Daily Archives: November 3, 2010

Election night cable ratings – Fox Rules

I thought CNN had excellent coverage last night.

MSNBC was a disgrace.  An absolute disgrace.  The place needs to be padlocked.  Now get this, Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O’Donnell, and Eugene Robinson.  See anything a little out of joint about this?  But then I guess they don’t have anything but far left people on the network.  But could they have invited someone in to have a little itty bit of balance.  Maybe no one would come on.

And these grown people, supposedly civil, educated people, professional journalists, on national tv acted like a bunch of high school kids, giggling and laughing in the background, badgering the interviewees.  Especially especially especially the women.  I’ll try to put up a video of the treatment they gave Michele Bachmann and congresswoman Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee.  Anyone who is conservative and goes on that network really deserves whatever they get, I guess, because it’s nothing but an ambush from the word go.  But just the disrespect and mocking of these bullies left me feeling sick and I felt like crying.  These are vicious people on there – all of them.  They are hatred and bigotry on display.

Where is Zell Miller when you need him?   His conversation with Chris Matthews has even more relevancy today than it did back then.  Mr. Miller called Matthews on his treatment of a woman.  It really is too bad we can’t have a duel in these days.  I think it would very quickly reveal who the cowards are.

Here’s the Bachmann interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdan9FyoyQE

Someone has compiled some of the highlight moments of this circus called MSNBC:  http://www.theblaze.com/stories/daily-beast-moments-from-msnbcs-apocalyptic-night/

But, hey, they and their network get what they deserve as well – ratings so low as to be a scratch.   And as long as there are video tapes of their performance, there will be questions for future generations how, in 2010, this behavior, especially towards women, was tolerated.

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“Elections have consequences” – Barack Obama

Healthcare Summit, February, 2010:

After hundreds of hours of congressional debate, a summer of rowdy town hall meetings and a Massachusetts election that upended all political calculations, President Barack Obama and congressional leaders spent Thursday talking still more about reforming the U.S. health care system.


At the end of the session, the president suggested that if no deal was at hand, Democrats would press forward alone and let voters be the ultimate judge. “That’s what elections are for,” he said.

Uh huh.

That was just one of the punches in the face.  Another came in Washington, D. C. on the eve of the Obamacare vote in the House,  when citizens appeared in Washington begging them not to pass it.  That was when Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, and the democrats arrogantly marched down through the crowd with head thrown back and smirk on face.  Image seared in my memory. They made their choice with eyes wide open. There was no compromise. There was no concession to those who did not agree with them. Then they even put out lies about the citizens who gave up their time and money to pay their own way to plead with them, thumbing their collective noses at them.

Then the Senate democrats do dirty deals behind closed doors, divvying out tax money as if it belonged to them to influence votes.  And, finally, voting at midnight on Christmas Eve, knowing, of course, that most Americans would not be paying attention.

Now they want compromise?  Compromise you say?  Message:  The winners do not compromise.

Gridlock?  You better believe it.  Stop them in their tracks.  Put a measure to repeal Obamacare to a vote.  Make them record their votes.  Make the president repeal it.  Then do it again.  Record their no votes.  Take names.  Count the repeals – for two years if necessary.  Make them the party of No.

Posted:  11.03.10

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Republicans clean out the House of Representatives

FLASHBACKApril 21.2009, Washington Post, Chris Callizza:

House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (Va.) said in a recent interview that Republicans retaking the majority is not entirely out of the question in the 2010 midterm elections.

“I’m very confident we will pick up seats midterm if we do the necessary work of finding good candidates,” Cantor said. “I don’t remove the prospect that we could take the majority back in 2010.”

Is this simply spin from a House Republican leader who needs to say something to keep his members and the party’s grassroots base engaged? Or is there a real chance for a Republican House in 2010?

The answer is, it depends.


To be clear, the strong probability is that Republicans will pick up seats in 2010 but will come up well short of the 40-seat gain they need to reclaim control.

May, 2009:

Michael Grunwald, Time magazine said:

“These days, Republicans have the desperate aura of an endangered species.”

(I can just see him rubbing his unbiased hands together in unrestrained glee.)


Fast Forward:  November 2, 2010:

Republicans win control of the House of Representatives with a win of 61 seats – at least.  There may be as many as 67 when all is said and done.

Republicans gain 6 seats in the Senate, only four short to win control.  Harry and Barney and Madam Boxer slither through.

Republicans gain 7 – maybe 10 or more governorships.

Now, slam on the breaks, take the keys out of the car, and have a Slurpee.  🙂


Posted:  11.03.10



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