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  • Dem losers still blaming Nancy Pelosi

    03/29/2011 12:51:29 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 15 replies
    Dem losers still blaming Nancy Pelosi By: Richard E. Cohen March 29, 2011 02:33 PM EDT As victims of the House Democratic election massacre speak out about what caused their ouster last November, they are pointing their fingers squarely at a Washington duo: Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama. Then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) moved their party’s agenda too far left during the past Congress. And then they failed to help rescue the party’s mostly supportive lawmakers, two defeated first-termers who have joined Washington-based think tanks said Tuesday. “Moderates and independents who leaned toward Obama didn’t come out because they saw...
  • Wisconsin: Elections have consequences

    03/02/2011 4:49:28 AM PST · by iowamark · 12 replies
    The Daily Iowan ^ | FEBRUARY 25, 2011 | Natalie Ginty
    Over the past week, Wisconsin public employees have flocked to Madison to protest Gov. Scott Walker’s budget-repair bill. Teachers have walked out of their classrooms, senators have fled the state, and President Obama has once again involved himself in state affairs. The left is painting the bill into an attack on the middle class, education, and unions. Some are even comparing the protests to the citizen-lead protests in Egypt. Before such inaccuracies have a chance to continue, let’s set a few things straight.Walker, who was swept into office during the 2010 midterm elections, is confronting the tough decisions right away....
  • Jim Moran’s Crazy Analysis of the Midterms

    02/02/2011 7:53:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | February 2, 2011 | Ken Blackwell
    In Congressman Jim Moran’s (D) hometown of Alexandria, Virginia, a few years ago, some New Year’s Eve reveler ran his car into a pedestal in the middle of Washington Street. He knocked down a statue that had stood there for decades. The very liberal, very politically correct folks in Alexandria jumped at the chance to get rid of the soldier on the pedestal. That soldier is a Confederate Johnny Reb. They were about to ship Johnny off to the old soldiers home when Richmond intervened. It seems the statue was put up with state funds and couldn’t be moved without...
  • Hard Right Turn Worries GOP Moderates in N.H.

    02/01/2011 4:25:42 AM PST · by Jim Noble · 52 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | February 1, 2011 | Sarah Schweitzer
    New Hampshire Democrats conceded a dramatic loss of power to a Republican insurgency last November. Now another group is coming to terms with its sidelining. Moderate Republicans, the practical-minded mainstay of the state’s venerable GOP, have watched in dismay as conservative legislators have proposed restricting state education funding to English, math, science, social studies, and physical education and urged that officials no longer “bear faith and true allegiance’’ to the United States and New Hampshire, but rather, only to New Hampshire. With the recent ascension of Tea Party activist Jack Kimball to head the state Republican Party, many moderates now...
  • Rep. Moran: Dems Lost Because Many 'Don't Want to Be Governed by an African-American'

    01/28/2011 5:41:39 PM PST · by RedMDer · 82 replies ^ | January 28, 2011 |
    Virginia Democratic Rep. Jim Moran is blaming his party's losses last November in large part on voters who "don't want to be governed by an African-American." The comments were made following President Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday during an interview with Arab network Alhurra.
  • Jim Moran: Racism fueled Democrats' midterm losses

    01/27/2011 2:18:47 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies
    Jim Moran: Racism fueled Democrats' midterm losses By: Jennifer Epstein January 27, 2011 04:43 PM EST A Democratic congressman is attributing his party’s losses in the 2010 election cycle to the fact that President Barack Obama is black. Speaking to Arab television network Alhurra, Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) said Republicans made big gains in November because “a lot of people in this country … don’t want to be governed by an African-American.” Even more objectionable to some Americans, he said, is that Obama is a black president “who is inclusive, who is liberal, who wants to spend money on everyone...
  • Democrats UNDER-Represented in Delaware Election. O’Donnell did not motivate Democrats

    12/28/2010 1:43:14 PM PST · by Moseley · 61 replies · 6+ views
    Red State ^ | December 28, 2010 | Pete Fescue
    Democrats were apparently under-represented in Delaware’s US Senate race on November 2, 2010, according to CNN exit polls taken on election night. Voter registration for Delaware’s 2010 election totaled Democrats: 47 %. Republicans: 29.4%. “Other” & Independents: 23.5% (Voter registration closed on October 9, 2010. Registration totals are as of October 21, 2010.) However, actual voter turn out according to CNN’s exit poll was: Democrats: 44%. Republicans: 30%. “Other” & Independents: 27% Thus Democrats were under-represented among the actual voters who turned out in the November 2 election. Only 44% of actual voters were Democrats although 47% of...
  • 3 elected Mississippi Democrats switch to GOP (State Senator, State Representative, etc.)

    12/28/2010 7:21:53 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 26 replies · 4+ views ^ | 12/28/10 | HOLBROOK MOHR
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three elected Mississippi Democrats announced Tuesday they are switching to the Republican Party, a move Republicans described as a victory for the GOP and a rebuke of Democratic Party ideology. State Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, state Rep. Bobby Shows and Simpson County Superintendent of Education Joe Welch announced the changes in their party affiliation during a news conference Tuesday at Mississippi Republican Party headquarters in Jackson. The party switches don't shift the balance of power in either house of the state Legislature, but GOP officials said it's part of continuing trend in Mississippi and beyond. At least...
  • Feingold ends Senate service (liberal Rat soon to join the ranks of the unemployed)

    12/28/2010 6:39:42 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies · 3+ views
    The Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 2010-12-28 | Clay Barbour
    Icon. Maverick. Liberal. Career politician. U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold has been called many things during his time in the spotlight. But after nearly 30 years in politics, the junior senator from Wisconsin is coming home a private citizen. When the final gavel falls on the 111th Congress, Feingold will be unemployed — the victim of an angry electorate bent on change in Washington, D.C.
  • Delaware Exit Polls: Castle Would Have Lost 2010 US Senate race

    12/27/2010 2:57:58 PM PST · by Moseley · 38 replies · 3+ views
    Delaware News Center ^ | December 27, 2010 | Jonathon Moseley
    Mike Castle would have lost the US Senate race in Delaware to Democrat Chris Coons, according to surprising exit polls by CNN in Delaware on election day, November 2, 2010. Contradicting theories advanced by Delaware Republican insiders, voters in Delaware on November 2 would have elected Democrat Chris Coons regardless of whether the Republican nominee were Mike Castle or Christine O’Donnell. The analysis places the focus on calls for systemic reforms of the Republican Party of Delaware. According to CNN: “despite pre-election polls that showed longtime Republican Rep. Mike Castle handily beating Coons in a hypothetical match-up, the voters who...
  • Obama Has Lost The World

    12/26/2010 10:44:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 120 replies · 18+ views
    Eurasia Review ^ | December 26, 2010 | Daniel Greenfield
    After the 2010 elections, it’s not exactly news that Obama has lost America. But in a less public referendum, he also lost the world. Obama’s cocktail party tour of the world’s capitals may look impressive on a map, but is irrelevant on a policy level. In less than two years, the White House has gone from being the center of world leadership to being irrelevant, from protecting world freedom to serving as a global party planning committee. Even the Bush Administration’s harshest critics could never have credibly claimed that George W. Bush was irrelevant. He might have been hated, pilloried...
  • Democratic Kansas state senator switching to Republican Party

    12/17/2010 6:44:55 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 28 replies ^ | 12/17/10 | Scott Rothschild
    Topeka — State Sen. Chris Steineger of Kansas City, Kan., on Friday left the Democratic Party to join Republicans, saying his fiscal beliefs were more in line with the GOP and that he could better serve his district by teaming up with the majority party. "Most people tell me they want me to do what is best for the community, not a political party. By joining the Republican majority in the State Capitol, I am better able to deliver value and service to the people of Wyandotte County. Our voice in Topeka is stronger by being in the majority," said...
  • Rick Santorum now TRASHES candidates he SUPPORTED in September

    12/07/2010 11:27:00 AM PST · by Moseley · 91 replies
    RED STATE ^ | December 7, 2010 | Grassroots1773
    Will the real Rick Santorum please stand up? BEFORE the November 2, election, Rick Santorum defended Christine O’Donnell in her US Senate race in Delaware (though trying to have it both ways to some extent). Now, AFTER the election, Rick Santroum is now trying to jump on the bandwagon and attack the GOP’s losing candidates. Goal: NOT win elections, NOT learn how to win elections, but simply for personal aggrandizement by Rick Santorum. ________________________________________________ On September 21, 2010, Rick Santorum defended Christine O’Donnell as a candidate on Greta Van Sustren’s “On the Record” Rick Santorum Santorum — famous for dumping...
  • Republicans retake control of state Senate (New York)

    12/04/2010 5:56:30 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Freeman ^ | 12/4/10 | MICHAEL GORMLEY
    ALBANY — The state Senate will return to Republican control in January. A judge on Saturday certified a result that showed a Long Island Republican won a key seat in the Nov. 2 election, meaning the GOP will have at least a 32-30 edge over Democrats when the Senate’s new session starts next month. (A pending recount in Westchester County could give the GOP a 33-29 majority.) The result gives Republicans their only power base in a state where Democrats hold the Assembly and the three statewide offices: governor, comptroller and attorney general. The final tally in the Long Island...
  • Democratic South finally falls

    11/28/2010 4:09:44 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 88 replies
    Politico ^ | November 28,2010 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    For Democrats in the South, the most ominous part of a disastrous year may not be what happened on Election Day but what has happened in the weeks since. After suffering a historic rout — in which nearly every white Deep South Democrat in the U.S. House was defeated and Republicans took over or gained seats in legislatures across the region — the party’s ranks in Dixie have thinned even further. In Georgia, Louisiana and Alabama, Democratic state legislators have become Republicans, concluding that there is no future in the party that once dominated the so-called Solid South. That the...
  • What Did It All Mean? (McCain says Tea Party midterm victories "revolt" and "not a revolution")

    11/21/2010 5:02:19 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 59 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2010-11-22 | Alan Murray
    (snip) ALAN MURRAY: Sen. McCain, I wonder if you could tell us, from where you sit, what the message of this election in the United States is. JOHN MCCAIN: It was a revolt. It was not a revolution. Revolutions take a long time. It was revolt on the part of the American people who believe that their government has lost touch with them and they have lost touch with their government. And any Republican who thinks that it was a vote in favor of Republicans should look at our approval ratings. Last time I checked, it's around 17%. When you...
  • Etheridge can't overcome Ellmers' lead in recount

    11/19/2010 10:53:49 AM PST · by BelegStrongbow · 81 replies · 1+ views
    WRAL TV ^ | 10/19/10 |
    Republican Renee Ellmers has unseated veteran Congressman Bob Etheridge, according to unofficial results of a recount in the tight race. Etheridge, a seven-term Democrat, picked up six votes on Ellmers after voting results from 10 counties were tabulated a second time, but it was nowhere near enough to overcome her 1,489-vote lead following the Nov. 2 election.
  • Etheridge can't overcome Ellmers' lead in recount

    11/19/2010 10:58:41 AM PST · by CodeJockey · 16 replies Raleigh, NC ^ | 11/18/10 | Bruce Mildwurf
    Raleigh, N.C. — Republican Renee Ellmers has unseated veteran Congressman Bob Etheridge, according to unofficial results of a recount in the tight race. Etheridge, a seven-term Democrat, picked up six votes on Ellmers after voting results from 10 counties were tabulated a second time, but it was nowhere near enough to overcome her 1,489-vote lead following the Nov. 2 election. The State Board of Elections still must audit the results and will meet next Tuesday to certify the results of all elections statewide. 2010 North Carolina General Election Results Etheridge requested a recount after Ellmers led him by less than...
  • Bobby Etheridge to concede to GOP’s Renne Ellmers

    11/19/2010 5:35:53 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | November 19, 2010 | Alex Isenstadt
    Democratic Rep. Bobby Etheridge has conceded to Republican Renee Ellmers, handing the GOP a victory in a race few thought the party would win. When local election officials completed their recount of votes cast in North Carolina’s 2nd District race on Friday, Ellmers led Etheridge by 1,489 votes. “Now, the election recount has concluded, and the numbers confirm that despite the incredible support we had - and neither candidate getting to 50 percent - in the end we came up just a little too short,” Etheridge told supporters at a news conference. With the victory, House Republicans have now picked...
  • It's now certain: Ellmers won

    11/20/2010 5:49:58 AM PST · by NCDragon · 31 replies
    Raleigh News & Obstructor ^ | November 20, 1010 | Barbara Barrett
    WASHINGTON -- After a weeklong recount, Friday's vote tally showed that Republican Renee Ellmers did, indeed, win election to the 2nd Congressional District seat that had been held for 14 years by Democrat Bob Etheridge. Etheridge acknowledged Friday afternoon what the numbers had said since Nov. 2, that he was ousted by Ellmers, a tea party darling and political newcomer. Despite the ongoing recount, Ellmers has been acting the role of congresswoman-elect. She was on Capitol Hill all week with other House freshmen, attending orientations, hiring staff and searching for a place to bunk in Washington.
  • Etheridge concedes defeat in congressional race

    11/19/2010 6:46:48 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 15 replies
    WRAL ^ | NOVEMBER 19, 2010 | Associated Press
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Republican Renee Ellmers has unseated veteran Congressman Bob Etheridge, according to unofficial results of a recount in the tight Second District race. "What's done is done," Etheridge said Friday afternoon in conceding defeat. The seven-term Democrat picked up six votes on Ellmers after voting results were tabulated a second time, but it was nowhere near enough to overcome her 1,489-vote lead following the Nov. 2 election. The State Board of Elections still must audit the results and will meet next Tuesday to certify the results of all elections statewide. Etheridge touted his accomplishments during a brief news...
  • Breaking: Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski wins re-election to Senate as write-in candidate

    11/17/2010 12:15:12 PM PST · by TonyInOhio · 219 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/17/10 | Unattributed
    Breaking: Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski wins re-election to Senate as write-in candidate
  • Sorry, O, the voters were saying 'No'

    11/16/2010 2:04:38 AM PST · by Scanian · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 15, 2010 | John Podhoretz
    President Obama sounded a bizarre note upon his return home on Sunday when asked about upcoming ne gotiations with Republicans in Congress: "They're still flush with victory, having run a strategy that was all about saying no," he said. The thing is it doesn't matter what the GOP strategy was in the election's run-up. What matters is what the voters said by the way they cast their votes. It was the voters who said no. A remarkably original analysis of election results by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research makes this not just an assertion but a matter of...
  • Murkowski Pulls Ahead In Senate Race

    11/15/2010 7:54:11 PM PST · by Southnsoul · 59 replies · 1+ views ^ | November 15, 2010
    Lisa Murkowski has officially pulled ahead in the race to be Alaska's next senator. The latest numbers from Juneau show Joe Miller with 90,458 votes. That includes 10 write-ins credited to him. The Division of Elections has counted 92,164 votes to Lisa Murkowski. That number includes 7,601 votes challenged by the Miller campaign. Ballot counting is finished for Monday. Elections workers and volunteers will return Tuesday and continue to pore over ballots. Lt. Gov. Craig Campbell says that could continue likely until the end of the week. Absentee votes represent the last big batch of outstanding ballots from the Nov....
  • Low GOP Turnout Keeps California in Democratic Hands

    11/15/2010 6:56:02 PM PST · by Korah · 49 replies · 1+ views
    ChicoER ^ | 11/15/10 | Joe newby
    On Tuesday, November 2, voters across the country turned out in droves to give Republicans control of the House of Representatives GOP wins in the U.S. Senate trimmed the Democratic majority, and over 675 State legislative seats were taken from Democrats nationwide. So historic was the win that the Minnesota Senate will be run by Republicans for the first time in that state's history, and Alabama will be in GOP hands for the first time since reconstruction. But what happened to California? Are Californians really so liberal that they would elect a man who was once known as "Governor Moonbeam"...
  • Bridgeport's Missing Republican Votes (over half of CT's traditional GOP voters were no shows)

    11/15/2010 8:31:49 AM PST · by WebFocus · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/15/2010 | Peter Raymond
    Where did all the Republican votes go in Bridgeport, Connecticut? Either over half of the traditional Republican voters in gubernatorial elections were no-shows on November 2 or the Constitution State's most populous city...lost its constitution. Bridgeport is certainly not the sort of idyllic Norman Rockwell town found throughout most of Connecticut. It has long endured political corruption and patronage, high rates of poverty and crime, a shrinking economy, a  declining population, and more recently, an infestation of radical progressive groups such as ACORN, AFL-CIO, WFP, and SEIU. Bridgeport did not earn the nickname "Chicago of the East" for nothing. Despite its...
  • Chip Cravaack gets ready to report for duty [first Republican in MN's 8th District since 1947]

    11/13/2010 6:33:52 AM PST · by rhema · 10 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | Nov. 13, 2010 | KEVIN DIAZ and ERIC ROPER
    Chip Cravaack, an ex-Navy pilot, was driving down the road, obeying a call from afar. It was a hot day in August 2009, at the peak of Tea Party fervor. A radio talk show host was railing against the Democrats' health care plan: Visit your congressman -- the talker said -- demand a town hall meeting. "I had my kids in the back of the car," recalls Cravaack, 51, a self-described stay-at-home dad with two boys, ages 8 and 6. "I was going down Highway 14, towards North Branch." It was a trip that would put Cravaack on a course...
  • Maine Rep Switches From Dem To republican

    11/13/2010 7:00:00 AM PST · by paul in cape · 72 replies · 1+ views
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 11-13-10 | Christopher Cousins, BDN Staff
    In a sign of things to come, perhaps the first in a wave of Democrats across the country to switch to Republican has begun. (OK maybe not the first, but you get the idea).PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — A Democratic legislator from Aroostook County has announced that he has switched his affiliation to the Republican Party. Michael Willette of Presque Isle, who was elected to a second term in the Legislature on Nov. 2 as a Democrat, told the Bangor Daily News on Friday that he has labored over his decision to switch since he couldn’t convince himself to support a...
  • Did SEIU Ballot Fraud Play Role in Harry Reid Re-Election?

    11/12/2010 11:03:56 AM PST · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | November 11, 2010 | Carl Horowitz
      Votes without voters - the notion seems like something from "The Twilight Zone." Yet this outcome, the result of a mysterious computer glitch, may have helped re-elect Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid over his Republican challenger, Sharron Angle, last week by a 50.2%-44.6% margin. Actually, the "mystery" is very likely the doing of a local of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which nationwide provides votes, money and muscle for the Democratic Party. Critics are charging that voting machines throughout Clark County (Las Vegas), where about three-fourths of the state's population resides, were rigged to place check marks next...
  • Republicans' hard line since winning House could backfire (MSM Spin Alert)

    11/12/2010 1:54:40 AM PST · by goldstategop · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/12/2010 | Mark Z. Barabak
    No bargaining, no deals, no compromise — that's the hard-line stance that Republicans have staked in the days since seizing control of the House. Their prescription for the sluggish economy — lower taxes, huge spending cuts, less regulation, and repeal of the sweeping healthcare law just taking effect — excites the party's conservative base. But a long and ugly fight with President Obama and Senate Democrats, starting with next week's lame-duck session, could end up alienating the large number of Americans more interested in jobs than ideological battles. The midterm vote was "an expression of anger and impatience," said James...
  • Democratic Losses Hit State Farm Teams Hard

    11/10/2010 9:42:23 AM PST · by randita · 42 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 11/9/10 | Steve Peoples
    Back to Article Democratic Losses Hit State Farm Teams Hard By Steve Peoples Roll Call Staff Nov. 9, 2010, 11:30 p.m. While the GOP celebrates historic gains in the House, Republicans in state capitals across the country are cheering massive pickups that wiped out key Democratic bench players — a shift that they say may shape elections for years to come. From Minnesota to Montana, Democrats lost state Speakers, Senate Majority Leaders, lieutenant governors and other up-and-comers whose political futures are now uncertain at best. Nowhere is the shift more apparent than in New Hampshire, where the GOP won all...
  • Elderly voters the biggest push behind the GOP wave

    11/08/2010 8:00:40 AM PST · by Racehorse · 49 replies
    The Washington Independent ^ | 8 November 2010 | Jesse Zwick
    The election post-mortems keep rolling in. Politico's Byron Tau's report on the remarkable shift in voting patterns among America's oldest voters goes a long way to explain why last week's contest became such a rout for Republicans. Voters over 65, he writes, favored Republicans by a 21-point margin after breaking narrowly for Democrats in 2006, and in some key races the margin was even more lopsided: In New Hampshire, for instance, seniors backed GOP Senate candidate Kelly Ayotte over her Democratic challenger by 33 points. In the narrow Illinois Senate contest, Republican Mark Kirk won older voters by 22 points....
  • The Facebook Skeletons Come Out

    11/07/2010 6:40:36 AM PST · by Saije · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/5/2010 | Jeremy W. Peters
    AMONG the many firsts in the 2010 elections, it is safe to assume that the following words had never before been uttered about a future member of Congress, “This is a candidate who is probably best known for getting drunk and having sex on television.” The comment, made by the chairman of the Wisconsin Democratic Party, was lobbed at Sean Duffy, who overcame his bawdy past as a star on MTV’s “Real World: Boston” in 1997 to ride a wave of conservative discontent into office. Some of Mr. Duffy’s youthful indiscretions that were captured on film and dredged up by...
  • NJ Gov.: Delaware 'missed opportunity' for Senate

    11/07/2010 10:54:51 AM PST · by Perdogg · 88 replies
    AP ^ | 11.07.10
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says the Senate race in Delaware was "a missed opportunity" for his fellow Republicans to pick up the seat long held by Democrat Joe Biden.
  • Tea Party darling Christine O'Donnell lands book deal and reality show offers after LOSINGSenate rac

    11/07/2010 1:32:39 PM PST · by Justaham · 67 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 6 November 2010
    She may have lost the Delaware Senate race but Christine 'I am not a witch' O'Donnell has no plans to leave the public eye. Appearing on Bill O'Reilly's Fox News show Friday night O'Donnell talked about her many offers. She confirmed she plans to write a book and said she's received multiple television offers. 'We have a lot of opportunities,' she told O'Reilly. 'We're meeting with different publishers today so definitely a book deal.' She's also contemplating a possible television show, saying she had been offered a commentary show as well as reality show offers. But unlike Sarah Palin, who...
  • Seniors fled Democrats in midterms

    11/07/2010 1:17:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/7/10 | Byron Tau
    In an election marked by dramatic defections from the Democratic Party, older voters swung hardest, seemingly threatened by President Barack Obama’s mantra of change. Voters over 65 favored Republicans last week by a 21-point margin after flirting with Democrats in the 2006 midterm elections and favoring John McCain by a relatively narrow 8-point margin in 2008. Concerned by changes to Medicare and compelled by a Republican Party that promised a return to America’s glory days, seniors played a crucial — and often understated — role in races across the country.
  • Fox News Dominates Cable News Election Night Coverage

    11/06/2010 6:06:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    TV By The Numbers ^ | November 3, 2010 | By Robert Seidman
    Unsurprisingly FNC easily won in primetime as well as the 5p-7pm period.  CNN pulled ahead of MSNBC but not nearly by the margins separating FNC and CNN. 8-11p ET MSNBC CNN FNC P2+ 1,945,000 2,423,000 6,957,000 25-54 669,000 1,030,000 2,431,000 5p-7p MSNBC CNN FNC P2+ 869,000 945,000 3,092,000 25-54 256,000 283,000 750,000   Fox News average viewership (6.935 million) topped all the broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, NBC) coverage of the 2010 midterm elections head to head in the 10pm (Eastern) hour.In the news advertiser target adults 25-54 demographic, NBC lead the 10pm hour, followed by Fox, ABC and CBS....
  • Why Angle Lost

    11/06/2010 4:54:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 226 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 6, 2010 | John Ransom
    The fear and loathing after defeat in Las Vegas don't mask the reality that Sharron Angle's campaign was just not top notch. The reasons for Sharron Angle’s loss to Harry Reid in a GOP surge year, when other conservative candidates like Rand Paul of Kentucky and Joe Walsh of Illinois won victories, are not rooted in strategy. Nor are they rooted in a flawed ideology that was too conservative. Instead, the loss was a product of simple logistical failures by the Angle campaign, failures they often were unwilling or unable to understand.“Amateurs talk about strategy. Professionals talk about logistics,” said...
  • Bag of Uncounted Ballots Found in Bridgeport

    11/05/2010 8:27:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 141 replies · 2+ views ^ | 11-05-10 | BY Bob Connors
    In what has become one of the stranger twists in an already bizarre Governor's race, a bag of uncounted ballots was found in Bridgeport Thursday night. Republican officials were approached by Democratic operatives and told about the surprise ballot bag, according to Bridgeport GOP Chairman Marc Delmonico. “It adds to the inconsistencies from the Democratic Party in Bridgeport. It just keeps adding to it,” said Delmonico. “There’s nothing odd about it; there’s certainly nothing missing about it,” said Ed Maley, a representative for the Democratic Party. Delmonico said Democrats asked to have several people deputized to count the uncounted ballots,...

    11/05/2010 8:18:29 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 79 replies
    DRUDGE ^ | November 5, 2010 | Steve Kroft
    NEW YORK (CBS) — After a suffering a “shellacking” in the midterm elections, President Obama acknowledges what many have seen as his chief weakness – failing to sell the importance of several legislative milestones to the American people. “I think that’s a fair argument.
  • A Cautionary Note for GOP in Tuesday's Election

    11/05/2010 8:20:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 1+ views ^ | November 5, 2010 | Linda Chavez
    Tuesday was a great night for Republicans, but it would have been better yet had Sen. Harry Reid gone down to defeat. And while many analysts have debated the role the tea party played in a few high-profile Republican losses on Election Day, including that of Reid's opponent Sharron Angle, the real story is what happened with the Hispanic vote. Hispanics made up 18 percent of those voting in the Nevada election -- a much larger than average showing in a non-presidential election. Had Angle won as large a share of Hispanics as did the successful Republican gubernatorial candidate, Brian...
  • Woo hoo!! The Great Purge of the Corrupt Bastards has Begun!! [FReepathon thread XXVI]

    11/04/2010 12:21:28 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 303 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | November 4, 2010 | Jim Robinson
    We WON! Voted 60+ of the corrupt bastards OUT of the House, at least 6 out of the Senate and retook control of the People's House!! Will be coming after the rest of the corrupt bastards in the House, Senate and White House in 2012!! Oooh rah!! Now, defund and defang the Beast!! Congress controls the purse strings, so pucker up buttercup!! Starve the Beast!! Cut the spending!! Cut the taxes!! Cut the government!! Repeat. Repeal Obamacare!! Defund, defang and disband his unconstitutional czars and regulatory bodies!!! We don't have the senate you say? Like hell we don't. Pass the...
  • A Return to the Norm (All 2010 did was undo the two-stage Democratic wave of 2006 to 2008)

    11/05/2010 8:02:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Nationa Review ^ | 11/05/2010 | Charles Krauthammer
    For all the turmoil, the spectacle, the churning — for all the old bulls slain and fuzzy-cheeked freshmen born — the great Republican wave of 2010 is simply a return to the norm. The tide had gone out; the tide came back. A center-right country restores the normal congressional map: a sea of interior red, bordered by blue coasts, and dotted by blue islands of urban density. Or to put it numerically, the Republican wave of 2010 did little more than undo the two-stage Democratic wave of 2006 to 2008, in which the Democrats gained 54 House seats combined (precisely...
  • Republican Raul Labrador Upsets Blue Dog Walt Minnick in Idaho

    11/05/2010 8:00:43 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 11 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | November 3, 2010 | Michael Ames
    BOISE, Idaho -- In an upset win in one of the most unusual House races in the country, underdog Republican Raul Labrador has won Idaho's 1st congressional district over the favored incumbent, Blue Dog Democrat Rep. Walt Minnick. At 12:55 a.m., Minnick conceded on Twitter. The Associated Press in Boise called the race for Labrador minutes later. In a statement Wednesday, Minnick said he phoned Labrador and "wished him every success... I, in particular hope he can be successful in working with the administration and his colleagues of both parties in the exceedingly important task ahead of putting our country...
  • Tea Party pushes GOP to acknowledge its clout (Get out of the way RINOs!)

    11/05/2010 4:47:26 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 26 replies
    ny times ^ | 11/4/2010 | Carl Hulse and David M. Herszenhorn
    The incoming leadership of the new House Republican majority hardly had a chance to relish its dismantling of the Democrats before the Tea Party came calling in the form of Representative Michele Bachmann. Ms. Bachmann, the Minnesota Republican and Tea Party heroine often seen exhorting conservative activists at rallies and on cable television, announced that she intended to seek the No. 4 position among House Republicans. She said she could provide the viewpoint of a constitutional conservative, one she evidently sees lacking in Representatives John A. Boehner of Ohio, Eric Cantor of Virginia and Kevin McCarthy of California — the...
  • Obama Doesn't Seek Compromise; Neither Should We

    11/05/2010 5:06:26 AM PDT · by xtinct · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall ^ | 11/5/10 | David Limbaugh
    I take no great pleasure in having been correct in predicting Barack Obama's reaction to his Tuesday "shellacking." To borrow his terminology, he is wired not to hear the American people's opposition to his radical agenda, as painfully demonstrated in his postelection news conference. Unhappily, Obama's answers showed even deeper intransigence than I had thought he would be willing to reveal. He is every bit as committed to his destructive agenda as he was Nov. 1 and, despite his claims, is not looking for "common ground." He said that every election "is a reminder that in our democracy, power rests...
  • A November night to remember

    11/05/2010 5:22:59 AM PDT · by bray · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Portland Examiner ^ | 11/4/10 | bray
    LOVE must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Rom 9:12 Some are disappointed the Repubs didn’t win 100+ seats and take the Sinate; although it could have been worse you could be a Dem. What a great night for freedom as we watched victory after victory sweep across our much improved Country. America was freed from the oppressors as Patriots of this Revolution were elected across this land and even progress was made on the Leftist Coast. Sure we elected Brown the Clown and Box-a-Rocks as well as the Tennis Shoe Murray and most of...
  • Etheridge can ask for recount (NC DemoCrook Rep Sore Loser Alert!)

    11/05/2010 4:24:34 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 11 replies
    Raleigh News & Obstructor ^ | November 5, 2010 | JAY PRICE
    A State Board of Elections review Thursday of vote totals in Sampson County left incumbent U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge close enough to challenger Renee Ellmers to seek a recount in the state's 2nd Congressional District race. Ellmers, a Republican from Dunn, led by 2,099 votes Tuesday night, but the next day, Sampson County elections officials discovered they hadn't reported totals from three of the county's four early-voting sites, said Johnnie McLean, deputy director of the State Board of Elections. The Sampson officials corrected the error Wednesday afternoon without telling the state, and Ellmers' lead slipped to 1,646 votes out of...
  • Bridgeport Vote Appears To Give Governor's Race To Malloy (Dems Sweep CT)

    11/05/2010 5:28:58 AM PDT · by raybbr · 34 replies ^ | 11/5/2010 | CHRISTOPHER KEATING, CHRISTINE DEMPSEY and JON LENDER
    Democrat Dannel Malloy appears to have gained enough votes in Bridgeport to win the race for governor. Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch announced the totals at a press conference around 6:20 a.m., after elections workers there tallied votes through the night. The Bridgeport vote went for Malloy, with 17,800 votes to Republican Tom Foley's 4,075 votes. That margin of 13,725 appears to be enough to overcome the 8,409-vote lead that Foley held before the Bridgeport votes were counted. If the numbers hold up, Malloy will have won the race by a margin of 5,316. The total does not include fewer than...
  • The Midterms: Lessons Learned and the Way Forward

    11/04/2010 8:18:19 PM PDT · by One Name · 27 replies
    NRO ^ | 11/4/2010 | Sarah Palin
    Now that the dust has settled on the 2010 midterm elections, it’s slowly becoming clear just how monumental the results really are. We saw an extreme left-wing agenda suffer a crushing defeat. At the ballot box, voters took Obamacare and the stimulus and wrapped them right around the necks of those same House members and senators who had arrogantly dismissed the concerns voiced in countless town halls and Tea Party rallies up and down the country. Voters sent commonsense conservatives a clear mandate to hold the line against the Obama agenda.