Much of Obama's super geniusness was rejected by America tonight, and yayy for that. America passes the math test, with a few tolerable exceptions.
Here's where I find great solace in the election results of tonight:
Nancy Pelosi is no longer Speaker of the House. Can I get an "Amen?" This alone was worth everything.
Marco Rubio wins Florida, which means that I win a $20 bet I made with local ultra-liberal Bruce Stone back in March. Suh-weet-ness. Watch Rubio - he'll be president one day.
Kent Sorenson, running for the Iowa State Senator District 37 against leftist Staci Appel, appears to have won. Kent is a friend of mine and a hell of a good man. She used a lot of money to try and destroy him. Goodnight, Staci. Kent, if he retains an appetite for politics, has proven capable of winning against incumbent Iowa Democrats. I would match him in 2014 against whomever runs for Harkin's seat.
Rand Paul wins. Mike Lee wins. Nikki Haley wins. Allen West wins. A bunch of Tea Party-backed candidates won, further legitimizing the movement. Take that, John Cornyn.
California Democrats have to own their own disaster. House Republicans won't vote to bail them out. Eat it.
Carl Paladino, gay-hater, lost in New York. Stupid. And New York, like California, gets to eat its own mess. Enjoy that dish, Gov. Cuomo.
Mike Castle lost. He voted for Cap n Trade, and he lost. Christine O'Donnell did not win, but I suspect that while some of her positions were right, her instinct for litigious action was wrong. So enjoy Chris Coons, Delaware.
Mark Kirk, who also voted for Cap n Trade, appears to be winning Barack Obama's old seat. Kirk regrets his vote, and winning the Obama seat is a delicious irony.
Alan Grayson is gone. Phil Hare is gone. Russ Feingold is gone. But most importantly, Hopenchange is gone.
A great wave of Republican governors have come into office, and on the heels of the census, a lot of redistricting will take place.
Iowa may have a new secretary of state, Matt Schultz. He will work hard to ID voters. Love that. He needs to win.
Great, great night.
ETC: Not only in Iowa, but in other states across the nation, statehouse legislatures flipped red as well. Coupled with the gubernatorial wins, I expect that ObamaCare will encounter stiff resistance as a nationalized program.
So, now it's time for the GOP to step up and protect our economic freedom. If they do, I'm sure that they'll be trusted with more political seats in 2012. John Boehner's speech certainly indicated a respect for economic freedom and capitalism.
Or, maybe the chastened Dems will begin to step up and protect our economic freedom.
Either way, it bodes well for our economy, and for what we pass on to our children.
1. Harry Reid was re-elected, despite Nevada having the highest unemployment in the country. My sympathy for them has evaporated.
2. Barney Frank, re-elected with almost 70% of the vote. If there's one guy still in office who can reasonably be said to share significant blame (along with Carter and Clinton) for the mortgage melt-down and subsequent idiocy, it's this guy. Even with the media effort to hide the fact, there's no way anyone above Gumpian intelligence can not know this. There's something very, very wrong with the people in Mass.
Posted by Jonathan Adams, 11/3/2010 4:56:37 AM
In Reid's case, never discount the margin of fraud - especially given that 55% of Nevadans disapproved of Harry Reid.
Oh, I'm not discounting fraud with any of them, but for fraud not to be blatantly obvious (I mean, more than the usual obviousness ... obvious to the point that even the liberals have to be embarrassed,) the elections still have to be reasonably close. So, fraud or not, Hanlon's Razor applies.
Posted by Jonathan Adams, 11/3/2010 8:39:37 AM
Despite having a record number of Libertarian candidates nationwide (816) we didn't have nearly as strong a showing as I would have liked.
The analogy of the American electorate as the abused spouse who keeps coming back hoping the abuser will "change" is apt, they'd just better hope the 2 party system means it this time.
I don't think the Libertarian Party has done a good job of defining itself. In fact, the Tea Party has done a better job of that in less time with more people than the Libertarians have done. Which is too bad, but the L Party has to work on its branding. For example, I saw and heard much more of Jonathan Narcisse than Eric Cooper in this election.