Election 2010: Republicans take the House, Dems keep the Senate
The question now is – well, what now?
The key question that caused change in these offices is simple – The Economy. According to the AP, more than 60% of voters polled said the economy was the country’s top problem and more than 90% said they were worried about its condition over the next year. This is par for the course – in US Election history, when the economy is bad, more often than not, the powers in office are voted out.
The Tea Party came out in full force, although it was unclear what exactly they were coming out to support/oppose. Some were willing to work even with the Democrats; while others said they didn’t even want to work with Republicans.
The moral of the story? Newly minted House Majority Leader John Boehner: You have got your work cut out for you. With Democrats still in control of the Senate and a Democrat in the White House, Boehner is going to have to really show his ability to compromise and reach across the aisle to get things done. The Americans voted 60 Democrats out of their House Seats not because they love Republicans or hate Democrats, but because they’re hoping some kind of change will shake things up and perhaps get something accomplished.