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MORNING STAR • NOVEMBER 18 - 24, 2010

Final Word

Post-election observations

The recent election was the most decisive transfer of power in the House of Representatives in the past 70 years. The Republicans gained at least 60 seats in the House of Representatives and six senators. Republicans managed to avoid another two years facing a filibuster-proof Democratic majority. Delaware proved to be the true blue state that many expected. Both Christine O’Donnell and Glen Urquhart lost badly; however, Ann Coulter observed that Republican victors should send thank you notes to Christine and Sharron Angle, who lost to Harry Reid. They absorbed the smear tactics of the left, leaving many other Republicans untouched and victorious. In the House where the Democrats took a drubbing, Republicans swept the upper Midwest and South, and made significant gains elsewhere. Just before the election, Obama proclaimed that Nancy Pelosi was one of the greatest Speakers of the House in history. The president believes that she ranks right up there with Sam Rayburn and Tip O’Neill, who were known for achieving bipartisanship. She has nothing in common with the 19th century giant, Henry Clay, “The Great Compromiser.” Apparently, the president slept through his American History classes. The future looks bright for the Republican Party if they take the voters seriously and listen to them. However, it will not be easy. Entrenched politicians and Washington politics may get in the way. Former Republican Majority Leader Trent Lott was quoted in an interview with the Washington Post last July: “As soon as the Tea Party candidates get here, we need to co-opt them.” He suggested that newly elected members of Congress not bring their staff. Washington insiders would staff their offices with “people who knew their way around,” which translates to more of the same. Senator Lott, you missed the point. Voters will not allow our new congressmen to be co-opted by the likes of you. This is not about power. It is about individual freedom and principles. If the new class performs like the old ones, they, too, will be replaced. The two years leading up to the election of 2012 will be interesting. Delaware

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Republicans were more energized this year than at any time since I moved to Seaford. More young people were out supporting their candidates. President Obama’s re-election chances look a lot less certain after last week’s “shellacking.” Fred Seth Seaford

Vital Stats

Federal Debt as of November 17, 2010 at 11:10 a.m. $13,796,356,632,771 Population of United States 309,496,626 Each citizen’s share of debt $44,577 The average citizen’s share of debt decreased $202 the past seven days. The debt increased by more than $64 billion and the population increased by 42,480. Source: brillig.com/debt_clock

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