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'Bloodbath'
ABC News ^ | November 3, 2010 | Jake Tapper

Posted on 11/03/2010 5:55:52 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

President Obama made more than 60 phone calls last night to Democrats up for reelection. As fate would have it, most of those calls were to those who lost, including outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who lost her majority.

As the night went on, the president and his aides watched candidates for whom they held out hope drown in a crimson tide.

Virginia Democrats Rick Boucher and Tom Perriello - gone. Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland - gone. Three presidential visits to Pennsylvania were not enough to save Rep. Joe Sestak's Senate campaign or five House Democrats. Another five Ohio House Democrats fell as well.

President Obama's own senate seat was won by Rep. Mark Kirk, R-Ill. Newly elected swing state governors in Ohio, Wisconsin, Nevada, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and Michigan will be working to help the president's 2012 opponent.

"Bloodbath," emailed one top Democrat as election returns made it clear that White House hopes to contain the damage to a 50-seat net Republican gain were for naught.

President Obama is said to be introspective about the returns, though the loss of the House was not a surprise. He will be "conciliatory" at a 1 pm ET press conference.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.abcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 110210; election2010; failure; kingofthedeficit; socialism

1 posted on 11/03/2010 5:55:54 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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2 posted on 11/03/2010 5:57:00 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe baby!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Not bloodbathy enough, IMO.


3 posted on 11/03/2010 6:02:39 AM PDT by AngryJawa (Obama's Success is America's Failure)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I am ticked that there wasn;t MORE!! Why the HELL was Harry Reid elected...Barney Frank??? Why was Sestak CLOSE?? Why was Strickland close?? ANd Calif. DISGUSTS ME!


4 posted on 11/03/2010 6:03:44 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’m actually disappointed.

How can folks like these get re-elected?

Boxer
Brown
Deval Patrick
etc.

It’s sickening.

Overall I’m actually kind of pissed about the results.


5 posted on 11/03/2010 6:03:51 AM PDT by library user
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
He will be "conciliatory" at a 1 pm ET press conference.

...no he won't,narcissistic personality disorder will not allow him to be conciliatory, he'll mention the back of the bus type statement to reaffirm and commit to the destruction of the USA

6 posted on 11/03/2010 6:04:00 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: AngryJawa

The war is never over.

This was just a battle. And will keep many people here from going back to sleep.


7 posted on 11/03/2010 6:05:32 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: Ann Archy

Look at the economy in Reid’s state. It’s unfathomable he got be reelected. Can’t say for other states, but my guess is a lot of voter fraud in Nevada. I’ve never seen an incumbent (and a long, long term one, at that) of a state with that high of unemployment win reelection before. And since he’s a Senator he gets SIX more years, not just two or four. Disgusting.


8 posted on 11/03/2010 6:07:35 AM PDT by library user
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To: library user

“How can folks like these get re-elected?’

Because they are in the bluest of blue states. You shouldn’t have expected anything else.

We did very well last night. Time to consolidate our gains and move on to the next targets.


9 posted on 11/03/2010 6:07:49 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Remember March 23, 1775. Remember March 23, 2010)
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To: VanDeKoik

That is my attitude. Now is not the time to rest, we should be hitting the Democrats relentlessly from this point on. Hold them accountable for every deal they make behind closed doors, and round two is only 24 months away.


10 posted on 11/03/2010 6:09:14 AM PDT by cbvanb
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Being a fly on the wall would have been interesting.

I wonder what was the major outcome: rage or depression.

I peg Pres. Obama as more of the rage type.


11 posted on 11/03/2010 6:09:15 AM PDT by FourPeas (Pester not the geek, for the electrons are his friends.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“In public and private, Mr. Obama has expressed skepticism of the genuineness of House Republicans’ desire to work in a bipartisan way, but he will proceed in a “good faith” way, an official said.”

Yep, we will work with you the same way you worked with us. Hey Zero (to quote you and show our intentions), we won the election.


12 posted on 11/03/2010 6:11:16 AM PDT by Huskerscott
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To: Doogle

I’m afraid you’re right. The man isn’t capable of being conciliatory. He’ll indicate that now he’ll blame them even more for anything and everything.


13 posted on 11/03/2010 6:12:02 AM PDT by FourPeas (Pester not the geek, for the electrons are his friends.)
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To: library user

Outside of Reid, there is little reason to be pissed. If this was a Presidential year, we would have won handily. We did not make major gains in the very blue states, and I was hoping to see some more gains there from people who have realized their tts failed. Unfortunately, we didn’t see gains in those areas, but we absolutely destroyed the Dems at all levels in red and purple states. Several state houses made giant swings to the right. We won top to bottom in Penn and Wisconsin, as well as Florida, Ohio and Indiana. I would have liked to see total carnage, but we only saw partial carnage. The Reid race is the only real downer. States like CA and NY are still lost causes for at least one more cycle. It is very sad, but those states will reap what they sow. In the end we are in the majority once again nationally, and that is the most important thing. This election was about stopping the bleeding and we did that quite successfully.


14 posted on 11/03/2010 6:12:40 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: library user

Outside of Reid, there is little reason to be pissed. If this was a Presidential year, we would have won handily. We did not make major gains in the very blue states, and I was hoping to see some more gains there from people who have realized their tts failed. Unfortunately, we didn’t see gains in those areas, but we absolutely destroyed the Dems at all levels in red and purple states. Several state houses made giant swings to the right. We won top to bottom in Penn and Wisconsin, as well as Florida, Ohio and Indiana. I would have liked to see total carnage, but we only saw partial carnage. The Reid race is the only real downer. States like CA and NY are still lost causes for at least one more cycle. It is very sad, but those states will reap what they sow. In the end we are in the majority once again nationally, and that is the most important thing. This election was about stopping the bleeding and we did that quite successfully.


15 posted on 11/03/2010 6:12:40 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: library user

I’m betting voter fraud too. And of course, the Hispanic vote. As long as those borders stay open, they don’t care if they are destroying it. Parasites don’t care about the host, they just suck the blood till it’s gone and look for another host to jump to.


16 posted on 11/03/2010 6:14:31 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Instead of building a grand mosque at Ground Zero, let's build a Ground Zero at their Grand Mosque.)
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To: Ann Archy

California? Are you kidding me? Seriously, California is swiming in their own filth. That state, currently a trainwreck will soon become an utter basketcase.

NO FEDERAL BAILOUTS FOR CALIFORNIA! Let Gov. Moonbeam and the Union-loving Democrat-controlled statehouse bail them out.

(Will the last business leaving CA please turn off the lights.)


17 posted on 11/03/2010 6:16:12 AM PDT by Obadiah (BHO -- out the door in 4!)
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To: ilgipper

Well said. Let us savor our victory and not incessantly pick at one of the few remaining scabs. We are on the mend and we should rejoice in this.


18 posted on 11/03/2010 6:19:54 AM PDT by Obadiah (BHO -- out the door in 4!)
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To: ilgipper

Harry Reid is a Mormon. The Mormons take care of their own, even a corrupt idiot like Reid. They are the ones that disapproved but voted for him anyway.


19 posted on 11/03/2010 6:21:02 AM PDT by resistance (abandon all hope and rational thought, become a democrat)
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To: resistance
Harry Reid is a Mormon.

You had one too many "m's" in there.

20 posted on 11/03/2010 6:21:41 AM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: Obadiah

Gerry Brown = Emperor Nero. California Champagne Toast: Champagne for my true friends and pain for my cham friends! Advice: RUN!


21 posted on 11/03/2010 6:25:42 AM PDT by Broker (No RETREAT)
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To: Ann Archy

There is still corruption in the system, we’ve all seen the slimy things they do, ie, Meg Whitman, her housekeeper and Gloria Allred... we will never be completely rid of it, BUT, we “full court press” on. A positive here is that the SOCIALIST DEMS still control power at the fed level but states have swung heavily right. That means more states joining the fight against Obamacare and his intent to “Transform America”. Obama will remain recalcitrant against America and her drive to remain America. This will serve to produce a completion of their thwacking, two years from now. WE ARE AMERICA! They are pretenders, socialists, and dividers. We have news for them, WE HAVE ONLY JUST BEGUN!!! so don’t loose heart, give up or give in... just KICK ASS, ya hear!!


22 posted on 11/03/2010 6:27:47 AM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: dfwgator
Harry Reid is a Mormon.

You had one too many "m's" in there.

LOL

23 posted on 11/03/2010 6:28:01 AM PDT by jimmyray
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
As the night went on, the president and his aides watched candidates for whom they held out hope drown in a crimson tide.

Roll tide!
24 posted on 11/03/2010 6:28:26 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: dps.inspect

I am enjoying the plight of those in CA who kept their corrupt officials in office.

Ditto, NV.


25 posted on 11/03/2010 6:29:52 AM PDT by Carley (VOTE AS IF YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT, BECAUSE IT DOES)
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To: dfwgator

LOL!


26 posted on 11/03/2010 6:31:44 AM PDT by omegatoo (Pray the rosary every day for our country)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Out of curiosity, I just went through the list of Blue Dogs, to see what happened to them.

Of the 54 members that are listed on their website...

23 were re-elected
28 lost to Republicans
2 ran for senate seats and lost (and their house seats went R)
1 didn’t run (and his seat went D)

Bloodbath, indeed.


27 posted on 11/03/2010 6:36:49 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Good riddance to bad trash-Patrick Murphy is gone!)
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To: FourPeas

‘Some of the “no compromise” rhetoric Republicans are using is a misreading of the public mood, a senior White House official said.’

I guess I was wrong about why I feel the way I do. I’ll have to call the White House next time I have a ‘public mood’.


28 posted on 11/03/2010 6:38:16 AM PDT by Leg Olam (A pipe gives a wise man time to think and a fool something to stick in his mouth.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
We did very well last night. Time to consolidate our gains and move on to the next targets.

I agree! The battle has been joined and we won a helluva lot last night. It is time to examine both our victories and our losses and get ready for 2012 and beyond. Onward and upward.
29 posted on 11/03/2010 6:38:54 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Army Air Corps
As the night went on, the president and his aides watched candidates for whom they held out hope drown in a crimson tide.

Call the Rats, "Deacon Blues."

30 posted on 11/03/2010 6:40:15 AM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: omegatoo

We go after the red state senators in 2012...these dems may vote with us to save there buts in 2012...


31 posted on 11/03/2010 6:41:19 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: EQAndyBuzz

We must not forget that the Dems WANTED the GOP to win the Senate if the GOP took the House.

Relax people, The GOP did amazing and it can throw its weight around and not be held respondsible.


32 posted on 11/03/2010 6:42:49 AM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (Give me a hand up, not a hand out)
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To: cbvanb

That’s it — this is Round One in a long and desperate battle. Sharpen your swords, pick up the dead, assess the WINS, on to the next. We will never back down, and we will be relentless in our fight to regain our country.

Although we are discouraged here in California, we are not surprised. Pot went down!! Amazing!! And the rest of the country — you guys were stupendous. A clean sweep in the House? WE control the money?! WE control the funding of ObamaCare?! That’s a terrific win.

Do not be discouraged. California is the last mess left from the 60s, because the old hippies still live here, tucked away in the cesspool lefty corners. We will be victorious — Rome wasn’t built in a day.

I think, tho, that after a battle in WW2, for instance — was it really the Allies who were blamed and bad-mouthed if they lost? Or did they think they did the best they could, polish their rifles, and plan for the next battle?


33 posted on 11/03/2010 6:45:31 AM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: dps.inspect

I am not as upbeat as you are. When Barney Frank won so big it PISSED ME OFF!!! I haven’t gotten over it yet!!


34 posted on 11/03/2010 6:46:18 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: dfwgator

Classic!


35 posted on 11/03/2010 6:46:29 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Ann Archy

I hear you. What a bitter disappointment.


36 posted on 11/03/2010 6:49:22 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: AngryJawa

Mmmmmmmm..... Bloodbathy........

37 posted on 11/03/2010 6:49:57 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Karl Rove: The Republican Jimmy Carter.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Nope................ the blood bath STARTS NOW...

I propose a strategy meeting of most republicans minus the Rinos.. like Juan McLaim.. Graham. etc..

38 posted on 11/03/2010 6:54:21 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Leg Olam

It’s amazing just HOW clueless the current occupants of The White House are.


39 posted on 11/03/2010 6:54:24 AM PDT by FourPeas (Pester not the geek, for the electrons are his friends.)
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To: ilgipper

Just a point, and a reason I am optimistic. Blue Minnesota went red in both state houses. That hasn’t happened in a generation. I’m celebrating today!


40 posted on 11/03/2010 6:55:11 AM PDT by mplsconservative (I stand with Israel.)
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To: BornToBeAmerican

Agreed. I have never seen so much hand wringing over such a decisive victory.


41 posted on 11/03/2010 6:55:23 AM PDT by ShandaLear (The price of Obamacare? 30 pieces of silver.)
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To: ShandaLear

You are correct. It was a decisive victory, especially so in a mid-term election. I can’t understand complaining about Barney Frank winning. Can’t stand the guy myself, but his constituents are his constituents. In some areas of the country, you can’t cure willful stupidity.

A lot of America is waking up. Last night’s results confirm that fact.


42 posted on 11/03/2010 7:00:49 AM PDT by mplsconservative (I stand with Israel.)
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To: Broker
Gerry Brown = Emperor Nero.

I'm actually glad that a Republican will not be there to take the blame when California collapses under its own welfare entitlements.

43 posted on 11/03/2010 7:06:21 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
As someone wisely said last night, California's choice for governor makes it more likely that they'll need a bailout and everyone else's choices last night make it unliklely they'll get one.

Suck it, Gov. "Moonbeam" = Howard Dean as a lifelong pot-head.

44 posted on 11/03/2010 7:16:48 AM PDT by Dilbert56 (Harry Reid, D-Nev.: "We're going to pick up Senate seats as a result of this war.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer


President Obama made more than 60 phone calls last night to Democrats up for reelection.

If he called them...
I bet those were some fun calls to deposed Ike Skelton (34 years in
Congress) and Robin Carnahan (failed US Senate run).

I still have to pinch myself to believe the outcome.
Obama has probably retired to a bunker (”undisclosed location)
to sleep off last nights electoral results.


45 posted on 11/03/2010 7:31:34 AM PDT by VOA
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To: Ann Archy

Wouldn’t you love to see the Republican controlled house investigate Fwank and build an ethics (if not criminal) case against him and at the very least censure him... could happen. He will certainly be under greater scrutiny as the chairman of the banking committee. Let us hope...


46 posted on 11/03/2010 7:38:24 AM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“In public and private, Mr. Obama has expressed skepticism of the genuineness of House Republicans’ desire to work in a bipartisan way, but he will proceed in a “good faith” way, an official said.”


This closing paragraph tells us all we need to know. Everything will be the fault of the Republicans.

He will still be his usual narcissistic self.


47 posted on 11/03/2010 7:40:06 AM PDT by Artguy58
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To: Hojczyk
Alot of chances in 2012
48 posted on 11/03/2010 8:18:56 AM PDT by Sybeck1
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To: mplsconservative

‘In some areas of the country, you can’t cure willful stupidity.’

Want another example? In Dallas, the congressional district of the disgraced Eddie Berniece Johnson reelected yet again her last night. Even when presented with the evidence, they STILL vote for the crook. Can’t cure stupid.


49 posted on 11/03/2010 11:20:40 AM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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