GOP Takes the House

GOP to take the House.

So projects both CNN and Fox News.

No details at the moment.

Pelosi is Speaker no more.

It is looking like the Senate will remain in Democratic hands at this point–but no projections to that end have been made.

FILED UNDER: Campaign 2010, US Politics
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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter

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  1. […] GOP Takes the House […]

  2. mantis says:

    Impeach!

  3. Herb says:

    So this is what a wave looks like, huh?

  4. Steve Plunk says:

    Impeach who Mantis? One of our Oregon congressmen wants to impeach the Chief Justice. Is that what you mean? Reasonable conservative have no plans to impeach anyone, it’s a figment of imagination in liberal minds.

  5. JKB says:

    First thing is to have the Attorney General and head of the Voting Rights section over for a grilling on why they sandbagged an agreement that would have prohibited the New Black Panthers from intimidating voters only to have one of the same individuals turn up to do the same thing at the same poll. Not to mention also in Houston. And keep it up until all the lawyers at DOJ who don’t believe in equal protection under the law are unemployed.

  6. G.A.Phillips says:

    Ding dong the Lich is Fired!!!!!

  7. Janis Gore says:

    The better thing regarding the New Black Panthers, JKB, would be to change the electioneering law in PA. Currently, from what I can tell, it’s 10 feet from the entrance to a polling place. Even New York has it set at 100 ft.

  8. mantis says:

    Reasonable conservative have no plans to impeach anyone, it’s a figment of imagination in liberal minds.

    Actually, it’s a figment of the imaginations of quite a good portion of the rightwing blogosphere and teabaggers, along with a few nutty congressmen. I find them amusing. Of course you did say ‘reasonable conservative.” Too bad there’s so few of those around these days.

  9. anjin-san says:

    Clearly, dealing with “the new black panthers” is a top national priority…

  10. Janis Gore says:

    Indeed, anjin.

    But I’m not crazy about having hostile people of any stripe at the door of a polling place.

  11. Herb says:

    “Clearly, dealing with “the new black panthers” is a top national priority…”

    Ha! We’re not back to the black panthers again, are we? Oh lord…..

  12. Janis Gore says:

    Um hunh, Herb. They powerful.

  13. mantis says:

    But I’m not crazy about having hostile people of any stripe at the door of a polling place.

    Let us know if you find any.

  14. Herb says:

    Yeah, so powerful that they can commit voter fraud by merely showing up at a polling place with a scowl.

  15. Janis Gore says:

    Look, mantis. I don’t think the presence of King Samir Shabazz (aka Maurice Heath) in 2008 rose to the level of intervention by the Feds. But he was a hostile little mother, and should have been run off faster than he was.

    Jerry Jackson doesn’t bother me much. I just think that all of them should be kept off the doorstep of a polling place. I wouldn’t like Fred Phelps or David Duke there, either.

  16. mantis says:

    So one dude in 2008, and nobody so far in 2010? Sounds like a serious threat to our democracy.

    I just think that all of them should be kept off the doorstep of a polling place.

    I agree. Pennsylvania should change their law.

  17. JKB says:

    The Black Panthers are a symptom. The real issue is a corrupt Justice Department. Those lawyers need to experience an independent prosecutor.

    Obviously there are larger issues but those like jobs, the economy, etc., depend on how the Senate decides to act and whether Obama actually learns anything from this lesson. How effective the House can be to change Obama’s anti-business policies is an unknown?

  18. JKB says:

    Here, I wonder why these thugs thought they could invade polling places? Could it be the fact that the sitting President and his Attorney General protected them from their actions in 2008? This will not reflect well on Obama:

    New Black Panthers Commit Outrageous Violations of Texas Voting Law

  19. G.A.Phillips says:

    lol…………….

  20. Herb says:

    “The Black Panthers are a symptom. The real issue is a corrupt Justice Department.”

    Weak. What’s the proper role for the Justice Department when a Black Panther shows up at a polling place?

    Criticize the Justice Department if you want. Just get a better reason.

  21. JKB says:

    Herb, Here’s the Google search for black panther case. Read some links and try to catch up. Or just read J. Christian Adams over at Pajamas Media since he worked for the Voting Rights Section of the US Department of Justice.

  22. Janis Gore says:

    How in the hell did the nigras get control of Houston? Was it Katrina?

  23. Herb says:

    “J. Christian Adams over at Pajamas Media”

    You might as well have said, “Read Keith Olbermann’s latest diary over at Kos.” No, thanks. I’m familiar with the black panther case. There wasn’t much to it. I actually think it reflects well on the Justice Department that they didn’t pursue it.

  24. Herb says:

    “How in the hell did the nigras get control of Houston? Was it Katrina?”

    Say what?

  25. Janis Gore says:

    A half dozen New Black Panthers can control the election apparatus in Houston, according to JKB.

    Where is your sense of humor, Herb?

  26. matt says:

    Hi I live south of Houston and I have a great deal of family there and well none of them or the local media saw anything that pajawhatever is trying to claim…

  27. matt says:

    OH god it’s the king street patriot stupidity….

  28. Herb says:

    “Where is your sense of humor, Herb?”

    Oh it’s still here, safe and sound…just wasn’t sure that was a joke.

  29. matt says:

    Oh BTW the DOJ’s civil rights division had people monitoring the voting in Harris county (aka Houston) but I guess that doesn’t matter as the DOJ is conveniently in on the conspiracy..

  30. anjin-san says:

    Um hunh, Herb. They black…

  31. anjin-san says:

    > How effective the House can be to change Obama’s anti-business policies is an unknown?

    Interesting. I spend my working days/nights in corporate America, and one thing I never hear people talking about is “Obama’s anti-business policies”…