Notable Reactions To Last Night’s Election In Quotes

Our team hit a grand slam tonight — the opening salvo in the war to take back our country from this illegal ruling class. America unshackled! OBAMA REBUKED. Pelosi fired! The Republicans completely seized control of the House — REPUBLICANS TAKE 65 SEATS IN THE HOUSE. Historic. Never write off America. — Atlas Shrugs

I imagine that thrill is maybe not quite so tingly on your leg anymore. — Michele Bachmann to Chris Matthews

This is a night of redemption for the politics of the Confederate Party. It is their second great redemption, the first one being the election of 1876. Like that election they needed to speak in code to win. Back then it was all about how slavery had nothing to do with the Civil War. Now it is all about masking racism in vague economic mumbo-jumbo.

…After America foolishly elected a black man President, the gang had to kick it up a notch. They tried many new ways of screaming ‘n*gger’ from socialist to screaming “I want my country back”.

But of all the undercover code words to scream ‘N*gger, n*gger, n*gger’, the best is “Center Right Nation”. All that really mens when decoded is “White Nation” and that is what tonight’s Confederate Party gains were all about. It is a story about the white supremacy movement in America reasserting itself. — Balloon Juice

“It’s great to be on MSNBC on a night like this.” — Eric Cantor on election night

Republican gains are massive. And when I say Republican gains are massive, I mean tsunami.

No, the GOP did not take the Senate and some races are still outstanding, but the Senate GOP has moved to the right. More so, the Republicans picking up, in the worst case, seven seats is historically strong.

But consider that as you wake up this morning the Republican Party has picked up more seats in the House of Representatives than at any time since 1948 – that is more than sixty seats. Ike Skelton, Class of 1976, is gone. Many, many other Democrats are gone.

That, in and of itself, is significant. But that’s not the half of it. The real story is the underreported story of the night – the Republican pick ups at the state level.

There will be 18 states subject to reapportionment. The Republicans will control a majority of those – at least ten and maybe a dozen or more. More significantly, a minimum of seventeen state legislative houses have flipped to the Republican Party. — Erick Erickson, Redstate

This is bigger than 1994. It’s a more decisive repudiation, the total number of seats will be bigger, I think the governorships are bigger, I think the state-legislature things, like [the Democrats’] losing North Carolina for the first time since 1898, is bigger. — Newt Gingrich

Politico was wrong, Huffington Post was wrong, hell, all the pundits were wrong. Harry Reid isn’t just Dracula, he isn’t just Lazarus, he’s our Leader and our whole caucus is thrilled that he’s unbreakable and unbeatable. — John Kerry

.@SpeakerPelosi Have you decided what your new twitter name will be yet? — Andy Levy

We have lots of analyzing to do in the coming days, not to mention bracing ourselves from the likes of Third Way telling us that Democrats can only win if we follow the path of the decimated Blue Dog Caucus. — Kos

I am disgusted with my fellow Michiganders. I love the UP. I’ve always loved being here. It’ll break my heart to leave this place, but I want to get out now before the times get so hard, I won’t be able to move.

EDIT: I’ve begun to wing from rage to disgust to wanting to weep for the idiocy of my fellow Americans. Didn’t we learn anything? — KVoimakas, at the Daily Kos, in a post called, “Get me the F*** out of Michigan”

The racist teabaggers have elected Marco Rubio, and Susana Martinez, and Tim Scott, and Nikki Haley, and Bill Flores, and Allen West, and… — Patrick Ruffini

I’d like to ask all of the people who thought trying to reach out to Republicans in a bipartisan manner would be a good idea – Rahm Emanuel and Barack Obama in particular – how’d that work out for you?

Could the effort at bipartisanship over the last two years have been a bigger disaster? The Democrats allowed the Republicans to make their case for two straight years while Democrats laid down their arms. And it turns out the voters didn’t know why they should vote for the Democrats. Surprise, surprise. — Cenk Uygur at the Huffington Post

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