he is not doin’ well in the international community, too. His promise for the closure of Guantanamo, for instance…
This is a stinging setback for a president who was elected with so much hope and so much exuberance just two years ago. But it is more than a rebuke. It will stop him turning his plans into laws.
At the root of the defeat for his Democratic Party, undoubtedly, is the painfully slow economic recovery – which means many of those who propelled him to power are disappointed and disgruntled and stayed at home.
As Election Day went on, people continued to come to Google for information and, importantly, updates on results. Starting around 8pm PT yesterday, Nov 2, and continuing throughout the night and into the morning, more than half the terms in Hot Trends were related to the election. People searched for [live election coverage] as well as news sites like [fox news] and [drudge report]. Most of the popular searches, however, were for certain races and candidates, starting mostly with races in the Eastern time zone and gradually moving west as polls closed across the country.
In the midterm elections in the United States on Tuesday the ruling Democrats lost their majority in the House of Representatives and only just managed to hold on to it in the Senate. The press discusses the role of the Tea Party movement in the defeat of President Barack Obama and sees the country facing an agonizing political stalemate.
“Go vote! You could be the one that makes the difference.”
So says President Barack Obama on an internet video, part of his election day push to get supporters to the polls.
He’s also giving last-minute interviews to radio stations in an effort to reach the voters who elected him, particularly the young and African Americans, by talking to the likes of Big Boy and Luscious Liz on Power 106 and the presenter of TV talent show American Idol, Ryan Seacrest.
Top news: Riding a surge of voter discontent with the state of the economy, the Republican Party retook the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday night, dealing a major blow to President Barack Obama’s domestic and international agenda. Republicans have won at least 58 seats in the House, exceeding the 52 they won during the Republican sweep of 1994.
AUSTIN, Texas, November 1, 2010. The final narrative for President Obama, twenty-four hours before the Mid-term Elections has evolved into a negative mélange of historic proportions. This was reported by the Global Language Monitor (GLM), which has been tracking the narratives that have dominated the perception of the administration and its handling of both its achievements and crises.
After tomorrow’s elections President Barack Obama should fear the voice of the viper.
Republicans are so confident of victory, at least in the House, that they are already talking publicly about what they will do.
Just two years since widespread jubilation was seen at the election of President Barack Obama, the political direction of the US is once again in the balance. For a while, the winner-takes-all presidential election and the acceptance of the Democratic outcome disguised the deep divisions in the country. But America’s version of the permanent revolution – the permanent election – makes sure those divisions may soon be to the fore again. Two very different visions of society are slugging it out.
After a long and bitter campaign, Americans cast their votes today (2 November) in elections that could sweep the Democrats from power in Congress and slam the brakes on President Barack Obama’s legislative agenda.
from Mashable! by Adam Ostrow