Wednesday, November 3, 2010



Because of the state legislature wins, there will be 18 states subject to reapportionment. The Republicans will control a majority of those — at least ten and maybe a dozen or more. More significantly, a minimum of seventeen state legislative houses have flipped to the Republican Party.

The North Carolina Legislature is Republican for the first time since 1870. Yes, that is Eighteen Seventy.

The Alabama Legislature is Republican for the first time since 1876.

For those saying this is nothing because it is the South, consider these:

The entire Wisconsin and New Hampshire legislatures have flipped to the GOP by wide margins.

The State Houses in Indiana, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, Iowa, Montana, and Colorado flipped to the GOP.

The Maine and Minnesota Senates flipped to the GOP.

The Texas and Tennessee Houses went from virtually tied to massive Republican gains. The gains in Texas were so big that the Republicans no longer need the Democrats to get state constitutional amendments out of the state legislature.

These gains go all the way down to the municipal level across the nation. That did not happen even in 1994


Murali said...

As Rubio pointed out last night, these wins are not a mandate for Republicans, rather they are second chance.

These guys are not getting a third chance.


Darrell Michaels said...

Murali, you are absolutely correct!

Joaquin said...

It's a second chance to GET IT RIGHT and to also put a halt to the Progressive/Liberal madness we've been hammered with for the last 2 years, and will be saddled with for God knows how long.
If in the next 2 years the Republicans get down to sound fiscal responsibility, intelligent immigration reform, and a pro-business agenda, 2012 could be huge.
But, like you said: DON'T BLOW IT!

Darrell Michaels said...

Joaquin, any ideas what you will name your blog after Obama loses and fades into irrelevancy in 2012? :)

Joaquin said...

HA! I'll just change the word Obama to Clinton!

No no no! That wasn't funny! ;-)

Darrell Michaels said...

Dang! That was scary as hell, Joaquin! Don't even joke like that! :)

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