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Oct312010

Arianna Huffington: Don't Overinterpret Tuesday's Results

Photos Courtesy - ABC News/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Arianna Huffington and Dick Armey battled it out Sunday over the meaning of this week’s expected GOP victory in the House of Representatives.

Dick Armey, former House majority leader and now the head of FreedomWorks, a Tea Party organization, sees the likely Republican takeover of the House as an "enormous" achievement.

"This is a great day where America is returning to its foundation roots of the citizenry telling the government what we will tolerate from you, what we expect from you and what we require from you. It is an enormous return to the foundation roots of this great country," Armey said on ABC’s This Week with Christiane Amanpour.

Arianna Huffington sees the writing on the wall: Democrats are going to lose the House on Tuesday. But the founder of the Huffington Post cautioned Armey and other pundits not to overinterpret a big GOP win.

"This victory by Republicans…does not mean that the nation is rejecting Democrats and affirming Republicans. It means they are rejecting the way our institutions are working, that they have deep mistrust of all establishments. That basically, our system has not worked for them," Huffington said.

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