So conservatives took Virginia and New Jersey (New Jersey?!) last night, while Hoffman lost in NY’s 23rd. For an excellent assessment of why Hoffman lost, check out Michael O. Leahy’s post-mortem over at TCOT Report.

The good news, of course, is the conservative turn in VA and NJ, interestingly enough the two states Obama visited and candidates he campaigned for lost.

Sarah Palin chimes in with a Facebook note: A Victory for Common Sense and Fiscal Sanity

Yet, according to the White House it’s much ado about nothing, and yet…

Lessons For Obama, Post-Election

Republicans quickly won all three statewide races in Virginia, scoring an off-year election sweep that restored GOP dominance in a state where years of Democratic advances culminated in Barack Obama’s 2008 victory in the state.

Then the GOP snatched the governorship of New Jersey, a state where Obama had put his prestige on the line in an effort to secure a second term for Governor Jon Corzine.

And what was Urkel doing the night a couple of men in his own party, who had relied on him to help them continue their political careers watched those careers end? Barry Obama was watching television, but not the election returns. Instead, he watched the HBO movie about…himself.

Obama should also take note because a dual-state takeover by Republicans in both NJ and VA has happened before in an off-year election. Andrew Malcolm at the LA Times reminds us:

Interesting historical anecdote that sounds strangely familiar for some reason: The last time voters in both those states did this same dual political overthrow simultaneously was 1993 after the first 10 months of a new Democratic president named Bill Clinton, who was pushing a massive healthcare reform plan.

Anyone remember what the outcome of that off-year harbinger was? The Republican revolution of the 1994 midterm elections, when the GOP seized both houses of Congress.

Republicans still don’t really have anything approaching a national leader. So how’d they pull off those two major victories? Answer: By not being Democratic incumbents in tough economic times.

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  1. gothicreader says:

    are you on the air? I’ve been trying to hit your page to listen to you, but it’s giving me a 404 error. Also, when I click on the link to listen from this website it goes to the talkstreamlive.
    Could you please provide me the link with the fully qualified name?


    • Tammy says:

      Gothic, you can hear the live show during the live time only at, from 11am-1pm PT. You can access the podcasts at any time by becoming a member of the Tammy Army. Click on the “Join the United States of Tammy” block at the top of the page for details. Thanks 🙂

      • gothicreader says:

        Thanks, but when I go to that link I don’t see your name listed. Call me stupid but it isn’t there, or do I click on another link?? I’ve always gone directly to the webpage where I can download the audio file (can’t remember the extension) but that link isn’t working for me today.

        Sorry for being a pest, I just enjoy listening to your shows. 🙂

  2. daveylee1 says:

    Hey, Tammy, there it is. Proof positive of what you have been saying about Obama all along – that he is a malignant narcissist. The proof? Watching that HBO special show about himself and his victory one year ago. You are so right on about him. I love your insight.

    Also, I love Sarah Palin mentioning you in her list of who she wants to interview with. Congratulations!

    Keep up the good work, Tammy! We love you!

    David in Vegas

  3. BarbaraM says:

    Dee Dee S. was still on the ballot, and some mis-directed Republicans still voted for her.
    A vote for her, was still a vote AGAINST Owens.
    In my mind, Hoffman was still a winner….because of this fact.

    The White House says the wins last night were not for national, but local reasons….JUST WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW AT NOON, when many arrive in DC tomorrow with Bachmann…..

    • CO2aintpoison says:

      Indeed! We’ve now filled TWO buses coming down from Frederick. I was trowling the web last night – people are flying in from CA, Texas, setting up car pools from Indiana, Ohio – everywhere! I really think this is going to be bigger than they think!

  4. eMVeeH says:

    Tammy, great first 1/2 hour of your show. You hit the nail right on the head. Authentic conservatives would do well to not fall asleep. Look at the answer Michael Steel gave on FOX News when asked if he agreed with DNC chairman, Tim Kaine, that nothing about the election last night was a repudiation of President Obama. Steele agreed. He said that the election losses were against Obama’s policies. Mmmm ka-ay. Even the Republican Party elites still don’t get it!

    If I may suggest, the only way to keep the RNC elites on their toes is to NOT donate to the Republican Party senatorial campaign war chest; no matter how much they beg. Maybe the forms and emails should be sent back to the RNC with something like, “I’ll donate when you back a true conservative. Otherwise, stop bothering me!” Instead, donations should be made to individual Authentic Conservatives. Need proof? Look at the money the RNC wasted on DD Scuzbag [$1 million!!!!]. And look at how she paid them back: Once she backed out of the race, she endorsed the Dem! Heck, for most of the campaign, the Republicans ran ads against Hoffman! It wasn’t until the end, when DD stepped out of the race and, that the RNC backed Hoffman.

    You’re right, Tammy: “We’ve only just begun.”

  5. jeaneeinabottle says:

    I can’t even watch TV any more ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!! I can’t stand it they are just the biggest IDIOTS ever. I swear they take a piece of me every time I see them. A piece of my brain, just gone, they are, ALL of them(liberals), are BRAIN SUCKERS!!!!! Where is my tin hat??!!! The republicans are the MORON party, you are absolutely right about Steele. I think they all are opportunists they are there by pure luck. They attach themselves onto who is popular, like in HIGH SCHOOL!!!! This is the first time I’ve been this involved in politics, and I am back in HIGH SCHOOL!! These people never got over it and never grew up. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh it’s maddening. All I know, Tammy you are real, and right now at this time I just love Sarah Palin. I keep waiting for something to drop from her, but my heart and head doesn’t see it coming. Right now I trust her, and I hate to put right now in there but I’m a realist and I’ve been jaded. But I do believe, and I have alot of faith, and I still have enough of my brain left to do the right thing, but they keep picking at it, yikes!

    • CO2aintpoison says:

      You think THAT’s bad – check out Breitbarts BigHollywood – ELEVEN more (new) kid videos of praising the once.

    • varmint says:

      Well put!
      The lack of personal principles in these politicians..yecch.
      So that’s what I failed to do in High School, besides failing to come from big money of course?
      I like me better, bitter and clingy, anyway.

  6. BosKen says:

    i had trouble with Sarah Palins FaceBook page. when i joined it it said i joined 2 groups at once? i think one was like a “shadow” that was hacked into her’s. so i quit then rejoined and it happened again only a different page came up? WTF??? anyone else have this prob? kenny

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