The elections this past week were historic, not just because of the stunning numbers, but because the impact was well beyond the obvious upheaval in the House and Senate.

The elections saw flips of power in 19 states and there was an effect all the way to local levels. The subterranean impact within state legislatures and even municipal races will create a totally different political landscape.

Now to put this year's political process in perspective, I want to recap the elections for you. And I decided I'd use a little help from some of my friends in Hollywood.

The Tea Party movement was the catalyst for this year's political climate. The best way to sum it up would be this:

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PETER FINCH AS HOWARD BEALE: I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take this any more!

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That was the mood all right!

And you know the voters' anger only grew as Congress shoved Obamacare right down our throats despite overwhelming public opposition. The bills were crafted behind locked doors in the middle of the night because members of Congress didn't think we would understand:

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JACK NICHOLSON AS COL. NATHAN R. JESSEP: You can't handle the truth!

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Well, actually we can, Mr. Congressman. We can handle it just fine.

But you know what happened? Protests, town halls and letters didn't seem to matter to members of Congress or the president, who thought it was just a matter of persuasion:

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STROTHER MARTIN AS CAPTAIN: What we got here is... failure to communicate.

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Boy, we did have a failure to communicate, didn't we?

But that didn't stop the people. No, they pressed forward and they decided they too had a mission:

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DON KNOTTS AS BARNEY FIFE: Nip it in the bud.

Nip it.

Nip it.

Nip it.

Nip it in the bud!

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Nip it in the bud, indeed!

So on Election Day, the message was strong, loud and it was clear:

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DONALD TRUMP: You're fired.

You're fired.

You're fired.

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Boy, that was the message, all right. Incumbents all over —

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TRUMP: You're fired.

You're fired.

You're fired.

You're fired.

You're fired.

You're fired.

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OK, Donald. I think we get it: A lot of people were fired all right! You'd think Donald Trump personally did it, he enjoyed it so much.

Well, as you know, incumbents went down in flames — even long-time veterans and committee chairman were given a very blunt message:

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ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER AS THE TERMINATOR: Hasta la vista, baby.

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Well, they were told goodbye. And you know what happened, by the time the final returns were in, the TV anchors were assessing the damage to the leadership of the Democratic Party:

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HALEY JOEL OSMENT AS COLE SEAR: I see dead people.

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That's what they were seeing, all right. Because boy, it was tough out there.

And you know what? The concession speeches by once high and mighty members of Congress reflected the disappointment they had from being rejected:

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MARLON BRANDO AS TERRY MALLOY: You don't understand. I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody. Instead of a bum, which is what I am.

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Coulda been a contender!

But even after the crushing defeats, Senator Harry Reid still thought the message of the elections was that the Republicans ought to compromise and they should bend more toward the very policies that Americans had soundly rejected:

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GRAHAM CHAPMAN AS KING ARTHUR: Now, stand aside, worth adversary.

JOHN CLEESE AS THE BLACK NIGHT: 'Tis but a scratch.

KING ARTHUR: A scratch? Your arm's off.

THE BLACK NIGHT: No it isn't.

KING ARTHUR: Well, what's that then?

THE BLACK NIGHT: I've had worse.

KING ARTHUR: You liar!

THE BLACK NIGHT: Come on, you pansy!

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No, they weren't invincible. They got beat!

Well, the president didn't fully grasp what had happened, because even after a drubbing — or shellacking — he still thinks people love him:

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LEONARDO DICAPRIO AS JACK DAWSON: I'm the king of the world!

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You know, even in a stinging defeat, Speaker Pelosi continued to smile and believe that the voters had just marked the wrong ballot —millions of times — and she maintained her optimism that all the Democrats would be back on top soon:

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VIVIEN LEIGH AS SCARLETT O'HARA: After all, tomorrow is another day.

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That's my view, I welcome yours. E-mail your comments to: huckmail@foxnews.com

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