Well, the GOP got thumped yesterday in the national House election. It looks like they now have a 32 member advantage.
The Senate is currently tied at 49 to 49 with Virgina and Montana still up in the air. Unfortunately, both races have the Democrat with the number advantage and I don't really see Allen and Burns being able to win at this point. Burns is behind by 3000 votes.
It looks like Missoula County won if for Tester where Tester had 27,918 votes vs. Burns' 15,045.
Sadly, it looks as if the Democrats will take over the Senate as well as the House. We Republicans have nobody to blame but ourselves. I many of our elected officials in Washington lost their way and got caught up in the power and corrupt lifestyle of Washington DC. They became big spenders and some got wrapped up in scandal. This angered a lot of die hard Conservatives who simply lost their motivation to support the party. The Democrats were motivated by their dislike and hate for Bush and the war which is why they won.
I look at this as a serious defeat for my side. It hurts and it concerns me as to the direction that the Democrats plan on taking our country. I can only hope that the Republicans will be courageous enough to use the same techniques that he Dems used to block laws and bills that they did not agree with.
I am hopeful, however, because I know that the majority of our country lives their lives with Conservative values. I am confident that we will be back and stronger than ever. This is a set back but it will only make us stronger! I take comfort in the fact that many of the Democrat wins were by conservative democrats who will support many conservative issues despite their party affiliation.
Anyway, congratulations to all you Democrats and Liberals. Last night was a great night for you.