Speaker Boehner

Speaker Boehner

Friday, November 5, 2010

Welcome to The Republican Mandate

Good morning. It is Friday, just three days after the Election. The Republicans have gained at least 61 seats in the House and 6 in the US Senate. They gained 9 governor's seats. They gained at least 600 state legislative seats and 20 state legislative chambers.

Clearly there was a very strong Republican mandate.

But just what was that mandate?

The clearest element of the mandate is a rejection of the statist policies that President Obama, Speaker Pelosi and Dingy Harry shoved down the nation's throats. But what else did the American public demand?

That's not an easy question. It is an important question because mis-calculating the mandate would mean another "change" wave could hit Republicans from the left. Overreaching cost the Democrats their majority. Overreaching would cost the Republicans theirs.

This blog will examine how we arrived at this point and what that means for the next Congress.

From: Tim Howes

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