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LIVE THREAD--Election Day 2010!
2 November 2010

Posted on 11/02/2010 6:57:53 AM PDT by SE Mom

Post what you're seeing, hearing in your district, county or state during the day and evening- anecdotal or otherwise!

GOTV!!!!!


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2010; 2010election; 2010midterms; congress; election; elections
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To: goldstategop
I notice that two of the many candidates I supported are losing in Arizona....Jesse Kelly and Ruth McClung.....and looking at the results.....libertarians gave the races to the rats....

don't anyone ever talk about how patriotic libertarians are......they are rat plants and the worse of the worse....they're nothing but blue dogs being paid under the table probably by the rats....

so what would happen is we started pushing the green party?....

libertarians are whipping boys for the rats....plain and simple...

3,101 posted on 11/03/2010 2:32:51 AM PDT by cherry
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To: goldstategop
I notice that two of the many candidates I supported are losing in Arizona....Jesse Kelly and Ruth McClung.....and looking at the results.....libertarians gave the races to the rats....

don't anyone ever talk about how patriotic libertarians are......they are rat plants and the worse of the worse....they're nothing but blue dogs being paid under the table probably by the rats....

so what would happen is we started pushing the green party?....

libertarians are whipping boys for the rats....plain and simple...

3,102 posted on 11/03/2010 2:33:14 AM PDT by cherry
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To: goldstategop

“There won’t be too many Blue Dogs left after tonight. And Red State Democratic Senators have to be very worried.”

Yeah, and I think there are more Democratic Senate seats up next time around. Sen. Jim Webb (D) Virginia being one of them.


3,103 posted on 11/03/2010 2:33:53 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Amateurs study tactics, professionals study logistics, and victors study demographics.)
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To: cherry

its late......*sigh*


3,104 posted on 11/03/2010 2:34:03 AM PDT by cherry
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To: cherry

“so what would happen is we started pushing the green party?....”

What’s good for the goose is sauce for the gander. Although I’d rather see conservatives push for a more palatable alternative for a second party.


3,105 posted on 11/03/2010 2:35:48 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Amateurs study tactics, professionals study logistics, and victors study demographics.)
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To: cherry

But its good lateness. A goody to be true lateness. I must be sounding like Buffy. But sometimes Valley girl speak captures the mood I’m in now!


3,106 posted on 11/03/2010 2:36:57 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Do we have anything close to the final House numbers yet?
248-187?

Anyone know?


3,107 posted on 11/03/2010 2:39:03 AM PDT by djf (The word "concise" is too big!)
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To: djf

I think 250 is about it. And the Democrats have been held under 200 seats for the first time in American history. That is a mission accomplished!


3,108 posted on 11/03/2010 2:43:30 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

239-243 for the Rep, 193-196 for the Dems.


3,109 posted on 11/03/2010 2:46:31 AM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: goldstategop

A veto-proof majority... so close! But no ceegar...

;-(


3,110 posted on 11/03/2010 2:47:06 AM PDT by djf (The word "concise" is too big!)
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To: djf

I’ll take what I can get. We exceeded all expectations. Let the Democrats and the MSM belittle this huge victory. Savor the moment.

One like this will never come again.


3,111 posted on 11/03/2010 2:52:14 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

I hope it never happens again, because it would mean we’re in the minority again.


3,112 posted on 11/03/2010 2:54:49 AM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: SE Mom
The New York Times is now showing us now up 239 Republican House seats to just 183 Democrat, with 13 races still undecided: http://elections.nytimes.com/2010/results/house.


3,113 posted on 11/03/2010 2:59:57 AM PDT by snowsislander (In this election year, please ask your candidates if they support repeal of the 1968 GCA.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

I believe of the 33 Senate seats up in 2012, 23 are currently held by Democrats. It is imperative that we have a strong Presidential candidate with big coattails.


3,114 posted on 11/03/2010 3:03:01 AM PDT by Hoodat ( .For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.d)
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To: djf

I had to finally crash at 11p and waking up.. I really thought Moocowski was going down. Damn.


3,115 posted on 11/03/2010 3:03:30 AM PDT by txhurl (If we can shake Congress like a can of pennies, we can uproot voter fraud like a D-9.)
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To: All

I for one am totally disappointed. NY and California elected all the same bums back in. Any country that can re elect Reid , Boxer ,Frank knowing what they are ..well we’re doomed.
The American people have once again proven to me that they are ignorant beyond words and deserve the Marxist hacks they continue to elect and give power.
Don’t worry ,Obama or Klinton will be president next time around too ,%100 positive of that
.I give up . After all the education of talk radio , Rush , Levin , Beck Fox news and FR so many out and out hacks and Marxist are STILL in power.How can that be ?
Nevada deserves to be nuked off the planet and I hope there is a national boycott of the state to the point where we starve them to death , Nevada needs to be punished heavily for putting that bastard Reid in power again.
Nice try folks but no cigar..little if anything will change.
Lots of noise but very little substance. This country deserves the government it gets...Strap yourself in , it’s going to get worse.


3,116 posted on 11/03/2010 3:04:31 AM PDT by sonic109
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To: Calif Conservative
Re: Georgia 2 - When I went to bed last night, they had already called it for the Republican. This morning, the Democrat is somehow ahead. Weird.

In CA-51, I am truly disappointed to see Popaditch lose that one. Filner is an imbecile.

3,117 posted on 11/03/2010 3:09:16 AM PDT by Hoodat ( .For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.d)
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To: sonic109

Of the 435 houses races, Republicans won 240 to their 190 (a few remains to be determined).

Of the 37 Senates races, Republicans won 24 to their 11 (2 to be determined).

Of the 35 Governor races, Republicans won 24 to their 11.

If you’re disappointed by those numbers, you had way too unrealistic expectations.


3,118 posted on 11/03/2010 3:11:59 AM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: sonic109

I feel the same way. Too many convincing victories for people like Reid, Brown, Coons and Blumenthal in CT for me to do a happy dance. The house might be able to make some noise but as a whole, the fact that guys like Alvin Greene got any votes is very troubling. The only thing this election told me is that people with great ideas like Sarah Palin won’t be able to win national elections because of the entrenched corruption in places like Washington state and Nevada.
Too many people vote party, not principle and it’ll be the death of this country.


3,119 posted on 11/03/2010 3:12:29 AM PDT by newnhdad (The longest of journeys begins with one step.)
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To: newnhdad

You are never going to see a victory this large for conservatism while you are alive. I’m 67 and this is the biggest win in my life. Please grow a brain.


3,120 posted on 11/03/2010 3:19:13 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: Hoodat
we will probably get stuck with Mitt.....its all in the cards....the plan so to speak.....

which means we must defend the 10 pub seats and earn 10 more....all the while keeping the House majority....

so save your money...

3,121 posted on 11/03/2010 3:22:15 AM PDT by cherry
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To: djf

Veto-proof would be 2/3 of 435, or 290 seats.


3,122 posted on 11/03/2010 3:26:50 AM PDT by rfp1234
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To: rfp1234

The GOP won nearly 60% of the House seats. That is a very respectable showing!


3,123 posted on 11/03/2010 3:30:42 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

If the house alone can prevent the President from appointing radicals to the federal bench, let me know. A closer Senate was the brass ring and this election proved that the entrenched corruption in states that we need to flip to win in 2012 can be the deciding factor. I worked for the democrats in the 90’s and they will take this divisive strategy into 2012 because all they have to do is hold serve.
We won loads of seats in the house but we all don’t want another 1996. If the senate was closer, it would have meant more to the white house because they value the senate more than the voice of the individual districts. This man more than any president before him has shown he does not care what the people think.
A Republican house will be an annoyance to the President but not much of an impediment.


3,124 posted on 11/03/2010 3:31:27 AM PDT by newnhdad (The longest of journeys begins with one step.)
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To: rfp1234; djf

Maybe he meant RINO-proof.


3,125 posted on 11/03/2010 3:34:45 AM PDT by Hoodat ( .For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.d)
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To: jeltz25
To a large degree---and I know people around here don't want to hear it---the "Tea Party" candidates showed that in congressional races, which usually involve less money and a more homogeneous voter base, the message triumphs. But in larger statewide races, where you have to have more seasoning, experience counts.

We all know the "downside" of being a "Washington" candidate, but the upside is you do learn to vet yourself early; to avoid saying stupid things as much as possible; and to get your support lined up. In both Alaska and New Jersey---however much people want to blame Rover or the "party"---you had the Tea Party people running both against the Dem and the insider establishment. That's a tall order. I think Paul, Rubio, maybe Scott if he pulls it out have shown that there are ways to do this, but that there's no room for big mistakes.

I think to some degree the criticism of these people that they allowed themselves to be dragged into STATE elections vs. nationalizing the elections (in the case of DE and AK, especially) was a mistake. I know O'Donnell thought she was trying to focus on DE, but in the process she lost part of the message that it was the federal government that was the problem. I don't know---just throwing out ideas. But one thing that CANNOT happen is for conservatives to just assume that because you put up someone with the "right" ideas they will win. It takes both competence AND conservatism, especially in blue states.

3,126 posted on 11/03/2010 3:36:04 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: Warthog-2

I know. If, as a Cowboys fan, I didn’t hate the Steelers soooooo much, it would have been funny.


3,127 posted on 11/03/2010 3:37:00 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: snowsislander

And the dims want to call the Republicans a regional party? That red, including the red gains, looks about as evenly distributed as you can get.


3,128 posted on 11/03/2010 3:43:39 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: newnhdad

It requires a solid 40 Senators to block appointments and we now have that. Previously we didn’t. The White House can’ spend a dime without getting it from the House of Representatives, and Obama will never get that without paying heavily. We are not going to see 1996 because Bob Dole isn’t running.

In any case the point of my post was about the size of the election victory, not what are prospects are for the future, which is highly unknowable.


3,129 posted on 11/03/2010 3:44:16 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: goldstategop

Wonder if any Dims will jump ship...

just what we need... a bunch of repocrats...


3,130 posted on 11/03/2010 3:45:41 AM PDT by djf (The word "concise" is too big!)
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To: djf

There are Red State Dem Senators who can see Obummer can do nothing for them. You think they want to walk that plank in the lame duck session? Think again.


3,131 posted on 11/03/2010 3:55:37 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: newnhdad; sonic109

c’mon guys, get a grip

I’m disgusted by the ‘Rats who won but there were lots of good victories — picking up 60+ seats in the House and 6 or so in the Senate? Amazing when you consider the triumphant tide of the Obamanation just 2 years ago.

I can remember the years (long ago) when it seemed impossible that the House would ever be denied to the Demagogues, yet now the Pelosicrats have been thrown out on their butts. Demagogues dominated the House for much of the past 70+ years.

This is a “glass half full” not half-empty kind of moment. More than half full, really, we’ve put the Obamacrats on the path to a total repudiation in 2012 if the Rs don’t blow it in the next 12+ months.


3,132 posted on 11/03/2010 3:59:11 AM PDT by Enchante (De-fund the "Corrupt Bastards" aka agitprop twits of NPR, PBS, and CPB now!!)
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To: All

I’ve become more of a long term thinker. Like it or not, the 2012 election starts today and we need to keep the bigger picture “numbers game” top of mind. Trust me, the dems are sitting around this morning with a huge map figuring out what messaging works in places like Ohio, Indiana, Colorado and NC and how they can hold on to an electoral 51% to keep Obama in power. It is their singular goal for the next 24 months and preventing it must be our singular goal if we are to succeed in getting the country on track.


3,133 posted on 11/03/2010 4:04:53 AM PDT by newnhdad (The longest of journeys begins with one step.)
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To: Enchante

I think we’ll do better. We’ve seen the mistakes the Democrats made and won’t mess it up. The Democrats arrogance, contempt and condescension was their undoing. Our new Speaker Elect is not like Nancy Pelosi.


3,134 posted on 11/03/2010 4:05:28 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Enchante

Some of these guys are screwed up too tight. Elections don’t work like the guillotine in the Revolution, we can’t get everybody at the same time.


3,135 posted on 11/03/2010 4:06:11 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: sonic109

I am happy that I never will be in a fox hole with you.

LLS


3,136 posted on 11/03/2010 4:30:18 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: STARWISE

Hi Star,
I wonder if Boehner and the House can cut President Sandtraps and Michelle Ma Belle’s travel and entertainment budget. We’d save a boatload of $s right there.

As we’ve all mentioned from time to time here on FR, if President Bush and Laura had been having weekly entertainment nights and dinners, lavish excursions, etc., we never would have heard the end of it. As it is, the LSM went on and on about him spending vacations at his ranch in Crawford, which, as you know, was set-up to act as a satellite WH.

BTW - I hear the Obama’s are spending Christmas in Hawaii again this year. W always spent it at Camp David so a majority o fthe staff could spend Christmas with their families.


3,137 posted on 11/03/2010 4:31:23 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: newnhdad

There is no room in my foxhole for you either.

LLS


3,138 posted on 11/03/2010 4:33:48 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: sonic109

Wow...I just got up and feel like you do about what you wrote.

I should be happy, but am depressed about the Calif and NY and know we will supposed to bail them out next. And Nevada?disgusting.


3,139 posted on 11/03/2010 4:41:12 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie ( Ok, Joke's over....Bring back Bush !)
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To: Art in Idaho

“The Tea Party involvement and takeover of the Republican Party has just begun.”

I think that’s right! The pundits are focusing on how Christine & Angle didn’t win - and they were Tea Party & Sarah’s picks. Let’s talk about Tea Party & Sarah’s endorsements that DID win, such as Rubio, Paul, West, Webster, Haley, Martinez, etc. They’re concentrating on the Senate, but let’s look at the House, too. I’m disappointed in some of the losses (primarily Senate), but celebrating all of the House and Gov wins. I’m also interested in how many state legislatures switched to R - - combined with the governors, that will be hugh in redistricting.

Still holding out hope for Rossi, Buck & Miller!


3,140 posted on 11/03/2010 4:42:01 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: StarFan

Our county election board computers crashed, we still don’t know whassup.


3,141 posted on 11/03/2010 4:47:12 AM PDT by Shady (God Bless the United States of America...and your gift of LIBERTY to all!)
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To: Seattle Conservative
I think that’s right! The pundits are focusing on how Christine & Angle didn’t win - and they were Tea Party & Sarah’s picks.

Christine just flat out got beat, but Reid was FRAUD. The numbers cast for the GOP Governor make that obvious...65,000 split the ticket? Puh-leeze.

3,142 posted on 11/03/2010 4:47:39 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Spokane

If they’re in central KC (Bagdad Jim McDermott (Commie) - Rep), probably not good; however, if they’re in east and southeast KC, he may still have a chance.


3,143 posted on 11/03/2010 4:51:36 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: cherry

I would certainly think she will win and she’s Great!!

I heard her recently on a few talk shows and saw the video she did. Now that the Pubbies will be leading the House, I think/hope she’ll be more visible.


3,144 posted on 11/03/2010 5:12:08 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: Enchante

I agree!

Rove just said that Pubbies picked up something like 500 state legislature seats. And, in some states, such as AL & NC, the Pubbies hadn’t controlled the legislature in years. R’s control the Senate in AL - 1st time since 1938. 20 seats to R in Texas state house. IMHO, those are HUGH accomplishments, too! Those, plus the increase in R governors will certainly help with redistricting!


3,145 posted on 11/03/2010 5:26:43 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: who knows what evil?

I haven’t seen all the numbers from NV. Based on what I’ve been reading on FR, the counts for Reid do seem very *fishy*. Was there any more on the machines that were automatically set for Reid and SEIU being the ‘repairmen’ for them?


3,146 posted on 11/03/2010 5:32:28 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: Shady

What state/county are you in? Is it a D or R leaning county?


3,147 posted on 11/03/2010 5:33:54 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: goldstategop

Does anyone know how many SoS were up for re-election? I’m hoping the R’s won those to try to crush the Soros SoS Project.


3,148 posted on 11/03/2010 5:36:34 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: Seattle Conservative

re: 500+ new state legislators

and as a conservative movement we need to focus a great deal upon cultivating, supporting, improving state legislators and local officials across the land who are the future

It’s hard to win with “outsiders” ala Christine O’Donnell, Sharron Angle, McMahon, Joe Miller etc. Good as they are for their ideas, we need more candidates with those ideas who also have lots of relevant govt. experience. Like it or not, there are plenty of voters who are not going to pull the level or punch the ballot card for someone they think of as a total neophyte in governance.

We can keep running such outsiders to lose, or we can develop more Ronald Reagan allies within the belly of the beast. (of course, Reagan was an “outsider” to the political establishment when he first ran for and won election as Governor of CA)


3,149 posted on 11/03/2010 5:38:56 AM PDT by Enchante (De-fund the "Corrupt Bastards" aka agitprop twits of NPR, PBS, and CPB now!!)
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WELL PRAISE THE LORD. NOTHING LIKE WAKING UP TO GOOD NEWS!


3,150 posted on 11/03/2010 5:39:08 AM PDT by angcat (DEAR GOD PLEASE SAVE OUR COUNTRY!)
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