Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Democrats Take Back The House

Senate still too close to call...

UPDATE: Things looking good as they sit now. If Montana holds, we're looking at a 49-49 Senate with 2 Democrat independents.

UPDATE: Rumsfeld gone!


  • Not really sure about your house policy on swearing, but....

    At fucking last.

    By Blogger Jason Bo Green, at 8:12 AM  

  • About time ... Lie-berman still won though.

    By Blogger mezba, at 8:58 AM  

  • After six years of US politics making me want to slam my head against my desk, at last some fantastic news. Rick Santorum, Conrad Burns, and (it seems) George Allen all shown the door, and Dennis Hastert no longer Speaker. Too bad about Chafee, though, and even the voters in his state agree; 62% approval ratings and he still lost.

    By Blogger IslandLiberal, at 8:58 AM  

  • I was actually really taken aback at the extraordinarily graceful speech Santorum gave complimenting his opponent. Where was that humble kindness the last few terms in office??

    By Blogger Jason Bo Green, at 9:10 AM  

  • I guess people always get tired of the same old thing

    By Blogger Guy Barry, at 10:06 AM  

  • yessssssssssss

    By Blogger Sean, at 10:29 AM  

  • My guess is that the White House team is so arrogant, they will try to ignore the results and conduct business as they always have done, as if it is a one party country.

    Scott Feschuk had a nice blog entry yesterday that explained it all.

    By Blogger Down & Out in L A, at 11:18 AM  

  • The bigger gain: Rumsfeld is Gone!

    By Blogger Peter, at 1:17 PM  

  • The Democrats are already affecting positive change and they haven't even taken office yet.

    By Blogger IslandLiberal, at 1:34 PM  

  • My grade 11 son would have held a better press conference today than Bush did. It was bad. Without Rumsfeld whispering in his ears, Bush did a marvelous Saturday Night Live skit. He gave David Letterman enough material for months. It really was that bad. I hope someone can post it.


    By Blogger Peter, at 2:32 PM  

  • You guys don't really understand American politics do you? If you did you'd realize that most of the Democrats elected yesterday are more right-wing than Harper will ever be.

    Check out some of the campaign sites... Tester is a prime example.

    Makes Harper look like a Dipper.

    By Blogger Joe Calgary, at 2:44 PM  

  • 'Tis all relative. Would Bob Casey be my choice to represent me? No. Do I believe he's clearly superior to Rick Santorum. Absolutely.

    By Blogger IslandLiberal, at 3:17 PM  

  • Even santorum would make a better senator then Rick Santorum.

    By Blogger Reality Bites, at 5:22 PM  

  • I am also pleased here. It does look like the Republicans will take the senate too. As for Liebermann, I saw him as a right leaning Democrat and although I don't fully agree with them they are an improvement over the Republicans. It will take several elections to pull the US to where Canada is on the political spectrum.

    I am also disappointed Chaffee lost, but I felt he was in the wrong party in the first place.

    By Blogger Miles Lunn, at 6:06 PM  

  • Joe, Joe, Joe.

    Man, I completely agree - and I don't "know" American politics. I argue constantly with people who believe that Democrats are great and Harper is evil, and I ask them all the time - how, exactly, is Harper different from, say, John Kerry or John Edwards? (Aside from the "I'm a royal" attitude in Kerry and the sunny charm of Edwards?)

    By Blogger Jason Bo Green, at 7:44 PM  

  • I'm stunned - stunned - that Rumsfeld is gone. Truly did not see that coming in any way at all - just about spit out my root beer when I came home and saw.

    Wow, this election is turning out to have real effects just 12 hours in.

    By Blogger Jason Bo Green, at 7:45 PM  

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