinare, spewed the requisite “RACISM”!! bullshit:
I’ve travelled about twelve states in the last two weeks, and the anger I’m hearing is that A) The Republicans have helped to put us in this mess, and B) There’s been a lot of racism directed toward the President …. What is clear to most blacks [is] that Republicans put policies in there that led to this.
I hate to break this to ya Al, but your precious Marxist Obama and his merry band of Dem thugs got us into a brand new mess, with abusive government takeovers and a spending orgy on their union pals.
Everytime they lose the argument, the race card gets thrown. The charge has totally lost its meaning and purpose thanks to worthless derelicts like Sharpton.
By the way, Al:
The historic Republican wave also produced historic results for minority candidates, from Latina and Indian-American governors to a pair of black congressmen from the deep South.
In New Mexico, Susana Martinez was elected as the nation’s first female Hispanic governor. Nikki Haley, whose parents were born in India, will be the first woman governor in South Carolina, and Brian Sandoval became Nevada’s first Hispanic governor.
Insurance company owner Tim Scott will be the first black Republican congressman from South Carolina since the post-Civil War Reconstruction Era in the 1860s-1870s, after easily winning in his conservative district. Scott, a 45-year-old state representative, earned a Republican primary victory over the son of the one-time segregationist U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond.
In Florida, military veteran Allen West outfought a two-term Democrat to win his House race. He is the first black Republican elected to Congress from Florida since a former slave served two terms in the 1870s.
Former Army LTC Allen West (R), who won the race in Florida’s Congressional District 22, is a great guy, and I’d love to see him on a future presidential ticket.
Neal Boortz reflects on the overthrow of Queen Nancy:
First thought … did I hear right? Was that Nancy Pelosi out there in Taxifornia telling the media that her information was that Democrats were on pace to retain control of the House? Is she nuts? No … not that bat-guano crazy. Perhaps she just thinks we are. I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to seeing her hand over the gavel to John Boehner … I would rather see her hand it over to Paul Ryan, but then people in hell want ice water; or so I’m told.
Then we have Dan Rather. Wasn’t it nice to see that loon leave the CBS anchor chair in disgrace? (and by the way, what WAS the frequency, Kenneth?). Rather was heard complaining that the Republicans had “demonized” Nancy Pelosi. Oh … so that’s the way it worked! This was all the fault of the evil Republicans!
•It was the Republicans who made Pelosi say that they had to pass ObamaCare so the people could find out what’s in it.
•It was the Republicans who made Pelosi block Republican amendments to any important legislation.
•It was the Republicans who forced Nancy to endorse the idea of a financial transaction tax.
•The evil Republicans made Nancy Pelosi tell America that the Value Added Tax was “on the table.”
•The Republicans passed cap and tax and then magically made it look as if Nancy Pelosi’s Democrats actually did that.
Yup … the Republicans did all of this just to make Nancy Pelosi look bad. Damned treacherous of them, if you ask me.
What I’m looking forward to? Well … and this is pretty petty of me … but Nancy is going to have to park her taxpayer-funded jet. You may not remember it, but back in 2007 when Pelosi took the Speaker’s gavel she threw a little snit-fit about her transportation back and forth to her home district in San Francisco. As speaker she was going to have access to a private jet. This may be reasonable considering the fact that she would be third in line for the presidency. In fact … it was George Bush who ordered the Speaker of the House be provided with a private aircraft. Trouble is … Nancy wanted a bigger jet. One that could fly to the left coast without having to refuel. No … she doesn’t have a 757 assigned to her. But on occasion she is upgraded to a larger jet when strong headwinds prevent a coast-to-coast flight. Me? I’m just looking forward to Pelosi moving back to a commercial airliner with her constituents. She’s earned it.
NOW the Dems want “cooperation”:
In a rare, live television interview, a visibly weary Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., who handily won reelection in a hard-fought race against a Tea Party candidate, said he’s ready now to work with Republicans, including those from the upstart, grassroots movement that nearly brought him down.
“We’ve got to start working together…Legislation’s the art of compromise,” Reid told Today Show host Merideth Vierra.
I heard THE ONE wants to ‘reach out to Republicans’ as well.
These are the same partisan miscreants who shut Republicans and the American people out of the legislative process the last 2 years.
I’m with Michelle Malkin:
The grass-roots conservative midterm message: No surrender, no compromise, no capitulation.
Harry (white flag) Reid held on to his Senate seat, under very questionable circumstances. Voter fraud had already been established during the early voting, and the Nevada election stinks to high heaven.
California officially flushed itself down the toilet by re-electing Barbara (“call me Senator”) Boxer, and electing Jerry (governor moonbeam) Brown.
There’s just some areas of the country you have to write off as a waste of oxygen; like California, Vermont, Massachusetts, and parts of North East Ohio, who cannot see past their liberal/union noses and keep putting the same Dem douchebags back into office.
More good news from Florida: Alan Grayson, the barking moonbat known for making loopy comments and acting nuts, has been defeated by Republican Daniel Webster. Marco Rubio also defeated the former R.I.N.O. Charlie Crist.
All in all, it was a fantastic mid-term victory for Republicans and Tea Party principles. Now, the hard work starts. They have to get busy unfucking all the damage the Dems have done to this country, especially in the last 2 years. They have their hands full.
The Tea Party had a major, widesweeping influence: