GOP wins “all-time high” in state legislative seats

posted at 2:55 pm on November 4, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Who could have suspected that Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi would spark a national rejection of their party that outdid Watergate?  In the wake of the resignation of Richard Nixon three months earlier, Democrats won 628 seats in state legislatures while flipping 49 seats in the US House and three seats in the US Senate in those 1974 midterm electionsNational Journal reports today that the GOP wreaked “devastation” on Democrats in this cycle by netting not just the 60+ seats in the US House and six US Senate, but also 680 seats in state legislatures across the country:

Republicans picked up 680 seats in state legislatures, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures — an all time high. 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.

That control is a particularly bad sign for Democrats as they go into the redistricting process. If the GOP is effective in gerrymandering districts in many of these states, it could eventually lead to the GOP actually expanding its majority in 2012.

Republicans now hold the redistricting “trifecta” — both chambers of the state legislature and the governorship — in 15 states. They also control the Nebraska governorship and the unicameral legislature, taking the number up to 16. And in North Carolina — probably the state most gerrymandered to benefit Democrats — Republicans hold both chambers of the state legislature and the Democratic governor does not have veto power over redistricting proposals.

Obama has been called Nixonian before, but never in this context.  When he charged to victory in 2008, Democrats thought they had unlocked the secret of marrying a progressive to the broad center of American politics.  Instead, his radical agenda has alienated the center and leaves Democrats with a sharply reduced national base for their future.

Earlier today, I mentioned that a second “wave” election in 2012 would primarily affect the Senate (if it comes at all), as Democrats have lost most of the vulnerable seats in the House already.  However, this data shows two more dangers to the Democrats, and not just in 2012.  First, redistricting will change the nature of more than a few of the “safe” Democratic seats across the middle of the country, if not on the West Coast and northeastern Atlantic seaboard.  Republicans will strengthen their own incumbents and look to weaken the others over the next year.

In the longer term, though, Republicans will have more connection to voters and build better organizations in states where they have achieved control.   That will put Democrats at a disadvantage for fundraising, but also in developing candidates for public office. It will put more Republicans into statewide offices, into governorships, and into Congress.  That impact will likely be felt long past the next census, and may be the most underrated effects of the 2010 wave.


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That should leave a mark but will not be widely reported, thus no one will know.

darwin-t on November 4, 2010 at 2:58 PM

It’s the redistricting, stupid.

lorien1973 on November 4, 2010 at 2:58 PM

This was not a historic election.

/MSNBC

The voters rejected the Republicans.

/Media Matters

The overwhelming numbers of Democrats coming out to vote have put us on track to retain the House.

/Nancy Pelosi

Count it!

/crr6

Good Lt on November 4, 2010 at 3:00 PM

We should be thanking him!

tommer74 on November 4, 2010 at 3:01 PM

It’s the redistricting, stupid.

lorien1973 on November 4, 2010 at 2:58 PM

Brutal shame that Illinois missed the boat on this. Progress, yes, but we missed the Governor’s mansion by 0.3%. Effing crooks in Crook County win again.

Who says crime doesn’t pay?

Jaibones on November 4, 2010 at 3:01 PM

That will put Democrats at a disadvantage for fundraising, but also in developing candidates for public office.

This is the big part. The Democrat’s bench and farm system are huge problems for them in the long term.

Mr. D on November 4, 2010 at 3:02 PM

That should leave a mark but will not be widely reported, thus no one will know.

darwin-t on November 4, 2010 at 2:58 PM

Which will make the surprise in 2012 that much better.

Bat Chain Puller on November 4, 2010 at 3:03 PM

National Journal reports today that the GOP wreaked “devastation” on Democrats in this cycle by netting not just the 60+ seats in the US House and six US Senate, but also 680 seats in state legislatures across the country:

the hammer came, the hammer saw, the hammer opened a big ol’ can o’ whoop a$$

ted c on November 4, 2010 at 3:04 PM

This is the under-reported story of Nov. 02, 2010, the one with the deepest consequences. Obama knows. It will affect 2012 immensely.

Schadenfreude on November 4, 2010 at 3:05 PM

Heh

Sweet!

cmsinaz on November 4, 2010 at 3:07 PM

Our local legislator, a Dem., had been in office for 32 years. He went down in flames Tuesday. If anyone needed retiring, it was Ted Little.

AubieJon on November 4, 2010 at 3:07 PM

In California one legislative seat changed….from GOP to Dem.

Mark1971 on November 4, 2010 at 3:07 PM

It will put more Republicans into statewide offices, into governorships, and into Congress. That impact will likely be felt long past the next census, and may be the most underrated effects of the 2010 wave.

It will also groom those newly-elected officeholders in local races for higher office—an effect that will increasingly marginalize Democrats.

nice work, barry! You’ve obliterated a generation of democrats. that’s “Change We Need.”

BTW….you’re next.

ted c on November 4, 2010 at 3:08 PM

In the longer term, though, Republicans will have more connection to voters and build better organizations in states where they have achieved control.

Just remember GOP, you have to do a good job governing, or else we will primary you even if it brings some inferior candidates to the general election.

rbj on November 4, 2010 at 3:08 PM

I think this is actually the first time since the election I have seen “wreaked havoc” written correctly. Everyone else seems to be using “wrecked”. I think Lawrence O’Donnell got it wrong on air on MSNBC too.

HakerA on November 4, 2010 at 3:08 PM

This was not a historic election.

/MSNBC

The voters rejected the Republicans.

/Media Matters

The overwhelming numbers of Democrats coming out to vote have put us on track to retain the House.

/Nancy Pelosi

Count it!

/crr6

Good Lt on November 4, 2010 at 3:00 PM

“If it weren’t for those darn Tea Partiers it woulda’ been 750 seats!” /old time GOP insiders

forest on November 4, 2010 at 3:09 PM

GEN Sarah Palin orders her infantry; “take a knee, drink some water and for heaven’s sake–RELOAD.”

Looks like we took nearly our bag limit on Hunting Day.

fish in barrel

ted c on November 4, 2010 at 3:09 PM

Not to be a downer but 100+ were in the NH legislature, where every other block is a state house district. NH has 424 state house members (more than Cal, Texas and Fla combined) for a population of 1.3 million. Even allowing for that, though, still an awesome performance.

BuzzCrutcher on November 4, 2010 at 3:09 PM

I’m fine with it going under-reported.

It illustrates well the differences in thought processes between conservatives and marxists. And why the whole Tea Party movement has baffled those on the left.

Really, the most significant wins from Tuesday were the Governors and the state legislatures. But the left will never realize that.

For conservatives, who treasure individual freedom, the preferred approach will be to gain control from the bottom up – the “grassroots”.

The left, however, sees top-down dictates as the best way to secure their utopia. As a result they will always view the individual states as less important than the highest reigns of government.

In truth, true authority comes form “the consent of the governed.”

Kudos to the Tea Party, Republicans, Rove, Palin, and Americans everywhere for making election day such a success!

Ace ODale on November 4, 2010 at 3:11 PM

“Now, Watergaaaaate does not booooother me…
[hope their] conscious bothers [them.]”

Tip of the hat to Lynyrd Skynyrd.

VastRightWingConspirator on November 4, 2010 at 3:11 PM

Brutal shame that Illinois missed the boat on this. Progress, yes, but we missed the Governor’s mansion by 0.3%. Effing crooks in Crook County win again.

Who says crime doesn’t pay?

Jaibones on November 4, 2010 at 3:01 PM

Illinois is a banana republic. How long do Governors last there on average?

pedestrian on November 4, 2010 at 3:12 PM

Expect to see this clip over and over again for the next 2 years

J_Crater on November 4, 2010 at 3:13 PM

Alabama Republicans swept both the state house and the senate! In control for the first time in 130 years! Wooo Hoooo! Thats a loooong wait!

kcd on November 4, 2010 at 3:13 PM

As cool as it all is, I am in California so I am depressed, and or oppressed…

The Expert Knows

HAExpert on November 4, 2010 at 3:13 PM

Illinois is a banana republic. How long do Governors last there on average?

pedestrian on November 4, 2010 at 3:12 PM

that’s easy…just calculate the average time required to seat a Grand Jury.

ted c on November 4, 2010 at 3:14 PM

nice work, barry! You’ve obliterated a generation of democrats. that’s “Change We Need.”

ted c on November 4, 2010 at 3:08 PM

Oh! The Schadenfreude! It gets sweeter and sweeter!

jana on November 4, 2010 at 3:15 PM

tec c – you’re on fire today.

LASue on November 4, 2010 at 3:17 PM

Brutal shame that Illinois missed the boat on this. Progress, yes, but we missed the Governor’s mansion by 0.3%. Effing crooks in Crook County win again.

Who says crime doesn’t pay?

Jaibones on November 4, 2010 at 3:01 PM

Illinois is a banana republic. How long do Governors last there on average?

pedestrian on November 4, 2010 at 3:12 PM

Probably 2-3 year in office then another 10-20 in a separate state institution.

BTW, I wouldn’t write off Illinois’ elections quite yet… I’m wondering what could happen with all those pissed-off servicemen and women who didn’t get ballots this election because the state “forgot” to send them out on time.

That’s around 20,000 votes which would have gone Republican AFAIK and there would be a potential civil rights lawsuit over the state disenfranchising them like they did.

teke184 on November 4, 2010 at 3:17 PM

In California one legislative seat changed….from GOP to Dem.

Mark1971 on November 4, 2010 at 3:07 PM

In California a dead woman won a state senate seat because she was a Latina Democrat. Her ethnicity and Democrat allegiance were more important than the fact she was dead.

RedRedRice on November 4, 2010 at 3:21 PM

I knew all of this on Tuesday night. But, honestly, it still makes me as giddy as a schoolgirl!!

Dominion on November 4, 2010 at 3:22 PM

This is all fine and good, but where is the discussion on the Fed monetizing the debt and driving us all into poverty with hyperinflation? Oh look! A butterfly!!

Flyboy on November 4, 2010 at 3:22 PM

Who says crime doesn’t pay?

Jaibones on November 4, 2010 at 3:01 PM

Alexi Ginnoulias… he found out that being a banker for the mob didn’t do him any favors. Or, maybe it was because Bambi came and “helped” him campaign.

Either way, at least we can take comfort in the fact that Barry’s senate seat went to a Republican.

I’m in Illinois, too… can’t wait for the state tax increase Quinn’s promising.

jana on November 4, 2010 at 3:23 PM

The Left is going to be absolutely blind-sided by the consequences of state legislature turnover in 2012. All of the leftist media I’ve seen is attempting to marginalize GOP Congressional gains as uneventful – state legislatures aren’t even on their radar.

nmlaw2012 on November 4, 2010 at 3:24 PM

In California one legislative seat changed….from GOP to Dem.

Mark1971 on November 4, 2010 at 3:07 PM

Firewall.

BuckeyeSam on November 4, 2010 at 3:26 PM

kcd on November 4, 2010 at 3:13 PM

Tennessee did that last year, expanded the numbers this year AND get a GOP Governor!

ladyingray on November 4, 2010 at 3:27 PM

lorien1973 on November 4, 2010 at 2:58 PM

Did you see that U.S. Reps. Corinne Brown and Mario Diaz-Balart have filed suit against the referendums passed on Tuesday?

Cindy Munford on November 4, 2010 at 3:28 PM

Speaking of California.

That bailout is looking a lot closer these days with the loony bin they re-elected.

WitchDoctor on November 4, 2010 at 3:28 PM

In California one legislative seat changed….from GOP to Dem.

Mark1971 on November 4, 2010 at 3:07 PM

We had better not bail out this failed progressive experiment.

nmlaw2012 on November 4, 2010 at 3:29 PM

Right, yeah you’ll gain seats. That happens in virtually every midterm after the majority party wins the presidency. Congrats on conforming to historical trends.

crr6 on October 27, 2010 at 11:23 AM

Del Dolemonte on November 4, 2010 at 3:29 PM

“Move along folks. Nothing to see here.”

Mainstream Media

mwbri on November 4, 2010 at 3:29 PM

WitchDoctor on November 4, 2010 at 3:28 PM

Great minds!

nmlaw2012 on November 4, 2010 at 3:30 PM

In Illinois the GOP didn’t gain JACK in the general assembly and since Quinn is now ‘up’ 16,000 votes It’s only a matter of time before Brady concedes.
%$#@!
Illinois:Just like California(minus the beautiful coastline,national parks, and nice weather)

annoyinglittletwerp on November 4, 2010 at 3:32 PM

The pain will be all the more delicious when the Dems don’t see it coming!

tims472 on November 4, 2010 at 3:32 PM

In California one legislative seat changed….from GOP to Dem.

Mark1971 on November 4, 2010 at 3:07 PM

Proves one thing. Liberal Californians want to tank their state that much quicker. Then beg for bail outs. After all, the east, and west coastal states are ENTITLED to tax payer money.

*SIGH*

capejasmine on November 4, 2010 at 3:32 PM

Proves one thing. Liberal Californians want to tank their state that much quicker.

It has more to do with gerrymandered districts guaranteeing incumbents are re-elected. Both R’s and D’s want the status quo – their primary goal is to preserve their seat. In the past decade, only 4 seats have changed hands.

lorien1973 on November 4, 2010 at 3:35 PM

OT: but good stuff from rush.

http://www.thehopeforamerica.com/play.php?id=5767

jsunrise on November 4, 2010 at 3:36 PM

Who could have suspected that Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi would spark a national rejection of their party that outdid Watergate?
================================

So..I’m wondering then,who would DeepThroat be!?

canopfor on November 4, 2010 at 3:36 PM

We should be thanking him!

tommer74 on November 4, 2010 at 3:01 PM

We will – in 2012.

My collie whispers:

*pssst* Ease his pain.

CyberCipher on November 4, 2010 at 3:42 PM

While we celebrate, there are still dozens of contested races that, suprise, suprise, are falling to the Democrats.

I think we need a wake-up call. Malloy and teh machine is robbing Foley in CT. Rossi is getting Rossi’s again and there about a dozen House seats suddenly “leaning Dem”.

swamp_yankee on November 4, 2010 at 3:42 PM

Earlier today, I mentioned that a second “wave” election in 2012 would primarily affect the Senate (if it comes at all), as Democrats have lost most of the vulnerable seats in the House already
============================

Purge Part Deux,or as Mad Madcow said,the night of the voting,Purity sumpin,that the Libs haven’t done!

Yes,Team Right,are cleaning their Political house for the
better,and for the future!!

canopfor on November 4, 2010 at 3:45 PM

Our local legislator, a Dem., had been in office for 32 years. He went down in flames Tuesday. If anyone needed retiring, it was Ted Little.

AubieJon on November 4, 2010 at 3:07 PM

I wish we could have gotten rid of Bawney Fwank. He needs to go! Now!

kiakjones on November 4, 2010 at 3:47 PM

Brutal shame that Illinois missed the boat on this. Progress, yes, but we missed the Governor’s mansion by 0.3%. Effing crooks in Crook County win again.

Who says crime doesn’t pay?

Jaibones on November 4, 2010 at 3:01 PM

Cook County, Hennepin in MN, King in WA, Dade and Palm Beach in FL, etc; there is a long list of counties that need an FBI agent in each precinct office to monitor the vote. Those are the centers of the democratic vote-theft machine, and without them our federal government would look very different.

PS Anyone have stats on turnout in these counties yet? Any over 100%?

slickwillie2001 on November 4, 2010 at 3:47 PM

I live in a very conservative county in TX. Yet, we have always had a few truly conservative democrats elected to county and state levels. This election, the county commented that all democrats who had opposition were voted out and that 1/3 of all ballots were votes for a straight republican ticket. Straight party votes had never been so high.

Oleta on November 4, 2010 at 3:50 PM

Michigan:
Governor turned red from blue.
House turned red from blue.
Senate stayed red.

Hope.

ConservativeLawStudent on November 4, 2010 at 3:58 PM

Brutal shame that Illinois missed the boat on this. Progress, yes, but we missed the Governor’s mansion by 0.3%. Effing crooks in Crook County win again.

Who says crime doesn’t pay?

Jaibones on November 4, 2010 at 3:01 PM

Beat me to it.
Btw: Locally,In So. Cook, do we have ANYONE that represents us?
Don’t bother answering-because I already know the answer.
*pounds desk w/fist*

annoyinglittletwerp on November 4, 2010 at 3:58 PM

Obowma as the great uniter?

The Republicans are united as the Tea Party has had a great impact on the GOP. Their support resulted in over 600 national and local victories. Amazing night for the GOP and hopefully, a return to constitutional principles.

We are awake as a nation and we must keep the politicians feet to the fire.

dthorny on November 4, 2010 at 3:59 PM

According to the National Journal, the “redistricting trifecta” states include TX, PA, OH, MI, GA, WI, IN, TN, SC, and UT. The first five states above contain a total of 97 U.S. House seats, of which 64 are already Republican and 32 are Democrat (after the 2010 election), so that re-districting power will probably cement these leads in place and possibly increase them.

In addition, Texas will gain 4 House seats after the 2010 census, and GA, SC, and UT will gain one seat each, allowing Republicans to carve out new “safe” districts. Also, PA, OH, and MI will probably LOSE House seats due to population shifts away to other states, so that Republican-controlled legislatures can force two Democrats to compete against each other, or re-draw lines to include more Republican voters from a neighboring district in Democrat-held districts.

In the longer term, though, Republicans will have more connection to voters and build better organizations in states where they have achieved control. That will put Democrats at a disadvantage for fundraising, but also in developing candidates for public office. It will put more Republicans into statewide offices, into governorships, and into Congress.

Probably the greatest example of this is the retiring Speaker of the Florida House, and U.S. Senator-elect Marco Rubio. The State legislatures are where the future leaders of this country can be groomed, ready to “hit the ground running” when they mature.

Steve Z on November 4, 2010 at 4:00 PM

TEA Party Motto: From dog catcher up! From day one this was our goal. We also know this is the beginning, and we are overwhelmingly encouraged. Local was our tempered goal, education and communication are our tools. At my first rally a tsunami was not imagined or even sought. We hooked up and figured it out as we went. We became delegates,candidates,activists in the Party that lost it’s roots. We became the roots (they were not thrilled)and grew. I like to think of us as the “crab grass roots”, not as tenuously fancy as the old sod but intractable and principled. I pray we stay this way, the distinctly American way.

IowaWoman on November 4, 2010 at 4:01 PM

Governor Palin’s perspective on the election and beyond published today on National Review Online.

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/252477/midterms-lessons-learned-and-way-forward-sarah-palin?page=1

SheetAnchor on November 4, 2010 at 4:04 PM

Illinois:Just like California(minus the beautiful coastline,national parks, and nice weather)

annoyinglittletwerp on November 4, 2010 at 3:32 PM

And Cali has illegal aliens DEMANDING and receiving “FREE healthcare”, the very reason our rates have skyrocketed as they have since the 80′s version of amnesty. They go to hospitals and clinics and NEVER get turned away, whether they can or can’t pay the bill.

dthorny on November 4, 2010 at 4:07 PM

dthorny on November 4, 2010 at 4:07 PM

Far. So. Cook is about 20% white, 40% black, and 40% ‘hispanic’.
I suspect a large percent of that group is illegal.

annoyinglittletwerp on November 4, 2010 at 4:20 PM

Real Headline:


Mid-West to New England: Your Turn to be Rust Belt

SuperCool on November 4, 2010 at 4:22 PM

We should be thanking him!

tommer74 on November 4, 2010 at 3:01 PM

LOL. Yep, Barry Obama is turning out to be the best thing to happen to Republicans in decades.

Thanks, Barry!

AZCoyote on November 4, 2010 at 4:36 PM

From CA, I too was depressed, Tuesday night and Wed. was very down, because I remember when this was a great state.

But today, I’m ready to get back up and do it over, better this time. We may never convince the majority of Californians, but the country is much more important.

jodetoad on November 4, 2010 at 4:36 PM

Over heard in Ca. in 2013.
“Dam Republicans wont give us any bail out money ”
We’ll fix them, we won’t vote for them”
“That won’t work”
“Why?”
“We don’t for them all ready”

BruceB on November 4, 2010 at 4:44 PM

Wouldn’t this be even better for us if the 17th Ammendment was repealed? I’ve always wondered if things would be better for the suburban and rural voters if Senators were elected by legislatures as originally intended.

mrsmwp on November 4, 2010 at 4:45 PM

I think CA (and probably NY) is too cute by half. With no real republican reps at the federal level no one will be putting their seats in jeopardy when the House votes no on any bailout provision.

yakyak on November 4, 2010 at 4:48 PM

Who could have suspected that Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi would spark a national rejection of their party that outdid Watergate?
================================

So..I’m wondering then,who would DeepThroat be!?

canopfor on November 4, 2010 at 3:36 PM

it won’t be us that does in Barack Obama….it’ll be one of his ??friends??....

ted c on November 4, 2010 at 4:50 PM

Real Headline:
Mid-West to New England: Your Turn to be Rust Belt
SuperCool on November 4, 2010 at 4:22 PM

Maine turned Red for the first time in 40 years!

maineconservative on November 4, 2010 at 4:52 PM

it won’t be us that does in Barack Obama….it’ll be one of his ??friends??….

ted c on November 4, 2010 at 4:50 PM

Yeah, boyfriends.

mrsmwp on November 4, 2010 at 4:53 PM

Jaibones on November 4, 2010 at 3:01 PM

I sympathize. It must be incredibly frustrating.

Missy on November 4, 2010 at 5:05 PM

Not to be a downer but 100+ were in the NH legislature, where every other block is a state house district. NH has 424 state house members (more than Cal, Texas and Fla combined) for a population of 1.3 million. Even allowing for that, though, still an awesome performance.

BuzzCrutcher on November 4, 2010 at 3:09 PM

I get sworn in on 12/1/10 with the rest of the GOP tsunami that helped put to rest, once and for all, the myth that we were turning into North Massachusetts.

We went from minority status in both houses and the governor’s executive council to veto-proof majorities in both houses and a five-seat GOP sweep of the executive council.

We also reclaimed both congressional seats, firing Carol Shea-Porter and denying Paul Hodes a promotion to the US Senate.

New Hampshire is Blue Hampshire no more.

Unfortunately, the doctor told me there’s nothing he can do to get this smile off my face. Told me I’d have to wait for it to go away on its own.

Bruce MacMahon on November 4, 2010 at 5:10 PM

I’m with Glenn Beck, I think, in that I’d rather de-gerrymander districts. I would guess that an honest de-gerrymanderfication process would still benefit conservatives.

FloatingRock on November 4, 2010 at 5:18 PM

I’m with Glenn Beck, I think, in that I’d rather de-gerrymander districts. I would guess that an honest de-gerrymanderfication process would still benefit conservatives.

FloatingRock on November 4, 2010 at 5:18 PM

Wild and crazy gerrymandering has been okayed by the courts as a way to put blacks in Congress, among other reasons. I don’t think the courts would allow that to be undone.

slickwillie2001 on November 4, 2010 at 5:42 PM

In Missouri, we elected 26 republican state senators, out of 34. In my district the republican won by 170 or so votes, and I’m not sure if it ever went R before.

Unfortunately, we do have a Dem governor, Jay Nixon. Missouri is also likely to lose a seat. There is going to be a strong push from our side to essentially make all of St. Louis a deep blue district. As it stands now, the 3rd includes much of south St. Louis. It’s been a longtime Dem district (Gephardt and now Carnahan). Carnahan barely won this time though. I suspect the power might have shifted enough to put the new version of MO-3 in republican hands.

stldave on November 4, 2010 at 5:42 PM

In California one legislative seat changed….from GOP to Dem.

Mark1971 on November 4, 2010 at 3:07 PM

The California GOP leadership needs to explain over and over again why so few Republicans won elections in this wave year when the rest of the country was turning Red and the California Republican Party had a billionaire candidate for Governor, who was willing to spend $160 million of her own money on her campaign and on infrastructure that theoretically should have helped other Republicans on the ballot.

I want to hear the California Republican Party explain what went wrong this year and what they are going to do differently in the future to make sure an embarrassing debacle like this never happens again.

And blaming a Democrat voter registration advantage in California is not an acceptable excuse.

Republicans need to hold the California GOP accountable for these dismal results. And any problems that are identified need to be fixed long before 2012.

wren on November 4, 2010 at 5:45 PM

Let us not forget…. there are several races still in limbo. But no support forthcoming from the party. We will whack them next time around. Elitist bast*rds.

ultracon on November 4, 2010 at 5:58 PM

Bruce MacMahon on November 4, 2010 at 5:10 PM

Congrats, Bruce, and thanks for being the leading edge of the wave.

juliesa on November 4, 2010 at 8:43 PM

Republicans need to hold the California GOP accountable for these dismal results. And any problems that are identified need to be fixed long before 2012.

wren on November 4, 2010 at 5:45 PM

Ditto with Illinois Republicans and our GOP.
The IRC is WORTHLESS!

annoyinglittletwerp on November 4, 2010 at 9:55 PM