While there is much cause for celebration over last night’s results, 61, perhaps more, seats gained in the House, at least seven more R’s in the Senate, and 18 state houses flipped to Republican. Not bad. Oh, and just to see the face on Pelosi in the photo to the left is well, heartwarming.
On the downside, the Colorado and Alaska Senate races don’t look good at this point. These two are especially disappointing because in a sane world both would have easily gone the other way. The grim news for California’s future with Governor Moonbeam was to be expected so no tears there. But Colorado and Alaska? What is wrong with you people? How did the same voters who flipped Colorado’s legislature back to the Republicans go so strongly for…Bennet? Something fishy there.
Alaska is a different story. Joe Miller may still pull it out but it doesn’t look promising. I’ve spent just enough time in Alaska to know that a lot of people who might have been run out of where they were before live there, so maybe this was to be expected. Too bad. It’s always tough to see corruption win.
The survival of the vile and dingy Harry Reid, who will remain Senate Majority leader and continue to make trouble, shatters what would have been a dream come true for many in the whole nation. At least he will be presiding over a Senate with a Republican minority that is larger and more conservative. Hope they give him a lot of grief.
Photo at right borrowed from Ace of Spades.
Oh, how I hope this is the day these bastards lose their power to screw up our lives.
UPDATE: Gallup enthusiasm gap is 19% for Republicans!! This is the highest since Gallup started measuring the enthusiasm gap in 1994, the year the Republicans won control of the House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years. In 1994 the enthusiasm gap for Republicans was 9%.
UPDATE II: As of noon 74,000 more Republicans than Democrats had voted in Colorado.
Here is Pelosi and her gang of corrupt bastards chortling over having just passed Obamacare which cut $500 Billion from Medicare causing many seniors to lose their Medicare Advantage coverage, which was the best deal to come along since Medicare was first enacted. Most other people who have their health insurance through their employer will or already are seeing large increases in the cost of their insurance, all a direct result of what these jackasses did.
There is going to be massive voter fraud by Democrats today. So many judges are died in the wool liberals that the courts are not reliable and are just as likely to go along with the fraud as to find it and overturn it. The only way to neutralize Democrat voter fraud is to win by wide margins so they just can’t cheat enough to change the result. If it’s close the Democrats do this:
And when it ends up in Court some partisan hack judge will bless it without even raising an eyebrow.
So by all means, vote.
corrupt bastards self-annointed elitists have spent the last 18 months calling us names and questioning our sanity and patriotism. But today we get to vote, and that’s what matters.
Because everyone and everybody in politics that gave rise to the Tea Party Movement is against him. The Republican establishment wants Lisa Murkowski and her “corrupt bastards.” Texas RINO Republican Senator John Cornyn can’t decide whether it’s Miller or Murkowski he supports because in true RINO fashion he has no principles to guide him other than making sure he is on the winning side; The NRSC says it supports Miller but has done nothing to help him; the old boy and girl Senate GOP Conference has refused to remove Murkowski from the Senate Energy Committee even though that would be standard practice for a sitting senator who lost a primary challenge; and the Alaska Supreme Court has unconstitutionally changed settled election law in the middle of an election in an attempt to help Lisa Murkowski by ordering that lists of write-in candidates be handed out.
Despite all this Miller is ahead in the polls.
Conservatives and Tea Partiers are therefore solidly behind Joe Miller because, as Erik Erickson says:
Miller is the guy we want in the Senate. It is not just that he is conservative and not Murkowski. Miller now has unabiding contempt for the Republican Leadership in the Senate after what they’ve done to him.
For conservatives, that is a very, very good thing.
No matter where you live Joe Miller deserves your support. You can contribute to his campaign today at joemiller.us
Obama loses it in Connecticut campaigning for Blumenthal. Here we see how Obama is not used to criticism and is mystified that anyone would disagree with him. He does not handle it well.
The hecklers are left-wing boorish clowns wanting more funding for World AIDS. Obama tells them to go heckle the other side, certainly low-rent for the President of the United States to sic hecklers on anyone. But this is not only rather despicable of Obama, he’s wrong on his facts. The Bush administration spent $10 Billion of U.S. taxpayers’ money on fighting AIDS in Africa.
All the major labor unions, the NAACP, the Sierra Club, Code Pink, the Green Party, the Communist Party, Planned Parenthood and many more, four hundred left-wing organizations in total including the Communist Party USA, put on an event in Washington yesterday (Saturday) that they called “One Nation Working Together.”
The stated purpose was to protest the lack of civility in public discourse.
So the program was open by … Ed Schultz.
If you’re not a lefty you might not know Ed Schultz. Here is a sample of Ed Schultz:
Postscript: All those lefties from at least 400 hundred separate organizations turned out a crowd smaller that Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally in August.
Oh, the schadenfreude.