Hindsight always has 20-20 vision. I predicted, out of a sense of passion, that 100 Democrats would lose but it seems only 72 actually did along with three big races still undecided in Alaska, Washington and Colorado. Even still the results of the Tea Party tidal wave was very successful. I am very satisfied with the outcome as is every Republican is in America. The big news is who got fired and why. The other big news is about the few really good Republicans who lost but could have won if the situation had changed. I endorsed and contributed to Republican/Tea Party candidates Joe Miller in Alaska, Christine O'Donnell in Delaware, Rand Paul in Kentucky, Michele Bachmann in Minnesota, Marvin Scott in Indiana and Sharron Angle in Nevada. Only Marvin Scott in the 7th CD in Indiana lost because of a lack of greater campaign funds. I supported Dr. Scott because of his eloquent platform opposing the spread of Islamic supremacy and the fact that he was running against a Democrat who was a Muslim that espoused Sharia law.
In Nevada, the unions appear to have provided a great assist to Harry Reid in pulling in more votes than Sharron Angle. In typical gangster union fashion the Caterers Union that represents 60,000 casino workers ordered their members to go out and vote Democrat and drove them to the polls to make sure they did. Another gangster union, the SEIU, (Service Employees International Union) which seems to be Obama's personal goon squad that he used to disrupt many of the Tea Party townhall meeting protests last year, was granted a contract by the Nevada Board of Elections to provide technical support for all of the voting machines. In the days before the election, when many voters went to cast early votes, word came out that the voting machines were showing Harry Reid's name as being checked off before the people entered the voting booths. How many failed to notice that is still unclear.
Word has also come out that many states still refuse to check voter's photo ID for proof and a few states are permitting convicted felons to vote in violation of the law as they did in Minnesota in 2008 allowing Democrat Al Franken to steal the Senate election. Party hacks have been chanting the slogan, VOTE EARLY AND OFTEN for years and because many counties do not purge the names of dead people from the voting registers, DEAD PEOPLE ALSO VOTE. And worst of all, hundreds of thousands of military personnel stationed overseas were denied the right to vote because the Defense Dept. stalled on getting the states to send out the absentee ballots. In view of all of these facts it is still a wonder that so many Democrats went down to defeat last night.
The NRA once again showed their myopic narrow-minded view by handing their endorsements this year to 58 Democrats, five more than they did in 2008. Fortunately the voters were not as impressed as they were two years ago when they elected 52 of the 53 NRA-endorsed candidates and gave control of Congress to Nancy Pelosi and the power crazed Democrats. This year 26 of their endorsed Democrats lost as the following list shows.
Democratic House incumbents who have been defeated
Rep. Bobby Bright (D-Ala.) NRA endorsed lost
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.)
Rep. Harry Mitchell (D-Ariz.)
Rep. Betsy Markey (D-Colo.) NRA endorsed lost
Rep. John Salazar (D-Colo.) NRA endorsed lost
Rep. Allen Boyd (D-Fla.) NRA endorsed lost
Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.)
Rep. Suzanne Kosmas (D-Fla.)
Rep. Ron Klein (D-Fla.)
Rep. Jim Marshall (D-Ga.) NRA endorsed lost
Rep. Walt Minnick (D-Idaho)
Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.)
Rep. Debbie Halvorson (D-Ill.) NRA endorsed lost
Rep. Phil Hare (D-Ill.)
Rep. Baron Hill (D-Ind.)
Rep. Frank Kratovil (D-Md.) NRA endorsed lost
Rep. Mark Schauer (D-Mich.)
Rep. Jim Oberstar (D-Minn.)
Rep. Travis Childers (D-Miss.) NRA endorsed lost
Rep. Gene Taylor (D-Miss.) NRA endorsed lost
Rep. Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) NRA endorsed lost
Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.)
Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-N.H.)
Rep. John Adler (D-N.J.)
Rep. Harry Teague (D-N.M.) NRA endorsed lost
Rep. Michael Arcuri (D-N.Y.) NRA endorsed lost
Rep. John Hall (D-N.Y.)
Rep. Michael McMahon (D-N.Y.)
Rep. Scott Murphy (D-N.Y.) NRA endorsed lost
Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-N.C.)
Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D-N.D) NRA endorsed lost
Rep. John Boccieri (D-Ohio) NRA endorsed lost
Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-Ohio)
Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy (D-Ohio)
Rep. Zack Space (D-Ohio) NRA endorsed lost
Rep. Charlie Wilson (D-Ohio) NRA endorsed lost
Rep. Chris Carney (D-Pa) NRA endorsed lost
Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper (D-Pa.)
Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Pa.) NRA endorsed lost
Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Pa.)
Rep. John Spratt (D-S.C)
Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-S.D.) NRA endorsed lost
Rep. Lincoln Davis (D-Tenn.) NRA endorsed lost
Rep. Chet Edwards (D-Texas) NRA endorsed lost
Rep. Ciro Rodriguez (D-Texas)
Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Va.) NRA endorsed lost
Rep. Glenn Nye (D-Va.) NRA endorsed lost
Rep. Tom Perriello (D-Va.) NRA endorsed lost
Rep. Steve Kagen (D-Wisc.) NRA endorsed lost
The NRA, for all of their political experience, seems unable or unwilling to acknowledge the forces in politics that want to deny Americans of their rights to freedom and liberty as defined by the first ten amendments of the Constitution. This self-imposed single-issue group admits they are bound to support any candidate that says they support the Second Amendment irregardless of where that candidate stands on any other issue. And the NRA also says those endorsements will go toward incumbent candidates first regardless of where their opponent stands on the Second Amendment. In other words the NRA wears blinders in front of their rose-colored glasses. In 2008 the Democrats took control of Congress with the help of the endorsements they received from the NRA. We have witnessed the aftermath of what that Democrat controlled Congress has done since then and apparently the voters in America saw it as well.
In the critical race for the Senate seat in Nevada, the NRA gave favorable publicity to Democrat Harry Reid but after a firestorm of protest they decided not to endorse either Reid or his opponent Republican Sharron Angle who is a Life Member of the NRA and scored an A rating from the NRA.
More reasons why Sharron Angle lost, (if that is the final outcome) which may also explain why Christine O'Donnell lost, was because the National Republican Party hierarchy did not actively support her and the State Republican Party in Delaware did not support Christine O'Donnell after she beat the establishment Republican Mike Castle in the primary. Seems that there are as many RINOs within the hierarchy of the Republican Party as there were in Congress. One way you can identify a establishment politician is in the way he or she regards their colleagues in Congress. Sen. John McCain made a famous comment about Sen. Barack Hussein Obama during the 2008 presidential contest. McCain said he would never say anything bad about a fellow member of the Senate. Come January 1st next year when the overwhelming majority of Republicans take control of the House I certainly hope they don't hold such gracious regard for their Democrat opponents across the aisle. They should, instead, treat them like a pack of rabid dogs that have finally been put on a leash.
In Alaska a similar fate was dealt to Joe Miller who beat a very liberal Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski in the primary. The National Republican Party virtually refused to acknowledge Joe Miller as the bonafide Republican candidate and tried to lend support to Lisa Murkowski's write in campaign. This may have been because the leadership of the Republican Party is at odds with the Tea Party who helped Miller and others win the primary. There appears to be a few Tea Party backed candidates who were denied Republican Part support and relied almost entirely on grass roots campaign contributions.
There was some other good news that came out of the election yesterday that bodes well for our future. As a result of the 2010 Census it looks like there will be a redistricting in 18 states due to the shift in population. A majority of those states won Republican governorships along with Republican legislatures which will be in charge of drawing up the new Congressional District boundaries. Many more Democrats may well be kicked out of office when their districts are eliminated.