|US Election Results: That's All She Wrote
||[Nov. 10th, 2006|05:12 am]
As if you didn't already know, Allen has conceded defeat in Virginia which means that the Democrats will now control the Senate.
wendolen has posted some amusing images here (with links to more in the comments).
As an explanation for their "thumpin'", the Republicans blame election losses on Democrats.
Republican officials are blaming tonight's GOP losses on Democrats, who they claim have engaged in a wide variety of "aggressive, premeditated, anti-Republican campaigns" over the past six-to-18 months. "We have evidence of a well-organized, well-funded series of operations designed specifically to undermine our message, depict our past performance in a negative light, and drive Republicans out of office," said Republican National Committee chairman Ken Mehlman, who accused an organization called the Democratic National Committee of spearheading the nationwide effort. "There are reports of television spots, print ads, even volunteers going door-to-door encouraging citizens to vote against us." Acknowledging that the "damage has already been done," Mehlman is seeking a promise from Democrats to never again engage in similar practices.
No, I wouldn't have known it was The Onion either if I hadn't looked. And I remember the days when it was a print newspaper, available for free from a green plastic machine in Harvard Square, and nothing it said could possibly have been mistaken for reality...
I'm not a Democrat -- I have no party affiliation and I'm further left-libertarian than they are -- but I am pleased by the events of the past few days and I now have at least some hope that the US can be turned back from the brink of catastrophe.