Republicans gain two more seats as the backlash begins

First it was the big win for Saxby Chamblis for the U.S. Senate from Georgia. The Democrats had a lot of paid people in the state to make sure that didn’t happen. They can’t change election results while counting if there is a landslide.

Next, in Louisiana’s runoff elections, two more wins for Republicans. This shows the people understand what absolute rule by the Democrats would be terrible for the nation. 

Republicans made an aggressive push to take the 2nd District House seat from the 61-year-old Democrat William Jefferson, who has pleaded “not guilty” to charges of bribery, laundering money and misusing his congressional office. You might remember seeing photos of Jefferson’s “cold cash” wrapped in foil in his freezer on FOX news.
“The people of the 2nd District have spoken,” Cao, 41, told supporters at a restaurant near the French Quarter. “We want new direction. We want action. We want accountability.”
In a speech that  stopped short of concession, Jefferson blamed low voter turnout for his showing and said supporters may have thought he was a shoo-in after he won a Nov. 4 primary in the black and heavily Democratic district.
“I think people just ran out of gas a bit,” he said. “People today flat didn’t come out in large numbers.”
Greg Rigamer, a New Orleans political consultant, said his analysis showed turnout in predominantly white sections of the district was double that in black areas. He said that helped push Cao to victory over Jefferson.
“This is quite a feat,” Rigamer said of Cao’s victory.

With ACORN money all used up to elect Obama, this election was decided by the voters of the district who cared enough to follow through on what was a national joke of corruption. 

Watch the New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times and SF Chronicle for their coverage. Page 12 you think?

One thought on “Republicans gain two more seats as the backlash begins

  1. You may want to wait about the ‘backlash’ for a while.

    First the news you forgot to mention….Dems were announced the winner in Ohio this weekend as we picked up Ohio’s 15th Congressional District, which was held by Republican Deborah Pryce. with the win by Mary-Jo Kilroy.

    Second, there was no doubt ever about the outcome of GA Senate race……none.

    And Jefferson’s seat is a Dem. one that will be retaken in 2010. The added benefit you fail to mention about the absence of Jefferson, concerns the lack of a trial of a sitting Representative, and the political fallout that would produce. This was good news in the long run.

    So from a political point of view, I am content. And I am Democrat.

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