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    Another State House Goes Republican

    It just ain't lookin' good for the Dems.

    BATON ROUGE -- When state Rep. Jonathan Perry, R-Kaplan, eked out a 688-vote victory Saturday in a hard-fought special election to fill an Acadiana-area state Senate seat, the Louisiana Republican Party completed a political sweep that would have seemed improbable just a few years ago.

    Perry's victory over Democrat Nathan Granger gave Republicans a 20-19 majority in the state Senate, marking the first time since Reconstruction that the GOP has had majority control of the upper chamber. In a state where the GOP already holds the Governor's Mansion, a House majority and all of the constitutional statewide offices, it also means Republicans now control every significant office in state government for the first time in modern history.

    State now firmly in GOP hands - NOLA.com
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    Re: Another State House Goes Republican

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It just ain't lookin' good for the Dems.
    Let's hope they do what the voters ask them to do.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Another State House Goes Republican

    Yeah it's Armageddon for the democrats. It's all over. An historically conservative state voted conservative!

    I'm throwing in the towel and voting republican from now on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Yeah it's Armageddon for the democrats. It's all over. An historically conservative state voted conservative!

    I'm throwing in the towel and voting republican from now on.
    This is the first time since Reconstruction that Republicans held a majority in Louisiana's state house. You have heard of Reconstruction, yes?
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    Re: Another State House Goes Republican

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    This is the first time since Reconstruction that Republicans held a majority in Louisiana's state house. You have heard of Reconstruction, yes?
    So why does it matter?

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    The best thing anyone can do here is to study history and gain some perspective on this issue to help you understand what is happening. Yes indeed folks, the American labor movement is under attack. No doubt about it and you can say that as sure as there are some Koch Brothers. But this will only cause a movement which was admittedly growing soft and a bit lazy to now reenergize its forces and get only stronger. There very well might be some setbacks. But the fight and the struggle will cause those union muscles to grow stronger and the reborn union movement which emerges will be ready to take middle class workers for decades ahead in a new and improved version.

    By name comes from the 1886 Chicago Haymarket Massacre. It set back unionism for the better part of two decades. It forced the movement to change and metamorphosize. Gompers came along and the AFL was born. That is the way things work.

    When we stop cussing out Koch, Walker and their ilk we might want to raise a glass to them in thanks for motivating us.
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    Re: Another State House Goes Republican

    Let's just hope the Dems don't walk out.

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    Re: Another State House Goes Republican

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    So why does it matter?
    I know it stings... but it matters because it hasn't happened in a while and it signifies a change in the voters attitudes towards which ideology and methodology is needed given the economic, political and social environment.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Another State House Goes Republican

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    The best thing anyone can do here is to study history and gain some perspective on this issue to help you understand what is happening. Yes indeed folks, the American labor movement is under attack. No doubt about it and you can say that as sure as there are some Koch Brothers. But this will only cause a movement which was admittedly growing soft and a bit lazy to now reenergize its forces and get only stronger. There very well might be some setbacks. But the fight and the struggle will cause those union muscles to grow stronger and the reborn union movement which emerges will be ready to take middle class workers for decades ahead in a new and improved version.

    By name comes from the 1886 Chicago Haymarket Massacre. It set back unionism for the better part of two decades. It forced the movement to change and metamorphosize. Gompers came along and the AFL was born. That is the way things work.

    When we stop cussing out Koch, Walker and their ilk we might want to raise a glass to them in thanks for motivating us.
    So, it's the big corporations that imposed drilling moratoriums and put tobacco industry people out of work?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Another State House Goes Republican

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Let's hope they do what the voters ask them to do.
    State offices maybe, dont expect anything in DC
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