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Republicans Now Control Record Number of State Legislative Chambers

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posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 07:58 PM
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Strange correlation to State legislatures and governors vs the time Obama has been in office.

Looks like a whole bunch of states are flowing to Republican leadership.

Is this just a quirk?

Or is it a legitimate trend that signals a major upheaval in American politics?


Republicans Now Control Record Number of State Legislative Chambers

Republicans added to their historic 2014 gains in the nation’s state legislatures with the addition of five state House chambers and two state Senate chambers in last week’s election, while Democratic control was reduced to levels not seen since the Civil War.

Republicans are now in control of a record 67 (68 percent) of the 98 partisan state legislative chambers in the nation, more than twice the number (31) in which Democrats have a majority, according to the bipartisan National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

“That’s more than at any other time in the history of the Republican Party,” according to NCSL. “They also hold more total seats, well over 4,100 of the 7,383, than they have since 1920.”




posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 08:05 PM
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for better or worse..its going to be a very different world soon.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 08:09 PM
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only good things will come of this. promise




posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 08:10 PM
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Wonder if Obama still thinks he had nothing to do with the election results?

My biggest problem is I know damn well the GOP will screw trump over at every turn and not try to work with him.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 08:45 PM
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Fall out from Obamacare... remember in 2010, the Democrats got "shellacked" as Obama said. This is what is funny about all the claims of the popular vote. Democrats overwhelming lost down ticket races too. Liberal policies are being rejected at the local level as well.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 09:09 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

This is mostly Obama and his policies. Obama has this glow of history on him and it obscures the fact that he has been a disaster for Democrats:


Since 2009, when President Obama took office, his party has lost a total of 919 seats in state legislatures nationwide, according to NCSL data.

In 2009, Democrats had total control of 27 state legislatures, and held a majority in at least one chamber in eight more states where power was divided. In contrast, Republicans controlled just 14 state legislatures.

During Obama’s first year in office, Democrats held 1,024 of the 1,971 total state Senate seats in the nation, compared to 889 in Republican hands. They also held 3,058 of the total 5,411 state House seats, compared to 2,334 for Republicans.

In addition, there were 28 Democratic governors, compared to 22 Republican governors.

However, near the end of Obama’s two terms in office, the partisan balance in the nation's state legislatures has been completely reversed.


As of Nov. 7, 2016, there are just 823 Democratic state senators out of a total of 1,972 seats nationwide, according to NCSL data. Meanwile, Republicans have increased their ranks to 1,089.

Likewise, of the 5,411 state House seats, there are now 3,029 Republicans compared to 2,340 Democrats – a mirror image of both parties’ status in 2009.

The Democrats’ prior advantage in the nation’s governors’ mansions when Obama took office has also been lost. There are currently 31 Republican governors, 18 Democratic governors and one Independent (Gov. Bill Walker of Alaska).


THIS IS JUST ASTOUNDING CARNAGE OF A POLITICAL PARTY!

Democrats are busy yelling racism as an excuse for everything and it has nothing to do with racism and it has everything to do with the policies of Barack Obama.
edit on 16-11-2016 by neoholographic because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 10:21 PM
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a reply to: neoholographic
Now , they are even blaming their ex-sweetheart and princess. Nancy Pelosi



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 10:51 PM
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The rabid blowback of disgruntled Dems is music to some pretty pissed off ears...
I wouldn't discount more violent opposition to Trump....



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 10:54 PM
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Who knew that refusing to govern for 8 years in congress would pay out so well. Good Job GOP you screwed the nation for your win. Now it is all on your shoulders no Obama to blame after January.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 10:58 PM
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This turn of events no only with Trump winning but total domination of congress by one party is a clear sign that the voters were very much fed up with the status quo that the democratic party had in the nation.


This is a big blow to the democratic party confidence and the hold they thought they had on the voters.

What a shame.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 10:58 PM
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a reply to: odzeandennz

The best part is, they get to take the blame if the world implodes.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 11:00 PM
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a reply to: Pyle

No, Obama and Hillary have now to think why the voters completely eliminated the democrats from any power.

Obama will go into history with the worst record as president even with 8 years to fix the mess he made in the first 4, so bad that the voters didn't wanted anything democrat for the next 4 years.




posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 11:06 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

There are Only 18 States LEFT with Democratic Governors too .That tells me the Democratic Party since being taken over by the Progressive Liberals is going the way of the Dinosaurs Unless it gets back to it's Core Principles of Standing Up and Representing the Working Class which it did for the Last 200 Years .



posted on Nov, 17 2016 @ 05:16 AM
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originally posted by: Zanti Misfit
a reply to: xuenchen

There are Only 18 States LEFT with Democratic Governors too .That tells me the Democratic Party since being taken over by the Progressive Liberals is going the way of the Dinosaurs Unless it gets back to it's Core Principles of Standing Up and Representing the Working Class which it did for the Last 200 Years .


Exactly that. Sane people are tired, very tired of all these tear jerkers who constantly have been trying to put down everyone around them based on some false victim hood for which they have been pointing their crooked finger at everyone else for years. "Enough is enough" trump said and it is not only trump who is saying it that much is becoming clear.

The MSM is the only source where it can seem like the entire world agrees and thinks like "progressive liberals" (it is such a joke to call them that if you look at the actual meaning of those words) but the reality is actually opposite of that. It is why they were in such a shock to see that trump won. They believed their own lies and false plays and since the media played into that and fed them their own bs right back at them (confirmation bias 101) that they lost touch with reality even more then they were already losing on their own accord.

Non-"progressive liberals" have said many times over already that their kids growing up will find themselves between a rock and hard place when they grow up and enter the real world. Well their parents are experiences the same effect themselves already today if you ask me. I hope they learn, i fear they will not any time soon.



posted on Nov, 17 2016 @ 05:55 AM
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a reply to: Pyle

Actually the republicans have the next eight years to blame Obama... democrats did it to Bush. Aannnnd they controlled all the braches the first term of Obama, but what did they do?

The unaffordable healthcare crap



posted on Nov, 17 2016 @ 07:06 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

No, its not an anomaly. The results of the last few election cycles should have given the Democrat party plenty of warning of the growing frustration and discontentment throughout much of the country with their failed leadership and misguided policies. They didn't heed those warnings, and now, the results are catastrophic losses across the country, with particularly devastating losses at the state and local levels. The GOP isn't that far from reaching the threshold of being able to ratify Constitutional amendments through their control of so many state legislatures and the Dems also realistically face a potential 60 seat GOP supermajority in the Senate in 2018. And still, they seem hell-bent on continuing the same path that has led them to this point rather than moderating their views to be more in line with mainstream America. Some people never learn.



posted on Nov, 17 2016 @ 07:35 AM
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The average Democrat is so far left they fell into the ocean off the coast of California years ago.

Getting frothed at the mouth over agendas that maybe 5% of the entire U.S. population... like transgender bathrooms and the like. It turns a majority of the population off.



posted on Nov, 17 2016 @ 07:50 AM
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originally posted by: jjkenobi
The average Democrat is so far left they fell into the ocean off the coast of California years ago.

Getting frothed at the mouth over agendas that maybe 5% of the entire U.S. population... like transgender bathrooms and the like. It turns a majority of the population off.


Agreed. The Democratic party is built upon a collection of far-left fringe groups and issues and that strategy is clearly failing them. The truly amazing thing is that the Dems have completely forgotten how they won their majorities in 2006. They did it by successfully running moderate campaigns designed to appeal to voters in swing states and districts. The fact that they've forgotten all about that tells you just how disingenuous that campaign was to begin with.



posted on Nov, 17 2016 @ 05:20 PM
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originally posted by: jjkenobi
The average Democrat is so far left they fell into the ocean off the coast of California years ago.

Getting frothed at the mouth over agendas that maybe 5% of the entire U.S. population... like transgender bathrooms and the like. It turns a majority of the population off.


So true!

The left overreached and they have DECIMATED the Democrat party.



posted on Nov, 17 2016 @ 05:26 PM
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This is how American politics works.

8 years of one party almost always leads to 8 years of the other.

Sometimes it swings big, sometimes it swings small -- but it always swings.

In 8 years, we'll be back here again talking about how the Dems are running everything and the Republicans are going extinct, and the world keeps turning....

In the meantime, everyone gets SO excited or dejected, like any of it really matters....



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