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November 03, 2010

GOP Wins Control of the U.S. House of Representatives

A GREAT day to be an American.

John Boehner victory speech in Ohio. Obama would never ever speak like this, even if hell froze over.

A Very Emotional John Boehner: "Time To Roll Up Our Sleeves!" If you get a chance to listen to his speech it is well worth it. I loved when he spoke about the American Dream and got chocked up ( at 5:35 ) as he spoke from his heart. ~ Wild Thing


Marco Rubio Victory Speech


GOP Wins Control of the U.S. House of Representatives with Massive Gains

Our voices have been heard and they know we will be watching and silent no longer. This was all great and it is the beginning and a good one, VERY exciting. In 2012, it will be time to change control of the Senate and the White House, and begin the hard work of undoing the damage done by Obama and the Democrats.

Vietnam liar Dick Blumenthal won in Connecticut.

Conservative Christine O’Donnell carried the tea party voters. She bested the bearded Marxist with independents.
But, she did not carry enough REPUBLICANS to win in Delaware .

Rand Paul Wins Kentucky, Dan Coats Wins Indiana, Jim DeMint Wins in South Carolina


Allen West's great speech.

Allen West Declares Victory Over Incumbent Congressman Ron Klein

"We will go to Washington and turn this ship around," West said. "It is never, nor shall it ever, be about me. I will go to Washington, D.C., to be your representative ... to be your voice."


Florida's 8th: Republican Daniel Webster Defeats vile Democrat Alan Grayson

Illinois.....Congressman Mark Kirk will become Senator Mark Kirk -- immediately. Tonight's contest was not only a general election, but a simultaneous special election to replace rent-a-senator Roland Burris. Kirk is already pledging to help block any lame duck nonsense from Democrats. The symbolism of this win is profound. The GOP has won Barack Obama's old Senate seat. Democratic candidate Alexi Giannoulias is also a loathsome character, and it's a great thing that he has been denied a US Senate seat.

Kasich Defeats Strickland For Ohio Governor . The victory in the Buckeye state is a big one for Republicans.

Pennsylvania on Fire
Pat Toomey has won the Pennsylvania Senate race, after a dizzying series of returns that had him down, then up, then up some more.


Classic: Bachmann Asks Matthews How His Leg Thrill Is--Matthews Give History Of "The Thrill" LOL.....And check out the sign roaming over Bachmann's head.


Russ Feingold Loses
Tea Party candidate and businessman Ron Johnson, has defeated liberal Senator Russ Feingold -- a huge pick-up for Senate Republicans..

Nikki Haley has won the Republican nomination for governor of South Carolina

Ben Quayle, son of former Vice President Dan Quayle won in AZ. 3rd Congressional District: Republican Rep. Ben Quayle . Remember the ad Quayle ran and he accused Obama of being the worst president in US history.Soooo true and I am thrilled Quayle won.

GOP takes control of NC state Legislature for the FIRST time in 100 YEARS
RALEIGH, N.C. — Riding a nationwide wave of voter discontent, state Republican leaders said Tuesday that the party had seized control of the state General Assembly for the first time in more than a century. Many races remained too close to call late Tuesday, but GOP Chairman Tom Fetzer predicted that Republicans would pick up 14 to 16 House seats and 10 Senate seats.

GOP blowout in Texas House: 99 of 150 seats
The dimensions of a staggering GOP victory in the Texas House are now clear: Republicans posted a net gain of 22 seats -- far, far more than anyone I know predicted. Labor and liberals are cringing because if the GOP caucus holds together, it's just one vote shy of the two thirds needed to pass constitutional amendments. Pretty big stuff. Not one Republican incumbent went down to defeat

GOP takes full control of Pennsylvania Statehouse
HARRISBURG - Republicans riding the wave of anti-incumbent sentiment took control of both chambers of the legislature on Tuesday. Retaining its grip on the Senate and unseating enough Democrats to get a majority in the House, the GOP could look forward to ruling the General Assembly as well as the governor's office, soon to be occupied by Tom Corbett.

ALASKA .......Teams of Joe Miller lawyers to watch Senate write-in count
Alaska Senate hopeful Joe Miller's campaign is gearing up for a legal fight over write-in ballots in the hotly contested race with Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Murkowski mounted a write-in bid after losing the GOP primary to Miller in August. Unofficial returns Tuesday night showed write-in ballots with a lead over Miller. But it's not clear how many of those are votes for Murkowski; she was one of 160 candidates qualified to be written-in. Miller campaign manager Robert Campbell says the overall results are disappointing; Miller had hoped to win the race outright Tuesday night.


Harry Reid won.........augh!

FL – Governor’s race still too close to call – Dem Candidate Alex Sink refuses to concede.

AP : California rejects legalizing marijuana.

“Call Me Ma’am” Boxer and Moonbeam Jerry Brown both win.

99+% of the vote is in, Rick Scott has a 72,000 vote lead over Alex STINK
But no one will call the race. What gives? Are we still waiting for "discovered" boxes of ballots in Palm Beach?
I hope Scott and GOP are watching the ballot handling and counting like hawks. Palm Beach county is the hold up. And yep, that was the infamous county that screwed up the 2000 election. That county is a JOKE! Would not surprise me if they are trying to cook the books in those last few dozen precincts that they are taking forever to count.

Republican Scott says he's Florida's next governor

(Reuters) - Republican Rick Scott declared victory in the Florida governor's race on Wednesday, saying he beat Democrat Alex Sink in a close and bruising contest that flooded the airwaves with attack advertisements.

With 99 percent of precincts reporting, the Miami Herald and other Florida newspapers said Scott appeared to have won with a wafer-thin 1 percentage point edge over Sink in the electoral swing state.

"Based on the numbers we're seeing, after all the votes are counted, I'm absolutely confident I will be the next governor," Scott told supporters early on Wednesday at his election night headquarters in Fort Lauderdale.

"We look forward to finishing the count. We know we're going to win. We have won and we look forward to getting this state back to work."

There was no immediate response from Sink but she had declined to concede hours earlier, telling her own supporters the race was too close to call.

"It's coming down to the wire in what looks to be a dead-even race," she said shortly after midnight, as Scott clung to the narrow but persistent lead he held since the polls closed on Tuesday evening.

"We're Floridians, so we know what it means to count every single vote," Sink said.

She was referring to the state's well-known reputation for electoral controversies and the so-called "Butterfly Ballot" and "Hanging Chad" mayhem that erupted during the 2000 presidential vote count.

After 3 a.m. EDT, there was still no word on when the final official results would be made public. It was also unclear whether an automatic recount might be triggered, if results are within half of 1 percentage point.

With more than 5 million ballots counted, the difference between Scott and Sink was just 54,260 votes.


Pelosi Statement on Midterms: Nothing on Future Plans, No Congratulations to GOP
FOX News

"Over the last four years, the Democratic Majority in the House took courageous action on behalf of America's middle class to create jobs and save the country from the worst economic catastrophe since the Great Depression. "Our Members and candidates ran remarkable campaigns led by the superb leadership of DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen. "The outcome of the election does not diminish the work we have done for the American people. We must all strive to find common ground to support the middle class, create jobs, reduce the deficit and move our nation forward."

Posted by Wild Thing at November 3, 2010 04:55 AM


It's a great day, and now the real work begins. Cue the shovels. Unfortunately the corruption in Cuyahoga County is so invasive - we are stuck with poor leadership and an uneducated electorate. This will not end until we improve on our education. I wonder how many students in the Cleveland Public School system take AP Amer History or AP Government? sigh...

Posted by: jan at November 3, 2010 07:42 AM

While it is a great day to be an American, It still sucks being here in the Peoples Republic of Kalifornia.

California Über Alles

Posted by: MrHappy at November 3, 2010 08:39 AM

I was disappointed with California. They had the chance to elect a governor who has the corporate knowledge to turn their economy around and they elected a politician who is part of their economic problems. Also, I still don't understand how decent people could reelect Barbara Boxer?

I always though the people of Alaska were people who worked hard for what they've got but it looks like they're going to reelect a senator who believes everything is her entitlement.

Posted by: BobF at November 3, 2010 09:45 AM

Excellent round up reporting of yesterday's mid term elections.

Good read and video clips, Wild Thing.


This 2010 mid term election was a clear and resounding repudiation of Speaker Pelosi's 110th and 111th Congress and this far left administration currently in the White House.

It was just the first wave, however.

The forthcoming wave of the 2012 general election will be even more compelling with a clear Republican majority in the Senate as well, and I hope a fait accompli against the communists within the Democrat party.

They need to be washed out from the American political landscape.

Well worth noting and under reported are the remarkable Republican gains within the 50 state legislatures as well as over 33 governorships.

What a difference two short years can make.

I'm reminded of these words spoken exactly two years ago by the son and grandson of two four-star Navy Admirals:

"This failure is mine, not yours." -Captain John Sydney McCain III, a true gentleman among beasts.

We are on the cusp of a new American Renaissance, both political and economic.

Posted by: Carlos at November 3, 2010 10:45 AM

Congratulations Chrissie, Florida has made the nation proud.

I hear you Jan, I've spent some time in Cuyahoga County, it still hasn't recovered from the pillaging of Dennis Kucinich. Mostly on the East side around Euclid and Shaker Heights it was a dead zone. I saw several new schools that were vacant due to bankruptcy back in the early '80's, The Flats were booming though.

Posted by: Jack at November 3, 2010 11:02 AM

May I draw your attention to this excellent article about Rush Limbaugh vs. Obama. Excellent analysis and I hope you will place the link in full on your website Chrissie.
Thanks for the round-up!

Posted by: Eddy Burke at November 3, 2010 01:31 PM

Jack, indeed the Flats are booming, a good sign! Lots invested there! Last year my son was a part of a great high school leadership program called Look Up To Cleveland ... are programs out there to overcome this dumbing down and negative enabling....time will tell!..

Posted by: jan at November 3, 2010 05:26 PM

"How's the tingle, Chris?"-- love it! And, has Charlie Crist gotten used to the idea of being an unemployed nobody?

Posted by: Anonymous at November 3, 2010 07:15 PM

Bob F. the "decent people in California", did not vote for either Brown or Boxer. The same holds true for Reid in Nevada.

In all of the above mentioned cases, you can look to the involvement of the Public Employee Unions, as making the difference.

We in California, are about to enter a new era of Jerry Brown Governance. Having survived the first go around, I can tell you that we will experience higher taxes, longer waits for services, a perponderance of "Green Jobs", which will be put up a solutions to unemployment, a greater emphasis on catering to the needs of our poor Illegal Immigrant population, just to name a few.

Boxer won by the smallest margin of any of her runs for office. It should be noted that such shining stars of Congress as, Pelosi, Waxman, Waters and Richardson, all were reelected with at least a 70% majority.

The voters here on the Left Coast, fit the phrase. "keep doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results."

In conclusion, I leave you with this fact.Demcratic Registration in California, out numbers Republican by about 40%

Posted by: Sean at November 3, 2010 07:19 PM

Speaking of Cleveland, I see Dennis the Menace got re elected, You mean to tell me the people of that area couldn't find an acceptable candidate to replace the Boy Wonder. I suppose they feel safer if they know he's out of town.

Did anyone see James Trafficant ran again for his old seat in the 17th district but he got clobbered this time. but memories of Jimmy run deep he got over 8000 votes. But Pelosi's soon to be son in law won back his seat.Timothy Ryan. He was a putz then and still is.

Posted by: Mark at November 3, 2010 09:05 PM

Chrissie Mathews more than likely peed his pants!
What a waste of perfectly good sperm.
Nancy is lying. Surprised? Not me. Now her trips back to the Bay Area will be on what ever the Maintainers at The 89th MAW give her. C-12 with a multitude of stops for fuel, maybe?
And she should check into the Betty Ford Clinic to do something about the booze problem she has........on our dime.

Posted by: Glenn Mark Cassel AMH1(AW) USN Ret. at November 3, 2010 09:38 PM

Thank you all so much. It was such an exciting day and evening. I wore myself out holding my breath on some of them. LOL

Thanks for all you input and links you have shared too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 4, 2010 04:32 AM

I wish to apologize for the voters of Connecticut sending what will almost certainly be the nation's worst Senator. The only excuse I can make is he is replacing the worst existing Senator.

So James Bond villain look alike Richard Blumenthal will replace Chris Dodd and could we have a science team in to check the food and water?

Posted by: Avitar at November 4, 2010 04:40 AM

Thanks for that link Jan, I spend so much time in Euclid and Beechwood I almost registered to vote there, I was commuting to Wickliffe then to Alaska and back, I'd take 271 to 480 to get back to the airport, lots of shuttered buildings at the time.

Posted by: Jack at November 4, 2010 03:22 PM