This campaign for the midterm elections has been one for the record books. It seems like almost immediately after President Obama was sworn into the Oval office, the trail was hot once again with members of Congress fighting to keep their seats. As it all came to a head on a very memorable election day yesterday, the victory & concession speeches gave us one last round of politically-charged rhetoric. See how well you were paying attention to Fox's Election Day coverage with this special edition of Quipsters & Quotes.
1) "Thank you for helping us pull the elephant across the line."
2) "This is not a time for celebration, not when one in 10 of our fellow citizens are out of work, not when we have buried our children under a mountain of debt, not when our Congress is held in such low esteem."
3) "We've got a Democrat in the White House. We'll have maybe a majority of Republican governors, a Democratic Senate, and a Republican House. Everyone is going to have to work together."
4) "It's a big darn deal!"
5) "Tonight we foreclosed on a house, one that used to be run by Nancy Pelosi and you know what, if the message doesn't get through, there is one more house at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue that will face foreclosure in another 2 years!"
6) "Eleven percent of the people approve of what's going on in Congress. But tonight, there's a Tea Party tidal wave, and we're sending a message to them!"
7) "On to the next fight! On to the next battle. It's on to 2012."
8) "This race has been called, but the fight is far from over. The bell that just rang isn't the end of the fight, it's the start of the next round."
9) "We are 800 miles from any ocean, but a tsunami just hit the heartland!"
10) "Don't ever underestimate a strong Alaskan woman."
11) "This is my eleventh straight election victory, and what a sweet one it is!"
12) "No matter where I go, whatever title I may achieve, I will always be the son of exiles and will always be the heir of two generations of unfulfilled dreams."
A-- Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R)
B--Senator Elect Marco Rubio (R-FL) during his victory speech
C-- Michael Steele speaking at National Republican Congressional Committee party
D-- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) during his victory speech
E-- Longtime Democratic Senator Russ Feingold in his concession speech to Ron Johnson (R-WI)
F-- Fmr GOP Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin referring to the Republican takeover of the House of Representatives
H-- Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) during her victory speech
I-- House Minority Leader (and presumed future Speaker of the House) John Boehner (R-OH) as his victory party
J-- Senator-Elect Rand Paul (R-KY) during his victory speech
K-- Alaska Write-in Candidate for Senator, Republican Lisa Murkowski
L-- Senator-Elect Mark Kirk (R-IL) during his victory speech