Thursday, November 4, 2010

Fall Elections 2010 - #2363 - Michael Barone: Voters Reject Obama's Big Government Ambitions - Townhall

Uncharted territory. Historic upheaval. The tallies are not all in as this is written. But it seems that the 2010 elections have produced results that are unprecedented in the lifetimes of most readers. Some numbers are clear. In nine of the 10 congressional election cycles between 1986 and 2004, no party gained or lost more than 10 seats in the House of Representatives, the one exception being 1994, when Republicans gained 54. Otherwise, the numbers were pretty static. Not so in the three most recent cycles. Democrats gained 31 seats in 2006 and another 23 seats in 2008. Now Republicans have won significantly more than the 39 seats they needed to regain the House majority they lost four years ago. Read more.........

Take Your Olive Branch and Shove It, Democrats - Michelle Malkin - On the eve of a historic midterm election upheaval, President Barack Obama tried to walk back his gratuitous slap at Americans who oppose his radical progressive agenda. "I probably should have used the word 'opponents' instead of 'enemies' to describe political adversaries," Obama admitted Monday. "Probably"?  Here is an ironclad certainty: It's too little too late for the antagonist-in-chief to paper over two years of relentless Democratic incivility and hate toward his domestic "enemies." Voters have spoken: They've had enough. Enough of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner's rhetorical abuse. Enough of his feints at bipartisanship. Whatever the final tally, this week's turnover in Congress is a GOP mandate for legislative pugilism, not peace. Voters have had enough of big government meddlers "getting things done." They are sending fresh blood to the nation's Capitol to get things undone.  Read more........

Armey: Tea Party Victory Stops Obama's Leftward March - Newsmax - Former House Majority Leader and leading tea party figure Dick Armey tells Newsmax that Republicans’ capture of the House on Tuesday averts the “frightening threat” posed by President Obama’s “leftward march.”   The Texas Republican also says the GOP-controlled House should seek to repeal “grotesquely unacceptable” Obamacare, and predicts that the Democrats’ “lust for victory” will push them to turn to an alternative to “dead weight” Barack Obama in the 2012 primary process. Armey served in the House from 1985 to 2003 and is now chairman of FreedomWorks, a nationwide organization dedicated to “lower taxes, less government, more freedom.” He is also the co-author of the new book “Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto.” Armey became Majority Leader after the 1994 “Republican Revolution” gained control of the House for the GOP for the first time in 40 years. In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV, he was asked to compare this year’s Republican victory in the House to 1994.  Read more.........
Above Articles Contributed by Steve Peters.

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