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Devastation: GOP Picks Up 680 State Leg. Seats
« on: November 04, 2010, 12:25:56 PM »
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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. ...
http://hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com/archives/2010/11/devastation-gop.php



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Re: Devastation: GOP Picks Up 680 State Leg. Seats
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2010, 12:29:55 PM »
all your gerrymander are belong to us.

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Re: Devastation: GOP Picks Up 680 State Leg. Seats
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2010, 12:53:54 PM »
The headlines just now are picking up on this.  Now that's a wave!  NY's such a mess, I can't find a good clean report on how we did.  There's also a lot of recounts, bickering, recanvassing, and waiting for absentee ballots going on. 

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Re: Devastation: GOP Picks Up 680 State Leg. Seats
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2010, 02:07:16 PM »
Ahm in ur staithouz, fukin' wit ur redistrking.
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Re: Devastation: GOP Picks Up 680 State Leg. Seats
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2010, 05:45:24 PM »
 :popcorn:

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Re: Devastation: GOP Picks Up 680 State Leg. Seats
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2010, 07:42:25 PM »
Ahm in ur staithouz, fukin' wit ur redistrking.
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Re: Devastation: GOP Picks Up 680 State Leg. Seats
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2010, 07:45:02 PM »
Ahm in ur staithouz, fukin' wit ur redistrking.

Awesome. :rofl:
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Re: Devastation: GOP Picks Up 680 State Leg. Seats
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2010, 09:52:20 PM »
Even Massachusetts doubled Republican representation in the legislature.

I said in another post that liberals are incapable of juggling more than one ball (in reference to all the attention liberals had paid to O'Donnell) and have managed to miss targeting perfectly viable candidates by pointing their guns at her - and a couple other high profile races.

Hell, if they redirected the cash they wasted attacking O'Donnell alone into working against the small state races, they could have whacked that victory margin down by at least 25%. However, they will soon get to enjoy what its like when conservatives take another one of their old plays - win local races to change the direction of the state. Yes, It's a shame they wont be chopping up Frank's district here, but there are lots of other places where Democrat tinkering can be undone, and new Republican tinkering can be installed...

What was that they say, Democrats ?? -- Oh yeah.. "Elections have consequences".. Suck on that, primitives.

And as for Frank..

Once a true banking industry investigation is done, I suspect Frank will decide that its time to retire.