The following map of US congressional districts, (via the NY Times), shows which district were "held" by Repubilcans (red), and which were "won" by Republicans, (red/black stripes). Dems are in Blue.
Keep in mind that there are still over a dozen races yet to be determined, (the ones shown in gray), more than half of which will likely fall the Republicans.
A few things really stand out when you see if this graphically:
1) The Democrats really are a largely "coastal" political party.
2) Despite being told that we had to back off of that "border control stuff", you'll notice that Republican challengers WON several districts along the US/Mexican border. I guess border control and a strong stance on immigration even sells in areas with a lot of - gasp! - immigrants!
3) The evolution of rural seats in the deep south towards the GOP is pretty much complete, (with the most of the exceptions being the majority black districts. These are districts that are conservative, but were held by long time Democrat incumbents. After next year's redistricting, they should remain in Republican hands for a long time.
4) New England has Republicans again. Joe Scarborough and other RINO's have complained that we didn't have any because we wouldn't let moderates get nominated. Looks like we're more successful when we nominate conservatives, huh? read more »
Congress might have been able to clear Washington faster in the face of something like the bubonic plague, but not by much. Washington is political poison for Democrats. They chose to leave town without addressing the extension of the Bush tax cuts. Not that their reception will be that much better out in their districts.
People, many people who have never before participated in the political process, are energized… not in the sense of Obama’s vacant-eyed, vacuous-expressioned, mind-numbed robots, parroting glitzy slogans without meaning to other mind-numbed robots.
These people are not just energized. They have seen the threat to this country and have taken up the challenge. They have become more politically aware and have joined other constitutional patriots in what has become the most powerful political influence in the nation. This is not a third party. These are individual citizens deciding that we’ve had enough and we’re not going to take it any more.
The DeMarxists, and some eight or nine Republicans, are not going to be pleased with the reception awaiting them in their districts. What is incredible to me is that these politicians (Congress), who were hired for but one reason, to do the will of the people under the Constitution of the United States of America, have been able to wall off the voices of American citizens while pursuing policies of personal aggrandizement and enrichment, at the expense of the American citizen. And we let them get away with it. read more »