GOP takes U.S. House

Resurgent Republicans gained control of the U.S. House of Representatives, according to various news outlets. The GOP was adding seats in the Senate, too, in midterm elections shadowed by recession and fueled by a rebellion of tea party conservatives.

“We’ve come to take our government back,” Sen.-elect Rand Paul told cheering supporters at a victory party in Bowling Green, Ky.

Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas lost her seat and House members in Florida, Indiana and Virginia were among the Republicans’ victims. First-term Rep. Tom Perriello in Virginia was a casualty despite a late-campaign appearance on his behalf by President Barack Obama.

On a good night for Republicans, Paul and tea party favorite Marco Rubio in Florida coasted to easy Senate victories, overcoming months of withering Democratic attacks on their conservative views. But Christine O’Donnell lost badly in Delaware.

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itpdude

November 2nd, 2010
9:28 pm

Now we get to see how these clowns govern.

Dean Wormer

November 2nd, 2010
9:31 pm

Congrats GOP…

Now your on Double Secret Probation…

Do the right thing.

Fighter

November 2nd, 2010
9:31 pm

Senate is a MUST in order to turn around this country, otherwise it will be one helluva fight!

ATL_in_SoCal

November 2nd, 2010
9:32 pm

Ever heard of a proof reader? “We’ve come to take out government back,” Take out government back…really?

Browncoat

November 2nd, 2010
9:32 pm

Based on the past, just like the other ones

Joseph Courtney

November 2nd, 2010
9:33 pm

Wow. America needs a brain transplant.

Dumb Masses

November 2nd, 2010
9:35 pm

Joseph …

What have the socialist Democrats done with power? Spend money on useless programs hand over fist. The nation is currently performing that brain transplant you mentioned.

Peter

November 2nd, 2010
9:38 pm

Hey Dumb Masses….Tell me the Iraq war was a smart move ? Please…..tell me a near economic implosion, was smart ?

Wasn’t the word ” Depression ” thrown about while King George was in power ?

Tell us who will pay for the Iraq War ?

Sanjeev

November 2nd, 2010
9:47 pm

Peter – The current administration spent more government money in 6 months that Bush did in 8 years.

Bird

November 2nd, 2010
9:48 pm

Bush is the reason this country is in the shape its in, but nobody wants to admit that. Its easier to just blame it on the Democrats. Oh well, I vote for GOD.

Nads

November 2nd, 2010
9:50 pm

Sanjeev,

No, it didn’t. Or even close. Research. Try it.

Bird

November 2nd, 2010
9:50 pm

Sanjeev- Please tell me what else Bush did in 8 years? You should be able to put it all in one sentence.

jeff

November 2nd, 2010
9:52 pm

Dear White People / Republican Party / Tea Party / Conservatives

You have two years to solve all of the problems in the world and to bring full
employment to America because you have told us that you have all of the
answers.

Live free or die

November 2nd, 2010
9:53 pm

Thank goodness…a return to sanity. Can almost leave one believing that the abomination of two years ago never occurred.

Live free or die

November 2nd, 2010
9:55 pm

Jeff…..just like the “annointed one” told us two years ago all the same things along with free lifetime money to all deadbeats (paid, of course, by the working class).
Bye bye socialists.

Rodney

November 2nd, 2010
9:56 pm

Live free or die- You should try stand up, you’re funny.

Dumb Masses

November 2nd, 2010
9:58 pm

Hey Peter …
When bombed by terrorists, Democrats want to sit down hold hands and talk. I’m sure that would strike fear into the hearts of terrorists. FACT – since 9/11 and the war began, there have been no more attacks. Whine if you will, but we’re a safer country because of it. (I’m sure you know that the #1 role of Federal government is to protect us – not to hand money, welfare, food, tax amnesty, jobs and health care to people who do nothing to earn it.)

Economic implosion was smart? Umm no. But I don’t think Bush pushed the “economic implosion” button on his computer. Think the real estate mess, as created by Clinton and his buddies had anything to do with it? Economies are CYCLICAL. Try looking back into your macro economics textbooks and basically the entire history of the US economy.

Bush was dealt the worst hand imaginable. 9/11, Katrina and the GLOBAL economy collapse. (It wasn’t just our economy, Mr. Myopic.) I’m sure Al “I invented the internet and the global warming scam by myself” Gore would have been a far superior choice.

We’ve had enough of Obama’s “throw money at it” economy. He spent a billion dollars an hour for his first 50 days in office. And our economy is worse now. AND we get to pay for that for the next 100 years. (Yes – literally a billion dollars an hour for 50 days.)

Fred

November 2nd, 2010
9:58 pm

Hope the GOP realizes that America is finally paying attention. Screw up and you are gone too!!

Live free or die

November 2nd, 2010
9:59 pm

Bird…in eight years George Bush did not perform a hostile takeover of health care….that alone makes him appear like FDR next to “his highness”

Dumb Masses

November 2nd, 2010
9:59 pm

Jeff …
I didn’t realize all conservatives were white. Go play the race card somewhere else. AL Sharpton can help tell you how.

Rodney

November 2nd, 2010
10:00 pm

Bush got dealt a bad hand? PLEASE! Bush was the dealer.

Live free or die

November 2nd, 2010
10:01 pm

Fred…if the socialists are gone (aka the Democrats) and the GOP is gone, who will be left in Washington? Oh wait…that might be a good thing!!
YEAH to GOP failure!!!

Live free or die

November 2nd, 2010
10:01 pm

Thanks Rodney….just call them like I see them!!!!!!

Dumb Masses

November 2nd, 2010
10:02 pm

Rodney …
Did Bush fly the planes into the towers?

Did Bush send a hurricane to New Orleans and cause the levies to fail? Contrary to what Cynthia McKinney may have you think – he didn’t have that kind of power.

Live free or die

November 2nd, 2010
10:04 pm

Ya know…I tried counting to a trillion….I don’t think it can be done.

B. Thenet

November 2nd, 2010
10:04 pm

It was the policies of Bush and the GOP that created the global economic collapse, quite fitting for the first MBA President….may we never get another.

With some of the new maniacs getting elected tonight in the House and Senate- CSPAN is the new Comedy Central.

Nathan Deal

November 2nd, 2010
10:05 pm

Now you don’t have to blame it all on the Black man anymore. This is going to be hilarious to see how you hypocrites turn this country around when you all Phucked it up in the first place….You Beotches

Live free or die

November 2nd, 2010
10:08 pm

B. Thenet…just to be accurate, it was Barney Frank that caused the global economic collapse; first, due to his first name, Barney, and second, since he single-handedly pushed for protection of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and their follish lending of billions to those who could not afford it. When the hosuing market collapsed, the world ecomomy followed. And lo and behold, the mindless masses of Mass. just elected him to his 16th term. Goes to confirm that old agage of the definition of insanity….continuing to do the same wrong thing while expecting different results.
YEAH Barney!!

Papa Grizzly

November 2nd, 2010
10:08 pm

Its time to ffor Obozo and his socialist henchman to meet some real americans — Rand Paul and Marco Rubio. No compromise with demonazis and islamofascists.

Thank God...freedom returns

November 2nd, 2010
10:10 pm

Capitalism will have chance to live again, and Socialism/Communism will hopefully begin its death in America…finally, there may be some hope for our future…for jobs…for debt reduction…for reduction of entitlements…an opportunity for change.

1. Create Job Incentives.
2. Cut Spending…bring our Military Home; reduce entitlements.
3. Aduit the Federal Reserve…no more freedom of printing press.
4. Reduce capital gains so businesses will invest back into America.
5. Growth in our ecnomy will give us an increase in tax revenues which is to be used to pay off debt! No more creation of new debt.

Live free or die

November 2nd, 2010
10:10 pm

Nathan Deal….nobody blamed the black man…we blamed the Mulatto man.
Big difference.

Judgement Day is coming

November 2nd, 2010
10:11 pm

Someone needed to takeover healthcare, insurance companies been getting over on people for years. You people sit back with your big houses and salaries, and think that the world should just revolve around you. God don’t just look out for the rich, remember that.

Tea Bag

November 2nd, 2010
10:11 pm

The nation just got tea bagged…Who is swallowing…?LOL

Tea Bag

November 2nd, 2010
10:13 pm

Live Free, you must have taken it up the ass from a Mulatto Man….

Live free or die

November 2nd, 2010
10:17 pm

Hey Judgement Day….we live in a country of freedom…nobody (especially the government) should be “taking over” anything. You want that, move to China.
As for a big house and salary…..I put myself through school, got a good job, and worked hard to EARN everything I have…like all other hard working americans. Who are you (or any gov. official) to determine what I get to keep and what I should give away? You want something, go earn it, you have that right. But don’t sit home, complain, and then take what I have earned to support your laziness…that is not how it works in a free country. And tonight, the Dem Socialists have learned that lesson (at least temporarily)

Phuck America

November 2nd, 2010
10:17 pm

Nathan Deal can get teabagged.

Jordan

November 2nd, 2010
10:18 pm

Peter Right on! I can NOT believe my home state elected Deal as governor but I am leaving here anyway. Now all we need is Newt as President and all will be well. Its a good thing Republicans won because they are not going to do jack. Obamas numbrs will be up 15 points by spring.

B. Thenet

November 2nd, 2010
10:18 pm

Live Free: Fannie and Freddie are a red herring. Where was the oversight when Wall Street owned brokerages provided bogus mortgages to unqualified people, so they could stack them, rack them, and sell them off to suckers overseas? Wall Street made a killing, but in the process set up our entire housing and mortgage market for total ruin.

Unregulated Wall Street means money for them, and ruin for the rest of us.

Live free or die

November 2nd, 2010
10:18 pm

Tea bag….I did….when he started spending my kid’s future and taxing me out of existence. Fortunately, after tonight, my backside will get a break for the next two years until he is out of office.

Phuck America

November 2nd, 2010
10:19 pm

Live free…are you gay?

Tea Bag

November 2nd, 2010
10:20 pm

Hey Live Free…..Phuck your kids!!! And eat the bootyhole!!!

Live free or die

November 2nd, 2010
10:21 pm

P A – not the last time I checked.

Live free or die

November 2nd, 2010
10:22 pm

T B – such anger….frustrated socialist? No worries…..I’m sure there is a village in China that would gladly take on a new idiot.

Who Cares?

November 2nd, 2010
10:25 pm

Hey Democrats (AKA America’s communists), are we going to have to listen to ya’ll whine and cry till the next election? Save it, cause the next one will be even worse. Your community organizer (who’s never held a job before) will be the first one out the door in another 2 years. Oh, I can hear it now,………recount, recount, recount! This can’t be, ACORN was supposed to handle this again. Please!

Comment Moderator

November 2nd, 2010
10:26 pm

Please forgive me for letting some of these comments get through. Since they have and I will probably lose my job….Let me say Phuck the AJC, Nathan Deal, Rand Paul, Live Free, Obama Chia, Wolf Blitzer, The Get Motivated Seminar, i-285, The Cheesecake Factory, All the dumb asses that commented on this post…..I just farted and I hope you smell it all night! It was this boiled “eggy” type smell to it. I love it’s aroma…Live Free, take a whiff!!

Jordan

November 2nd, 2010
10:27 pm

Out the door huh? Who pray tell is going to defeat him in your opinion?

Live free or die

November 2nd, 2010
10:29 pm

I took a whiff of your glorious fart Comment Mod….I love the smell. I’m use to it because I’m gay. I like it up the butt and it’s funny when you put it in and it farts…..Kind of sensual.

Live free or die (the true one)

November 2nd, 2010
10:34 pm

Nice…so some juvenile posters have nothing to say so they resort to locker room humor and stealing other’s names….the post supposedly entered by me above is a fake.
Children…get a life (or go to bed)

Live free or die

November 2nd, 2010
10:34 pm

For the record T B, I’m the new idiot for listening to you

Live free or die (the true one)

November 2nd, 2010
10:37 pm

Hey, Jacka** …stop using my screen name….grow up and get your own.