Lee’s Summit, November 4, 2010 – The mid term elections are over, and for the most part the country spoke with a united and conservative voice that said: Focus on the Economy!
The Republican Party controls the House of Representatives with 239 seats versus the 186 seats for the Democrat Party. There are still, as of today, 10 seats undecided. In the Senate the Republican Party now has 46 seats, and the Democrat party has 50 plus two independents that caucus (vote) with the Democrats. There are 2 Senate races still undecided. Lisa Murkowski in Alaska seems to be leading there, and Patty Murray seems to be leading in Washington State.
Closer to home Vicky Hartzler pulled the upset victory over Ike Skelton in the 4th Missouri District. Jacob Turk put up a great fight for Missouri’s 5th Congressional District but in the end the votes in Democrat Kansas City outnumbered the Conservatives in Cass and Jackson County putting Emanuel Cleaver back in Congress for another two years.
Across the State of Missouri District 1 went to Lacy Clay (D-MO), District 3 went to Russ Carnahan (D-MO), and District 5 went to Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) all the rest of the seats went to Conservatives like Sam Graves, Todd Akin, Billy Long, Tommy Sowers and Blaine Luetkemeyer: A good crop of fiscal conservatives being sent from Missouri to Washington.
In the State Races Will Kraus takes the open seat in District 8 and we expect great things from the newly elected Senator who at time was at odds with the Republican leadership over issues that tested his conservative nature; he stood firm and I hope he continues to do so. Gary Cross won the vacated seat in the State House of Representatives.
The trend in Missouri to have Conservatives win big throughout the state is the same throughout the country with the Republican Party picking up a total of 680 State House and Senate seats.
The key message sent to every State and to Washington is one that differs from the Party that won the elections, it is one of Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth by unleashing the Free Market System from the draconian chains of uncertainty place upon it by the 111th Congress.
The Republican Party needs to heed the Will of the people and govern more closely to its wishes, or these successes will be wiped away quickly in 2012 and we may see the investment of the Tea Party not as a supporter of the Republican Party, but as one to replace it and relinquish it to the third party status.
House Minority Leader, John Boehner (R-OH), and heir apparent to the Speaker of the House spoke clearly today on FOX News about what he hears from the American People. If he governs and keeps the public involved he can accomplish what we sent them to do in Washington; if he strays he’ll follow in the footsteps of his Republican Predecessors and head into retirement very quickly by the voters in 2012.
Key actions that must take place early in the next Congress:
- Repeal of Obamacare. This will be critical to stop the great uncertainty that every small business is facing regarding the costs.
- Extend the Current Tax Rates. This cannot be for one or two years, it has to be long term of uncertainty will continue and with that so will the slow recovery.
- Stop Printing Money. The FED is on the second effort to buy back Treasury Notes and that is being done by printing more money, and pushing up the Inflationary pressure.
- Get the Budget Under Control. Washington has to know that we must stay within our means, and that is not done by printing money.
As a conservative who votes on every election, I realized clearly this year that the historic nature of the 2010 midterm elections is not so much the shift to the right by the independent voters, but the fact that it was a Conservative move, not necessarily a move back to the Republican Party.
It is obvious that people like Reid, and Barney Frank did not get the message. They believe that since they were re-elected that the country still supports them. However, the truth is that within our country there are bastions of liberal idealism, and conservative pragmatism that will re-elect their side counter to the trends of the country. It is a good idea for Democrats and Republicans to understand that the vast majority of the voters, and even more so the independents, chose a Conservative path.
It will be a catastrophic mistake for the Republicans and the Democrats to continue to ignore the Will of American Voters. We voted you into power to represent us, and you’ve seen that we can and will vote you out if the country’s financial and economic situation is not fixed quickly.
The Lee’s Summit Conservative