Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Finally, Some CHANGE I've Been HOPING For

US Senate
US House of Representatives
State Governors

Harry Reid reelected.
Barbara Boxer reelected.
McMahon not elected in Connecticut.
I'd like to congratulate fellow West Pointer Joe Miller, Class of '89, as the senator-elect from Alaska, but the vote there isn't completely counted yet. "Write-in" Murkowski might still win.
The Colorado Senate race is still too close to call.

Despite those, it was still a great night for Republicans. In the House of Representatives, the Republicans gained back in this one election more than the number of seats they lost in the last two elections--in other words, in 2011 there will be more Republicans in the House than there were in 2005. Not bad.

And while the Republicans didn't gain enough seats to take control of the Senate--and there was no polling data, just wishful thinking, to suggest they would--they did improve their numbers. As I write this, not all the ballots are counted, but so far the Democrats haven't picked up a single Republican seat and the Republicans have picked up 6 Democratic seats. Alaska, Colorado, and Washington counts have yet to be finalized.

The racist tea party supporters here at RotLC would like to congratulate the following:
Nikki Haley, governor-elect of South Carolina, a woman of Indian descent.
Tim Scott, representative-elect of South Carolina, an African-American man.
Marco Rubio, senator-elect from Florida, a man of Cuban descent.
Allen West, representative-elect of Florida, an African-American man.
Susana Martinez, governor-elect of New Mexico, a woman of Hispanic descent.
Brian Sandoval, governor-elect of Nevada, a Hispanic male.

Do you lefties get it yet? Can you hear me now? It isn't about sex or skin color, it's about governing philosophy. Someone who believes in limited government and economic/fiscal responsibility and sanity is going to get my vote over a socialist every. single. time. And despite the exhuberence of two years ago, that seems to be the case with the majority of Americans. You lefties don't want to admit it, but I'm much closer to the center of American politics than you are.

You know what last night was? It was a


MikeAT said...


I have a question…who was it of your routine customers who said a few months ago this election is no big deal…”The Republicans will gain 20-25 seats in the house and a couple in the senate” as I recall…this was not 94 over again…I have his name on the tip of my tongue but can’t find it…but I think he was a teacher and a “disappointed democratic” and a “reformed republican”

Can you help me with this….

mazenko said...

Bennett won Colorado, and the Democrats kept the governor's office, as well as holding two contested House races. Overall, it's a very purple state. So, if you are really more moderate than the lefties, you really need to come home, D.

I'm once again pleased by a safe, peaceful republic where power can change hands without rioting. Hats off to America. I like the division of power, too. Never have been a big fan of one party rule.

And despite the victory speeches, Congress is not going to cut military spending or entitlements, so deficit and debt reduction are going nowhere.

As I wrote on my blog, hopefully the shared governing will lead to some tax policy progress, hopefully with some components of the Wyden-Gregg bill and Paul Ryan's Roadmap.

As always, I'm hopeful and proud to be an American.

Anonymous said...

"Congress is not going to cut military spending or entitlements, so deficit and debt reduction are going nowhere."

I theory, congress could just hold spending constant and wait for tax revenues to catch up. We'd eventually wind up with a balanced budget without cutting spending (in nominal terms).

This isn't going to happen, of course ...

-Mark Roulo

Darren said...

Mazenko, if you think that electing mostly Democrats, especially to all the big offices, makes a state "moderate" or "purple", then you and I have different definitions of "moderate". By that definition, California is "moderate" and I need not move back to the Centennial State.

MikeAT said...


If a bit wrong in predictions....can't say much, I thought the Saints would crush the Browns a couple of weekends ago.

Yes, it’s wasn’t the tsunami I hoped for…the fact Harry Reid still will steal oxygen from more useful animals like a rat annoys me. Then again the fact he has to watch his back with Little Chucky Schumer will be fun. But let’s see…over 60 House seats…at least 6 Senate seats…over 500 state legislature seats went Republican a few days ago. The normal mid-term turnover over you were sure the Republicans would benefit from was 20-25 congressional seats and 3.5 Senate seats…in simple language, B Hussein Obama and his minions got their asses kicked. In 2012 something like 24 Democrat senators will be defending their seats…if they had been up for election two days ago the Republicans would have at least a majority and close to 60 members in the Senate.

And other things make me feel better. In Iowa three state supreme court justices who found a right for single sex marriage in the state constitution (of course we’re too dense to see it but it’s right there, just trust them) were removed from office by the people…for the first time since 1962 when ten year review on state justices was set up. And in Oklahoma the people voted 70% to forbid state judges from considering Sharia or international law when making a ruling. Some of these justices have reading problems…the text of Article Six of the US Constitution, This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

Overall, not a bad start in reversing the damage of the Democrats in the last four years.