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The minds of Freepers | 11-3-10 | JLB AKA Republican Extremist

Posted on 11/03/2010 8:56:51 AM PDT by Republican Extremist

Let's make a central thread that we can point to the historic accomplishments of yesterday. For instance:

This number of seats gained was the highest since XXXX.

This is the first time the House has had less than 200 Democrats since XXXX.

Which races turned from Dem to Republican?

Which Governorships and State Legislatures flipped?

How many Governorships do we have now?

Which Republicans or Tea Partiers are sitting in which old Democrat leadership seats?

You get the idea...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2010; election; historic; tea
I will start.

Scott Brown has Ted Kennedy’s old Senate seat.

Mark Kirk has Obama’s old Senate seat.

Ron Johnson has Russ Feingold’s old Senate seat.

Marco Rubio has Mel Martinez’s old Senate seat.

Pat Toomey has Arlen Spector’s old Senate seat.

John Hoeven has Byron Dorgan’s old Senate seat.

Dan Coats has Evan Bayh’s old Senate seat.

John Boozman has Blanche Lincoln’s old Senate seat.

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Rick Scott won as Florida Governor. (pickup)

Bill Haslem won as Tennessee Governor. (pickup)

Susana Martinez won as New Mexico Governor (pickup)

Mary Fallin won as Oklahoma Governor (pickup)

Sam Brownback won as Kansas Governor (pickup)

Terry Branstad won as Iowa’s Governor (pickup)

Scott Walker won as Wisconsin Governor (pickup)

Rick Snyder won as Michigan Governor (pickup)

John Kasich won as Ohio Governor (pickup)

Tom Corbett won as Pennsylvania Governor (pickup)

Matt Mead won as Wyoming Governor (pickup)

Nikki Haley won as South Carolina Governor.

Wisconsin lost Governor, Senator, and Legislature.

1 posted on 11/03/2010 8:56:53 AM PDT by Republican Extremist
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To: Republican Extremist

Can I ask what’s going on in CT’s gov race? Fox has it called for Malloy, yet Foley has lead all night from whatg I can tell...


2 posted on 11/03/2010 8:59:07 AM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (Truman: The buck stops here. Obama: Buck? What buck? Did I tell you how it's all Bush's fault?)
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To: Republican Extremist

Iowa voters kicked three ISC judges out over their giving gays the right to marry in Iowa.


3 posted on 11/03/2010 9:00:04 AM PDT by RickB444 (Beat your sword into plowshares, but wined up plowing the fields of someone who kept their sword.)
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To: Republican Extremist

Who WAS the NM Governor??


4 posted on 11/03/2010 9:00:22 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

Bill Richardson, Dem.


5 posted on 11/03/2010 9:03:02 AM PDT by Republican Extremist
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To: Republican Extremist

I know there are races still pending - but does anyone have an exact number at to how many U.S. House Seats were won by Republicans in last night’s election - as of right now?

Same for the Senate.

I have searched all over the web and cannot find number.

Anyone know?


6 posted on 11/03/2010 9:03:34 AM PDT by ICCtheWay
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To: WinOne4TheGipper

Foley by .1% with 93% reporting.


7 posted on 11/03/2010 9:04:59 AM PDT by Republican Extremist
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To: Republican Extremist

We did very well - but this is just a start. We have a lot of work to do going forward. And when I get down, I think of the odds our namesakes - the first Tea Party - had to face!


8 posted on 11/03/2010 9:05:12 AM PDT by cvq3842
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To: WinOne4TheGipper

Foley by .1% with 93% reporting.


9 posted on 11/03/2010 9:05:18 AM PDT by Republican Extremist
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To: Republican Extremist

From the NY Times - (I know, but get over it....lol)

Almost all Congressional districts voted
more Republican in this election than in 2008.

The shift reversed the Obama-driven wave of 2008 ...... and reversed the movement toward Democrats in 2006
when the Iraq war was a top issue.

This year’s election was one of the largest
House shake-ups of the last 50 years.

Republicans had picked up 60 seats as of 7 a.m.

They flipped 22 seats that Democrats held from 2002 to 2008,
and defeated about the same number of freshman Democrats.
Republicans took over 28 seats held by Blue Dogs, more than
half of this group of fiscally conservative Democrats. Without their
presence in the middle, the House may become more polarized.

Tea Party candidates swept up 32 Democratic seats. They won 39 seats
total in the House, most by narrower margins than other Republicans.

The Republican wave was driven by many demographic groups.
(very interesting graph)

http://www.nytimes.com/


10 posted on 11/03/2010 9:07:08 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: Republican Extremist

Republicans now control 100% of Michigan state government!

We even have a super majority in the state Senate. We can over-ride any veto of our new RINO Governor.


11 posted on 11/03/2010 9:07:39 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Republican Extremist

I thought so, but I haven’t sen or heard him in AGES!!! He dropped from sight.


12 posted on 11/03/2010 9:10:34 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Republican Extremist

Maryland state Senator Dr. Andy Harris defeated incumbent rat U.S. Rep. Frank Kratovil in the 1st District.


13 posted on 11/03/2010 9:12:23 AM PDT by RedMDer (Throw Them Out! Forward With Confidence!)
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To: ICCtheWay

WE won 6 in the Senate as of yesterday, pending.
We won 60 in the House
Re: Townhall the Tipsheet Kevin Glass The Morning After: Five Races to Watch


14 posted on 11/03/2010 9:13:29 AM PDT by kitkat
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To: Republican Extremist

Rush just said 19 state legislatures switched.


15 posted on 11/03/2010 9:24:25 AM PDT by Republican Extremist
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To: Republican Extremist

Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman James Oberstar (Minn.), Armed Services Chairman Ike Skelton (Mo.) and Budget Chairman John Spratt (S.C.) all lost


16 posted on 11/03/2010 9:32:05 AM PDT by Republican Extremist
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To: Republican Extremist
This is the first time the Republican Party has made gains in the House of Representatives in the first Congressional election following a Giants' win in the World Series.

NY Giants won the 1905 WS...in the 1906 election the Democrats made gains.
The NY Giants won the 1921 and 1922 WS...in 1922 the Democrats made gains.
The NY Giants won the 1933 WS...in 1934 the Democrats made gains.
The NY Giants won the 1954 WS...the Democrats made gains in the 1954 election.
The SF Giants won the 2010 WS, but the Republicans made gains in the 2010 election.

17 posted on 11/03/2010 9:34:48 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: ICCtheWay
I checked out the interactive MSNBC election results page a few minutes ago.

As of now, the GOP has picked up 5 seats in the Senate, with three still undecided. This may include the Alaska seat where the GOP will almost certainly win -- with either "Republican" Miller or "Write-In" Murkowski coming out on top.

The GOP has picked up 61 House seats, with 11 still undecided.

There are even more victories at the state level for the Republican Party. Ohio and Wisconsin, for example, were devastating losses from top to bottom for the Democrats.

What's also interesting about the 2010 isn't just the number of Republicans who have won . . . it's the TYPE of Republicans who have won. Having a guy like Marco Rubio beat Charlie Crist in Florida, and having Pat Toomey beat Joe Sestak for Arlen Specter's old seat in Pennsylvania, is a very big deal.

I'm also pleased to see so many political neophytes do well this year -- especially a number of retired medical doctors who won their House races.

18 posted on 11/03/2010 9:47:51 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark.")
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To: Republican Extremist

Those are very big losses for the Democrats. Those knuckleheads probably had about 60+ years in Congress between them.


19 posted on 11/03/2010 9:49:32 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark.")
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To: Republican Extremist

When do we get rip the gavel from that corrupt witches hands?


20 posted on 11/03/2010 9:52:13 AM PDT by RedMDer (Throw Them Out! Forward With Confidence!)
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The greatest losses, as in most countries, are well away from election fever.

In education, liberals are not only the majority, but the dictatorship.

Though a sincere attempt, homeschooling is not the answer.

Liberals, with their need to assault our young, must be hounded out of education as if they were child molesters.

Their hateful rhetoric of anything western must be exposed and shamed.

Unless conservatives on mass don't attempt to eradicate this hate, within one more generation, the game will be over.

21 posted on 11/03/2010 10:09:21 AM PDT by Jakarta ex-pat
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To: WinOne4TheGipper
Can I ask what’s going on in CT’s gov race? Fox has it called for Malloy, yet Foley has lead all night from whatg I can tell...

Because two idiot Obama-bot districts ran out of ballots & a judge let them stay open 2 extra hours It is assumed that enough dead people in those districts voted for Malloy

22 posted on 11/03/2010 10:39:01 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Alberta's Child

RCP shows +6 for Republicans in Senate with only 2 (Alaska and WA) undecided. The +6 does NOT include Murkowski. Since she presumably would caucus with Republicans, this seat would be a GOP hold.
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/elections/2010/senate_final_results.html

RCP shows +61 for House with 10 still undecided.
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/elections/2010/house_final_results.html

Republicans also have gained 8 governships with 5 decided.

I’d hoped for something better in the Senate. Everywhere else it’s an unquestioned blowout.


23 posted on 11/03/2010 11:13:10 AM PDT by DrC
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To: DrC
I was hoping for better in the Senate, but when you look back at the numbers I'd say the GOP did extremely well. As I've posted on several threads . . .

Not only did the Democrats have a 59-41 edge in the U.S. Senate coming into 2010, but they had a huge advantage in the way the six-year Senate terms came up for election in 2010. There were 40 Democratic seats in the U.S. Senate where there was no election this year, while the Republicans only had 23.

Based on that fact alone, this should have been an opportunity for the Democrats to make big gains in the Senate. But that party is in such terrible shape that they've had a hard fight just to hold onto their seats -- while the Republicans successfully defended all of their incumbents and added a few more.

24 posted on 11/03/2010 12:28:33 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark.")
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To: DrC
One more thing . . .

The MSNBC results still show Colorado with no clear winner, which explains the discrepancy between the "undecided" numbers for MSNBC (3) and RCP (2).

25 posted on 11/03/2010 12:41:22 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark.")
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To: ICCtheWay
have searched all over the web and cannot find number. Anyone know?

I think it very telling that in the past, the MEDIA was calling 'counts' on these elections with as plus or minus figure for the unresolved races at midnight on Tuesday, and they were headlines on the next morning's Issue. On the internet it would have been there at 12:01.

Now, as you mention, no one seems to know or want to say. (in the Media)

26 posted on 11/03/2010 2:58:49 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: cvq3842

The T.E.A. Party members must remind the new Majority (Republicans) that ‘party’ cannot be used for an excuse.

We hold them to the same standards as the DEMS.

If you try to sink the ship, we will throw you over the side.


27 posted on 11/03/2010 3:02:09 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2

Agreed.


28 posted on 11/08/2010 12:01:11 PM PST by cvq3842
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