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  • Difficult thoughts on the election

    11/04/2010 10:52:00 AM PDT · by Conservative_Pragmatist · 175 replies
    Hey gang- I am new here. I was looking for Conservative boards to post on during the election and they just weren’t very good. Someone told me about this site so I figured I’d check it out. I felt compelled to log-up after the Republicans took massive control of the US House this election. Like most of you I was over-joyed when the Democrats got swept out of Congress. But we have seen how the tea leaves (pun intended) change. The last two cycles the Republicans got waxed, we were losing seats in strong Conservative areas. That cycle is now...
  • GOV RACE DRAMA CONTINUES (Foley in CT - 13 minutes ago)

    11/04/2010 7:19:39 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 9 replies ^ | 10/4/2010 | Felicia Hunter
    UPDATE: The Associated Press reversed itself on Thursday morning and declared Tom Foley the winner of the governor's race. Official results are expected to be released during the day. Details to follow. The twists and turns of the Connecticut governor's race kept coming Wednesday afternoon. And they continued into the night, with The Associated Press withdrawing its call of Democrat Dan Malloy as the winner. The switch came after the AP reported that its own count had Republican Tom Foley ahead by more than 8,000 votes with 98.5 percent of the precincts reporting. ... With wife Leslie standing by his...
  • GOP scratching heads over Debicella's early concession (R) leads CT 4 vote count with 83% in)

    11/04/2010 8:31:08 AM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 20 replies
    Norwalk News - The Hour ^ | November 4, 2010 | Norwalk News - The Hour
    Some Republicans were scratching their heads Wednesday morning over Republican Dan Debicella's concession speech to incumbent Democrat Jim Himes
  • Tea Party backlash (Rinos declare War)

    11/04/2010 8:47:10 AM PDT · by roses of sharon · 78 replies
    On the whole, these insurgents lost big. And that's good news for the Republicans David Frum The Republican leaders won twice last night. They won a majority in the House of Representatives and a big gain in the Senate. Those leaders also won an important psychological contest inside the Republican party: Three ridiculously winnable Senate seats have been thrown away by incompetent Tea Party radicals: Delaware, Nevada, and possibly Colorado. Meanwhile two tough seats have been won by level-headed Republican moderates: Illinois and Ohio. The ultra-radical Rand Paul won his race in Kentucky and will be coming to Washington to...
  • Fear-Mongers Deliver Victory

    11/04/2010 7:18:42 AM PDT · by kingu · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11-04-2010 | Mary Mitchell
    A day after President Obama got what he called a "shellacking" in the midterm elections, he took full responsibility for the outcome that turned over the House to the Republicans. Pundits will spend the next few days poring over the numbers. But judging from the questions reporters asked at the news conference, the defeat is being cast as a clear message from voters that Obama is going in the wrong direction.(snip)For the last two years, the electorate has been subjected to lies about Obama's religion, his heritage and his agenda. These deliberate falsehoods were designed to scare the bejeezus out...
  • How Harry Reid Won Re-Election

    11/04/2010 6:07:46 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 68 replies
    CNS News ^ | Michael R Blood
    Las Vegas (AP) - Republicans said for months that if the Nevada Senate race was a referendum on Harry Reid, the unpopular Majority Leader would lose. Reid didn't let that happen. He adeptly painted opponent Sharron Angle as an extremist immediately after she won her primary -- and proceeded to make the contest as much about her awkward and unconventional statements as Reid's own troubles. Then he deployed his secret weapon: a powerful turnout machine that brought Democratic and Hispanic voters out to the polls in droves. Reid's relentless TV ad assault against Angle and his powerful get-out-the-vote effort were...
  • Harrah’s Bosses Put Squeeze on Employees to Vote in Pro-Reid Effort

    11/04/2010 6:35:44 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/2/2010 | Elizabeth Crum
    Executives at the casino giant Harrah’s pushed company employees to vote early in an all-out effort to help the Harry Reid campaign, according to internal emails obtained by Battle ‘10. -snip- The staffer told Jones, senior vice president of communications and government relations, that the Reid campaign had “connected with Culinary” and that the problem was with mid-level supervisors. -snip- The Reid staffer then indicated that the culinary union had money available for more busses to take Harrah’s employees to the polls. The Reid staffer suggests that Harrah’s execs “put a headlock on your supervisors to get them to follow...
  • Colo. Democrat Bennet wins Senate race

    11/03/2010 1:31:20 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 73 replies
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 11/3/10 | KRISTEN WYATT
    Sen. Michael Bennet has narrowly defeated tea party Republican Ken Buck to win a hard-fought Senate seat in Colorado. The victory for Bennet allows Democrats to hold onto a seat once viewed a prime opportunity for the GOP to make gains. Bennet provided a crucial firewall against further Republican gains in the Senate during midterm elections. The race attracted more out-of-state campaign money than any other Senate contest this year. In a victory speech, Bennet called it a "race for the record books."
  • Republicans Gain 65 seats. Tsunami Misses New England – Krauthammer: Obama Agenda Dead

    11/04/2010 3:44:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 85 replies ^ | November 4,2010 | Jim Vicevich
    Just a quick post to give you guys some numbers to chew on. The country has turned a deep red, except in the Northeast. Surprised? I’m not. Given the high percentage of public union workers, low income and elderly (that’s just about all that’s left) … people voted their self interests, your money. CBS has a great interactive map and that’s where I am taking you today. Look at how the rest of the country reacted to Obama’s agenda, then compare it to New England. Here’s the link. And here are the numbers.
  • Forget D.C., look what Republicans won in state legislatures

    11/03/2010 7:27:51 PM PDT · by FTJM · 36 replies
    LA Times ^ | 11/3/10 | Andrew Malcolm
    So much of the national media's attention is focused Wednesday, shockingly, on Washington, where they live and work and where Republicans captured a half-dozen new Senate seats and five dozen new House seats. But out where most regular Americans live and work, voters also made historic changes -- to the long-lasting benefit of Republicans. This is especially important in years ending in '00 because these newly elected governors and state legislators will (with the exception of California) be the ones redrawing legislative and congressional district lines that will stand for the next decade until the 2020 census. And occupying the...
  • What Republicans Need to Do Now

    11/03/2010 8:34:42 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 16 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | Nov. 3, 2010 | Adam Graham
    Tuesday’s elections swept Republicans across America into office, but what do freshly elected Republicans need to do next? 1) Realize They’ve Not Sold the American People Victorious Republicans should enjoy their election victory, but they should also understand it does not mean that the American people have bought wholesale into conservative political philosophy, as is so tempting to believe after a big election. After George W. Bush’s victory in 2004, Hugh Hewitt wrote Painting the Map Red. After 2008, James Carville wrote 40 More Years: How Democrats Will Rule the Next Generation. Both books turned out to be overly optimistic...

    11/03/2010 7:20:48 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 3 replies
    E-Mail | November 3,2010 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, I wanted, first of all, to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your massive support and the outpouring of funds and interest to back up my efforts on behalf of Super PAC for America. We have succeeded amazingly. As background, I divided my efforts into two categories: there were races where I was personally involved advising the campaigns and working to help them raise money. There were others in which Super PAC was involved in independent efforts. I had no personal involvement in those races and was, therefore, able to raise funds for Super PAC...
  • Subdued Obama says suffered a voter "shellacking

    11/03/2010 8:05:30 PM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies
    reuters ^ | Nov. 3, 2010 | Steve Holland
    Reuters) - A chastened President Barack Obama on Wednesday pledged to seek compromise with Republicans who won big in congressional elections and admitted he had lost touch with voters who delivered a "shellacking" to him and his Democrats. But on issue after issue, Obama gave little ground on his positions as the two sides gear up for negotiations over how to tackle the sluggish economy, the main reason the electorate has soured on his leadership
  • Rush Limbaugh: Obama is poison. Blood is in water for 2012

    11/03/2010 8:32:13 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 49 replies
    WND ^ | NOVEMBER 3, 2010 | Joe Kovacs
    PALM BEACH, Fla. – Radio giant Rush Limbaugh is calling last night's sweeping GOP victories a "wipeout," saying the tidal wave of Republicans coming into office at all levels will change the mindset of Democrats still in power or seeking office in 2012. "The Democrats know Obama's poison," he said. "Obama has lost his momentum. There is going to be a power struggle in the Democratic Party. ... Blood is in the water, there are Democrats who think they can be a better president than Obama." The top-rated host said Americans had collectively given President Obama and the Democratic Party...
  • Biggest GOP Gains In Statehouses (Redistricting bonus)

    11/03/2010 7:42:38 PM PDT · by listenhillary · 15 replies
    Realclearpolitics ^ | Nov 3, 2010 | Sean Trende
    Although attention has focused on GOP gains in Congress and Governor's mansions, the worst part of the night for Democrats probably came in state legislative seats. The National Conference of State Legislatures estimates that Democrats had the worst night in state legislative seats since 1928. With races outstanding in New York, Washington and Oregon, Republicans have flipped at least 14 chambers, and have unified control of 25 state legislatures. They have picked up over five hundred state legislative seats, including over 100 in New Hampshire alone. This hurts Democrats in two ways. First, it wipes out the prospective farm team...
  • Likely lineup of GOP's new House chairs

    11/03/2010 8:21:41 PM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 8 replies
    Reuters via MSNBC ^ | updated 11/3/2010 5:45:31 PM ET | None
    WASHINGTON — After winning control of the House of Representatives in Tuesday's midterm elections, Republicans will take over the chamber's powerful committees when the new Congress convenes in January. Committee chairs, working with party leaders, set agendas and take the lead in drafting laws in their jurisdictions — from defense and education to farming and banking. They can also call investigative hearings on a variety of matters — including federal programs, suspected corporate wrongdoing or White House actions — and seek subpoenas to compel witnesses to testify. Here is a look at some of the likely new chairs: House appropriations...
  • "Obama Agenda For "Change" Delivered Strong Slap To The Face" (From Japan) My Translation

    11/03/2010 7:50:13 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 53 replies
    Hokkaido Shimbun, Japan (Original in Japanese, "FReepranslated" ^ | 4 November 2010 | Hokkaido Shimbun (Daily), from Japan
    Japanese news today over here (newspapers above the fold, magazines, non-stop TV networks) are filled to the brim with news of Mr. Obama's humiliating defeat at the hands of the Republicans.Many of this is bringing Japanese up to speed as to how unpopular Mr. Obama really is, as for the last two years by and large they perpetuated the image of him being successful and popular (mostly in order to sell books and English instruction tapes using his speeches). What a rude awakening.Well, my favorite title is from this morning's Hokkaido Shimbun: Essentially: "Obama Agenda For "Change" Delivered Strong...
  • Pelosi says election not a rejection of agenda, Obama will be two-term president

    11/03/2010 8:13:45 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 82 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | NOVEMBER 3, 2010 | Jon Ward
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who saw her powerful position taken from her in Tuesday’s landslide election, was adamant the day after Democrats lost 60 seats in the House that the results were not a rejection of the agenda pursued by President Obama and herself. “Let’s understand the message,” Pelosi told ABC’s Diane Sawyer. “The message was not, ‘I reject the course that you are on.’ The message is it didn’t go fast enough to produce jobs.” Pelosi, who would not comment on whether she will retire from Congress rather than go back to the minority, also predicted that Obama will...
  • AP Switches! Now Calling CT Gov Race for Foley(R)!!!

    11/03/2010 8:16:45 PM PDT · by kidd · 136 replies
    Just announced on channel 3 (CBS affiliate)
  • GOP gains turn the (NH) State House bright red (Dems absolutely demolished!)

    11/03/2010 4:35:45 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 25 replies
    Union Leader ^ | 11/3/10 | TOM FAHEY
    Republicans are on their way to controlling nearly 300 seats in New Hampshire's House of Representatives, according to preliminary vote counts. The latest tally shows 296 seats firmly in Republican hands, with three seats yet to be decided. GOP sources say two of those will likely go their way and leave Democrats with 102 seats. In the Senate, the final split is 19-5, according to figures at the Secretary of State's office. That represents a pickup of nine seats for the Republicans, who were the minority in a 14-10 Senate for the past four years. [SNIP] Secretary of State William...
  • Results Are In And Many Agree: Fox News Offered More Balanced Election Coverage Than MSNBC

    11/03/2010 3:44:36 PM PDT · by BigSkyFreeper · 39 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 3, 2010 | Colby Hall
    If you believe that the cable news landscape is symptomatic of our two-party political system, then you also probably, and predictably, saw a different tone in last nights election results. Fox News presented its coverage with a patina of celebration, while MSNBC’s took a more gloom and doom approach. But there was one important distinction between the two outlets: Fox News offered a far more balanced set of analysts for the election coverage than did MSNBC. Almost all of the results from yesterday’s midterm elections are in, and there is little question that the GOP has good reason to celebrate...
  • Senate Dems warn GOP not to block legislation

    11/03/2010 1:19:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 220 replies · 2+ views
    The Hill ^ | November 3, 2010 | J. Taylor Rushing
    The top three Senate Democrats said the onus was on the newly-strengthened GOP conference to cooperate on legislation next year. Republicans picked up six Senate seats Tuesday night, not enough to take control of the chamber but the new numbers will make it harder for Democrats to get the necessary 60 votes to proceed on controversial legislation. Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.), Majority Whip Dick Durbin (Ill.) and Democratic Conference Vice Chairman Charles Schumer (N.Y.), in a conference call with reporters Wednesday, pledged to work with the Republicans but also emphasized the GOP’s responsibility to not block legislation. Reid, especially,...
  • Alaskan official: Write-in votes for Joe Miller won’t count

    11/03/2010 12:26:38 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 91 replies
    Hot Air / Politico ^ | 11-3-10 | Staff
    In another boon for Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, write-in ballots cast for Republican candidate Joe Miller won’t count toward his total vote count. Alaska’s Lt. Gov. Craig Campbell, who oversees elections, told the Associated Press that write-in ballots for Miller will be tossed out.

    11/03/2010 12:40:47 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 11 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | Nov 3 2010 | ameritianity
    (1) Obama still does not get the fact that he is a Socialist / Marxist / Statist and the vast majority of American People do not support his agenda of moving America into the Socialist column. (2) Obama still thinks it is government that creates jobs. The only way government creates jobs is to get out of the way of business.... (3) Obama is still committed to Government Healthcare which the American people and business soundly reject. It is the Free Enterprise System that creates competition and economic delivery of services. (4) Obama still believes that the American people elected...
  • GOP Rust Belt Gains Give Daniels, Pawlenty Momentum For 2012

    11/03/2010 11:27:30 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 15 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 11/3/2010 | Ed Carson
    Republicans made huge gains across the country Tuesday — no more so than in the industrial Midwest. In the region they picked up four Senate seats, 19-20 House seats and at least four governorships, with Illinois and Minnesota still undecided. That should give a big lift to Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty as they gear up for possible presidential runs. Making significant Rust Belt inroads will be critical to Republican hopes of retaking the White House in 2012. Daniels and Pawlenty offer the best chance to do just that.
  • Statement from Dem Party of VA Chairman Dickie Cranwell

    11/03/2010 11:24:47 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 6 replies
    Don’t Stop Fighting Dear Friends, I’m writing to thank you for all of your hard work over the past year. This was a difficult election to be sure, but thanks to you we helped send Reps. Jim Moran and Bobby Scott back to Congress, it looks like Rep. Gerry Connolly will be headed back as well, and we put up a great fight on behalf of Rick Boucher, Tom Perriello, Glenn Nye and the rest of our congressional ticket. Reps. Boucher, Perriello and Nye deserve our thanks for their honorable service to this Commonwealth. They did the best they could...
  • Palin Emerges with Even More Clout [The MSM is stunned!]

    11/03/2010 10:47:10 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 84 replies ^ | November 3, 2010 | CBS News
    Most of the candidates Sarah Palin endorsed chalked up victories Tuesday. And that scorecard leaves pundits wondering whether she'll now train her sights directly on the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. As CBS News Correspondent Jeff Glor reports, the former GOP vice presidential nominee backed 43 candidates for the House. Thirty of them won, with races involving nine others still undecided. Her record in Senate races was closer: She endorsed 12 candidates. Seven won. (snip) And on "The early Show" Wednesday, DeMint was asked if he could see a Palin-DeMint or DeMint-Palin ticket in 2012. "I agree with her," DeMint...
  • Please explain the following: BROWN, BOXER, REID, FRANK

    11/03/2010 9:42:34 AM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 141 replies · 2+ views
    Nov. 3, 2010 | Cinnamon Girl
    Somehow, some of us believed that at least Fiorina could pull it off, because, as a resident of this crazy state, it didn't appear that there was a lot of love for Boxer. And I even thought Meg Whitman could surprise the pundits and possibly squeak out a win. After all, Jerry Brown, a career polititian, is like a joke who has done just about nothing right. So how did Boxer and Brown do it? Yes, I've seen what I think is voter fraud before, but I don't think it's enough to add up to a big win. Yes, there...
  • First the win, then the firing (Dem loser County Clerk fires Repub winner)

    11/03/2010 10:28:16 AM PDT · by Optimist · 57 replies
    St Joseph News Press ^ | 11/3/2010 | St Joseph News Press
    Buchanan County Clerk Kelley Stahlin confirmed on Wednesday morning she has fired election winner Mary Baack-Garvey from the clerk’s office. Citing tensions that she said had existed for years, Ms. Stahlin said she let go of Ms. Baack-Garvey to quell any drama until the latter takes office on Jan. 1. “With all of the insubordination and the blatant disregard ... I just felt it best with us going forward that there wasn’t room for both of us in here,” she said. Claiming she doesn’t think she will suffer any repercussions for the decision, Ms. Stahlin said she had no regrets...
  • Looks like fraud in spades in Nevada

    11/02/2010 10:45:15 PM PDT · by SonofReagan · 63 replies
    Me | 11/02/2010 | Self
    These results are way out of all the predicted models. In the last two weeks 95% of the polls had Angle winning .5 to 3.5%. Reid is up by 5. Looks like we could have ballot stuffin, machine riggin, vote fraud by the unions and the corrupt Reid machine. We need to look closely at Nevada and call Reid's "win" into question. We may be able to reverse the results and/or delegitamize him so much that we can at least force him out of as "Pseudo-Majority" Leader and force a fight with in the Rat party
  • ANALYSIS: In Texas, D meant defeat

    11/03/2010 10:21:12 AM PDT · by humblegunner · 42 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Nov. 3, 2010 | JOE HOLLEY
    Republican storm created too much headwind for most Dems From the moment the "Bill White for Texas" campaign moved from a U.S. Senate race to a governor's race, the Democratic candidate knew he was facing a long, hard, low-gear climb. Bill White, an inveterate bicyclist, needed every gear to mesh perfectly. He needed a clear path, however challenging. He got neither. A red-state race that all along was going to be daunting proved an impossible slog in a state full of restive Republicans determined to reverse their 2006 and 2008 losses and in an anti-Washington season that grew ever bleaker...
  • Brown win, Prop. 25 passage give Dems new clout {Dead Democrat elected to Legislature}

    11/03/2010 10:46:07 AM PDT · by SmithL · 59 replies
    AP via SF Examiner ^ | 11/3/10 | DON THOMPSON - Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES — California Democrats have increased their legislative clout despite a Republican backlash that prevented their capturing the supermajority they have long sought in the state Senate. Jerry Brown's elevation to governor and voters' approval of Proposition 25 Tuesday will further erode Republicans' influence. The ballot measure lowers the vote needed to pass a budget to a simple majority, down from the current two-thirds supermajority. . . . Sen. Jenny Oropeza, D-Long Beach, won re-election in the heavily Democratic 28th Senate District despite her death Oct. 20, setting up a special election...
  • Poor sales pitch on health care reform blamed for Democrats' loss of House

    11/03/2010 10:56:02 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 48 replies ^ | November 3, 2010 | HERB JACKSON
    Democrats lost control of the House because health care reform was badly sold and the party has a "chronic serious problem" of talking over the heads of the American people, Rutgers University political scientist Ross Baker said this morning. "It was a calamity for the Democrats, but perhaps it wasn't an apocalypse," because the party held onto control of the Senate, Baker said at a post-election analysis session at Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics. Unofficial results showed Republicans would hold at least 239 seats in the House next year. Democrats currently hold 255 seats. In the Senate, the Democrats' 59-seat...
  • Darn You, Third Parties! (It happened with Bill Clinton, and it happened again this year)

    11/03/2010 10:41:10 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 102 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/03/2010 | Jim Geraghty
    Off the top of my (very groggy) head, I cannot think of too many cases where a Democrat lost a winnable race because of too many left-of-center votes drifting to a liberal third party, other than Ralph Nader’s role in the 2000 presidential election. Last night, a withdrawn third-party bid ended up costing Republicans at least one key victory. I’m starting to think the New York 23rd district is cursed. Doug Hoffman, Conservative-party candidate, inspiring figure of 2009′s special election, made a remarkably mature decision to drop his Conservative bid this year and back the Republican, Matt Doheny. Last night,...
  • Minn. GOP on Recount: 'Something Doesn't Smell Right About This'

    11/03/2010 9:43:13 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 19 replies ^ | 11/3/10 | Josh Simeone
    With only a half of a percentage point separating DFL candidate Mark Dayton and Republican candidate Tom Emmer, Minnesota Republican leaders say they will pursue the recount until every single vote is counted. "We believe that we owe it not just to the Republican party and Tom Emmer, we owe it to the state to make sure this is done correctly," State Chair Tony Sutton told reporters Wednesday. "What I'd like to make sure is that the votes are counted and that everything is done correctly to make sure people aren't being disenfranchised." Sutton says the party wants assurances that...
  • Minorities ride GOP wave to groundbreaking wins (Latina, Blacks lead a notable list of winners)

    11/03/2010 11:07:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Salon ^ | 11/03/2010 | Jesse Washington
    The Republican wave produced groundbreaking results for minority candidates, from Latina and Indian-American governors to a pair of black congressmen from the Deep South. In New Mexico, Susana Martinez was elected as the nation's first female Hispanic governor. Nikki Haley, whose parents were born in India, will be the first woman governor in South Carolina, and Brian Sandoval became Nevada's first Hispanic governor. Insurance company owner Tim Scott will be the first black Republican congressman from South Carolina since Reconstruction, after easily winning in his conservative district. Scott, a 45-year-old state representative, earned a primary victory over the son of...
  • Fiorina concedes to Boxer

    11/03/2010 11:15:35 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 68 replies ^ | Nov. 3, 2010
    Saying "the outcome is clear," GOP Senate candidate Carly Fiorina conceded defeat this morning to Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer. Addressing reporters, Fiorina said she had called Boxer to express her congratulations. And she said it was time for Democrats and Republicans to set aside partisanship. "I hope all will come together," she said, adding that members of Congress should "redouble their efforts to make sure that all people have a chance to live the American Dream.
  • Iowans vote to oust all three (Pro-Homo)Supreme Court justices

    11/02/2010 11:20:13 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 23 replies
    Iowa Independent ^ | 3 Nov 2010 | Jason Hancock
    All three Iowa Supreme Court justices up for retention election have been ousted from the bench. Around 54 percent of Iowans voted not to retain each of the three judges: Supreme Court Chief Justice Marsha Ternus and associate justices Michael J. Streit and David L. Baker. The campaign for the judges ouster was based on the court’s unanimous 2009 ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in Iowa. There were 74 judges, including three Supreme Court justices, on the ballot Tuesday. Only the Supreme Court justices, however, came anywhere close to being removed from the bench. The highly charged campaign featured more...
  • Obama Still Doesn't Get it

    11/03/2010 10:30:33 AM PDT · by Publius6961 · 114 replies
    11-03-2010 | sirius6961
    Obama is speaking right now, and he is either clueless still or insane. The first question asked was not answered. When it was asked again, his reponse was, "that was the first questions; we will have others." WTF?He is either insane or lobotomized.Does he believe we will stop asking, or allow him to keep changing the subject? He is going on and on, filibustering the question-answer period to limit having to hear the HARD QUESTIONS HE REFUSES TO ANSWER.Thoughts?
  • Deceased Democrat Defeats Republican for State Senate Seat

    11/03/2010 9:46:27 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 22 replies
    NBC 4 L.A. ^ | 11/03/10 | Erin Richards
    With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, deceased candidate, Democrat Jenny Oropeza, defeated Republican John Stammreich in the race for State Senate in the 28th district. Oropeza, 53, died on Oct. 20. Because her death was within 10 days of the election, her name remained on the ballot. The governor now has two weeks to declare her seat empty, and schedule a special election within three to four months. This allows Democrats a chance to find a new candidate to run for Oropeza's seat. A week after her death, Democrats sent out mailers to residents, calling for voters to still...
  • New Senate Will Have No African-Americans (Nevermind the 14 black Republicans who ran for the House)

    11/03/2010 5:52:46 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 41 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | November 2, 2010 11:20 PM | Brian Montopoli
    There is one African-American in the current Senate: Illinois Sen. Roland Burris, who was appointed to fill out the rest of Barack Obama's term after he was elected president... All three African-American candidates are projected to lose their races: Florida's Kendrick Meek to Marco Rubio, Georgia's Michael Thurmond to Johnny Isakson and South Carolina's Alvin Greene to Jim DeMint. (All three are Democrats.)... African-Americans are better represented in the House, where there are currently 41 black members.
  • Election Dramatically Shifted Toward Immigration Enforcement & Reductions

    11/03/2010 7:25:13 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 14 replies
    Numbers USA ^ | Nov 3, 2010 | Roy Beck
    The cause of immigration enforcement and numerical reductions was a huge winner in Tuesday's elections, promising that immigration issues will finally be addressed as job issues in the next Congress. I'm not sure there has been a Congress since 1924 -- and certainly not in the last 50 years -- that had a membership more interested in reductions in overall illegal and legal immigration than will be the one that was elected yesterday. I know that these are big claims. Many observers may have missed this dramatic shift because of the one massively publicized counter-example of amnesty-champion Sen. Harry Reid...
  • Jerry Brown , governor redux, and California exits left

    11/03/2010 8:36:58 AM PDT · by SmithL · 151 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/3/10 | Debra J. Saunders
    California voters have spoken -- and for the most part, they decided to stop the wave of anti-Democratic voting that swept the nation at the Sierras. Now California will have a Democratic governor, Democratic Legislature and with the passage of Prop. 25, Democratic budgeting process. For years now, the Dems have been blaming the Republican minority for the state's budget woes. That's over for the next two years. Whatever happens next with California -- it will be on Jerry Brown and his party. I sure hope Brown will prove to be the maverick he hinted he would be. Talk to...
  • GOP Wave of Change Hits House; Republicans Also Gain Governorships

    11/03/2010 9:52:21 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Politics Daily and AOL News ^ | 2/11/10 | Jill Lawrence
    Republicans catapulted back into relevance and power Tuesday, taking majority control of the House and winning governorships all over the country. Democrats fell in dozens of House races as voters registered their unhappiness with the recession-wracked economy and the direction of the country. In a pendulum swing of historic proportions, Republicans picked up at least nine governorships in states now led by Democrats, including many that will be key to the 2012 presidential election, and held on to Florida. They also took Democratic Senate seats in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Arkansas, Wisconsin, North Dakota and Illinois. Republicans needed 39 new House seats...
  • Darrell Issa: My Job is to Make the President a Success

    11/03/2010 9:46:37 AM PDT · by eeevil conservative · 54 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 10/3/10 | Doug Powers
    “I want to prove the pundits wrong. My job is not to bring down the president. My job is to make the president a success,” Issa said
  • GOP likely to urge Obama officials not to shred documents

    11/03/2010 9:16:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/3/10 | Jordy Yager and Bob Cusack
    Republicans are likely to urge the Obama administration not to shred documents as they transition to the House majority. 

 Before the election, GOP officials on Capitol Hill privately discussed the issue but refrained from publicly tackling it, not wanting to assume what would happen on Election Day.

 Now that Republicans will control the House, the shredding matter will move front and center. 

  • CT GOV: Foley (R) 533,197 49% Malloy (D) 531,567 49% (93% reporting)(RAT judge may give D win)

    11/03/2010 9:03:15 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 30 replies
    Hartford Courant/AP ^ | 11/3/2010 | Hartford Courant/AP
    Governor - General Total 699/751 Malloy (D) 531,567 49% Foley (R) 533,197 49% Marsh (I) 16,686 2%
  • Obama on TV now - no backing down on his agenda

    11/03/2010 10:21:10 AM PDT · by pabianice · 106 replies
    Fox News Channel
    Expects Republicans to work with him... boiler plate, boiler plate... blah, blah, blah... eager for proposes from both sides ... wants to engage in serious conversations... Americans don't want the next two years to rival the past two... all must work harder... a month ago we have town hall in VA from small business owners... he asked is there hope for returning to civility (queue Twilight Zone music) ... I hope so... for our nation that has been made more perfect through painful progress... for the country... we all must remember we are Americans... now questions...
  • And now for the next battle (Delusional Liberal Spin on the Election)

    11/03/2010 9:48:54 AM PDT · by mojito · 25 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11/3/2010 | E.J. "Mr. Delusion" Dionne
    President Obama allowed Republicans to define the terms of the nation's political argument for the past two years and permitted them to draw battle lines the way they wanted. Neither he nor his party can let that happen again. Democrats would be foolish to turn in on themselves in a fruitless battle over whether their troubles owe to a failure to mobilize and excite their base or to win support from the political center. In fact, Democrats held onto moderate voters while losing independents. What hurt them most was this brute fact: Voters younger than 30 made up 18 percent...
  • Dr Ben "Kevorkian" Bernanke Helping U.S. Economy Commit Suicide

    11/03/2010 9:08:31 AM PDT · by blam · 6 replies
    The Market Oracle ^ | 11-3-2010 | By: James Quinn
    Dr Ben "Kevorkian" Bernanke Helping U.S. Economy Commit Suicide Economics / Great Depression II Nov 02, 2010 - 10:04 AM By: James Quinn Everyone has watched one of the best TV series of all-time - M*A*S*H. You also know the tune that played during the opening credits as helicopters delivered wounded soldiers to the 4077 Mobile Army Surgical Unit. Most people have never heard the lyrics that go with the music. The song is Suicide is Painless and the lyrics were sung during the M*A*S*H Movie. As I watched the movie a few weeks ago, the lyrics struck home. Our...