Skip to comments.20 things that went right on Election Day
Posted on 11/08/2012 5:42:36 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
1. Republicans retained control of the U.S. House of Representatives.
2. Voters in Alabama, Montana, and Wyoming all passed measures limiting Obamacare.
3. Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz, one of the conservative movement’s brightest rising stars, overcame establishment GOP opposition to clinch a U.S. Senate victory in Texas.
4. Corruptocrat Beltway barnacle Rep. Pete Stark was finally kicked out of office in California.
5. Despite entrenched teachers’ union opposition, a charter school initiative in Washington state triumphed.
6. Despite entrenched Big Labor support, a radical collective bargaining power grab in Michigan failed.
7. Oklahoma voters said no to government race-based preferences in college admissions, public contracting, and government hiring.
8. Montana voters said no to boundless benefits for illegal aliens.
9. Washington state approved taxpayer-empowering limitations on its state legislature’s ability to raise taxes.
10. For the first time since Reconstruction, the GOP won control of the Arkansas state house.
11. Voters rejected tax hike ballot measures in Arizona, South Dakota, and Missouri.
12. Louisiana voted to protect gun rights.
13. Kentucky voted to protect hunting and fishing rights.
14. Parental notification for minors’ abortion prevailed in Montana.
15. North Carolina Republicans claimed the governor’s office, congressional gains, and control of the state’s general assembly.
16. Paul Ryan will return to Congress after winning re-election and continue to carry the torch for entitlement reform and budget discipline.
17. Conservatives won big victories in the Kansas state legislature.
18. Republicans won historic supermajorities in Tennessee.
19.Across the country, Republicans reached a post-2000 record number of gubernatorial victories.
20. Conservatives who were devastated by the national election results demonstrated how to lose with dignity and grace. There will be finger-pointing and recriminations and soul-searching, but committed activists can’t and won’t lose heart. We’ll regroup, recover, and keep fighting for our country.
Our friend and commenter SteveEgg adds: “And you missed Rs retaking the WI Senate.”
21. Wisconsin: GOP wins back control of state government.
Hey, that’s a pretty good post right there!
Thanks for that. Some of that good news was overwhelmed by the reelection of the African communist, and it’s good stuff indeed.
Go back and remember the Republican primary campaign season of late 2011 and early 2012. If you had told most conservatives -- and most people on this site, in particular -- that Mitt Romney would not be the next President of the United States, they would have been thrilled.
Sometimes we just don't know how to appreciate the good things in life, eh?
The real bright side will start when the punk POTUS gets tarred and feathered when our economy starts unraveling.
Some people confuse the BIG loss for America with a Republican loss.
I see things as the same. We won some, we lost nothing.
We did not lose the Presidency. We never had it to lose.
We didn’t lose the Senate. We never had it to lose.
We didn’t win the Senate because we already had it.
The BIGGEST loser is America.
Correction: We didnt win the House because we already had it.
In Michigan, Prop 2 would have given the unions constitutional veto power over the state legislature. -DEFEATED
Prop 3 would have constitutionally mandated that the state be 25% powered by green energy (primarily wind) by 2025. Even supporters called it impossible but wanted a constitutional mandate anyway. - DEFEATED
Prop 4 would have given unions a constitutional right to seize union dues from home care workers who get no representation from a union. (primarily family members caring for severely disabled spouses or offspring). -DEFEATED
Indiana elected a Tea Party backed governor and Republican supermajorities in both state senate and house.
I agree it was a win partly because I can’t physically find Matty Maroun to slap him myself.
otoh......Kristi Noem retains her job...so does Raul Labrador...and Allen West MAY keep his job afterall...we shall see...
I have more losers on my donation record than winners but even one victory can sustain me...
A tea Partier took the seat vacated by Thad McCotter.
That’s our answer...tea party repubs....
I did a couple down. I meant “House”
but Mitt gave a very strong fight and I'm proud of him....he rallied a lot of people...
IMO vote fraud stole the election but that's typical of the rats...
Indiana now holds a Super walkout-Proof Majority in the Legislature and Mike Pence as Gov.
the only statewide position held by a Dem is State School Superintendent.
somehow, a Union hack managed to get elected by getting a “Letter to the Editor” printed in about every paper in the state bashing the current Super for wanting School reform.
channel should be “challenge”.....need new readers I guess...
I wonder now Obama ended up with reverse coat tails, seemingly all over the country.
I’m really starting to wonder if this guy benefited from election rigging on a massive scale.