answers.com defines a Tsunami as a broad rush of water. I believe the house was hit with a broad rush of Republicans that spilled into the Senate and the Governorships of some States.
Republican John Boehner of Ohio, the Speaker-in-waiting, steered the Republicans back into the House majority after a four-year absence. The 10-term Republican leader also parlayed the Tea Party’s energy to benefit the mainstream GOP candidates.
Harry Reid of Nevada, despite his unpopularity, made a political comeback for the Democrats and kept His grip on one of the most powerful jobs in Washington. I kept waiting for a report of voter fraud but looks like Harry Reid is in for another six year.
Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor established herself as a feared Republican in politics. All of her endorsed candidates did not win. Sarah did however prove to be a formidable person to follow.
Nancy Pelosi soon-to-be the former Speaker of the House is being blamed for forcing Democrats to take political votes in the last two years on health care and cap and trade. Her legacy will include becoming the first female Speaker in History. Pelosi said, “We will go through the gate. If the gate is closed, we will go over the fence. If the fence is too high, we will vault in. If that doesn’t work, we will parachute in. But we are going to get health care reform passed.
Former Florida House Speaker, Marco Rubio led the GOP by crushing independent Governor Charlie Crist and Democrat Kendrick Meek in a three-way Senate race. I was very impressed with His Victory Speech. Could Rubio make a run for President in 2012!?
Meg Whitman in California, a Republican, spend 140 million of her own money in what was a lost campaign for Meg Whitman. Whitman lost by 10% to Jerry Brown.
Pennsylvania went Republican. Toomey over Sestak for the Senate Seat. In the House Thompson beat Democrat Pipe and Corbett beat out Onorato for the Governorship.
Ohio went Republican also. Kasich beat out Stickland for the job of Governor. I know Kasich will be a Great Governor for the State of Ohio!
Jan Brewer held her seat as Governor over Goddard in Arizona. I Pray the States that border Mexico get their borders secured. I believe the Republicans and Democrats will reach across the isles and find a way to secure the Borders along with the President.
From the Civil War to the Great depression, the House was controlled by Republicans. From the Depression to the end of the last century, it was the Democrats who largely controlled the chamber.
The Tea Party movement has made it clear that it will never be “business as usual” and the Tea Party will be watching the newly elected officials to do their job. I know God spoke last night with this Election and I also know there are Good Democrats and Good Republicans and that the Tea Party people are a good people wanting what is best for the United States of America. We will All be watching to make sure You are working for “We The People!”
Tea Party people want smaller Government. Two out of Three GOP votes came out of the Tea Party reports Glenn Beck on Fox News Live reports.