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Anti-incumbent Sentiment Felt Nationwide As GOP Gains Control Of House

November 3, 2010 by  

Anti-incumbent sentiment felt nationwide as GOP gains control of HouseThe Republican Party scored a resounding victory in the midterm elections by picking up more than enough seats in the House of Representatives to take control from the Democrats.

Republicans needed to gain 39 seats in order to hold a majority in the chamber, and early projections suggest that conservatives will win at least 60 more House seats than they currently have. A successful day at the polls for Republicans highlighted the widespread frustration among Americans over a stagnant unemployment rate, a troubled economy and too much government spending.

A political season that included the emergence of the anti-establishment Tea Party movement came to an end with what could be the biggest House gain by any major party since 1948. House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), who is expected to become House Speaker when the new majority takes over in January, became emotional during a speech on election night.

"With their voices, the American people are demanding a new way forward in Washington," said Boehner, quoted by CNN. "This is not a time for celebration, not when one in 10 of our fellow citizens are out of work, not when we have buried our children under a mountain of debt."

Despite the GOP gaining six Senate seats, the Democrats were able to hold onto the majority in the upper chamber. Notable victories for conservatives included Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), Pat Toomey (R-Penn.) and Tea-Party-backed businessman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.).

In an embarrassing loss for the President, Kirk defeated Alexi Giannoulias to win Obama's old Senate seat. According to the Chicago Sun Times, Kirk said that his victory "sends a message" to the current leaders in Washington. 

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  • s c

    EVERY false American [socialists, communists, fascists, progressives, RINOs, 'moderates' and all other America-hating hypocrites] must kept on a short leash and deprived of all forms of power. For those scum who are still in office, it is our duty to make them miserable every day they’re in Washington. Do not look at yesterday as a victory or a mandate.
    Do not call yourself a patriot unless you voice your opinion on a regular basis, your elected yahoos know where you stand on every issue, and you never hesitate to remind them that they CAN be replaced. There are NO saviors in Washington, there have NEVER been any saviors in Washington and there will NEVER be any saviors in Washington.

    • Claire

      s c — You hit the nail on the head with your last paragraph.

      • Dan az

        So Claire did you get the one you voted for?

        • Claire

          Dan az–Hell no. The sheriff that got off without a DUI charge was elected for a 3rd term here in town. I simply could not vote for Kirk but he won. He lied so much about is military record that it really turned me off. Military is TOO important to me to just lie about it. I figure if he can lie about his so-called military award he will certainly lie when he gets to Washington, DC. As far as the election on the national level. I was not too surprised about Reid nor Boxer. I was a bit surprised about Jerry Brown. I was surprised about Alaska. I figured Miller was a shoo-in since Palin endorsed him. That was an eye-opener. For Illinois governor, Quinn and Brady are still waiting for the final vote count. The count is close. I don’t like either one of them so I voted Libertarian. I may have wasted my vote, but I sure did not feel comfortable voting for Brady or Quinn. Sometimes a person has to do what they have to do.

          • Claire

            “about his military record”

          • Dan az

            Claire
            the same thing here I may have wasted my vote but at least I can say that I didnt vote for these losers.

          • Dan az

            Claire they deserve moon beam brown it just means they will be down the drain that much faster!

    • bruce

      I say if you all dont want to pay any taxes lets git rid of medicare, dept of defense, the FBI, the CIA , the police departments, the fire departments, Social sceurity, the NSA, highway systems, FCC, all goverment regulations so companys can do what ever they want to even if that they want to dump toxic waste in your backyard, DEA, NTF, Health departments, the judical system, and i hope that you all get your way so the country can go down the tubes so people know what real hard times are

      • Dan az

        Bruce you sound like a sore looser well thats great at least I can have the comfort of knowing that you loosers are all going to have to go to work soon thanks for making my day brighter!

        • http://?? Joe H.

          Dan az,
          There’s quite a few of them today, I just can’t understand it! You’ld think their person lost an election or somethin’!!!!
          Truthfully though, the one I can’t understand is Dirty Harry Reid getting another chance!! The people that voted for him have gotta be out of their ever livin minds!!!

          • Dan az

            Hey joe this might explain it
            It’s reported that Hispanic workers were bused to polls by Democrats and unions to vote for Reid. Seems amazing that Reid was down by 4 in every poll but won by 5. That’s a 9 point swing. Nevada Republican Congressional candidate Dr. Joe Heck was up by 10 points in polls. He won by less than 1 percent (in upset over Democratic Congresswoman Dina Titus) — a swing of 9 points too (even though the Republican hung on).

      • http://goggle Paula

        Well, the first thing we need to do is get rid of you. The second thing is get rid of the excess welfare and freebees that don’t deserve. Limit unemployment to nor more than 36 weeks. Where I live, the city picks up leaves on the side of the road. Stop that and give somebody a job if you don’t want to do your leave. Get you fat butts out there and move around.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          Paula,
          you DO realize those leaves are raked from peoples yards in the first place don’t you??? We have that here as well. We rake our leaves and deposit them at the roadside to be picked up!!! We can also put them in paper bags to be picked up by our trash pickup!!! Now me, I put the ones out front at the curb and the ones from the back I mulch and put them on my garden!!! This service is provided by the city in our city tax base! The pickup of the paper bags is part of our trash pickup contract!

  • Mick

    Joe H. says:
    November 4, 2010 at 12:46 am
    Dan az,
    There’s quite a few of them today, I just can’t understand it! You’ld think their person lost an election or somethin’!!!!
    Truthfully though, the one I can’t understand is Dirty Harry Reid getting another chance!! The people that voted for him have gotta be out of their ever livin minds!!************************
    *************************************
    Joe,,,I am from Nevada and I can’t understand how this bastard managed to get reelected, something ain’t right.
    Of course when we consider the amount of Unions infesting vegas, a mayor who is a former Mob lawyer,the California migrants bringing their communists ways with them, the amount illegals and the pull all of the above has a fair election is damn near impossible…
    to sum it up……………I am pissed……..

  • Angel

    Is John Boehner going to be Weeper… I mean Speaker of the House? (Man up, orange boy.)

    It’s time for the tea party winners – over 100 in the house – to really make change. No falling into line with the politics as usual.

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