Yes we hope!
Change we can!
Blah blah blah!
Smoke a bowl!
Sorry, I was just doing my impersonation of young California voters, the only ones not taking part in the 2010 election in a rational sensible manner.
For the rest of Americans not spending their nights dreaming about touching themselves (while being too lazy to actually do it) while watching Jon Stewart , the crystal clear verdict is in.
The Republican avalanche seized the House and the Governorships, and came within a few thousand voting irregularities of taking back the Senate. State legislatures have shifted to the right.
ELECTION 2010. ALL TIMES PST
3PM: First exit polls in Indiana and Kentucky. Fox News has Bret Baier doing election coverage. Not Beck, O’Reilly, or Hannity, but Baier. This is because Fox News, a real network, separates its news division from its opinion division. MSNBC has Keith Obermann and Rachel Maddow doing the coverage, proving that they have zero interest in serious news coverage, preferring bigotry and rage. CNN has Wolf Blitzer, who is professional and fair.
In the race for governor of New Hampshire, one candidate had a 50 point lead, but apparently only 12 votes came in and the Democrat led 9 to 3. Leftists call this a mandate. I just hope these are not the same 12 people in Dix Hills Notch that people will obsess over in 2012 the way they obsess over that d@ng groundhog. If the liberals see their shadows, it means 6 more weeks until they are officially fired.
3:55PM Sir Charles of Krauthammer speaks. Instead of political arguments, the Democrats offered epithets. The American people are proud and clear eyed, and they don’t like being condescended to.
4PM: Polls close in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, South Carolina, Virginia.
4PM: Dan Coats easily wins Indiana senate seat, a GOP pickup. Rand Paul, Jim Demint and Patrick Leahy all hold serve. No surprises.
4:03PM: Rachel Maddow attacks Rand Paul, which on MSNBC is called analysis. Chris Matthews chimes in while Fox News and CNN get over it and move on to actual news. Fox News Wendell Goler reports from the White House while MSNBC crazies still go after Paul, bringing in left-wing hatemonger Ed Schultz for “analysis.” Maddow blasts Evan Bayh for the GOP picking up Indiana.
4:10PM: Fox News, supposedly a right-wing hate site, announces that early voting shows Harry Reid doing very well.
4:20PM: Chris Matthews has lengthy interview with DNC big shot Tim Kaine. RNC Chair Michael Steele is not interviewed at this time, typical for the unfair, unbalanced network.
4:29PM: Wolf Blitzer properly pointed out that networks should not make projections until polls close, and clearly explains why raw exit poll data can be imprecise.
4:30PM Polls close in North Carolina, Ohio, and West Virginia.
4:30PM Rob Portman wins in Ohio, a senate GOP hold.
4:30PM Chris Matthews points out the Iowa has Tom Harkin and Chuck Grassley, an odd combination. Ohio offers Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman. It is interesting.
4:34PM: Anderson Cooper is an amateur in the handsome borderline pretty boy department compared to Bill Hemmer. No guy should be that perfect looking.
4:37PM: Madcow attacks Portman and Coats. Another MSNBC analyst looks like Niles Crane from tv show Frasier.
4:41PM: On MSNBC, a man gives a bear hug to an actual bear. Ok, this turns out to be a commercial.
4:42PM: MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News are all on commercial. I should bring out my 4th tv and put on the Spanish station like I did in 2004. I do not speak Spanish, but the female announcers are smoking hot. The Spanish station was the only one to get it right in 2004 because they were unbiased. What did they care? It was not their country. They did a better job than our networks did in the 1990s covering Luis Donaldo Colosio in Mexico (Ernesto Zedillo won).
4:44PM MSNBC “analyst” Michael Isikoff cries over outside money helping Paul. No mention of Obama or Clinton union or Chinese money. At the next commercial MSNBC analysts get their diapers changed.
4:49PM: No matter what Eliot Spitzer says, it is hard not to giggle, especially when he talks about the stimulus package. I want to hear him talk about environmental policy and how he can reduce emissions. In a hilarious coincidence, the other tv shows a preview for “Sex and the City.”
4:57PM: Juan Williams is on Fox News, because they actually allow diverse viewpoints. Also, every single MSNBC commentator appears to be a white male, including Maddow. This proves they are all racists. Fox News allows black people to speak.
5PM: Polls close in 15 states and DC. Now we get rolling.
5PM: Senate races come in. Chris Coons wins easily in Delaware. Wolf Blitzer makes a snide remark. Marc Rubio wins big in Florida. Kelly Ayotte wins in New Hampshire. Richard Shelby and Tom Coburn win in Oklahomand Alabama, not surprising. Barbara Mikulski wins. Maddow has an orgasm, although it is not sure if it is because she sexually desires Barbara Mikulski or Mr. Coons. Somehow she does not like Christine O’Donnell, who is much prettier. No changes to the power structure. The New Hampshire Governor’s race is called for the Democrat with him only up 50-48% early.
5:06PM: Roy Blount defeats Robin Carnahan in the Missouri senate race.
5:07PM: MSNBC analyst Howard Fineman laments the loss of moderate Republicans, while not showing concerns over moderate Democrats. Johnny Isaakson wins the Georgia Senate seat, a hold.
5:10PM: The Democrat wins the lone Delaware house seat, a pickup for the Democrats. Keith Olbermann bashes the Tea Party movement and Christine O’Donnell, as does Madcow. Graciousness does not exist with these cannibals. They make plans to burn her in the town square, to keep in line with the witch jokes.
5:20PM: MSNBC calls the North Carolina Senate race for Richard Burr, a retention that should not have been that close.
5:30PM: Polls close in Arkansas, and other states. As expected, John Boozman trounced Blanche Lincoln, the 2nd GOP pickup. The Democrat Governor of Arkansas won easily. Bill Haslam helped the Republicans retain the Tennessee Governorship.
5:34PM: Joe Manchin wins the West Virginia senate seat, a major hold for Democrats.
5:38PM: Alan Grayson lost his Florida House seat, a pickup for Republicans and a victory for those who prefer decency over hatred. Grayson called his opponent a member of the Taliban. Grayson is a vile human being, and the reason one term should not mean a lifetime pension. Some house scum just got removed. Daniel Webster is the new limestone.
6PM: Polls close in Texas, Colorado, Michigan, Wisconsin, New York, and other states. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand retained their seats easily, and Andrew Cuomo did likewise as Governor. The nation moves right while the coasts move left. Gillibrand has to run again in 2012. Republicans easily win the North Dakota Senate seat, the 3rd GOP pickup. Sam Brownback wins the Kansas Governorship. Rick Snyder picks up the Michigan Governorship, the worst job in America and perhaps the only job left in Michigan under the destruction of Canadian Jennifer Granholm. John Thune won his South Dakota Senate seat, running unopposed, not normal for a senate race.
6:05PM–All 3 networks covering Rand Paul’s victory speech. To make matters worse, none of them are in sync, making for a triple echo. Paul comes out firing.
6:07PM–Rick Perry kept the Texas Governorship in GOP hands.
Maryland Democrats held their governorship, while Republicans took back theirs in Oklahoma.
6:12PM–Brett Baier projects Republicans winning 60 House seats to take control. 60 seconds later MSNBC does likewise, projecting 55 seats. CNN projects at least 50 only 4 minutes later.
6:20PM–Joe Manchin on all 3 networks as MSNBC begs their fellow liberals on the West Coast to not get discouraged and still go to the polls. They do not show such concern when Republican turnout gets depressed.
6:27PM–Louisiana Senator David Vitter retains his seat. Fox News calls Barney Frank the winner of his reelection bid. Only CNN covers the Marco Rubio speech from the beginning. He clearly gets it right when he says that “this is not a great victory for the Republican Party. It is a second chance.”
6:34PM–Johnny Isaakson easily wins the Georgia Senate seat, a retention. Keith Olbermann insults Christine O’Donnell right before her concession speech. As expected, she was as classy and dignified as Olbermann is hateful and vicious. Only Fox News does not cover her remarks at all.
6:42PM: Heineman retains the Nebraska GOP Governship.
6:50PM: Deval Patrick hangs on to the Massachusetts Governorship for the left.
6:57PM: Corbett wins the Pennsylvania Governship, a GOP pickup. The GOP with Haslam also picks up the Tennessee Governorship.
7PM: Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Montana, and Iowa polls close. John McCain and Chuck Grassley easily retain seats in Arizona and Iowa, not surprising. Iowa Governor Terry Branstadt is a GOP pickup. Matt Mead picks up the Wyoming Governorship for the GOP.
7:05PM–Rachel Maddow announces that she is 37 years old, which can be frightening for so many reasons. 5 minutes later she was still ranting.
7:09PM–Democrats hang on to the New Hampshire Governorship.
7:13PM–Chris Matthews tries to get Michele Bachmann to blunder on his show like last time. She did not take the bait. Matthews kept bullying, and Bachmann stayed on message. Matthews asked her if she was hypnotized, and under a trance. She responded that the people were coming out of their nightmare. Olbermann and Madcow laughed at the trance remarks, as if insulting people is the same as discussing policy. Matthews said she looked moronically, his typically moronic self. He was incensed that she kept treating his questions as irrelevant, which they were and he is.
7:18PM–John Hickenlooper won the Governorship in Colorado for the Democrats.
7:23PM–MSNBC’s Niles Crane accused Eric Cantor of fiscally letting the country crash, forgetting that the Pelosiraptor kept raising the debt ceiling. Eric Cantor told Keith Olbermann “what a pleasure it was to be on a night like tonight.” Olbermann nearly choked on it as he and Niles Crane kept complaining and Matthews kept pummeling Bachmann.
7:28PM–Geraldine Ferraro made some very gracious remarks about Sarah Palin, and Palin reciprocated. The assault on women candidates, almost always conservative ones, is out of control. Palin referred to those critics as “neanderthals.”
7:32PM–MSNBC is the first to call the South Carolina Governorship for Republican Nikki Haley seconds after gleefully showing a graph of candidates endorsed by Palin losing 5 to 2, with 32 undecided. Make that 5 to 3 with 31 undecided.
7:35PM–Norah O’Donnell starts cackling for some unknown reason, although nobody asks if she is braindead bimbo in a trance. Only conservative women get that treatment. Mike Lee holds the Utah Senate seat for the GOP.
7:36PM–New Mexico Governship flips to the GOP under Susanna Martinez.
7:38pm–Ron Johnson defeats Russ Feingold for the GOP pickup of the Wisconsin Senate seat, the 4th switch.
7:40pm–Republicans keep the Utah Governship.
7:48PM–Republicans pick up the Wisconsin Governorship. MSNBC asked Arianna Huffington for her opinion, for mystifying reasons. She is also white, continuing the racist trend of punditry at MSNBC.
7:52PM–Longtime North Dakota House Democrat Earl Pomeroy went down.
7:58PM–Liberal Republican Joseph Cao went down after one term. Perhaps William Jefferson will find money in the freezer to finance a comeback in 2012.
8PM: Polls closed in California, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.
8PM: In a shocker, Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer are immediately declared winners on the liberal side by Fox News for Governor and Senator, respectively. Butch Otter easily won reelection as Idaho Governor and Mike Crapo as Senator, both for Republicans. Ron Wyden coasted to reelection to retain the Oregon Senate seat for the Democrats.
8:08PM–Democrats eke out a win in the Connecticut Governor’s race, a flip.
8:12PM–Former NFL star John Runyan won as a Republican a New Jersey House seat in a tight race. MSNBC announces that Republican Michele Bachmann of Minnesota was reelected as the analysts went into full meltdown mode.
8:14PM–Irregularities in Nevada in terms of power failures near Las Vegas and long lines in Elko. Sharron Angle should be very worried.
8:18PM–A company named ACORN makes stairlifts for seniors. I remain suspicious.
8:19PM–Republicans held the Alabama Governorship. MSNBC was the only network gleefully showing Carl Paladino’s entire concession speech in an attempt to tar the entire GOP.
8:25PM–Reed beat Zeller for a GOP New York House seat pickup, making the state less pathetic than California. Liberal independent Chafee won the Rhode Island Governorship over a Republican 36 to 34%. The Democrat who told Obama to shove it got shoved into last. MSNBC talked to Ed Rendell for about 15 minutes.
8:34PM–The Politico called the Pennsylvania Governor’s race for Pat Toomey over Joe Sestak, and the Alan West Florida Congressional race both for Republicans, but none of the 3 cable news networks did.
8:38PM–RNC Chairman Michael Steele shows a Time Magazine cover from last year declaring Republicans an endangered species.
8:40PM–John Boehner spoke. He will be the next House Speaker, although the Pelosiraptor for once in her life was silent and hiding somewhere. Boehner gets choked up and cries when saying that he has “spent his entire life chasing the American Dream. Working every rotten job, working every night shift I could find, pouring my heart and soul into a small business. He thanked his 11 brothers and sisters. Keith Olbermann took the poignant moment and made a joke about Dan Akroyd and chortled in enjoying Barbara Boxer’s win.
8:45PM–Fox News calls Colonel Allen West the winner in Florida.
8:51PM–Ed Schultz focused on the outside money for Sharron Angle, ignoring the avalanche of late dollars for Harry Reid. Fair and honest by MSNBC standards.
8:52PM–John Kasich finally declared Governor of Ohio for Republicans over incumbent Ted Strickland.
8:53PM–Rudy Giuliani pointed out that “the vote, especially in places like Ohio, was a rejection of Barack Obama. The House race was every part of the country, while the Senate was only 1/3 of the country. This is not an unclear election. It was a clear message. If anything was rejected, it was Obamacare. We will find out tomorrow if Obama is an ideologue or a pragmatist. If he is an ideologue, he is finished.”
9PM: Polls close in Hawaii. Daniel Inouye was reelected Senator of Hawaii for the Democrats for the 8 billionth time. At age 86 he is the Junior Senator.
9:02PM: Sir Charles of Krauthammer speaketh. The rest of the tvs muted. This should happen worldwide. “The Obama agenda is dead. The only question is how much will be repealed and how much he will be willing to concede. Republicans will not win the Senate but will have de facto control. In 2 years Jim Webb in Virginia will be up for reelection, and Democrats will not be willing to walk the plank for Obama. For Republicans, it works well for 2012 strategy. You don’t want both houses of congress because then Obama can be like Harry Truman and attack the do nothing Congress. After extraordinary events, we are now returning to the norm. The map has returned to what has looked like for the last 30 years. 2006 and 2008 were aberrations to historical events, a war and a financial collapse. Obama has tried a 2 year experiment in hyper-liberalism and the country said no. Can a man of the left even try or pretend to go to the center? For the next 2 years he will try to do his liberalism through regulation, through the agencies. The EPA will approve environmental regulations that he would never get through Congress. The next 2 years will be small ball and skirmishing before the 2012 election.”
9:08PM: Pat Toomey won the nailbiter Pennsylvania Senate race for the 5th GOP pickup. This was a blow to the anti-Semites and self-loathing Jews at J-Street. Fox News called it.
9:13PM: Israel lovers saw the anti-Jewish vote lose again as Mark Kirk survived in the Illinois Senate race for the 6th GOP pickup. MSNBC called it. This was President Obama’s Senate seat. It was also Roland Burris’s seat.
9:15PM: Nikki Haley spoke with only Fox News covering it. “We are turning the page on where we have been, but the history is going to be on where we go. My goal was always to get you to care.” She offered very classy remarks to her defeated challenger.
9:18PM: Karl Rove: What a rebuke to the President and a needless loss in Illinois. Had they held a special election, that person would have had 2 years to ingratiate themselves to the voters. Instead Blagojevich engineered Roland Burris which led to Gionoulias.
9:18PM: Pat Toomey thanked the love of his life, his wife and mother of his children.
9:23PM: Joe Sestak spoke, with only his sycophants at MSNBC covering the concession speech. He did not offer anything for Toomey representing class.
9:27PM: Fox News, again the supposedly right wing network despite being the only one with balanced political panels, called the Nevada Senate race for Harry Reid over Sharron Angle. The Democrats retained the seat and officially held their Senate majority.
9:35PM: Bryan Sandoval was declared Governor of Nevada for the Republicans, and Jan Brewer was reelected as the GOP Governor of Arizona.
9:39PM: Republicans officially won the House. The Pelosiraptor has officially been fired.
9:43PM: Madcow spoke about the total collapse of the GOP in Nevada while forgetting that Democrats lost virtually everywhere else across America. Madcow then called Sharron Angle a racist. She was also called flaky. Remember, this is what MSNBC calls analysis. As for the Latino vote abandoning Republicans, Republican Governor Elect Bryan Sandoval is Latino. MSNBC never kets facts or logic interfere with leftist bile. Bill Richardson called Republicans anti-immigrant.
9:48PM: Larry Sabato said he has seen hundreds of state legislators switching to Republicans. “75% of it is because of the rotten economy. This is the best year Republicans have had in the midterm since World War II.”
9:55PM: Republicans pick up at least 3 House seats in New York. Proposition 19 fails in California, a victory for anti-druggies over stoners and slackers. Maybe now college students will finally leave here for good so we can convert the campuses into prisons since the criminals are already there. I can dream.
9:58PM: Liberal pollster Pat Caddel admitted that “passing Obamacare in the way it was passed was a crime against democracy.”
10PM: Polls close in Alaska. Write in votes, most likely for Lisa Murkowski, were ahead. The race might not be decided until November 18th. Murkowski would caucus with the Republicans, so that is a retained seat with her or Joe Miller, since the Democrat trailed badly in third in he great tradition of Kendrick Meek. Senate Republicans were very smart not to take away Murkowski’s committee chairmanships in the Senate. Otherwise, she could have exacted retribution in the same way Charlie Crist would have caucused with the Democrats.
10:11PM: Nathan Deal wins the Georgia Governorship for the GOP.
10:13PM: A pair of House seats in Wisconsin flip to the GOP.
10:15PM: Liberal analyst Kirsten Powers said that regarding compromise, “Obama, unlike Bill Clinton, is not built for this.”
10:17PM: For the 100th time tonight, it was simply fun to say that in South Carolina, Alvin Greene is not going to be Senator. The MSNBC people chortling over Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell, both lovely human beings, seem to be silent on felon Democrat Alvin Greene.
10:22PM: Ed Schultz complains about where Michele Bachmann has her victory party.
10:26PM: Leftist Joe Trippi, in talking about the Democrats getting shellacked, said about Obama that “at some point he has got to realize that this was because of him.” David Schweikert picked up an Arizona House seat for the GOP.
10:49PM Voting irregularities created a mess and again shockingly enough favor the Democrat.
10:50PM: Harry Reid came out classless. “Today Nevada chose hope over fear, moving forward, not backward.” All 3 cable news networks covered it. He did not mention Sharron Angle.
11PM: MSNBC announces that “the big story is that Harry Reid wins, and the Senate stays in Democratic control.” The Earthquake in the House gets lower billing.
11:03PM: Jerry Brown speaks, and only CNN covers it from the beginning. “They haven’t counted all the votes yet, but hell, it’s good enough for government work.” Yes, this is liberalism in California. He spoke about renewable energy and education, not mentioning one word about making California business friendly. He spoke about bipartisanship, and he seemed sincere despite not mentioning Meg Whitman.
11:14PM: A Republican is invited on to the panel on MSNBC after only 8 hours of coverage.
11:16PM: Carly Fiorina came out and celebrated the Republican sweep, mentioning John Boehner twice. Only afterward did she mention the Republicans getting trounced in the once Golden State. Only CNN carried the initial remarks, and MSNBC missed them altogether. Yet despite the fact that all 3 networks called the race, Fiorina did not concede. “36% of the vote has been counted, and we are in a dead heat tie. It is too close to call. For all those people who already declared this race, maybe that was not a smart thing to do. It’s going to be a long night.”
11:19PM: Shockingly enough, MSNBC immediately went to cover Barbara Boxer in her imbecilic entirety. She immediately declared victory. She twice told the people to “listen up.” She said that the reason she went into politics was to make life better for the people she represents. Lord help us all. Never one to be gracious, she claimed that her opponents were shadowy special interests while her supporters were small donors. Now she can get back to doing nothing for the next 6 years. She invoked the World Series in an idiotic manner.
11:27PM: An email from Josh Mandel in Ohio confirmed that he won the Ohio race for Treasurer for the GOP.
11:32PM: According to TEXAS GOP Vote on Facebook, rising star Pastor Edward Broden did not unseat Bernice Johnson as the Democrats retained that seat. Yet Republican Bill Flores did knock out longtime incumbent Chet Edwards, a GOP pickup.
11:37PM: Meg Whitman spoke, with only Fox News covering the remarks at all. She had already called Jerry Brown and conceded, and encouraged all of California to come together. She said that “tomorrow, we are all Californians.”
11:41PM: Neil Abercrombie comfortably defeated Duke Aiona for the Hawaii Governorship, a pickup for the Democrats to replace retiring Republican Linda Lingle.
11:50PM: Michael Barone is breaking down every single household in every corner of the world, even where they do not have houses. I am not sure how he does it.
11:52PM: J-Streeter Jan Schakowsky defeated Joel Pollak in awful news for lovers of Israel and a retention for the far left.
11:57PM: Canseco took down Rodriguez for a Texas House seat, a GOP pickup. Neither of these men play pro baseball.
11:58PM: The Colorado Senate race and Florida Governor’s race were razor thin contests with the Republicans leading both but neither resolved. In Virginia, Democrat Gerry Connolly led Republican challenger Keith Fimian by a razor thin margin, a few hundred votes. The Democrat also had a microscopic lead in the Minnesota Governor’s race to replace Republican Tim Pawlenty. Former New York Knicks basketball player and Republican Chris Dudley led longtime Democratic incumbent John Kitzhaber in what would be a major upset in the Oregon Governor’s race that was too close to call. Nothing was announced in the Hawaii Congressional seat currently held by Republican Charles Djou. Raul Labrador led incumbent Walt Minnick in an Idaho Congressional race for a GOP pickup by 50-41%, although it was not official at this time.
11:59pm: Local media in Arizona finally declared Democrat Raul Grijalva the winner of his incumbent seat against strong challenger Republican Ruth McClung.
12:05AM: Lisa Murkowski claims victory with none of the networks calling the race. Then her supporters started chanting “Yes, We Can,” which is not something Republicans, even liberal ones, should be blathering.
12:07AM: Sharron Angle gave a speech that was conciliatory, but not a complete concession. For some reason, CNN replayed Harry Reid’s victory speech while Angle was speaking.
12:33AM: James Oberstar was elected in the Democratic wave in 1974 after Watergate. The Minnesota Congressman was trailing by 1% with 92% in.
12:35AM: MSNBC desperately needed something to hang on to, so they decided to interview Barbara Boxer. She described 2 Republicans breaking ranks and crossing over as an example of bipartisanship. She doesn’t get it and will never get it. She then got combative about health care, all of a sudden defending the bill in a way she never did during the campaign. She then brought up the secret donations again. An ounce of class is beyond her.
12:43AM: With 86% in, the Los Angeles Palestinian Times has Republican Dan Lungren holding on to his seat 50-43%. With 88% reporting, Republican challenger David Harmer led Democratic incumbent Jerry McNerney 48-47%. Neither race was called.
12:47AM: On MSNBC, Adam Green of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee said Democrats lost because they did not fight hard enough for progressive policies such as a public option and breaking up the big banks. Just once I wish a leftist imbecile would not be Jewish. I am so tired of apologizing for my own people.
12:53AM: Most of the California races were blowouts for the incumbents. A moderately close race that did not involve a switch had incumbent Democrat Loretta Sanchez fending off Van Tran 51-42% with 74% in. Republicans saw incumbent Mary Bono Mack leading 53-40% with 51% counted. The safe seats that are so bad for Democracy will continue with Jerrymander Brown drawing districts again, as long as can get around another Democratically elected proposition preventing this. All he needs is one liberal Judge that he has appointed or will appoint, and that redistricting commission blocking him is toast.
1:02AM: Bob Seger wrote the song beautiful loser. In the case of Republican challenger Jill Rowland in New York, the song should be renamed to drop dead beautiful loser. My lord her husband is one lucky man. She is stunning.
1:05AM: The MSNBC announcer got confused between a recall and a recount. If a Republican had done this it would have been a Federal case, most likely pursued by Eric Holder.
1:20AM: With 99% reporting, Democrat Pat Quinn is in the fight of his life to retain his Illinois Governorship, leading by literally a few hundred votes.
1:36AM: By 50-49%, Republicans have captured the Connecticut Governor’s mansion. This one is final.
1:38AM: By 38-37%, the Republican Gubernatorial candidate led the Independent with only 89% in. This is not final, and Maine has a strong independent tradition, with Angus King winning in recent years and Ross Perot getting 30% to finish second in 1992. The Democrat was in third in this race.
Big Ears speaks at 10AM PST, Hillary is hiding in Asia, and the Peloiraptor is hiding, although nobody is looking for her. Her silence is refreshing.
9:30AM: A friend from the Garland County Republican Party in Arkansas calls to tell me that the “Paint Arkansas Red Rally” I spoke at got the desired results and beyond. Conservative but voting Democrat since reconstruction, the Republicans won 20 of 21 local races. They lost one race by 5 votes and are seeking a recount. It was a (blue)bloodbath.I apologized again for living in California. Congratulations to the fine people of Garland County.
9:30AM: Alex Sink conceded the Florida Governor’s race, immediately making Republican Rick Scott one of the top 10 Powerful Bald White Guys of 2010. That list gets published in late December. His performance in office will determine whether he makes the list in 2011.
10AM: President Obama held a one hour press conference. Unlike Bill Clinton, who in 1994 said, “I get the message,” Mr. Obama never did. He remained obtuse, refusing to in any way concede that he remotely is part of the problem. He blamed his predecessor, and insisted he was making progress. His entire remarks will be dissected tomorrow, because they go to the heart of his rigidly inflexible ideological leftist mindset.
11AM: Monica Crowley pointed out that he blew his political capital spending an entire year on healthcare instead of jobs. He still will not extend all of the Bush tax cuts. Bill Clinton admitted that he should have done welfare reform before healthcare reform. Mr. Obama cannot make such concessions out of narcissism. Nothing in his character to suggest moderation. There is a difference between listening to ideas and actually absorbing those ideas.
I will now do my impression of singer Lady Blah Blah, minus the Gaga wearing of meat.
“Are you listening President Obama? Are you listening????!!!!!!!!!”
No. He is not listening.
11:15AM: Democrat Michael Bennett declared victory in the Colorado Senate race despite no news organizations doing so. Why? Because liberals do this. The goal is to create inevitability so people get bored. Look for the left to use their tired cliche about how we should all just “move on,” which is code for, “we have a lead, cancel the rest of the clock.”
11:17AM: Pat Caddell: “Among Democrats favoring repeal of the healthcare bill, 36% voted Republican. Among independents favoring repeal, by 86-9% they voted Republican. The American people want it repealed, and he seems entirely tone deaf.”
12:41PM: Indiana Republican Mike Pence, who won easily and is a national star, is resigning his leadership post (while staying in Congress). This is the first volley of 2012.
The left can spin this election any way they want. The right destroyed them.
Let them celebrate a wounded Harry Reid and Barbara Boxer accomplishing nothing. The Pelosiraptor is fired. That is the story.
Republicans won big, picking up over 65 House seats and 6-8 Senate seats, in addition to a bunch of Governorships and state legislatures.
Oh yes, and the Pelosiraptor is fired.