View Full Version : We have been kneecapped.

11-04-2010, 07:14 PM
Here's a good summary of the election.

link (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x9480000)

GreenStormCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Thu Nov-04-10 06:06 PM
Original message
We have been kneecapped.

Edited on Thu Nov-04-10 06:09 PM by GreenStormCloud
The losses in the Senate and of the House itself are just the tip of the iceberg.

The rethugs gained six governors.

We lost 680 state legislative seats. There are 7,382 total. The rethugs now have a state legislative presence that they haven't had since 1928. They have unified control, meaning both state house and state senate in 26 states. I couldn't find how many states we have unified control in. I didn't want to take the time to google each state.

18 states are going to be reeappotioned. The Rs will control ten, maybe 12 of those. Can you say gerrymander?

19 state legislative chambers have flipped from D to R. None went the other way.

The North Carolina Legislature is Republican for the first time since 1870, Alabama since 1876.

The entire Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Michigan legislatures flips D to R. New Hampshire's recent gay marriage law is sure to be a target for repeal. They may have the strength to override the Democratic governor's veto.

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

Maine and Minnesota Senates flipped to the GOP.

The all rethug government in Kansas has announce they will press for abortion limits.

All other states, except Delaware saw rethug gains. Only in Delaware have we made any net gains, one seat - maybe.

Even municipal level elections across the nation saw huge gains for the rethugs.

The 1994 disaster didn't reach that deeply down.

Even worse is that many of those newly elected rethugs are teabaggers. Nobody has firm statistics on how many are, but it is bound to be a lot of them.

That is devestating for the training of future Democratic Party leaders. Many Federal Representatives and Senators get their feet wet in the state legislative bodies first. Obama was a state senator first. That will mean fewer future rising Democratic stars to shine forth in our shrunked constellations.

I am a senior citizen, and I remember the landslides of '64 (ours), '72, '84, '94 and the upset of '02, and our gains in '06 & '08, but I have never seen anything like this.

I wish I could find something optomistic to say about this, but I just can't. It is like looking at a place after an F-5 tornado has gone through.

11-04-2010, 07:36 PM
The OP could move to Kali - it's a "unified" Democrat state now. :)

11-04-2010, 08:59 PM
Lord Rove is most pleased...:p:D

11-04-2010, 09:08 PM
That warmed my heart! Seriously!:D

Dan D. Doty
11-04-2010, 09:29 PM
Well they don't have anyone , but themselves to blame.

But instead they blaming everyone else, because that's what they've always done.

Seems they goofs don't know how to learn from their mistakes; because they believe they never make any.

movie buff
11-04-2010, 11:43 PM
I'm surprised he didn't mention the full- on @$$- whupping the Dems/ leftists got in Florida. Grayson and Crist are out, Scott, Webster and Rubio are in. There are only a couple other moments in my life when I've ever been prouder of my state!

11-17-2010, 02:31 PM
Amazing that he isn't now eating granite pizza over there.

11-17-2010, 03:16 PM
wow reading that was sex for my brain.

11-17-2010, 09:51 PM
Amazing that he isn't now eating granite pizza over there.

That's what I was thinking. That's quite a bit of harsh reality to be injecting into the DUmp all at once.:D

The truth is that most of them secretly love it. Gives 'em more to whine and complain and be miserable about - which is a DUmmie's natural state of being.

11-18-2010, 07:56 AM
That's what I was thinking. That's quite a bit of harsh reality to be injecting into the DUmp all at once.:D

Yep. Especially for a "reality based" community.