Nation wide, the Republicans won the House. We gained seats in the Senate, and we elected more conservative Governors.
Hawai’i lost in more ways than one. Pro-Union democrats won the Governorship, the Senate, and 1st district Representative. The future doesn’t look good for Hawai’i. These are Tax and Spend democrats. It is unlikely that they will promote entrepreneurship, private business, and free markets in Hawai’i.
The greatest gains nation-wide was the House of Representatives. With these gain, Nancy Pelosi is out, and John Boehner is in. Along with many Tea Party candidates that were elected, the direction of the country has potential to stop funding of Obama’s policies. Health Care, Cap and Trade, are just two major issues that will effect a true economic recovery. Obama cannot continue to pretend he’s going to get his policies through the House.
At today’s White House presser, Obama expressed sadness over his buddies losses. These buddies that don’t read the bills they pass. Things to watch for: like Hawai’i, California decided that it would rather stay on the path of economic destruction. New York also decided to follow the path of self destruction. However, the rest of the country elected follow paths of economic growth and fiscal responsibility. It won’t be long before California and New York start begging for Federal Bailouts. It’s just a matter of time.
Watching Governor Moonbeam give his acceptance, one has to wonder if he was high on something. No talk about jobs, fixing the economy. Just like Hawai’i, Abercrombie will reward the Unions while neglecting private businesses. Colleen Hanabusa defeated Charles Djou in the 1st district. That’s a real shame because we believe Djou would have been a better choice for Hawai’i. Mazie Hirono keeps her Representative 2nd District seat and Dan Inouye keeps his U.S. Senate seat as well. KHNR’s 690 has a great cartoon that summed up the elections.
It’s not all bad news, except for the Democrats. Republican gains, in particular the Tea Party gains, have both Democrats and Republicans recognizing the Tea Party’s rise to power. The focus now should be to defund Obamacare and Cap and Tax legislation. There’s talk of a Tea Party Caucus to challenge both parties. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) started the Tea Party Caucus and many others in Congress quickly joined in. We need leadership like Bachmann to address the issues that both Democrats and Republicans haven’t had the spine to confront. GOP Leadership needs a fresh face.
What’s For Dinner?
Malaysian Style Bitter Melon with Sambal Onions and Birds Eye Red Chilli Peppers