Dejected Dems & Socialists Weep & Hug on House Floor After Historic Thumping
Demonstrators hold up placards during an election night event in Phoenix, Arizona. Nancy Pelosi, the first woman to serve as US speaker of the House, appeared out of a job after a short but productive four years in office as Republicans retook the chamber she ran with gusto. (AFP/Laura Segall)
Losing democrats hugged and wept on the House Floor yesterday as Congress reconvened for the first time after the election. Democrats lost in a historic thumping after destroying the US economy and ramming through an unpopular nationalized health care plan.
The Hill reported:
Dejected Democrats wiped away tears on the House floor Monday night while Republicans congratulated themselves on winning back control of the lower chamber.
House members returned to the nation’s capital for the first time since Republicans captured the House two weeks ago.
Freshman Rep. Debbie Halvorson (D-Ill.), who lost her reelection bid, wiped away tears as she hugged fellow members of the class of 2008, many of whom lost on Nov. 2.
Less than three feet away, ousted Nevada freshman Rep. Dina Titus (D) appeared to brush away some tears in a less obvious manner.
The mood was much different on the other side of the aisle.
Joyful House GOP lawmakers, who will take control of the House in January with at least 85 new members, made no effort to conceal their elation.
So long, socialists…
Good luck finding a job.