Post-Midterm Quarterbacking: The Good, The Bad, And The InconclusiveIrin Carmon11/03/10 9:35amFiled to: Keeping scoreMidterm election resultsmark kirkJohn BoehnerPatty murrayKen buckRuss FeingoldNancy PelosiHarry Reidsarah palinNikki haleyMichael BennetSharron angleChristine o'donnellrand paulmarco rubioKelly AyotteLinda McMahonMama grizzliesconservative womenWomen in politicsGay RightsTop6512EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkRepublicans took the House in a historic sweep, but failed to take the Senate — or elect rich-lady candidates (Meg Whitman, Carly Fiorina, Linda McMahon) and sundry crazy people (Sharron Angle, Christine O'Donnell, Carl Paladino). Here's a complete rundown.Good: By nominating those ultra-right yahoos, that energized Republican electorate managed to kill the party's chance of taking the Senate — and defeating majority leader Harry Reid. For example, 44 percent of Nevada voters said in an exit poll they found Sharron Angle too conservative. Also, that whole alienating Latino voters thing — turns out it doesn't work!ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.