Alabama House of Representatives: Four House Dems (Boothe, Millican, Vance & Hurst) Switch Parties Gives GOP Super Majority
The 2010 midterm election, the gift that keeps on giving …
The backlash continues against the Democrat party as dividends continues to come in from the 2010 midterm elections. The biggest story of the 2010 midterm elections was not the GOP pick ups in the US House, Senate and Governorships … it was that in the state Houses. Guess what, it just increased again. What an impact this will have for the 2012 elections and the next decade.
As if the Republicans did not benefit enough from the political tsunami that took place on November 2, 2010 when the GOP gained 680 state legislature seats, the hits keep on coming. In Alabama, four Democrat House members just switched from Donkeys to Elephants and have given the GOP a super-majority in the Alabama House. Representatives Alan Boothe of Troy, Mike Millican of Hamilton, Lesley Vance of Phenix City and Steve Hurst of Munford all have seen the handwriting on the wall and abandoned the Democrat party.
All four lawmakers who made the jump to the Republican party said they felt their views were more aligned with the Republican Party. Look for this to be a pattern in the future on the state and national level, especially if Obama. Pelosi and Reid continue their far Left agenda against the will of the people. The 2010 midterms showed that any Democrat in a conservative or middle of the road district or state is vulnerable.
Republicans now have a super-majority in the Alabama House after four Democrats defected and joined the GOP on Monday.
Rep. Alan Boothe of Troy, Rep. Mike Millican of Hamilton, Rep. Lesley Vance of Phenix City and Rep. Steve Hurst of Munford all jumped ship on Monday, giving Republicans 66 seats in the House and a filibuster-proof majority.
House Republican Midterm Gains Rise to 62 seats, Correction 63 … Maffei (D) Concedes to Ann Marie Buerkle (R) in NY 25
62 and counting, make it 63 … for a total of 242 House seats.
The House Republican gains from the 2010 midterm elections have reached 62, correction 63 seats from the 2010 midterm elections. US Rep Solomon Ortiz (D-TX) conceded defeat to Republican challenger Blake Farenthold in the Texas 27th Disctrict race. This victory completes one of 2010′s biggest upsets on the House side and brings the number of GOP House gains this year to 62.
Rep. Solomon Ortiz (D-Texas) conceded defeat to Republican challenger Blake Farenthold late Monday after the recount he requested barely made a dent in the Republican’s election night lead. Farenthold’s final margin of victory stood at 648 votes.
Out of Touch President Obama Tells Volunteers That In Midterms “You Guys Turned ‘Yes We Can’ Into ‘Yes We Did’
Obama tells volunteers, “YES WE DID”, in the aftermath of the midterm elections. WHAT?
Did some one not tell President Obama that the Democrats got their collective butts handed to them in the 2010 midterm elections? So what is Obama referring to that they did, get shellacked? I guess Obama missed the Democrat Senate meeting memo where they blamed him for the Democrat losses.
Election loss, what election loss … I won!!!
Members of Organizing for America – the president’s former campaign committee – received a text message today asking them to call 888-206-1431 “to hear a special message from President Obama.”
In the recorded message, the president says, “Thank you for the tireless work, you guys organized the single largest midterm election effort in this history of our party…You turned ‘Yes We Can’ into ‘Yes We Did.’”
“You didn’t sit this one out even when all the pundits said it was hopeless and because of that we are stronger,” the president said.
And the LEFT called GWB punchy and stupid. The 2010 midterm election shellacking consisted of a GOP net pick up of six US Senate seats, in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Indiana, Illinois and North Dakota. It saw a GOP pick up of Governors in Wyoming, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Ohio. There were GOP US House of Representatives at 62+ and counting and 680 state legislature seats.
Obama’s congratulatory message after such a drubbing is like General George Custard providing a positive tweet to the troops after the Battle of the Little Big Horn or Jimmy Carter giving a celebrating shout out to his peeps for a job well done following the Presidential Reagan landslide victory in 1980.
Obama acts like the 2010 midterm election never happened. Wait until the new Congress is seated in 2011 and the elections of 2012 … That just might grab his attention.
Posted November 20, 2010 by Scared Monkeys
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House Democrats Learn Nothing from 2010 Midterm Elections … Dems Elect Nancy Pelosi Minority Leader 150-43
Back to the Past … Pelosi rewarded for 2010 midterm historic loss.
The Democrat party in the Us House of Representatives has learned nothing from the will of the people and the 2010 midterm elections. The 60+ GOP gains on November 2, 2010 and a shift of power from the Democrats to the Republicans sent a clear message of the rejection of the far Left Pelosi agenda.
So what do the House Democrats do … elect Nancy Pelosi as Minority leader by a 150 to 43 margin of course. Nancy Pelosi is still the face and the voice of the Democrat House.
Nancy Pelosi has been elected to lead House Democrats in the new Congress despite presiding over the loss of more than 60 House seats in the midterm elections.
Nancy Pelosi, the Gift that keeps on Giving …
Soon to be ex-Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi proves two things in her comment that the Democrats did not lose the House of Representatives because of her. One, Pelosi and the Democrats are in denial as to the complete and abject rejection of their liberal/socialist “big government” agenda and two, the GOP is in “giddy” mode that Pelosi continues to be the face of the Democrat party. Nancy Pelosi just can’t keep her mouth shut and just does not get nor can accept that America rejected her liberal agenda.
Just like with Barack Obama, the buck does not stop with Pelosi either.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she has the “overwhelming support” of fellow Democrats in her bid to become minority leader in the next Congress, and says she’s not to blame for the Democrats’ mid-term debacle.
“We didn’t lose the election because of me,”Ms. Pelosi told National Public Radio in an interview that aired Friday morning. “Our members do not accept that.”
Alec Baldwin to Run for US Rep if GOP’s Randy Altschuler Wins in New York’s 1st Congressional District … Just What America Needs
ALEC BALDWIN … THE SAVIOR OF THE DEMOCRT PARTY!
Alec Baldwin to run for the US House of New York’s 1st Congressional District if the GOP challenger Randy Altschuler defeats incumbent Democrat Tim Bishop. Presently the race is too close to call; however, Altsculer is in the lead. Obviously, the “moonbat” LEFT has yet to figure out the message that “WE THE PEOPLE” sent on November 2, 2010.
It is unconfirmed as to whether Alec Baldwin will make part of his campaign, the right to call your 11 year old daughter a “rude, thoughtless little pig”. (LISTEN HERE) Just what we need in Washington, DC to represent the people. Is this what Democrats have sunk to? Can you imagine this man in Congress? we rid ourselves of Alan Grayson and Democrats want to inflict this upon America.
What we can expect on the floor of the US House of Representatives if Alec Baldwin is Elected
Warning: Adult language
The network is quoting sources close to actor Alec Baldwin as saying he intends to challenge Randy Altschuler of New York for Congress in two years if the Republican candidate ends up winning the House seat currently occupied by Rep. Tim Bishop, D-N.Y. The Altschuler-Bishop race is one of a handful still deemed too close to call; the most recent count shows Bishop, a four-term incumbent, trailing by less than 400 votes.
Baldwin is no stranger to politics. He has been both criticized and acclaimed for his outspoken support of the Democratic Party (he donated $2,000 to Bishop’s campaign this year), and in an interview with CNN last year, revealed his interest in running for public office.
“The desire is there; that’s one component,” he said. “The other component is opportunity.”
Now the opportunity could materialize, if New York’s 1st Congressional District, which includes Baldwin’s Long Island home, turns Republican.
Maybe Alec can use this for a campaign commercial?
Nancy Pelosi Plans Big Bash to Celebrate “Accomplishments” like Increasing Spending, Debt and Losing the House
Welcome to the FACEof the Democrat party and the 60+ loss of House seats in the 2010 midterm election … We can obviously see Nancy Pelosi did not get the message of the American voters.
Talk about out of touch, from the Drudge Report, Nancy Pelosi is planning to throw a big bash to celebrate her “accomplishments.” Maybe she would also like to throw a party for herself in trying to become the Democrat House Minority leader? After all, Pelosi is responsible for the Democrats becoming the minority party in the House, why not reward her.
PELOSI PLANNING PARTY FOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Mon Nov 08 2010 16:34:33 ET
Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the United States House of Representatives requests the pleasure of your company at a reception honoring the Accomplishments of the 111th Congress on Wednesday, the tenth day of November, two thousand ten at three thirty in the afternoon Cannon Caucus Room 345 Cannon House Office Building.
CA-11: Democrat Jerry McNerney is up 548 votes, but tens of thousands of mail-in and provisional ballots are still to be counted.
CA-20: Andy Vidak (R), a cherry farms, leads incumbent Jim Costa (D) by 648 votes.
IL-8: Republican Joe Walsh leads by 365 votes over incumbent Melissa Bean (D).
KY-6: County officials affirmed Ben Chandler’s (D) lead. The Lexington Herald-Leader: “U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler, D-Versailles, leads Republican Andy Barr by 649 votes, according to official vote totals from all 16 counties in the 6th Congressional District.
NY-1 (Suffolk County, Long Island): After a voting machine recanvass, Randy Altschuler (R) has taken over the lead from incumbent Tim Bishop (D).
NY-25: Tea Party-backed Ann Marie Buerkle (R) leads Dann Maffei (D) by 684 votes.
TX-27: Solomon Ortiz (D) trails by 799 792 votes with all the votes in. He’s going to request a recount.
VA-11: Gerry Connolly (D) claimed victory for a narrow win. By the way, he was hospitalized for an undisclosed condition.
WA-2: Rick Larsen (D) leads by 3,841 votes, a slight loss of votes from 4,100 after counting in Snohomish County.
The Gateway Pundit reminds us of other great Pelosi accomplishments like helping, along with Obama and Reid, to triple the national debt in one year, see unemployment rise on her watch and lose the House in near record numbers.
EXIT QUESTION … Would Winston Churchill have thrown a party?
NEWSFLASH … LIBERAL BIAS MSM TYPES DONATE TO LIBERAL DEMOCRATS …
Olbermann suspended from MSNBC for violating ethics and standards. Wait a minute, MSNBC has ethics and standards, since when?
MSNBC has supended Keith Olbermann indefinately for making campaign donations in violations with NBC’s ethics policies. Olbermann was suspended without pay by Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC. Olberman supposedly violated NBC’s ethics policy that bars political activity, including contributions, without the approval of the president of NBC News. Oops, but of course the rules apply to others.
Keith Olbermann has been suspended indefinitely without pay from MSNBC for making donations to three Democrats in violation of NBC’s ethics policy.
“I became aware of Keith’s political contributions late last night,” Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC, said in a statement. “Mindful of NBC News policy and standards, I have suspended him indefinitely without pay. NBC’s ethics policy generally bars political activity, including contributions, without the approval of the president of NBC News.
Olbermann, who does not hide his liberal views, has acknowledged donations of $2,400 each to Kentucky Senate candidate Jack Conway and Arizona Reps. Raul Grijalva and Gabrielle Giffords during this election cycle.
Does MSNBC think that Olbermann donating money to politicians would pose a conflict of interest? Does MSNBC brass think that the campaign donations showed a liberal bias? ARE THESE PEOPLE SERIOUS?All one would have to do is watch Keith Olbermann’s cable show, if one could stomach it, to see the conflict of interest and liberal bias tat takes place every night. Or as the Jawa Report states, wouldn’t a Olbermann commentary simply show the conflict?
However, one has to wonder what Keither Olbermann was thinking? Why would he think he was above the law in not disclosing who he had given campaign donations to his superiors and public. To not do so and have these very people on his show is a journalistic no no. Even the folks at the Huffington Post are scratching their heads at Olbermann’s actions.
So will Keith Olbermann make himself “the Worst Person in the World”. That is if he still has a job.
One also has to speculate whether the MSNBC reaction and suspension of Olbermann is a backlash to the poor media critique that MSNBC received for their disasterous and pathetic 2010 election coverage?
Bill Kristol of “The Weekly Standard”makes a rather compelling defense for Olbermann. And as much as I think that Olbermann is a clown, I have to agree in mant respects with Kristol. Olbermann is not a news man, he is nothing more than than an opinionated liberal with a microphone.
First, he donated money to candidates he liked. He didn’t take money, or favors, in a way that influenced his reporting.
Second, he’s not a reporter. It’s an opinion show. If Olbermann wants to put his money where his mouth is, more power to him.
Third, GE, the corporate parent of MSNBC, gives money to political organizations. GE executives and, I’m sure, NBC executives give money. Why can’t Olbermann?
GOOD RIDDANCE TO BAD RUBBISH …
Alan Grayson, the most despicable Democrat House Representative, former House Rep, whines and blames appeasement as to the reason why Democrats lost in the 2010 midterm elections. Appeasement?Back room deals by Pelosi and Reid and preventing Republicans from discussion, debate as well as voting down GOP amendment after amendment is appeasement?
Because this type of stuff had nothing to do with the demise of Democrats
House Democrats were swept out of power because party leaders tried to hard to “appease” Republicans on major issues, said a high-profile member Thursday who lost his seat.
Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) said Democratic leaders should have been more aggressive and shut Republicans out of the negotiating process, arguing it would have helped them in Tuesday’s midterm elections.
“I think that the Democrats are saddened and demoralized by this policy of appeasement,” he said on MSNBC, noting that Democrats suffered from low turnout.
Grayson explained Thursday that Republicans’ strategy of opposing the Democrats’ big-ticket legislative items such as healthcare reform, the cap-and-trade energy bill and financial regulatory reform, helped them win back the House majority they lost in 2006.
Grayson says … I’ll be baack. Sorry dude, you are not the Terminator, you are the most despicable politician maybe ever.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi just had the gavel ripped from her hands in one of the worst House beat downs in American election history … but she has “NO REGRETS”.
In an ABC interview with soon to be former Democrat House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi told Diane Sawyer that she had “no regrets”. Really Nancy, Really! You have no regrets that your socialist, liberal agenda has hurt the US economy more and has made it possible that there is 9.7% unemployment and people are still losing their jobs and homes. Really, you have no regrets? The Gateway Pundit provided a reminder of the carnage caused by Speaker Pelosi.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said today she has “no regrets” one day after a Republican landslide stripped her of the power that defined her historic tenure as the first female speaker of the House.
The California Democrat, who won a new two-year term in Tuesday’s election, said she has yet to consider what she will do now.
“I’ll have a conversation with my caucus, I’ll have a conversation with my family, and pray over it, and decide how to go forward,” she said in an exclusive ABC News interview with “World News” anchor Diane Sawyer. “But today isn’t that day.”
One would think that the Speaker would be remorseful for her destructive policies and actions. NOPE! AsWeasel Zippers states, please, do get on your broom and just go away.
Really Nancy, the new initial unemployment claims are in and it is … 457,000 Weekly jobless claims.
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 457,000, the Labor Department said, reversing the prior week’s decline.