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No quibbling: Huge win for Republicans

Okay, so as expected, Republicans are on track to take back the House by what appear to be very big margins.

There's no quibbling with it: In pure political terms, Republicans deserve major props for their performance. Whatever you think of their ideas and the strategies they were willing to employ to retake power, they have proven themselves to be a tough, very tenacious bunch who showed bottomless political stamina in fighting for what they appear to believe in and in doing what it took to fight back from the dead.

Consider how dark the landscape must have looked for Republicans in the winter of 2009, amid the euphoria greeting Obama's victory and the Dems' second straight big Congressional win in a row. Though there was a brief flirtation with the idea that the only way out of the wilderness was working with Obama, the stimulus drove them to settle on a strategy that has, quite simply, worked brilliantly.

Republicans calculated correctly that if they cast themselves as an across-the-board check against runaway Dem spending, the electorate would over time forgive their past failings and overlook their unwillingness to compromise as voters turned on Dems, particularly if Dems got drawn into a long, bruising fight over health care and the economy didn't improve.

This was not easy to foresee at the time. People were widely predicting that Republicans were condemning themselves to an eternity as a regional party. But their patience worked. The Tea Party deserves credit, too. For all its excesses and disorganization, it got its voice heard. And surely it played a key role in persuading Republicans to stiffen their spines and hold the line against Dem policies.

Here's hoping that Dems take a lesson from the GOP's refusal to compromise and refusal to tack to the "center" as they orchestrated their comeback.

A take on what this means for Dems coming soon.

By Greg Sargent  | November 2, 2010; 11:28 PM ET
Categories:  2010 elections, House GOPers, Senate Republicans  
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OBAMA DOESN'T HAVE THE BALLS TO COME OUT AND ADDRESS THE NATION TONIGHT


AND OBAMA ISN'T MAN ENOUGH TO CALL SPEAKER BOEHNER TONIGHT EITHER.


What a nasty person - Be a MAN Obama and call Boehner.


No one wants to hear defiant words from Obama tomorrow.


Obama should BE A MAN and call Boehner, CONGRATULATE HIM - and start to show that he will work with the Republicans.


That is what a leader does


A leader comes out tonight, and congratulates the other side, and TELLS THE NATION HE IS PREPARED TO WORK WITH THE REPUBLICANS


Obama is abdicating his leadership role


ASTONISHING how poorly Obama is handling his responsibilities to the nation.

Posted by: TeaPartyVictoryTonight | November 2, 2010 11:34 PM | Report abuse

Latina Republican Woman Governor elected in New Mexico

Woman Republican elected in Oklahoma

Nikki Haley Republican Woman elected in South Carolina


Jan Brewer Republican Woman Governor in Arizona


that is 4 Republican Woman Governors.

HHHMMMMM


Great set of wins there. Tomey looks like he is going to win in PA - Kirk looks like the Victory in Illinois.

.

Posted by: TeaPartyVictoryTonight | November 2, 2010 11:37 PM | Report abuse

Quibbling? Are you aware that that is elitist? Dems need to stop saying quibbling, forsee, brief flirtation out of the wilderness, fight back from the dead is great with the recent movie schemes though stiffened spines in the orchestra is good.

Posted by: shrink2 | November 2, 2010 11:38 PM | Report abuse

Greg:

"fighting for what they appear to believe in"

They appear to believe in? What does that mean?

Posted by: ScottC3 | November 2, 2010 11:41 PM | Report abuse

Problem is that it's far easier to depress the economy than it is to fix it and this election showed that the minority party can benefit big time by quashing economic growth.

About as hollow of a victory as you can get.

Posted by: DDAWD | November 2, 2010 11:43 PM | Report abuse

Yes Greg

The late fall of 2008 and winter of 2009 - we were getting pounded on the Fix almost minute-by-minute

Slammed, mocked, harassed - the Obama people were way out of control and way out of bounds in their political discourse.

This is the time that the country has to come together - the parties in Washington have to come together - at the least because there is divided government and the PEOPLE HAVE FORCED US TO COMPROMISE.


Divided Government is a good thing for the People, and it reduces spending and reduced debt.


Obama and the democrats did NOT win in 2008

The Republicans lost in 2008

The Republicans were really not handed a win tonight -

The democratic lost tonight


That makes one loss for the Republicans

AND on loss for the democrats


No one has won anything.


Liberalism is dead forever. But it was never alive - it was just spun and puffed - and stuffed with campaign cash.


It is time to LISTEN TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE


PUT ASIDE YOUR AGENDAS - and simply Represent the American People

That is our job - to Represent the People - not push through some agenda which the people do not want.


Posted by: TeaPartyVictoryTonight | November 2, 2010 11:45 PM | Report abuse

Fox News has called Jerry Brown the winner in CA.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | November 2, 2010 11:48 PM | Report abuse

lol. What's Boehner crying about?

Posted by: mikefromArlington | November 2, 2010 11:48 PM | Report abuse

Boehner's speech was good, no nonsense, let's get to work. Teared up at the end about chasing the American dream. God bless the next Speaker of the House.

Posted by: clawrence12 | November 2, 2010 11:48 PM | Report abuse

Isn't quashing elitist? What about smushing, squishing, mashing, squashing. I'm looking at a punkin by my door.

Posted by: shrink2 | November 2, 2010 11:50 PM | Report abuse

ABC News has called Barbara Boxer the winner.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | November 2, 2010 11:50 PM | Report abuse

Want to know how to really depress the economy?

Have Mr. Obama talk to it.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Did ya hear about the new ObamaMeal at McDonalds?

You order everything on the menu and the guy behind you pays for it.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Lots more comedy to come till 2012.

Go Bruins!!!

Posted by: tao9 | November 2, 2010 11:52 PM | Report abuse

tao0, stick to your day job.

Posted by: mikefromArlington | November 2, 2010 11:53 PM | Report abuse

mikefromArlington, did you listen to the speech? Anyone born in the United States can rise from poverty to become the Speaker. It's called the American Dream.

Posted by: clawrence12 | November 2, 2010 11:53 PM | Report abuse

Anybody following Nevada closely?

Posted by: 12BarBlues | November 2, 2010 11:54 PM | Report abuse

Toomey is ahead by 60,000 votes with 99% reporting, that looks great

Ohio Governor - Republican win


Boehner got teary-eyed talking about the old jobs he had - and now he is ELECTED SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Boehner went back to the old house - and showed the tv crews the little house 12 kids grew up in


Boehner has worked hard to get where he is.

Posted by: TeaPartyVictoryTonight | November 2, 2010 11:55 PM | Report abuse

Kevin's program has crashed - there is a picture of a monkey hugging a cat there now.


HILARIOUS


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Posted by: TeaPartyVictoryTonight | November 2, 2010 11:57 PM | Report abuse

I just don't think the third in line to the Presidency should be displaying weakness in character is all.

Sorry.

Posted by: mikefromArlington | November 2, 2010 11:58 PM | Report abuse

clawrence12 at 11:53 PM


Anyone born in Africa or Indonesia can become President of the United States apparently.


Touche ...............


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Posted by: TeaPartyVictoryTonight | November 2, 2010 11:59 PM | Report abuse

"They appear to believe in? What does that mean?

Posted by: ScottC3"

like their whole spiel about wanting to reduce deficits and junx.

Posted by: DDAWD | November 2, 2010 11:59 PM | Report abuse

"Go Bruins!!!"

Gerald "Rick" Neuheusel will dispose of the Bruins.

Posted by: shrink2 | November 3, 2010 12:01 AM | Report abuse

Scottc3

Greg is at least giving the Republicans credit for believing in their ideals -

and credit that those ideals are genuine -
and not motivated by corporate special interest sell-outs


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Posted by: TeaPartyVictoryTonight | November 3, 2010 12:02 AM | Report abuse

Funny how Scottc3 can't stand it when I'm giving props to his side. He's got to nitpick about one word.

Posted by: Greg Sargent | November 3, 2010 12:04 AM | Report abuse

Sharron Angle lost Reno...her home district. Reid is ahead with only the rural vote left to come in.

Posted by: suekzoo1 | November 3, 2010 12:04 AM | Report abuse

Six states left. 5 Dem seats plus Alaska. GOP holds slight leads in PA and IL. Dems hold slight lead in WA and CO. Surprisingly, Reid has a 7% lead with 60% reporting.

No results in from Alaska.

Posted by: DDAWD | November 3, 2010 12:05 AM | Report abuse

mikefromArlington, whatever. Nothing you can say can bring me down tonight.

Posted by: clawrence12 | November 3, 2010 12:06 AM | Report abuse

"Okay, so as expected, Republicans are on track to take back the House by what appear to be very big margins."

Yeah, but something far short of the of the 70-to-90 seat victory (plus taking back the senate) some Republican pundits were quasi-predicting (wishing for).

tao: the Obamameal joke was funny. Don't let mikefromArlington tell you any different.

While I would have liked a good upset, like Frank getting his walking papers. Notable: big Tea Party victories in the primaries resulted in losses. Again, the folks who think the GOP had anything to do with the creation of the Tea Parties is living in a conspiracy-embellished fantasy-planet. The vetting process of the GOP, even if it had been obligated to come up with more conservative-than-normal candidates, would have gotten better candidates than O'Donnell and Angle. A more-conservative-than-Castle candidate could have beaten Coons in Delaware--but, pretty much from the outset, it was pretty clear that O'Donnell could not. Angle could have had a chance, but was a relatively unknown quantity, and unpolished, and that became clear as the race went on. A better candidate there would have wiped the floor with Harry. Caveat: Angle could still take it (?), but I'm just really doubtful.

Not excited about a speaker Boehner, but maybe he'll win me over. Would have loved a solid drubbing of Barbara Boxer, but that would have been like a tree-hugging lefty displacing Jesse Helms in the early 80s. Fun to think of for the opposition; never would have happened. Still holding out for McClung. Raul Grijalva really needs to be handed his walking papers. Haven't heard nuthin' on that race.

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | November 3, 2010 12:10 AM | Report abuse

This crow isn't such bad eat'n. Senate contest is closer than I thought...it is almost as if people want to vote Republican the way that Milbrooks guy said. Get whomever thought they bought their hands on the levers out every time, out, out, out.

Posted by: shrink2 | November 3, 2010 12:11 AM | Report abuse

Krauthammer has a series of really great points.

The Republicans are really in a good spot now - controlling the House, but sharing responsibility with the democrats in the Senate.

Now - if the democrats pass something in the Senate, Obama is going to have to veto both Houses of Congress -

So the Republicans are in a good spot.


In addition, Krauthammer says that there are Senate democrats up for re-election in 2012 who are from Conservative states and who can not afford to make liberal votes.


That basically puts the Republicans in control the Senate, though not parliamentarily


Also, Obama's agenda has really been rejected - fully and completely. To use Clinton as an analogy doesnt work because Clinton ran as a centrist, so it was easy for Clinton to go back to how he was always known.


For Obama to make that move appears to be far more difficult - however more essential.

Posted by: TeaPartyVictoryTonight | November 3, 2010 12:11 AM | Report abuse

The Sex Goddess is failing. She is no longer good enough for me. I will give her to Carl Paladino to do with her as he chooses. Of course, TeaPartyVictoryTonight will still be in the corner with his nipple clips.

Posted by: bernielatham | November 3, 2010 12:11 AM | Report abuse

Toomey wins in Pennsylvania


Illinois is extremely close - I think that Quinn's people will find some additional voting machines soon.

Posted by: TeaPartyVictoryTonight | November 3, 2010 12:14 AM | Report abuse

Kevin,

All that's left to come in in Nevada is the rural vote. Reid has a lead of 7 points. Clark County is in, so is Reno. She lost both by wide margins. There probably just aren't enough votes left to count to narrow the margin enough for Angle to overcome.

MSNBC just announced a Kirk win in IL.

Posted by: suekzoo1 | November 3, 2010 12:14 AM | Report abuse

Kevin

Your program crashed. All that is left is a picture of a monkey hugging a cat.


HILARIOUS


.

Posted by: TeaPartyVictoryTonight | November 3, 2010 12:17 AM | Report abuse

I am watching the new Senator from WI acceptance speech and It's on... Ron Johnson wants to repeal the health care bill!

Thank you to my fellow WI residents for electing this no-name, no-ideas and no-brain candidate!

Posted by: Andy94 | November 3, 2010 12:18 AM | Report abuse

Mark Kirk just WON in Illinois - taking Obama's old Senate seat

Toomey is declared the winner in Pennsylvania


WOW

Posted by: TeaPartyVictoryTonight | November 3, 2010 12:19 AM | Report abuse

Is Coons going to have to run again in 2014? Biden won the seat in 2008, right?

Posted by: DDAWD | November 3, 2010 12:20 AM | Report abuse

Coons won 4 years, he takes office immediately

Gillibrand won 2 years, she has to run again in 2012

Mark Kirk actually won two elections tonight - one for a full term and one for the remaining few weeks of this year. He takes office immediately as well.


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Posted by: TeaPartyVictoryTonight | November 3, 2010 12:23 AM | Report abuse

Greg:

"Funny how Scottc3 can't stand it when I'm giving props to his side."

Not sure why you say that. I simply asked a question. I think you may protest too much.

"He's got to nitpick about one word."

I'm just curious why you inserted that one word. It certainly isn't a natural or obvious thing to say, and it reads awkwardly. An editor would have deleted it, unless there was a point to having it in there.

And, notably, you didn't answer the question.

Posted by: ScottC3 | November 3, 2010 12:24 AM | Report abuse

Alright, well. I'm off to bed.

Will the Republicans hold the kind of majority Democrats currently hold in the House?

If not, what does that mean?

Posted by: mikefromArlington | November 3, 2010 12:24 AM | Report abuse

btw, thanks again for the troll hunter. Got 12 posts blocked on this page. Really made the discussion here tolerable.

Posted by: DDAWD | November 3, 2010 12:25 AM | Report abuse

ddawd,

Yes, Biden won it in 2008, and it was appointed until now. If I understand it correctly, Coons will have to run in 2014, but he is seated immediately during the lame duck session.

Posted by: suekzoo1 | November 3, 2010 12:25 AM | Report abuse

Andy94, that sounds like you are quibbling.

Posted by: clawrence12 | November 3, 2010 12:26 AM | Report abuse

Extremely unusual background story in Illinois -

In the Illinois democratic primary this year, a guy came out of nowhere to win the Lt. Governor nomination for the democrats

Then it came out that he once held a knife to his girlfriend's neck.


So, the democrats were able to push him out.

The democratic nominee for Lt Governor was persuaded to get out of the race - but then something went wrong. Someone must have told him something, or he got offended in the days following when he agreed to sign the papers to withdrawn as the democratic nominee for Lt. Governor


SO -

The guy ends up FILING FOR GOVERNOR as an Independent

And tonight he pulled 129,000 votes -


which is far more than the 5900 votes separating the two candidate right now - if Quinn ends up losing the race tonight - it will be tied directly to the mishandling of his orginal Lt Governor running mate.


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Posted by: TeaPartyVictoryTonight | November 3, 2010 12:31 AM | Report abuse

I am only following this online, so excuse my surprise. Reid is ahead +7 with both Reno and Vegas in? This is really an upset not anticipated in the polls, isn't it?

Posted by: 12BarBlues | November 3, 2010 12:32 AM | Report abuse

Fox called nv for Reid.

Posted by: mikefromArlington | November 3, 2010 12:33 AM | Report abuse

@DDAWD: You're welcome. That was the intent. Keep it bearable, not chase out the regulars, yada yada.

Overall, I think it's a good result. I'm expecting the Democratic party to be pushed to the right, on the whole. Even if Republicans did replace some bluedogs.

Another lesson of this election seems to be that, from the conservative point of view, Massachusetts and California are doomed. And probably unwinnable. Yet hope springs eternal.

In other news, I can't frickin' wait to see Tron Legacy. That movie is going to rock my world--sort of like Sharron Angle sex fantasies rock Bernie's world, only in a much better and more healthy way. Little clip from the movie here:

http://www.tron-sector.com/

Of course, I'm a Tron fan from way back. I've seen the original film about 100 times.

It's late. I'm punchy. Yada yada.

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | November 3, 2010 12:33 AM | Report abuse

REID wins in Nevada

The democrats are able to hold the firewall in several big states

Posted by: TeaPartyVictoryTonight | November 3, 2010 12:34 AM | Report abuse

Harry Reid for the win!

Posted by: suekzoo1 | November 3, 2010 12:37 AM | Report abuse

The REAL STORY TONIGHT will come out tomorrow - so many people around the country voted straight Republican that thousands of down-ticket races have been won by Republicans.

Every close district in the country went Republican tonight


Governorships, State legislatures, county executives, Counties, local races - ALL WENT TO THE REPUBLICANS.


At least 21,000 races were won by the Republicans tonight.


All the democrats were able to do was to hold onto some high-profile races with a concentration of cash - but all around the nation, that was ineffective.

The national picture down-ticket looking like the House tonight.


It is massive.

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Posted by: TeaPartyVictoryTonight | November 3, 2010 12:38 AM | Report abuse

HARRY REID! What Tea Party?

Posted by: cao091402 | November 3, 2010 12:39 AM | Report abuse

kevin, if you are still around, the hunter lost its quiver....

Posted by: suekzoo1 | November 3, 2010 12:40 AM | Report abuse

Nevada is a ridiculous wreck. Florida though, lots of people live there and the wild life isn't all human.

Posted by: shrink2 | November 3, 2010 12:40 AM | Report abuse

Fox is projecting that the Republicans have the 218 House seats with the returns in


About 70 races yet to be decided.


Right now the democrats have 147 on their side.

Posted by: TeaPartyVictoryTonight | November 3, 2010 12:40 AM | Report abuse

Fox is projecting that the Republicans have the 218 House seats with the returns in


About 70 races yet to be decided.


Right now the democrats have 147 on their side.

Posted by: TeaPartyVictoryTonight | November 3, 2010 12:40 AM | Report abuse

Reid beats Angle.

Well, at least there's that.

F Sharron Dumbass Angle. Suck it, stupid, ignorant voters.

Honestly, gloating GOPs? Enjoy it while it last, because your demographic is shrinking like your wicked witch of Delaware. Party like it's 1999.

Posted by: BGinCHI | November 3, 2010 12:40 AM | Report abuse

PLEASE let them initiate impeachent hearings. Oh, please, Allah.

Posted by: ChuckinDenton | November 3, 2010 12:41 AM | Report abuse

Jerry Brown wins! No Meg. No Carly.

Posted by: suekzoo1 | November 3, 2010 12:42 AM | Report abuse

The icing for the Dems tonight would be a win in Alaska. And that is possible.

Posted by: suekzoo1 | November 3, 2010 12:44 AM | Report abuse

Now that elections are over, FDL can get back to what matters, and that's trashing the Democratic party!

Posted by: mikefromArlington | November 3, 2010 12:44 AM | Report abuse

CNN gives it to Reid. Not even a Lieberman switch will give the GOP the Senate now.

WA and CO are close. I'm pretty certain Alaska stays red.

The Toomey, Paul, Rubio triad should be interesting to watch. Buck too if he manages to pull off a win. I'm guessing that only Paul will really stay true to his ideals. He seemed to hold them long before it became fashionable to do so.

Posted by: DDAWD | November 3, 2010 12:44 AM | Report abuse

UPDATE

I posted above, demanding that Obama call Speaker Boehner when the White House said that it was not going to call him tonight


26 minutes after the above posting, Obama called Boehner according to Fox News.


So at least that is out of the way.....


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Posted by: TeaPartyVictoryTonight | November 3, 2010 12:45 AM | Report abuse

So, the whack Tea Party loses? Had whatsisface in KY not been smoking the "Aqua Buddah", Paul would be sweating tonite.

If Dems run solid candidates, I think Buddaha...

Posted by: ChuckinDenton | November 3, 2010 12:46 AM | Report abuse

Yikes, CNN.com has Buck with a 3 point lead with 72% reporting.

Posted by: DDAWD | November 3, 2010 12:48 AM | Report abuse

mike-

LOL!! I'm a FirePup from back in '05.

Yet, I hang mostly here. Marcy rules, however...

Posted by: ChuckinDenton | November 3, 2010 12:49 AM | Report abuse

Rand Paul's ideals are his own reflection in the water.

Posted by: shrink2 | November 3, 2010 12:49 AM | Report abuse

Obama called Nancy Pelosi too, and Mitch McConnell


Obviously Speaker Boehner was the big winner tonight.

And he will not be able to escape the nickname Agent Orange

Posted by: TeaPartyVictoryTonight | November 3, 2010 12:52 AM | Report abuse

zomg I should be in bed but I can't!

Knowing Reid hung in there is a good thing. That woulda been painful to know Angle was going to be running around about 8 miles from my house on a daily basis.

It's a shame Sestak didn't pull through though. He seems like a good guy....oh well.

Posted by: mikefromArlington | November 3, 2010 12:54 AM | Report abuse

BG-

You maka me laugh!!

Gloating in the TeaOP. Really? That's so cliche.

Posted by: ChuckinDenton | November 3, 2010 12:54 AM | Report abuse

I think there are 3 races to go tonight Colorado, Washington State and Alaska


The Senate is at 49 democrats

2 Independents

46 Republicans


Is that right?

Posted by: TeaPartyVictoryTonight | November 3, 2010 12:55 AM | Report abuse

To all the Republicans


Think of the bright side - Harry Reid is still the face of the democrats in the Senate.


Harry Reid is still going to need to get a number of Republican Senate votes for closure - that number could be 7 - 9 votes.


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Posted by: TeaPartyVictoryTonight | November 3, 2010 12:58 AM | Report abuse

ABC News just had a good segment on Sarah Palin. If she wants the GOP nomination, it is hers.

Posted by: clawrence12 | November 3, 2010 12:58 AM | Report abuse

Chuck, sorry about your Guv!

Let's hope DeLay gets indicted.

Posted by: BGinCHI | November 3, 2010 1:01 AM | Report abuse

claw-

thanks for the heads up.

Posted by: ChuckinDenton | November 3, 2010 1:03 AM | Report abuse

@suekzoo: "kevin, if you are still around, the hunter lost its quiver...."

You have to be more specific. ;)

Keep in mind, I'm not posting every time I update for a sock puppet. If you see a troll, go update at:

http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/89140

When it's up. Right now, it's down, so not much help to you. But, update when the site is up again and you'll update for latest trolls (or, follow instructions for editing the source code to add new trolls).

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | November 3, 2010 1:07 AM | Report abuse

Oh great, talk of Feingold challenging Obama now from Todd and Williams. I can see FDL starting to push this one along with a few other blogs like Huffington Post, and OpenLeft, etc.


ok..now i'm rly off to bed.

Posted by: mikefromArlington | November 3, 2010 1:07 AM | Report abuse

mike-

What will they call it? The "See?" Party?

Posted by: ChuckinDenton | November 3, 2010 1:10 AM | Report abuse

Chris Matthews just said the same thing: "If she runs, she's their nominee."

Posted by: clawrence12 | November 3, 2010 1:11 AM | Report abuse

What a tangle the results of tonight bring

- Obama can not rail and run against a "Republican Congress" because the democrats hold the Senate.

- However, the democrats are still led by Harry Reid which really is not good fro the democrats

- The democrats in the Senate will now need at least 7 Republican votes for closure - that is going to be difficult,

- I doubt that Obama and Reid are going to try to get rid of the filibuster now that the prospects of the democrats for 2012 look so grim

- Those 7 Republicans are going to be difficult to get with the Tea Party influence in the Republican caucus.


So, Obama is going to have a difficult time if his strategy is to sit back, wait for the Republicans to pass a bill, and Obama vetos it.


Instead, there will have to be negotiations in the Congress to get anything done. The Republicans are not going to agree to anything unless Obama is part of the deal.

So that dynamic really eliminate the veto as an obstruction. The veto threat can be used by Obama in the negotiations.

But as a high-profile veto action, that really is not available to Obama.


WOW Obama has to now stick to his bipartisanship pledges.


I would highly recommend that Obama put health care on the table NOW - and work out a deal - strip down that bill, make it less expensive, get rid of the subsidies and individual mandates.


Obama would be wise to do all this earlier, not later. The Presidential primaries are coming up fast. The budget fights really should get done this spring.

It would not be a good move to let them drag out over the summer, into the fall, which would be close to the primaries.


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Posted by: TeaPartyVictoryTonight | November 3, 2010 1:12 AM | Report abuse

All, huge win as Harry Reid takes out Sharron Angle:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/plum-line/2010/11/harry_reid_wins.html

Posted by: Greg Sargent | November 3, 2010 1:14 AM | Report abuse

Interesting stat out of NV: Reid carried 90% of the Hispanic vote, and they were motivated. Go suck that, Sharron Angle.

Posted by: suekzoo1 | November 3, 2010 1:15 AM | Report abuse

sue-

LOL!!!! Holy shoit.

Posted by: ChuckinDenton | November 3, 2010 1:16 AM | Report abuse

"Honestly, gloating GOPs? Enjoy it while it last, because your demographic is shrinking like your wicked witch of Delaware. Party like it's 1999."

Yeah, that's what they said in 2006 and then, what was it in 2008? The Republicans were finished? 40 years in the wilderness? And then 2 years later . . . ?

Rumors of the imminent demise of the Republican party are greatly exaggerated. Especially under the circumstances.

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | November 3, 2010 1:18 AM | Report abuse

Kevin,

Gotcha. At first I thought that perhaps the hunter was tampered with. (Thanks again for what you have done for us!)

Posted by: suekzoo1 | November 3, 2010 1:19 AM | Report abuse

Tancredo and Palin need to hook up.

Posted by: shrink2 | November 3, 2010 1:19 AM | Report abuse

@suekzoo: "Interesting stat out of NV: Reid carried 90% of the Hispanic vote, and they were motivated. Go suck that, Sharron Angle."

Obviously, they didn't feel Angle was prepared to do enough about Canadian immigrants (or, as some prefer to call them, "the menace from the north"). :P

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | November 3, 2010 1:20 AM | Report abuse

@sue: Nope. SaveTheHairForest just keeps creating new WaPo identities. Specifically to get around The Troll Hunter, so folks who don't want to read him still have to. Which doesn't make sense to me--anybody wants to block me, feel free, I'd prefer to talk to the folks who actually might want to talk to me. Call me crazy.

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | November 3, 2010 1:24 AM | Report abuse

Kevin-

You rock.

Cheers for your wins. I appreciate your vibe.

Posted by: ChuckinDenton | November 3, 2010 1:31 AM | Report abuse

We'll see how close it is tomorrow in Nevada. Those who just went to bed thinking that Harry Reid won may wake up to a shocker. Sharron Angle has not conceded. Nov. 22 is the deadline to request a recount.

Posted by: clawrence12 | November 3, 2010 1:33 AM | Report abuse

clawrence, she lost, so my suggestion is that you hold your breath until they announce. Genius.

Buck is toast too.

Posted by: BGinCHI | November 3, 2010 1:36 AM | Report abuse

claw-

Gotta link?

Posted by: ChuckinDenton | November 3, 2010 1:38 AM | Report abuse

Seriously,

That boolshiite Angle pulled with the racist TV ads is really sad.

Posted by: ChuckinDenton | November 3, 2010 1:43 AM | Report abuse

Chuck, you want a "link" to Nov. 22 being the deadline to request a recount per Nevada law? I heard it on MSNBC.

Posted by: clawrence12 | November 3, 2010 1:50 AM | Report abuse

claw-

Oy.

Posted by: ChuckinDenton | November 3, 2010 1:51 AM | Report abuse

BGinCHI, vote total discrepancies in Colorado may prompt a recount there too.

Posted by: clawrence12 | November 3, 2010 1:54 AM | Report abuse

ChuckinDenton: "That boolshiite Angle pulled with the racist TV ads is really sad."

And it backfired, as did her unwillingness to talk to the press, and her thinking she was going to have "juice". Hate to tell her, she was already (before even getting elected) exhibiting the sort of entitlement mentality that really irks conservatives and tea party types about incumbent politicians.

Angle is a textbook example of how to lose (or, if she pulls it out by some miracle, almost lose what should have been a slamdunk) a race by acting entitled and being unwilling or unable to answer difficult question about what you might do as senator, policy wise. Also perhaps over emphasizing how "scary" Latinos are in a community with a large, legal, voting Hispanic community? Maybe that wasn't smart?

"Oh, I'm just never going to talk to the press" is a very bad idea for a politician. As I'm pretty sure Angle is finding out.

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | November 3, 2010 2:03 AM | Report abuse

Kevin-

The same way the "Aqua Buddah" backfired. I mean, jeebus, if Will Rogers were here he'd say, "you can fool some of the people some of the..." Or, was that Lincoln?...

Posted by: ChuckinDenton | November 3, 2010 2:22 AM | Report abuse

The red(s) won. Those who spent us into unregulated red ink returned to power as the people decided they like the two class system republicans put into affect over the last 50 years. They elected the ENRON of Medicare as governor in Florida! They decided to follow Sarah Palin as she led Americans into her separatist BP corporate anti ecology web of false truisms where if you don't like it you quit. Yes America has gone red with the republican two class system of privileged and enslaved and that is the classic definition of communism and they did it with the help of radical religious fairy tales and a well placed friendly attack by another religious radical, Bush family friend Bin Laden! If you think the working class has lost its place in the food chain wait till you see what the reds have in store for you now! They took your jobs and then your property and the Republican led supreme court gave them unfettered power to buy power with your very own money taken by unregulated price fixing like Wal-Mart where rollback means raising the price by less than 100 percent and where science is replaced by the word of a drug induced blow hard of no socially redeeming value! You laid down like the sheep you've become as they made laws to take your property by "right" of emanate domain and gift it to their friends for profitable use. You then "voted" them a return to power over you and the communist world today rejoices in your demise as the worlds "only remaining superpower". Welcome back to the flat earth dark ages of Voodoo Reaganomics. Never fear, "God" will save you, yea right!

Posted by: anOPINIONATEDsob | November 3, 2010 4:58 AM | Report abuse

TeaPartyVictoryTonight - I would like to personally tell you to SHOVE IT! I am an unabashed liberal and I am not dead, nor is the Democratic party. In fact, I am certain that tonights loss will only help Obama retain the presidency in 2012. Once the american public have a chance to realize that Boehner is a drunk that cries all the time and that the republicans have no ideas except tax breaks for the wealthy and deregulation, so more people can be poisoned by the food supply it will be back to the democrats. The policies that got us into the second great depression certainly will not get us out!

Posted by: mynameismelissa | November 3, 2010 9:31 AM | Report abuse

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