Well…this feels good to say. The GOP has reclaimed some seats tonight. In Virginia, I would like to congratulate Congressmen-elect Scott Rigell, Robert Hurt, and Morgan Griffith. Rand Paul won in Kentucky, Marco Rubio won in Florida, Kelly Ayotte won in New Hampshire, and there will be more to come.
Better say goodbye to some of the characters in this video.
Usually, I work the polls during Election Day. However due to work commitments, I could not help out like I normally do, but I have been receiving updates throughout the day.
I went into vote at the Marshall Precinct in the eastern end of Fairfax County around 4:30 p.m., and it was an unusually long line to vote. From what I was told, there was a steady turnout throughout the day. Of course, this was my first time voting in the Marshall precinct (I used to live out in Western Fairfax), but everything went smoothly.
Aside from what’s going on here in Virginia, I have some updates from Maryland. My family went to vote at the Taneytown precinct in Carroll County. This precinct had a relatively low turnout. Of course, the precinct is predominately Republican leaning.
Any observations from today? Consider this the open thread.
Former President Ronald Reagan once asked if voters were better off in 1980 than they were four years ago. The voters during that time elected Reagan out of pure frustration with the Carter Administration.
Fast forward to 2010, voters are once again ticked off. The Obama Administration and the 111th Congress have wasted taxpayer dollars on unnecessary programs combined with an unwanted health care reform package. According to a recent CNN survey, 75% of Americans believe things are going bad in this country. This low rating has not been seen in this country since the mid-1970s.
Why are voters so pessimistic? Could it be the fact that unemployment rates are at an all-time high? Could it be that our economy is failing? So, are we better off than we were four years ago? NO! Not in a chance.
Here’s how we can make things better.
- VOTE TODAY! Take my advice and don’t sit this one out.
- VOTE for:
- Keith Fimian (VA-11)
- Patrick Murray (VA-8)
- Frank Wolf (VA-10)
- Scott Rigell (VA-2)
- Robert Hurt (VA-5)
- Morgan Griffith (VA-9)
- Rob Wittman (VA-1)
- Randy Forbes (VA-4)
- Bob Goodlatte (VA-6)
- If you are from Washington state, VOTE FOR DINO ROSSI!
- If you are from Maryland, RID YOURSELVES OF THE O’MALLEY TYRANNY…vote EHRLICH/KANE. If you are in MD-1, Andy Harris will make a great Congressman
- A shout-out to Ohio, vote Kasich/Taylor, Rob Portman, Josh Mandel, Peter Corrigan (who could oust Dennis Kucinich)
- Rand Paul would make a fine Senator from Kentucky…just sayin’
- VOTE against:
- the Obama Administration/Nancy Pelosi/Harry Reid’s wishes
- ALL THREE VIRGINIA CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
It’s time to restore liberty!
Guest Post by Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.)
Today, the American people are facing one of the most challenging times in our nation’s history. Our economy remains sluggish, people fear losing their jobs and their homes, andmany are worried about the future their children and grandchildren will inherit. They are deeplyconcerned about the outlook for our great country and wonder if their children will grow up inthe same America they did. People are looking for real solutions to the problems we face.
While the Democrats in Congress have responded to the current economic crisis withunprecedented levels of spending, government intrusion in the private sector, and expansionof the federal government, these actions have only exacerbated the problem. These recklesspolicies have done little to create jobs, leaving our unemployment rate hovering near ten percent,but have certainly saddled our children and grandchildren with debt that is not their own.
The American people are hurting and so nothing is more important to me than ensuringthe future growth of our economy. The time is now for a renewed commitment to the people andthe fundamental principles that made our country great.
A few weeks ago House Republicans released our “Pledge to America”, which is theresult of our conversations with everyday Americans, like many of my constituents here in theSixth District of Virginia. If we in Congress work hand in hand with the American people we canchange the way business is done in Washington by enacting commonsense legislation.
In this new governing agenda, House Republicans pledge to the American people tobegin work immediately on five major policy goals and propose specific legislative initiativeswithin each broader area. These goals include: to create jobs, end economic uncertainty and make America more competitive; to stop out-of-control spending and reduce the size ofgovernment; to repeal and replace the government takeover of health care; to reform Congressand restore trust; and to keep our nation secure at home and abroad.
The American people are demanding accountability and results and that is what House Republicans are offering. I invite everyone to take the time to visit the website pledge.gop.gov. There you will have the opportunity to read the entire text of the Pledge, including our specific legislative proposals.
I am as committed as ever to the principles and priorities of accountability, limitedgovernment, low taxes, fiscal restraint, energy independence, border security, a strong nationaldefense, personal responsibility and economic prosperity and I will continue to be a leader inaddressing these important issues. We have much work to do, and I look forward to workingwith you to set America back on track toward a prosperous and free future.
If you think the election ads of 2010 are bad, it might be time you crack open a history book. Reason.tv has a new video highlighting the battle between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. One can only imagine how crazy that election might have been.
After Congressman Gerry Connolly’s refusal to seek treatment to cure him of his addiction to taxes and spending, his constituents are left with little choice. They seek a world without socialism and servitude, a world free of dependency and despair. A world where anything is possible…
Sharron Angle is in the quest to defeat Sen. Harry Reid (D) for Nevada’s U.S. Senate seat. This race has been tightening, and there is no doubt that the mainstream media has been watching her like a hawk. Recently, Angle aired this ad that has been causing some controversy from the left.
In my opinion, there is nothing wrong with this ad. Angle was merely highlighting an issue where Reid has been absent on: creating legislation to deal with the rise of illegal immigration.
Meanwhile, The View’s Joy Behar had a few nasty comments to share about Angle’s recent ad.
After this event, Angle raised $150,000 in online contributions. I love what Angle did to show her appreciation for Behar’s nasty comments…sent her flowers in gratitude. However, I would have exposed Behar for what she is…
(Cue Cartman for the vocals)
While Virginia’s 8th Congressional District is predominately Democratic, it is appearing that many voters in this district are growing tired of Rep. Jim Moran’s service as Congressman. According to a recent article in The Daily Caller, Republican challenger Patrick Murray is gaining ground on Moran according to a poll conducted by McLaughlin & Associates. This poll showed Moran in the lead with 32.3 percent of the vote, followed by Murray at 29 percent of the vote, while 30.5 percent are undecided. The poll also revealed that Moran’s support below 50 percent.
Perhaps, it was Moran’s recent remarks about the military that has caused this sudden momentum towards Murray.
Cross posted at Bearing Drift
According to a recent Survey USA poll, Morgan Griffith is up by one point in the polls against incumbent Rep. Rick Boucher in Virginia’s 9th Congressional District. This is particularly good news for the GOP as they try to knock off this 15-term incumbent.
Perhaps, people have finally had enough of Boucher’s leadership in Congress. Boucher stands with President Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s agenda. Boucher supported Cap and Trade (H.R. 2454), not to mention other wasteful spending measures.
I guess Harry Reid (D-Nev.) can also take credit for saving a ton of money on his auto insurance too. He claims to be taking credit for saving the world. I wonder what he will be taking credit for on November 2nd.