The election of 2010 was a complete rejection of the Democrat's liberal policies. This rejection wasn't just at the federal level either. State and local elections saw a tidal wave of Republicans being elected. People are now recognizing that government IS the problem, not the solution and have elected those politicians who advocate for a limited, less intrusive government at all levels.
• Going into the 2010 election, Democrats held 60 partisan legislative chambers and Republicans held 36, with a couple of ties.
• It looks like the GOP has picked up an astounding 20 chambers, including both houses in Alabama, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Wisconsin and additional chambers in Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
• In total legislative seats, it is possible that after all the results are posted, Republicans will have won a nationwide majority.
• Republicans haven’t enjoyed this much power in state capitals since the 1920s.
This rejection wasn't exactly nationwide, however. There were a few hold-out states --- NY, NJ, CA, MA, WA --- that are so overwhelmingly liberal that this election had virtually no effect. But, races that should have been cake walks for Liberals were much closer than expected. The people of those states need to suffer another 2 years of crushing debt and bad policies before the rising red tide can impact these states as well. NJ has a fighting chance to curb Liberal policies due to Governor Chris Christie who has already made significant gains by taking on unions, special interests and insuring sound fiscal policies.
I believe 'We the People' have woken up to the destructive policies of the left and are saying finally 'enough is enough'. WTP DON’T want to be told what light bulb or toilet bowl to use; we DON'T want to be told what kind of car to drive; we DON'T want to be told what doctor to see; we DON'T want nationalized healthcare; we DON'T want crushing national debt left to our children; and we certainly DON'T want a nameless, faceless Washington bureaucrat telling us how to raise our kids.
Now a note to the GOP--- Remember those that got you where you are; Conservatives. Remember that several squishy Republicans were replaced in the primaries by Conservative Republicans. We are watching you and we will not forget. We are fired up and very active and will remain so for quite some time. 2012 will see a new President and it should see a new Senate leadership as well.