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Published: Tuesday, Nov. 2 2010 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Farmington, UT

The last four years has been simply miserable. I'm optimistic to be able to trust and respect our national leaders, once again. Thank you, America, for waking up and realizing the funk we have been in the past four years!

John Stewart Pill
Vienna, VA

I can't wait for these fellows to get into power, so they can fix our country's problems.

Springville, UT

Republicans fixing anything. HAHAHAHAHAHA! They are the ones that broke it. And they want to do the same things all over. And now they can't blame the weather and everything else on Obama. They have to share the blame. In fact, they probably made Obama's re-election more likely. lol!

Salt Lake City, Utah

Flash: Tomorrow's Wednesday!

Saint George, UT

Esquire needs to be swilled.

Salt Lake City, UT

Magic numbers?

70 and 51!

Go Tea Party!

Draper, UT

Yeah, because eight years of George W. Bush did not do enough damage to our country. 1 terrorist attack. 2 wars... 1 based on lies. Mortgage crisis. Nearly the second great depression that lucky for us Obama steered us away from. Tax cuts for the rich in 2001 and 2003 that are still driving huge deficits. Wars still driving huge deficits. The budget deficit more than doubling after Clinton had not only balanced the budget but was running surplusses.

I can totally see why we would want to put Republicans back in charge!

American Fork, UT

Allright. Here's their chance. Jobs. Illegal immigration. Taxes. Terrorism. War. Gay marriage. Blended families. Full campgrounds in national parks. The bush administration didn't have the answers. In the intervening two years, however, since the bush administration they've gotten all the ducks in a row. The republicans, or tea party, or whatever they call themselves, now's their chance. Fix it. Make a believer out of me.

casual observer
Salt Lake City, UT

Fine, you won. Now propose a government that promotes private sector jobs, lowers taxes, protects the environment, decreases the national debt and solves health care for those who have none. Otherwise, the shoe will be on the other foot in November 2012. Stand and deliver! Don't just complain about the Left's demonstrated inability to govern.

Spanish Fork, UT

My prediction: There will be a lot of unhappy Dems tonight.

Beaverton, OR

What happened to throwing the bums out?

Exit polls show that 45 percent of voters in Indiana identify with the tea party movement.

‎Dan Coats, the Republican projected winner from Indiana, is 30 years in Washington as a staffer, eight years as a congressman, 10 years as a senator, then a corporate lobbyist for five years. This whole 'We are going to take our country back" -- if you're not going to take it back from Dan Coats, Indiana tea partiers, who are you going to take it back from?

The "tea party" was never anything more than the far right arm of the GOP. That's it.

Durham, NC

Does anyone really believe anything is going to be any different? Most of the Tea-party upstarts are going down in flames, and most of the people who are being elected are the same ones that have been in these same seats for years. Swap D for an R and what do you get - still nothing much happening.

Here is a shocker - those with D next to their names are equally adept at playing the same game that those with R's next to theirs have these last two years. There won't be enough votes in either house to do any real change, and there wont be enough to over come a Veto.

So in the end, this is kind of like Utah winning the MWC, you get bragging rights but at the end of the day you will still get up and go to work tomorrow, you will still pay taxes, and you will still pray you don't loose your job.

Same game, new names on the jerseys.

Anti Bush-Obama
Washington DC, MD

Oh gosh, Things are going to be exactly the same as they were before. Republicans will continue to ruin our country just like the democrats before them did. The only good thing is that the Tea Party has been cleansed of the GOP hijackers. Now we can steer the tea party back to 9/11 truth and ending the fed just like it was originally intended for. Maybe next election people will realize that the only change will come from a third party and not one that is controlled like the republicans and democrats.

county mom
Monroe, UT

I hope some day we will all wake up and stop expecting the government to solve everything for us and stop expecting everyone else to provide us. It is not the governments place to take from the rich and give to the poor. IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILTY TO CARE FOR OURSELVES and EACH OTHER. It does not matter who is in office if we have unrealistic expectations.

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Salt Lake City, UT

Republican gains tonight strengthen Obama's re-election chances in 2012.

Ted H.
Midvale, UT

Great to see the liberals squirm!

Salt Lake City, UT

...love to see Rubepublicans squirm.

...It's OK cause anything that passes through the house... has to get through the Senate... Oh, that's right it has a Democrats majority...

Herriman, UT

Whether you like the Tea Party or not, you have to admit one reason for big appeal there is that the Tea Partiers rip on irresponsible Republicans as much as Democrats.

Sadly, 3rd parties with responsible platforms will never solve the problems, so they need to try and take over the Big Two.

Layton, UT

Hey Esquire, you getting dizzy from all that spin?

Holladay, UT

The Economy should have been Obama's first priority. Why would you over haul health care when we are in a recession? 8 years of Bush and 4 years of Obama, no more please!!!

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