Tuesday’s Sweetest Victories, Bitterest Defeats


RealClearPolitics shows a Republican gain of 63-67 seats in the house, a few shy of the 70 many were hoping for, but still pretty impressive. And as it stands right now, the GOP picked up 6 seats in the Senate, bringing the tally to 51-46.

The sweetest victories of the night for me were:

Vicky Hartzler, at the “Retire Ike Skelton” tea party, last weekend.

1. Vicky Hartzler, MO-4: Spikes 30+ year incumbent, Ike Skelton, taking his place on the Armed Services Committeenice.


2. Allen West, FL-22…his Dem opponent was quaking in fear all year, and for good reason. Congressman West will be fun to watch.

3. Daniel Webster, FL-8… Geico caveman, Alan Grayson kicked to the curb, thank you Jesus.

4. Mark Kirk, Il Senate: Yeah, I know he’s a RINO, but it’s Obama’s old seat, and he visited IL a bunch of times to stump for Giannoulias, and he still lost-bwahahahahahahah!

5. Pat Toomey, PA Senate: A genuine conservative wins big in a blue state, against corruptocrat, Sestak – what’s not to love?

6. Marco Rubio, FLA Senate: This  rising conservative star was expected to win, but it’s still great news for FL – great news for America.

7. Bobby Shilling, IL-17: It turns out voters in IL do worry about the Constitution, kick Phil Hare to the curb.

8. Chip Cravaack, MN-8: Minnesota niiiice: 18 term career politician James “Porky” Oberstar didn’t think he’s wake up this morning w/o a job. Sweet.

9. Sean Duffy, WI-7: Duffy, formerly of MTV’s “The Real World”  is a five-time world-champion log climber and was the Ashland County district attorney from August 2002 to June 2010. He takes over a seat held for 40 years by House Appropriations Chairman David Obey...Cool beans.

10. Kansas: USA Today: “Voters in Tuesday’s election gave the Kansas GOP its first clean sweep of statewide and congressional races since the Beatles were charting their early hits.” Kris Kobach won Sec of State on a platform combating voter fraud. His policies are ones he hopes to see other states adopt.

The most stinging defeats of the night:

(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

1. Sharron Angle, NV Senate: There is no way I can overstate my disappointment in Nevada voters for their decision to send the lamest, mangiest, dingiest  Dem  of them all, Harry “The Iraq War is Lost” Reid, back to the Senate, even as their economy faces an extended losing streak. Was ACORN involved?

2. Ruth McClung, AZ-7: It was a close race against Dem Socialist, Grijalva, who actually advocated a boycott against his own state, and called McClung, “Whitebread” in a mail piece, but he still managed to squeak out a win. WTF.

3. California: I consider CA to be a lost cause, a failed state. Conservatives should just leave. You’ve made your bed, California…. Don’t expect the rest of us to bail you out out of your fiscal misery.

4. Jacob Turk,  MO-5 - I had high hopes for Turk. He ran a good race, but he was up against a formidable Kansas City political machine. Once again, all of District-5 is sentenced to 2 more years of representation by race-baiting, Cuba-loving, Democrat Socialist, Emanuel Cleaver. Not cool.

5. Linda McMahon, CT Senate: All I can think of is how lonely and isolated conservatives must feel in a state that would elect a phony, corrupt, economically  illiterate dweeb like Blumenthal.

6. Christine O’Donnell, DE: I  knew she was going to lose, but it’s sad that the people of DE have no problem electing the smug, “bearded Marxist”, Coons to represent them in the Senate.

7. Joe Miller, AK Senate: UGH, how did so many voters  figure out how to spell Princess Lisa’s last name? Her husband even had to ask…

8. Sean Bielat, MA-4: Just why? How could this young, appealing Marine Vet lose to  pompous windbag, Barney Frank, one of the architects of the financial crisis? What is in the water in the Commonwealth’s 4th district? Frank’s arrogant, partisan, and classless victory speech, here.

Cross-posted at Nice Deb

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