US House of Representatives
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