November 2nd, 2010
09:17 PM ET
12 years ago

Republicans capture control of the House, CNN projects

Washington (CNN) - Voters gave control of the House to Republicans in midterm elections, sending a message of discontent to Washington two years after Barack Obama's historic election.

Rep. John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, is expected to be the new Speaker of the House.

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  1. Uncle Sam

    I called that one a week ago... Too bad there weren't a few more Senate races this time.

    November 2, 2010 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  2. Daniel

    People are so stupid...Learned nothing from the republican Bush era. let them suffer the consequences with the teabaggers.

    November 2, 2010 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  3. Well duh.

    Yeah, who didn't see this coming?


    November 2, 2010 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  4. top corner

    Just listened to my feuding phone messages, "sit back, relax, we've got this one..." Then a real Democrat called and left a message. Hope someone is looking into this... What a bunch of bums!

    November 2, 2010 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  5. S.E Clark

    Should the GOP get control of the House and Senate what will they do? All you hear is the failed policy of Obama, the ungodly spending and how he has done nothing to help the economy. The President was handed this mess when he was elected. We had a surplus when Bush was selected as president his first term and look at the debt he left us all to pay. Where were the voices of responsible spending? Bush destroyed our economy inside of 7years and people expect the president to fix it inside of his first 2 years in office. The people wanted universal healthcare in 2008 Obama got it and now "They" don't want it. If Reagan or Bush had done the same they would be called saints. People on both sides of the isle voted on the stimulus package yet the GOP blame the President because it wasn't the magic bulllet. The bottom line is this, the GOP has fought our commander and chief on everything he has done no matter who it hurts. They don't want him to take credit for doing anything and would distroy our nation just to see him fail. The nations debt was not a result of the current administration and those tea party wingnuts know it. Too many fools drank the cool-aid now our nation will go backwards just to spite the President.

    November 2, 2010 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  6. Where_are_the_real_muckrakers?

    We know that this Congress and the Administration have made great strides in improving our livelihoods. Media has the audacity to blame Dems and the Administration for not communicating their accomplishments effectively.

    But, isn't it YOUR job as journalists/media to share those accomplishments effectively with the American people, too? The American people look to YOU for analysis. Were their accomplishments too difficult for your journalists to FIND or effectively OUTLINE?

    Your reporting affects how and what people think about policies! I've found that you've spent more time focusing on the extreme tea party and their ANGER. I know it's a ratings boost, but take some responsibility for what you’ve conveyed to the American people about the mood in the country. By magnifying these extremists, you’ve made it seem like the ENTIRE country is or should be raving angry at Obama.

    What reasonable explanations do they have to be angry at Obama? Could you not have analyzed and compared their angry messages to the actual accomplishments of the Administration, so that the American people can make informed decisions as to whether they so be angry or thankful about the leaders we’ve elected.

    What of the damage you've caused to the American people by not effectively communicating all of the laws passed that will help millions of students, senior citizens, middle class, small business.

    Thanks to your lousy reporting, we've got more R's in Congress and will go back to the Bush policies we've all despised. Was it fair to allow Republican goings-on to dominate media these past two years?

    November 2, 2010 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |