“House becomes HQ for ‘Hell no’ mood toward gov’t” (Gov’nor’s race updated)

I don’t want “compromise” or “getting along” or even “working together.” I want “BITE ME” and “SURELY YOU JEST” and “Not ‘no’ but HELL NO!” – proper answers from “The Opposition” in the Senate and a decent attitude in the House, far as I’m concerned. Mush-mouthed polite conversation is NOT going to cut it with me, I”m afraid.

From the AP:

“We hope President Obama will now respect the will of the people, change course, and commit to making the changes they are demanding,” Rep. John Boehner, the next House speaker, said after the midterm election results handed Republicans the majority. “To the extent he is willing to do that, we are ready to work with him.”

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, who will lead a strengthened GOP minority, made clear that the party’s 2012 strategy for the presidential race begins with daring Obama to veto bills that create jobs or cut the government’s spending, size and reach.

As Rush says, the excuses started before the votes were all counted. He means on the Democrat side. I don’t want to see excuses on ANY side.

ALSO: I live in Florida. Who KNOWS how long it’ll be before we know who wins the Governor’s race

Sink’s quote:

“We’re Floridians, so we know what it means to count every single vote,” Sink said. “So this is what we’re going to do: We’re going to let the people of Florida — all of the people of Florida — have their voices heard.”

*sigh*

THIS JUST IN!

Scott holds a nearly 53.000 vote lead, 13 percent of precincts still to report. Heavily Democrat precincts.

SINK CONCEDES, SCOTT IS GOVERNOR OF FLORIDA
*****

John Stossel writes his Wednesday column on Tuesdays. Before the polls close. His analysis closely reflects my own:

You just cannot be committed to cutting government if you would leave two of the costliest programs intact.

It’s exciting to know that by the time you read this, the Republicans will have probably retaken the House. Divided government historically spends less than governments under one-party control. But if the people who most loudly demand smaller government can’t deliver a clear message on the biggest sources of government spending, the fiscal future of the country is in trouble.

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