Midterms Confirm Tea Party's Impact

Wednesday, 03 Nov 2010 11:05 AM

By John LeBoutillier

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The midterm election results, other than Harry Reid’s survival, were expected. A huge anti-Obama and anti-Pelosi night. The tea party's energy revived a moribund GOP even though Sarah Palin’s star arguably has dimmed.

The new Republican House is going to be fiscally conservative. John Boehner knows he and his fellow House GOP leaders went too big for deficit spending under George W. Bush — and he/they now have a second chance to prove their conservative chops.

They also have at least 60 new members coming in who are going to refuse to “go along to get along.” So look for the GOP to be more traditionally conservative — especially on fiscal-budget-tax matters in the House for the next year or so.

The Senate, too, will move to the middle as Democrats up for re-election in 2012 are scared to death today about yesterday’s results. They are going to unhitch their wagon from Obama beginning today.

President Obama, who has had a deer-in-the-headlights look for the past two weeks, is reeling. He is lost at sea. But he now has a foil — the GOP House — and Obama loves to blame away his mistakes on others. So he’ll likely replace Bush with Boehner and keep on blaming!

However, he has no clue about how to be president. He does know how to be a candidate for the presidency. But as a leader, he is a flop.

Obama only cares now about a path to his own re-election. He is not going to have any serious primary challenge, no matter what media talking heads may say. He will easily raise $600 million for his re-election. And he’ll watch the GOP rip itself apart trying to find a unifying, electable conservative who can win over the key independent voter in 2012.

Sarah Palin took it on the nose in Alaska with write-in, anti-Palin candidate Lisa Murkowski apparently winning the Senate seat. Also, Palin’s fellow mama grizzlies — Christine O’Donnell and Sharron Angle — blew elections they should and could have won.

The GOP Power Women — Meg Whitman, Carly Fiorina, and Linda McMahon — who all spent millions of their own money and all of whom had never done squat in politics or even bothered to vote in most elections (McMahon had even donated money to Democrats and the GOP nominated her) — all got blown out for the same reason: women voters went against them in a big, big way.

But, overall, yesterday proved one thing: The United States is a fiscally conservative country with a majority of people worried we are headed toward national bankruptcy.

Washington, D.C., is out of control — and the American voters have sent in a new brigade with instructions: “Get our fiscal house in order — fast — or we’ll throw you out, too!”




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