"After what I'm sure was a long night for a lot of you -- and needless to say it was for me -- I can tell you that some election nights are more fun than others. Some are exhilarating; some are humbling. But every election, regardless of who wins and who loses, is a reminder that in our democracy, power rests not with those of us in elected office, but with the people we have the privilege to serve." - President Barack Obama
The GOP has regained controlled of the House in an over whelming victory.
President Obama, in a White House East Room statement yesterday, said of the GOP win that he looks forward to working with both parties to move the country forward.
"And I told John Boehner and Mitch McConnell last night I am very eager to sit down with members of both parties and figure out how we can move forward together", said Obama.
President Obama plans to invite Mitch McConnell and Nancy Pelosi to the White House for meeting later this month.
After meeting with Cabinet members earlier today Obama stated he wants to take the people's message about making sure that taxpayer money is not wasted, and "changing the tone" here in Washington, where the two parties are coming together and focusing on the people’s business as opposed to scoring political points, to heart. The President said his Administration plans to "make a sincere and consistent effort to try to change how Washington operates".
The Republicans who gained momentum in getting their message heard via movements like the 'Tea Party' boast making over 5 million phone calls, electing five Latinos and two African Americans, vow to make Obama a one-termed president.
Issues like jobs, health care, and education became a top priority during this year's midterm political process.
"The people of this country want to see results, whether you're Republican, Democratic, or Independent", said GOP Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) on Capital Hill today.
Republicans like Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is providing details on how his party plans to move forward on its agenda.
On the economy McConnell said, "We will work hard to ensure Democrats don’t raise taxes on anybody, especially in the middle of a recession."
Said congresswoman Donna Christenson (D-MD) on the decisive GOP victory, "It was an eye opener."
The President and First Lady begin their trip to India on Friday.
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