The G-ds of irony usually have a laugh at my expense;
But last night/early morning I heard the laughter.
Since I've spent the time studying the Appropriations process to work on the House side of the Capitol, the irony is the Republican tide hit the country, but skipped California.
The House of Representatives flipped, but with no new Congressional wins in the Southland. Irony.
Unlike my friend Doug, I am not whinging in sore loserism (Keep on attacking Bush, Palin and the voters -- how well does that help your cause dude?). Heck, Doug is still whinging over Election 2000 Overtime. Stop whinging. (And please note, Doug does not whing over Democratic corruption or racism)
I could whing over the loss in the Southland or I can do something -- I choose to fight.
Or as I like to say: You can either curse the darkness or focus on the light.
This post is strictly data, even I will be referring back to these numbers. These are the bricks in the California firewall. Robert Mc cain knows the people behind the numbers.
Let's get into the data nodes with a song, yes, Rock and roll can save the world:
Blurred Vision, Another Brick in the Wall (Hey Ayatollahs leave those kids alone)
(All numbers from Los Angeles Times Election 2010 info)
US Senate race:
Boxer , Barbara (i) Dem 3,850,106 52%
Fiorina , Carly GOP 3,155,681 43%
Harris , Kamala Dem 3,292,836 46%
Cooley , Steve GOP 3,277,998 46%
CD 25: Santa Clarita
McKeon , Buck (i) GOP 94,622 62%
Conaway , Jackie Dem 58,754 38%
CD 26: San Dimas (Bill and Ted Dude!)
Dreier , David (i) GOP 90,297 54%
Warner , Russ Dem 61,593 37%
CD 27: Sherman Oaks:
Sherman , Brad (i) Dem 84,688 65%
Reed , Mark GOP 45,255 35%
CD 28: North Hollywood:
Berman , Howard (i) Dem 72,501 70%
Froyd , Merlin GOP 23,116 22%
CD 29: Pasadena:
Schiff , Adam (i) Dem 85,335 65%
Colbert , John GOP 41,435 32%
CD 30: Los Angeles
Waxman , Henry (i) Dem 122,107 64%
Wilkerson , Charles GOP 61,089 32%
CD 31: Los Angeles
Becerra , Xavier (i) Dem 62,561 84%
Smith , Stephen GOP 11,855 16%
CD 32: El Monte:
Chu , Judy (i) Dem 65,106 71%
Schmerling , Edward GOP 26,295 29%
CD 33: Los Angeles
Bass , Karen Dem 106,432 86%
Andion , James GOP 16,844 14%
CD 34: Los Angeles
Roybal-Allard , Lucille (i) Dem 58,502 77%
Miller , Wayne GOP 17,077 23%
CD 35: Los Angeles
Waters , Maxine (i) Dem 80,723 79%
Brown , Bruce GOP 20,995 21%
CD 36: Venice (Hi Sis and boyfriend!)
Harman , Jane (i) Dem 92,214 60%
Fein , Mattie GOP 54,061 35%
CD 37: Carson
Richardson , Laura (i) Dem 69,411 69%
Parker , Star GOP 22,841 23%
CD 38: Norwalk
Napolitano , Grace (i) Dem 71,932 74%
Vaughn , Robert GOP 25,225 26%
CD 39: Lakewood
Sanchez , Linda (i) Dem 69,025 64%
Andre , Larry GOP 34,502 32%
And that's the fact, Jack.
Study these numbers, I will.