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The good guys won some and lost some today. Goshalmighty there are some big Republican victories across the county.

In Virginia, we won a lot. That is good.

Lou Barletta won! More on the significance of that at a later date.

Following will be some observations as the results come in.

Point One: The House is ours, as some, ahem, predicted a year ago.

Point Two: Fox News is calling races with less than 2 percent of the votes counted all over the country, which seems odd. Based on such predictions, at 11 pm Eastern time, it looks like the GOP has 44 Senate seats. Not bad, and much better than what we had before tonight, but it makes you want to keep watching to see how the heck they can make such forecasts and whether the forecasts will hold.

It is going to be a real bad judgment on Obama, no matter what, but the question is … how bad. More points later.


Point Three: Barack Obama is not a very smart man. He has had a bad time with overwhelming majorities in both houses on Congress. He has set the wrong priorities and pursued them incompetently. Having a fired up opposition party running the House of Representatives is going to require both wisdom and acuity from the White House if the latter is going to avoid a series of PR defeats over the next two years. Barack Obama has neither wisdom nor acuity. Therefore, I think he is going to have a lot of bad days.


More on what the Amateur-in-Chief faces here.

Republican House members were in Sterling, Virginia this morning to formally announce the Pledge To America.

Click here for news coverage of the event.

A small crowd of local business owners and residents of Loudoun County was in front of the Tart hardware store to greet the GOP members and large contingent of media. Chanting “Speaker Boehner” and “We Love The Pledge,” they had the opportunity to spend some time with Congressmen Mike Pence, Frank Wolf, and House Minority Leader John Boehner. (The captions are not all working but the last photo in the bunch is House Minority Leader John Boehner, who crossed the street to talk with local residents).

Small business owners and Loudoun residents greet Republican members of congress in Sterling. Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (center) was one of several local elected officials in attendance.

Congressman Mike Pence of Indiana talks with the owner of the In and Out Market in Sterling

Congressman Frank Wolf came out to greet his constituents

Mike Pence talks with Leesburg Council Member Ken Reid, Sterling resident and state senate candidate Patricia Phillips, and Sterling Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio

This just came across from the invaluable Eugene Delgaudio newsletter:

National news media and national Republican leaders may come Thursday to Sterling.

I am sure they picked Sterling due to many of you who work hard for your quality of life –and America knows it.

ABC News is reporting that the national Republican Party will announce its upcoming agenda right here, in the hub of peaceful living:

ABC News has learned that the House Republican Leadership plans to unveil its legislative agenda Thursday morning in Sterling, Virginia. House GOP sources say members of GOP leadership, including Minority Leader John Boehner, will make the announcement after a small business roundtable at a local hardware store.

“[The agenda] will be the result of the months-long process we’ve been engaged in dubbed ‘America Speaking Out’ in which we asked Americans what their top priorities are,” a GOP leadership source tells ABC News. “What we heard from Americans are that their top priorities are jobs, spending, health care, national security, and changing how Congress works. This will be reflected in the agenda.”

Your guess is as good as mine, but I’m gonna say this has to be at the Home Depot in Cascades or the Lowes near the mall. Do we have any other hardware stores? If anyone learns of a place and time, please chime in. Yeehah, Sterling is on the map yet again.