The Deeper Story From Yesterday’s Results

Via Insta, here’s a look at what may in fact be the big result yesterday. Sure, the House and Senate races are sexier and get the national press coverage, but as the old saying goes “all politics are local” and it was in these local races that the tsunami came ashore

The real story is the underreported story of the night — the Republican pick ups at the state level.

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.

This is the basis for deep and lasting change.

BUT, as Marco Rubio said in his wonderful acceptance speech, the Republicans have to prove that they are worthy of the chance given them, that they will actually abide by their principles now.

9 Responses to “The Deeper Story From Yesterday’s Results”

  1. Yojimbo says:

    And the even DEEPER story out there is the influence of the Libertarian Party in this election. Those knuckleheads literally cost Kelly the seat against Giffords here in southern Arizona and they probably did the same for
    McClung against Grijalva. I wonder how many other close races were lost because of those people.

  2. Yojimbo says:

    Maine and Minnesota Senate flipped to the GOP. Now if we can just get the two Maine US Senate seats to flip to the GOP.

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    Libertarians tend to miss the “big picture”, Yojimbo. While I share a lot of their concerns they tend to be a little too…self-focused, shall we say.

  4. Dave E. says:

    The Minnesota House has flipped GOP as well. It looks like the Dem will get the governor spot, but it will be in recount for a couple of weeks at least. Oh, and Jim Oberstar lost the seat he had held for 36 years in deeply Democratic NE Minnesota. No Republican has held that seat in 63 years. I feeeel good.

  5. Gunslinger says:

    Speaking of the deeper story from yesterday’s results…

    Oh my! :O

  6. JeffS says:

    “Self-focused”? More like “navel gazers”.

  7. Larry says:

    Here in rural Franklin County NC the Republicans won in EVERY RACE THAT WAS CONTESTED! even though straight party ticket voters went Democrat by a sizable majority.
    Ellers won here 52% to Ethridge’s 46%. Wake county voters evened the score up to the point where Etheridge is contesting the results.

  8. tree hugging sister says:

    Looks like Ethridge is “finding” votes of all a sudden there, Larry… Better watch out!

  9. ruralcounsel says:

    And unfortunately here in Vermont, the voting populace continues to live in the psychedelic ’60’s and votes in know-nothing liberals.

    Sorry ’bout that folks! My only consolation is that we aren’t as bad as Massachusetts and re-electing morons like Barney Frank. Though Bernie Sanders is a close second.

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