Tonight the Tea Party will deliver its message to President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party. As the polls open this morning across Red America, the latest Gallup poll shows an unprecedented 15 point gap in favor of Republican candidates:
“This means that seat projections have moved into uncharted territory, in which past relationships between the national two-party vote and the number of seats won may not be maintained.”
“There will also be a lot more Republican governors in office come January. It looks like six heartland states stretching from Pennsylvania to Iowa will trade a Democratic governor for a Republican one. A common theme in all the races is that white, working-class Democrats who tended to vote for Hillary Clinton over Barack Obama in 2008 are prepared to vote for Republicans.”
In the South, the Southern White Democrat is on the road to extinction. The Blue Dogs are set to get massacred. State legislatures in the South that have been controlled by the Democrats since Reconstruction could finally realign to the Republican Party. Senior White Democrats from the South could go down to defeat:
“The Southern white Democrat, long on the endangered list, is at risk of being pushed one step closer to extinction.
From Virginia to Florida and South Carolina to Texas, nearly two dozen Democratic seats are susceptible to a potential Republican surge in Congressional races on Election Day, leaving the party facing a situation where its only safe presence in the South is in urban and predominantly black districts.”
Out West, Harry Reid is expected to be defeated by Sharron Angle. Close races in California, Alaska, and Washington will determine who controls the Senate. Jan Brewer will cruise to an easy victory in Arizona. Tom Tancredo is within striking distance of becoming Governor of Colorado. Raul Grijalva could fall in Arizona’s Seventh Congressional District.
“If Harry Reid loses this election, it will be a crushing end to a storied political career. The majority leader of the United States Senate will have been defeated after four terms by an opponent he doesn’t respect or even take seriously. He will be the victim, in his view, of an electorate gone mad, taken down in his prime after rising higher than anyone from his state ever has.”
In the Northeast, Barney Frank and Gov. Deval Patrick could fall in Massachusetts. If turnout is high enough, Christine O’Donnell and Linda McMahon have an outside shot at upset victories in Delaware and Connecticut.
“The race for Representative William Delahunt’s open seat is considered more of a tossup, but another Massachusetts contest may get more national attention on Tuesday. Representative Barney Frank, who barely had to raise a finger in past re-election efforts, is fending off a surprisingly strong challenge from a political newcomer who has benefited from a surge of out-of-state donations in the campaign’s final weeks.
I will live blog this thread as the results come in.
12:05: Rachel Maddow closed her show tonight with a reference to a political ad (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) that she claims is designed to “scare White people.” Maddow will be interviewed after the midterms about race and the election. Get ready for the new Democratic meme: White racism threw out our majority!
12:40: Via Reddit. Go Brewer, Go! Sorry, but cheerleading is warranted here. Brewer has been good for Arizona and deserves to win. Just a few years ago Arizona had the godawful Janet Napolitano.
1:02: The key to this election: White Independents, Catholics, women, and working class voters are abandoning the Democrats.
2:23: Check out the NumbersUSA colorcoded graphic on immigration.
11:24: The Wash Post’s house negro Eugene Robinson is already crying racism before the polls even close.
11:47: Imagine2050 wants White Nationalists to stay home today. Check out this hilarious story: Vote or Your Neighbor May Disappear
If we don’t vote, some of us may disappear. . . .
If we don’t vote, if we don’t find out the views of the people running for local and national office, we’ll continue to have elected leaders with anti-immigrant views.
If we don’t vote, then we won’t have a chance at immigration reform.
If we don’t vote, then the millions of tax-paying people who are undocumented will not have a chance at citizenship.
If we don’t vote, then our country could turn into a giant Arizona as extremists across the country propose anti-immigrant laws.
However, I still plan to vote against politicians with anti-immigrant views.
I still plan to vote against candidates that forget the millions of people who live here, make America their home, pay taxes, and want to be citizens.
So, from California to Maine, from Nevada to Delaware, for the extreme Tea Party candidates to the do-nothing politicians . . . let our voices be heard!
VOTE to make them disappear!!!
11:52: Anyone else notice that CNN is using the John Adams intro music in its election coverage? Wonder why.
1:43: 9th Circus might reinstate Arizona’s SB 1070!
1:44: Incredible. Last Gallup poll shows the so-called “enthusiasm gap” ballooning to an incredible 19 points. The record for Democrats and Republicans was a 9 point spread in 2006 and 1994 respectively.
The bottom is falling out!
1:59: Obama desperately trying to turn out black vote by going on “urban” radio shows.
2:04: Ed Rendell pushing the White racism meme.
4:42: Jesse Jackson calls for “Marshall Plan” bailout of Africa and justifies it as reparations for “colonial rape.”
4:43: Angle shuts out mainstream media.
4:44: Panic in Delaware as turnout scares Coons camp.
4:49: Exit polls show illegal immigration third most important issue to voters.
5:36: Exit polls show that 40% of voters are Tea Party supporters. Previous polls have shown that the Tea Party was around 18% of Americans.
5:38: Perriello supporter chimps out in Charlottesville, VA: “You f**king House nigger white-black bitch!”
Bwhaahahahah … you fucking nigger.
6:00: RAND WINS IN KENTUCKY! Dan Coats wins Senate seat in Indiana. Jim DeMint wins in South Carolina.
6:30: Portman wins Senate seat in Ohio.
– Rubio wins in Florida.
– Ayotte wins in New Hampshire.
– Coons (D) wins in Delaware.
– Mikulski (D) wins in Maryland.
– Shelby wins in Alabama.
– Coburn wins in Oklahoma.
– Blumenthal (D) wins in Connecticut.
– Isakson (R) wins in Georgia.
7:20: Burr (R) wins in North Carolina.
Snyder (R) wins Michigan Governor race.
7:30: Boozman (R) wins in Arkansas.
7:35: Manchin (D) wins in West Virginia. Perriello (D) loses in Virginia.