Wednesday, November 3, 2010
The Morning After
It was a rough fight with no clear winner, except John Boehner who can finally claim the throne of Speaker of the House, bringing his buddy Eric Cantor in as Majority Leader. An ugly combination that will ruthlessly fight Obama the next two years. But, the consolation for the Democrats is retaining the Senate, so there isn't much the House can do except make a big stink.
The Tea Party managed to win a few key seats as Republicans, but Palin's "Grizzly Moms" didn't fair so well, which I think is a repudiation of Palin's influence over the GOP. In the end, the election shook out pretty much along traditional party lines, with the GOP regaining seats throughout the South and West, and picking up a few in the Midwest, while the Democrats held their ground in key Blue States. The same old intractable politics.