Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Republicans Win the House

The Republicans have won the requisite 218 seats necessary to take control of the House of Representatives.

John Boehner will succeed Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House in the new year.

I saw Boehner's acceptance speech. He came across as modest, humble and after being overcome by emotion he was quite verklempt. However, when dealing with President Obama one can ill-afford to be modest, humble and verklempt.

On the other hand, the Republicans have Obama where they want him. The GOP won't gain control of the Senate. If they had, Obama could focus his attention on the legislative branch rather than George W. Bush. The House Republicans have power but their power is limited. If the House Republicans can convince the American electorate in two years time the White House and the Senate have too much power then they will have done their job.

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