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Repubs take House convincingly yet some Dem stalwarts remain especially in the Senate

Let there be no doubt, America has spoken and loudly:

Seizing control of the House and gaining strength in the Senate, triumphant Republicans ushered in a new era of divided government Wednesday and served notice they will confront President Barack Obama with a conservative agenda to cut government and spur private-sector jobs.

"We've been given a second chance and a golden opportunity," Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia, No. 2 Republican in the House, said as his party reaped a windfall from independent voters and tea party activists. He called the outcome a rejection of Obama more than an endorsement of the GOP, cautioning fellow Republicans they must to work to win public confidence.

"People want to see results," he said on CBS's "The Early Show." "They want to see the government go on a diet just like they have."

Republicans scored the biggest party turnover in more than 70 years Tuesday with their win in the House and, in doing so, will dethrone Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi -- a prime target of their campaign -- who had crashed a political glass ceiling and made history with her elevation to speaker four years ago.

Unfortunately, Boxer, Frank and Reid will live to torment us with their idiocy for yet another term but rather than dwell on that news, let's end this post on a much higher note.

Two Congressional butt-munches were handed their departure tickets and this is something I'm especially celebrating.

Though a recount is likely, Renee Ellmers defeated Bob Etheridge in the 2nd District of North Carolina... Etheridge you might recall was videotaped assaulting a college student who had the audacity to ask him if he fully supported the Obama agenda.

But one of the biggest reasons to celebrate this morning was Alan Grayson's defeat in Florida.  Grayson is the acerbic and sharp-tongued idiot in the 8th District of Florida who can now spend his time perhaps as a writer for MSNBC... he will not be missed by anyone with half a brain.

Now the hard part begins for Republicans as they set out to undo the damage foisted on Americans by Obama and his minions, many of whom can no longer be counted on to rubber stamp the Obama agenda.

Here's looking forward to the next two years and to Barack Hussein's ouster in 2012.

Mmm, mmm, mmm.


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Comments (12)

Let the Democratic excuses ... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Let the Democratic excuses begin!

The results of last night r... (Below threshold)
Gizmo:

The results of last night remind me of the story of the dog that finally catches the car... the problem now is "What to do with it?"

... the problem now is "... (Below threshold)
Clay:

... the problem now is "What to do with it?"

Absolutely. I will be twice as hard on the Republicans if they blow it this time.

What bothers me if any pers... (Below threshold)
mag:

What bothers me if any person Dem or Rep or conversative or liberal got in thru deceit. And if that is the case then they are corrupt. And I think that is what destroys countries and civilizations. Not being of one mind or another, because there will always be enough of both to at least keep things some what in balance. It is when the corrupt power hungry run a country...therein lies the problem.
And this is why I dislike people like Obama and Reid. True I am mostly against everything that they believe in and stand for, but it more that I see them as totally corrupt people...that's the problem I have with them.

This is why I think term limits is a good idea, though they will never vote themselves out. But it our duty to always "rotate" them out. But people still go and vote for the same person over and over thinking he/she will bring home more bacon if he/she has more seniority. And then they complain about all the spending!!!! People are just fickled.

I appreciate Cantor's recog... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

I appreciate Cantor's recognition that the Republicans have been given a second chance and there is hard work to be done to cement the electorate's confidence in the Republican Party. I also think it is terrific that there are 10 new Republican governors this morning. The Obama administration which includes the capricious mandates ginned up by his various cabinet secretaries and stealth czars as well as the corrupt intrusion of his justice department on state matters deserves more push back than I believe a Republican congress can muster alone. I don't think the lack of a Republican majority in the Senate is much of a big deal. I'd rather have the governors than the Senate. And Harry Reid? He was Pelosi's bitch the last two years and I think on his own he is not a very strong, dynamic force. I think he will keep a low profile for a bit.

Republicans will HAVE to mu... (Below threshold)
oldpuppymax:

Republicans will HAVE to muster the guts to do the things they were elected to do...stop Obama, overturn or defund HusseinCare, investigate the thuggery of the REGIME and thereby set the stage for MORE wins in 2012. Fail to do these things and it will spell the END of the republican party as a competitive political force. DO REPUBLICANS UNDERSTAND THIS??? We'll find out.

They need to push a repeal ... (Below threshold)
jim m:

They need to push a repeal bill. I know that it will never get past the Senate, but they need to make the dems walk the plank on this one. The bill is very unpopular and now that it is passed and we can see what's in it (thanks Nancy) we don't like it. Force the dems to defend the bill on what it says. Make the dems in the Senate vote for it again.

Then we defund it. Absolutely refuse to hire the 16,500 IRS agents that they say will be necessary to implement the 1099 provision. Drown the IRS in paperwork. Screw them.

On the whole a solid effort... (Below threshold)
gary gulrud:

On the whole a solid effort. Had hoped for a bigger TEA caucus in the Senate and a dozen more baggers in the House.

Yet the MN Senate flipped, first time since the '70s I believe, and took the MN House along.

Have a Dim, Dayton the Unready as Guv but after 8 years of TPaw who can blame voters? Leaves my fave for the spot pre-nomination, Siefert, MN House speaker I'm thinkin'.

Mother B. won garnering most of undecideds with remainder falling to the Indies. In your face DFL.

And MN U3 unemployment hadn't exceeded mid 7s. What's it going to take to school CA, MA and NY?

The republicans need to fin... (Below threshold)
rich:

The republicans need to find a way to turn the democrats own slogan against them. That whole "party of no" that the democrats enjoyed throwing out should now bite them in the ass as they try to block republicans from cutting back government spending and entitlement programs. I am sure there will be a lot of hand wringing and cries of "what about the children" and the usual racists crap from the left. I just hope the republicans can give the dems enough rope to hang themselves with in 2012 and not the other way around.

Democrats' continued contro... (Below threshold)
Stan:

Democrats' continued control of the Senate, albeit with a smaller majority, and Obama's presidential veto power leave the Republicans with only a weak hand in trying to push through aggressive changes.

Excellent showing in the Ho... (Below threshold)
Tsar Nicholas II:

Excellent showing in the House. The largest net gain in 70+ years speaks for itself.

Good showing in the gubernatorial contests. The Republicans have returned roughly to the same majority level they had at the height of the Delay-Gingrich years. Not only that but they flipped several key, populous states: PA, OH, MI, WI. The presumed loss in Ill., however, will leave a bitter taste.

Incredibly disappointing showing in the Senate. The unfortunate reality is that fringe elements of the cocooned GOP primary base saddled the Republican Party with some historically bad candidates. Angle, O'Donnell and Miller, for example, are some of the worst candidates ever put forward in major elections by either of the two major parties. Buck was another non-strategic choice. That said, Portman and Rubio are emerging superstars and Kirk taking the Marxist-in-Chief's former seat was especially sweet. It'll be good to have John Hoeven in the Senate. Pat Toomey also has to be given major props for overcoming the Philly-Rendell fraud machine.

WHAT THE TEA PARTY EXPECTS?... (Below threshold)

WHAT THE TEA PARTY EXPECTS?


I'm proud of being a supporter for the Tea Party of West Michigan, that as-one-people of Americans, we believe in an overhaul of our government. Not Just the majority party, but the Republicans as well, who have both run away with the idea that they are shielded from the people's intervention of the financial mess they have brought our children and their grandchildren. I noticed there is a bad taste in the mouths of the Lib-ocrats, as they now must swim the same way as the moderate Conservatives or get caught up in the Tea Party rip-tide. These election results are an ultimatum that this is a growing revolution; it is the mounting anger of the Tea Party. Both parties are notified now that even though the midterm election is over, the Tea Party has only just begun to clean house in the halls of Congress. The people have spoken and it's about the revulsion of the corruption in Washington and in State Capitols.


The Republicans have taken back the house, but they better understand the consequences of playing the same old, tired game over and over again against the people's interest will not work anymore. We as Americans have become too passive, entrusting our future to career politicians who are busily filling their own pockets; promising the public to carry out their wishes, but instead negotiated behind closed doors with nefarious lobbyists to slit our fiscal throats. We--as Americans are poor defenders of our rights under the US Constitution, and we should bare our chests and close down shop, across this country as the Europeans do and organize nationalwide strikes? The Tea party will not tolerate senile Senator Harry Reid's drive to reward the 13 to 20 illegal alien criminals. Yes! Illegal aliens who affronted our laws, and stole into a sovereign country must be punished.


Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican who won the Senate seat removed pro-illegal immigrant Democrat Jack Conway. Paul supports state-led solutions to illegal immigration such as Governor Brewers Arizona SB 1070 immigration law. He also wants to build an electric fence between the United States and Mexico, which would certainly be a major deterrent. Unlike the open border zealots and business special interest groups he is prepared enforce the "Rule of Law" and protect the US; Paul also want to move military reservations abroad, back to this nation to protect us and to guard the porous border . It's very obvious that many of the hard- nosed Liberal lawmakers and Governors lost the race, owing to their sickening agenda of giving criminal aliens some kind Immigration reform. Hopefully the new make-up of the house will investigate illegal aliens being released as they have no criminal record, other than entering America through the backdoor.


The majority of American citizens are now very much aware, that decades of government have been pilfering tax money to support illegal alien families. That also goes for expectant women who intentionally come to our nation, to have their instant citizenship baby (A-n-c-h-o-r Baby), by the hundreds of thousands annually. With no insurance and no money, leaving taxpayers to pay for pre-natal debt to hospitals, then collect thousands of dollars from the unaware citizen in welfare. It's doubtful we can repeal the instant citizenship act, but it can be revised to stop this draining of public welfare treasuries? The Tea Party new elected politicians better table any chance of Immigration Reform, and start creating obstacles to Senator Harry Reid and Boxer, who have a appalling history of immigration enforcement. My guess that countless of numbers of illegal aliens voted for them, as they all carry deceiving identification such as the housemaid who worked for Meg Whitman?


California has a poorly managed welfare system where many people want something for nothing, including illegal aliens who use false ID. We must sever all welfare and public subsidies to non citizens that will save billions for the overtaxed US. August 11, 2009--Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich announced that welfare to foreign nationals with nationalized babies projected a cost over a 12 month period - this would exceed $575 million dollars. Those infants of illegal aliens in the County collected nearly $22 million in welfare and over $26 million in food stamps. Annually the cost of illegal immigration to Los Angeles County taxpayers exceeds over $1 billion dollars, which includes $350 million for public safety, $400 million for health care, and $500 million in welfare and food stamps allocations. Twenty-four percent of the County's total allotment of welfare and food stamp benefits goes directly to the children of illegal aliens born in the United States. This is the legacy of the Liberals for decades of extorting money from citizens, to pay the way for foreigners. 8.5 Million illegal aliens working, as the 15 million American drudge the streets, trying ro feed their families.


Ex Speaker Pelosi has been shepherded out of her contented position as House speaker and all other politicians are under the gun to be carefully watched and any deviation and spat out in 1220, if not committed to the people. The Dream Act or any form of another Amnesty must be confronted by an iron fist. Any form of Amnesty will attach access to our Social Security, even for those who have paid nothing into the system. With Amnesty comes chain migration of family members; mothers, fathers and siblings bring all there ills; the sick and infirm that taxpayers will be further burdened with. This is an absolute travesty against the American people, who have paid towards their retirement all their lives. All Tea Party newcomers going to Washington will be carefully analyzed for their voting on issues that does not conform to our will.


They will be dislodged from their seat if they vote during a Lame Duck bill to do with given criminal foreigners a pass to Amnesty. America is drowned in debt from previous administrations that has spiraled to an amount of 14 Trillion dollars, and now the Senate leaders Reid and Boxer wants to give criminals-- Amnesty? That the Heritage Foundation has stated it will add a cost 2.6 Trillion to settle them indefinitely. Various issues will be either repealed or revised according to the Tea Parties platform. To return empowerment back to states and shrink the Federal Government, which means giving education policies back to states, and reduce bloated entities such as the Department of Education. This should be invested in the schools and parents, not run by the federal authorities or layer upon layer of civil administrators.


Over the years both parties have taken the money from the people, to fund irrational earmarks that are become a serious problem today and must exempt from any new laws enacted. Perhaps introduce a flat tax, so nobody is exempt from paying taxes on any item purchased and reduce the size of a bureaucratic nightmare called the IRS (Internal Revenue Service.) The stimulus- tarps and special overhauls of financial institutions will stop now, same as special trade privileges for China. Hasn't anyone notice that they are building a giant war machine on our dollars exported. All free trade agreements must be renegotiated or we better still, withdraw from the humiliating genuflecting to foreign countries. Over abundance of foreign trade has wrecked this countries manufacturing commerce. My spouse has a habit of buying cheap goods, made in cheap labor countries that break down or never work as promised. Start loaning money to small and medium business enterprises, as they are the job generators; not to banks, financial investment firms or the auto industry. Start taxing all goods coming into the country and use other deterrents to stop the importation of cheap labor goods; lordy! We don't even produce our own televisions anymore?


The strong arm of Unions such as SEIU is stealing the lifeblood from taxpayers, with huge pension agreements especially in Liberal extremist States like California. These Unions are full of Marxists and violent people, who will do anything to get what they want. The example is Jerry Browns, and ultra Liberal Senators like Boxer, a senior citizen that will also kowtow to the Unions and drain money from the State. Under Jerry Brown California will stagnate as he is another demented Liberal that because of millions of dollars in Union dues, provided to him will be indebted to the Union mob. It's almost laughable that he has been reinvented, after the years when he almost bankrupt Oakland. In the 1960's Los Angeles--a Sanctuary City--was never the open toilet it has become now, full of illegal aliens, criminal nationals and the likelihood of cells of hidden terrorists.


The Tea Party and is propagating membership has much to do, in voicing their opinion of how to train their legislators in fighting the political slime along the Capitol beltway. The battle to return America to its roots has just began, the revisiting the priceless words of the constitution and making this nation great again. No more of this garbage spread by the liberal fringe groups to our schools, to our young. Place political correctness doctrine in the garbage fill, where it belongs. Free Speech is what it is--FREE SPEECH, given to us by our founding fathers, not the communist's insurgency in our society. As for Voter fraud--nobody has truly investigated the chicanery that happened around the country, specifically in Nevada. But the voting system needs updating so only real citizens can vote without the worry of strange goings on in Polling place; absentee ballots are not safeguarded enough in California, Nevada or border States.




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