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    Devastation: GOP Picks Up 680 State Leg. Seats

    Devastation: GOP Picks Up 680 State Leg. Seats

    By Jeremy P. Jacobs
    November 4, 2010 | 11:30 AM

    While the Republican gains in the House and Senate are grabbing the most headlines, the most significant results on Tuesday came in state legislatures where Republicans wiped the floor with Democrats.

    Republicans picked up 680 seats in state legislatures, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures -- the most in the modern era. To put that number in perspective: In the 1994 GOP wave, Republicans picked up 472 seats. The previous record was in the post-Watergate election of 1974, when Democrats picked up 628 seats.

    The GOP gained majorities in at least 14 state house chambers. They now have unified control -- meaning both chambers -- of 26 state legislatures.

    That control is a particularly bad sign for Democrats as they go into the redistricting process. If the GOP is effective in gerrymandering districts in many of these states, it could eventually lead to the GOP actually expanding its majority in 2012.

    Republicans now hold the redistricting "trifecta" -- both chambers of the state legislature and the governorship -- in 15 states. They also control the Nebraska governorship and the unicameral legislature, taking the number up to 16. And in North Carolina -- probably the state most gerrymandered to benefit Democrats -- Republicans hold both chambers of the state legislature and the Democratic governor does not have veto power over redistricting proposals.

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    Obama's liberal agenda has been soundly REJECTED! Obama care will be dismantled, piece by piece if necessary. For the good of the party, they should agree to the repeal efforts. But we know they won't do that, they'd rather lose all 21 Democrat Senate seats up for re-election in 2012. I'd rather they did too, this way they'll be in the political wilderness for generations to come.
    "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." - John Adams

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    Re: Devastation: GOP Picks Up 680 State Leg. Seats

    Quote Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post
    Obama's liberal agenda has been soundly REJECTED!
    No, in many places there were more registered democrats and more democratic voters yet they were not greater in the category of likely voters. You just hate it more than we like it.

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    Re: Devastation: GOP Picks Up 680 State Leg. Seats

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    No, in many places there were more registered democrats and more democratic voters yet they were not greater in the category of likely voters. You just hate it more than we like it.
    based on result, it was rejected, on historic proportions.

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    Re: Devastation: GOP Picks Up 680 State Leg. Seats

    Quote Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post
    Obama's liberal agenda has been soundly REJECTED!
    Correction. Obama's Quasi-Republican Agenda has been rejected. Actual Obama policies in many ways mirror Bush Jr, Bush Sr and Reagan policies. Some are actually identical or even more aggressive then the policies pushed by those three. I keep pointing out how Obama is in many ways Bush III.

    Obama care will be dismantled, piece by piece if necessary.
    Not likely. The Democrats wrote in a fashion that to dismantle parts would render popular aspects invalid. That won't go well. Seniors will revolt if the GOP brings back the Donut Hole.
    Furthermore, Obamacare is little more then an originally Republican Idea. And the notion of mandated insurance is more Conservative then the GOP's notion. The GOP has nothing to prevent free riders sucking up tax dollars from responsible people. The mandate at least forces those people to burden their own costs. I don't see why my premiums should subsidize someone who refuses to pay for their own insurance. That person should pay for their own. Obamacare excels in that notion. It's either essentially more welfare or forcing people to shoulder their own burdens. I go with the shouldering.

    The biggest problem with Obamcare is that Obama failed to get the message out about what it will actually do. In the same fashion of how Harry Reid took the Nevada race and shaped it before Angle could get a PR campaign in, the GOP took Obamacare's image and tweaked it to their views. Palin's death panels for instance. Pure absolute lie. But Obama failed to get the message across. Funny thing is that the whole idea isn't even a Democrat one. They essentially just stole it from Republicans.

    I'd rather they did too, this way they'll be in the political wilderness for generations to come.
    You sound alot like Rove, circa 2002. Permanent GOP majority anyone? The GOP Is going to fail to get the economy moving for the simple reason that leverage recessions don't have any good quick fixes.
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    Re: Devastation: GOP Picks Up 680 State Leg. Seats

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    No, in many places there were more registered democrats and more democratic voters yet they were not greater in the category of likely voters. You just hate it more than we like it.
    You win the prize! That's the single most novel excuse for the Democrats suffering the worst loss since the 1930's. REJECTED!
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    Re: Devastation: GOP Picks Up 680 State Leg. Seats

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    The GOP Is going to fail to get the economy moving for the simple reason that leverage recessions don't have any good quick fixes.
    That's the beauty of the Democrats retaining the Senate. Along with the White House you own 2/3rds of the blame. Good luck, ya owned it all for the last 2 years and got nothing but 9.6% unemployment. The people won't believe you, that showed that in bushells tuesday.
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    Re: Devastation: GOP Picks Up 680 State Leg. Seats

    Quote Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post
    That's the beauty of the Democrats retaining the Senate.
    True. The Republicans can blame the problem on the Democrats without admitting that they themselves haven't the faintest idea on how to actually get the economy going.

    Along with the White House you own 2/3rds of the blame. Good luck, ya owned it all for the last 2 years and got nothing but 9.6% unemployment.
    It's almost certain that it would have gone higher. The stimulus was spending and tax cuts despite the lunatic rantings of some users here. To say that the economy would have been better is to argue that higher taxes and less aggregate demand produces better results then lower taxes and more aggregate demand.

    The people won't believe you, that showed that in bushells tuesday.
    But they don't have faith in the GOP either. Bohener voted for TARP and he's House Majority leader (not to mention him and McConnell's time in the All GOP years of massive deficit spending during economic expansion). The notion that the Tea Party is actually going to get anything done is pretty loony. The GOP will fight to stop spending cuts when it cost their district jobs. Right now Vitter is still pissed off about Obama cutting government jobs and handing them over to the private sector. Several Republicans are fighting a base closure in Virginia. The GOP differs from the Democrats in one key aspect. They pretend their beliefs are different.

    It's still hilarious how the GOP rallied against a president who enacted many of their own ideas. Not to mention they keep pushing ideas that have never in history worked to stimulate an economy emerging from a financial recession.

    Btw, failing to address the bulk of my post doesn't bode well for you.
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    Re: Devastation: GOP Picks Up 680 State Leg. Seats

    It'e evem nore hilarious how many state and federal seats the Democrats lost. Welcome to the Big Leagues.
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    Re: Devastation: GOP Picks Up 680 State Leg. Seats

    Quote Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post
    It'e evem nore hilarious how many state and federal seats the Democrats lost. Welcome to the Big Leagues.
    If you want to post one liners with no substance, that's fine. But don't expect anyone to take you seriously.
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    Re: Devastation: GOP Picks Up 680 State Leg. Seats

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    If you want to post one liners with no substance, that's fine. But don't expect anyone to take you seriously.
    My original post always provides a credible source as well as any further assertions. That's a lot more than I can say for some of the childish back and forth I see on this forum. If you doubt what President Obama called a "schellacking" you can post you a link to the final embarassing tally if you'd like. Finally, my postings speak for themselves, I don't need yours or anyone's elses approvel as to what's credible or not, as I back up my assertions with credible news sources or I don't make 'em. By the way, you just posted a oneliner with no substance as well.
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