Tuesday, November 2, 2010

As The Night Comes To a Close...

Found the video of that discussion between Matthews and Bachmann that I linked in my previous post.

It's funny.. you may remember, she appeared on Hardball some time ago and made mention that some in Congress should be "investigated" for "Un-American beliefs." It was a classic moment; she got the bloggers on the left all riled up thinking she was off her rocker, and the right thought she was acting the role of a hero, because this aforementioned moment was around the time that all the self-proclaimed Mao worshipers in The White House were being discovered, and Obama "Green Jobs Czar" Van Jones was a self-proclaimed Communist and "Truther."

Anyway - here's the embed video:



Tough luck in Nevada tonight... I honestly didn't expect Sharron Angle to win. She wasn't the sharpest candidate, but at least with her, Nevadans knew what they were getting into.

Reid has a powerful backing, and with all the SEIU support due to the casinos which cover most of that state's population, Nevada will forever be an incredibly difficult state for conservatism to break through.

I'm still watching and waiting on Arizona's 7th... according to KPNX Channel 12, Grijalva is up by 2 points with about 60% reporting. We're holding out hope.

Ben Quayle has won Arizona's 3rd. Ann Kirkpatrick (D) of Arizona's 1st has been retired. That's a pretty big deal.

Ed Pastor (D) from Arizona's 4th looks like he's cruising. In Arizona's 8th, it appears Democrat Gabrielle Giffords will maintain her seat. Republicans have picked up at least two in Arizona, as we await the results from the McClung / Grijalva contest, hoping for a third.

Good news from Arizona's 5th - Harry Mitchell (D) indeed got his wish and will be retired, courtesy of his voting record against the desires of Arizonans. I'll bet J. D. Hayworth has a smile on his face tonight...

I'm not surprised, but I am saddened by California's choices in Boxer and Brown. I don't understand why Californians want to go back to Jerry Brown - didn't he do enough damage to the state once before? I know Gloria Allred must be happy, her little trick probably did just enough damage.

And Barbara Boxer... I guess we'll be calling you Senator for six more years, Ma'am.

Congrats to Ohio - I hope John Kasich is all I believe him to be. He seems to be a very decent man, and his passion for his home state is admirable.

Christine O'Donnell.. ah, we hardly knew ya... yet I suspect we'll be hearing from you again. I'm not sure if that's a good thing. Just like they suggested for Palin, I'd offer Ms. O'Donnell the advice of some time spent studying, brushing up on her Constitution, and fixing her personal issues so they can't bite her in the backside.

Marco.. Mr. Rubio sure seems like the real deal. If his acceptance speech tonight says anything about the man Florida has just elected, we've certainly got one solid Senator fighting the good fight...

8 comments:

Hoping the Blind Will See said...

Marco Rubio and Ran Paul will set a new tone in Washington, as they lend support ot DeMint and Coburn and a few others. Kirk and Twomey won't hurt their nucleus either. As for Navada - very sad! Harry only carried three counties there - and one of those by only 100 votes or so. All the others were BIG for Angle. Pretty bad when a state is held hostage by a couple of counties. I'd be looking into the votes out of those counteis long before I ever acknowledged defeat. It was nice to see some powerful Dem chairmen hit the pavement, and it will be interesting to see how the Senators up for re-election in tow years start governing. Yes my firend, this is going to be an interesting two years. One word of caution - watch Cass Sustein! Regulation at warp speed could well be just over the horizon...

Z said...

the Boxer and Brown votes were so much closer than expected that it's given me a bit of a lift about my State.
Still, having said that, we are TOAST financially; these are people who seem to disdain success and who can't quite accept that all illegals don't have what we have..from US, of course. scary. Let's hope the tea parties start working on state-sized scale; working to help the Right correct even Leftist winners.

Trestin said...

I'm glad Rand Paul won!

Just a conservative girl said...

I am very happy with the West election. That was one of the big ones for me.

Soloman said...

Hoping...

Always curious as to what Cass Sunstein is up to.

Pennsylvania was huge in may ways, and I didn't even mention it. That and many other governor's races are huge for redistricting, since now is that time.

I saw Nevada's map.. anywhere there's population (as in unions) Reid fared well.

Now we must hold all their feet to the fire. Spending cuts... balanced budget... maintain tax rates rather than letting them raise... border security...

Soloman said...

Z -

The California liberal machine is going to be a tough nut to crack - perhaps toughest of them all.

There's an amazing, overwhelming amount of irresponsibility and lack of common sense that seems to have taken a strong hold over the left coast.

It's permeating my home of Arizona, as well, because as people who can't afford to live by the beach need to bail, we're the closest and easiest relocation point.

It's not easy to pinpoint.. but it's definitely there.

It's going to take a lot of honest education of an oft-unwilling, sometimes very ill-informed population to bring California back from the abyss.

Soloman said...

Trestin -

I'm good with Rand Paul. I worry he's going to be a lightning rod for the MSM, but he'll grow to understand them and how to not feed them their red-meat comments that they love to take out-of-context.

Stay safe...

Soloman said...

JACG -

I like West too... I've listened to him speak a few times and he seems to be of leadership quality.

Same as Paul, the MSM will attempt to besmirch him or smear his ideas as "radical," but he seems like a very capable man who will figure them out and eventually - like Bachmann last night - turn the tables on them and make them look like fools.