by the Left Coast Rebel
Last night was exciting nationally, disappointing beyond description, locally. California voters and frankly, those that reside here are truly some of the most ill-informed, suicidal bunch in the world. For the life of me, I cannot fathom that Jerry Brown is my governor and Barbara Boxer is still in the United States Senate. It just boggles the mind.
It's easy to feel a bit of a come-down from yesterday but nationally (which is the most important, by the way), the message couldn't be any more clear - the Obama socialist agenda is not what this country wants.
Reasons to celebrate:
- Nothing says b*tchslap like the biggest GOP victory in the House since 1938 and the biggest gain of any party in the House since 1948. How's that for a mandate?
- Marco Rubio looked extremely presidential and is sure to be a future leader for the nation. Marco Rubio for President?
- Rand Paul's huge victory. That, in itself, says it all.
- A new capitalist caucus in the Senate that will include Pat Toomey, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Jim DeMint, Ron Johnson, Tom Coburn and others. These guys have the potential to control the agenda in the senate.
- Paul Ryan (this perhaps is one of the most important aspects of the House rout last night), will be the chair of the House Finance Committee.
- Joe Miller's likely defeat.
- Ken Buck's likely defeat, too.
- California, for the most part, across the board.
- Sharron Angle's defeat (this one makes me sad).
(Now here's to keeping the GOP leadership accountable via. the tea party!) Discussion over at Memeorandum.