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McDonnell, Steele respond to Virginia election results

By Anita Kumar
Anita Kumar

We continue to get reactions about news that Republicans have toppled three Democratic congressmen in Virginia, including 28-year incument Rick Boucher in the southwestern part of the state. A fourth seat belonging to Rep. Gerry Connolly in Northern Virginia remains too close to call.

"Americans from all walks of life, all backgrounds, and all regions of the country are rightly tired of out-of-control spending and the failure of Washington D.C. to focus on the serious challenges they face in their cities and counties every day,'' Gov. Bob McDonnell said. "Times are tough, but while families budget, Washington just spends. Jobs are scarce, but while Americans seek work, Congress has fiddled with other issues. (Last night's) results should serve to remind officeholders at every level that we are elected to work together to solve the pressing matters with which our citizens are most concerned."

Michael Steele, chairman of the Republican National Committee, who helped direct money and resources into McDonnell's race a year ago spoke of the 2009 elections.

"The Republican success that began with Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell's victory last year has gained the momentum necessary to unseat vanguard members of the liberal establishment such as Rick Boucher, Glenn Nye, and Tom Perriello,'' he said. "Once again we are reminded that elections do matter and that the people, not the politicians, should have the final say in the direction of our nation. Residents of the commonwealth, like all Americans, have had enough and have shown a willingness to stand up to the arrogance and hypocrisy that has left our economy in shambles and failed to put people back to work."

By Anita Kumar  | November 3, 2010; 9:34 AM ET
Categories:  2010 Virginia Congressional Races, Anita Kumar, Election 2010, Gerald E. Connolly, Robert F. McDonnell  
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Comments

Michael Steele and the GOP party are the best bunch of liars I have ever seen! For most of this year (including the election season), Michael Steele has not been even a blurb in the news cycle - the members of the GOP tried to oust him! Remember? Now, he's boasting about Republican victories! He's a jerk and a loser!

What many American voters have failed to recognize in this election is that the GOP wanted many corporations to outsource American jobs or reduce employee numbers so they could make their point that there are no American jobs! The GOP is sponsored by big business (mainly powerful corporations) who benefit greatly when they are in control. Many of these corporations have held back on hiring for jobs that are currently available in order for the Republicans to make election gains in Congress.

This is how diabolical the GOP plan is. The GOP has allowed corporate businesses to hold the well-being of every jobless American hostage so they can gain favor in Congress. Is this the type of GOP leadership you want? A party who is willing to play cat and mouse with your livelihood for their own selfish benefit?

Now that the GOP has manipulated the American public into believing this is Obama's fault, they will see things get worst - not better. And even though they have a majority in the House, you can guarantee that every law they can't get passed which will benefit big business only, they will blame it on Obama or the Senate majority. Again, they will have little to bring to the plate to benefit the American people as a whole.

And for those of you who think we don't understand the fascism and racism that was an unbearable stench to most Americans - we will remember you in 2012. The Republicans are not going to help the process of moving middle-classed Americans forward. They ride middle-Americans backs like a fat man rides an malnourished mule!

Mark my words, the crooks are back in town and the big business guys are jumping for joy! Yeah, they will release some of the jobs they held back now because they will be able to pillage the middle-class some more, but in the end, they are going to send those jobs overseas so they can increase their profits. This is what they have planned all along!

Big businesses couldn't be happier to know that now they have a chance to privatize an already flailing social security system, reduce minimum wage, and force you to pay even higher insurance premiums than before!

Tea Partiers and renewed racism have sold our country out to the highest bidder - corporate interest! God help US!

Posted by: methodinc64 | November 3, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

What Ol' Bobby and Steele don't mention though is that in those districts that did change hands to the GOP was only by razor thin margins. This is not some huge sign the state "is turning"

Posted by: schnauzer21 | November 3, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

That guy should teach conspiracy theory 101! The simple truth: the Dems screwed up, went too far, and now they're paying the price.

Yes, the GOP is pro business. My guess is that Methodinc64 is a government worker and doesn't realize jobs come from the private sector.

Wake-up call to all librals: government programs don't create wealth--they redistribute it. Socialism is bad, free markets are good.

Posted by: RestonKen | November 5, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

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