Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Good news - bad news
Good news - The map to the right are the congressional districts highlighted by reps. Red for GOP, Blue for Dems. Really hard to say that it wasn't a big time ass kicking last night.
Bad news - GOP didn't take the Senate.
Good news - The GOP didn't take the senate. Frankly, if the GOP had taken the senate, I think there would be too many Grahamnesty's, Snowe's Collin's etc. who would love to cross sides to prove that they'll "work with the president's agenda" which just happens to be a socialist one. The House will be the stopgate for further stupidity.
Good news - The GOP brought a number of minority candidates to the dance. Do you think the MSM will recognize that without the Tea Party support, the GOP would have just kept fielding the same old white guys to these spots.
Bad News - None of the Legion of Doom heads (Frank, Boxer, Brown, Reid) went down. But enough of their minions bit the dust for them to make the taste less bitter.
Good news - Ohio state offices where swept by the GOP. Maybe they'll make state government work once and for all unlike the Rinovich/Taft GOP that preceeded them.
Bad news - California decided that it was important to keep up the reputation as a liberal utopia.
Good news - They won't be able to blame one damn republican when the state collapses in fiscal disarray.
Bad news - Some of the Tea Party senate candidates got their asses handed to them. The conventional wisdom is that it cost the GOP a senate majority.
Good news - Imagine a senate populated with Charlie Crist's, Mike Castle's, Lisa Murkowski's et al. I'd rather go down in principle than have these party thugs tell us how we need to compromise to get along.
Bad news - Dino Rossi will have yet another election stolen from him.
Good news- Future republicans no longer need to worry about their democratic opposition. Their opposition is coming earlier for them.
Bad news - we will never be able to trust a republican to uphold the "brand" of conservatism. The work of tea partiers just started with the need to spotlight the RINO's continued efforts to do the spineless.
Good news- How historical was the House trouncing? Everyone wants to compare it to 1994. But what gets lost in the conventional wisdom is that due to pension law changes for members of congress, many democrats retired prior to the '94 election (22), leaving many open seats for the GOP to win. That wasn't the case here. Many of these incumbents were powerful committee chairs. For those to go down, truly took a tidal wave of anti incumbent sentiment.
Bad news - The media will spin the loss of the senate as a negative for the GOP. But seriously, the dems didn't flip one senate race and only won one of the open races (WV). How ugly was that?