We can all be experts, hell, even my garbagee man has more smarts about politics than some of the talking heads on TV. America is still a country with a conservative bias and though the welfare state queens want to make us all takers, most Americans with a sense of "fairness" know it cannot be a taker state and last much longer. I have taken a look at the political makeup of the State's Legislatures and their Executives. Listening to the talking heads you would think the country went left and the place is now wrapped up in the democrat hand basket. Well, the facts prove otherwise.
HERE is a little map of who is in charge in all the states. Read the article too. Then maybe you will be restored to confidence. You should click on the link in the map box so you can check out each state's makeup. R's have the majorities.
HERE is a interactive map for America. Pretty cool.
Here is the November 7 wrap-up totals for Legislatures.
- Pre-election 2012: 26 Republican Legislatures, 15 Democrat and 8 that were split.
- Post-election 2012: 26 Republican Legislatures, 19 Democrat and 4 split.
- Nebraska has a nonpartisan, unicameral Legislature.
As for Governors, the R's have the advantage here as well.R's have 29, D's have 20 and their is one Independent (maybe Ben Emery and Michael A should move there?)
Sure, it was not fun watching the reelection of Obama by the new "Moron" Party members, but it isn't the end of the world. I saw Christie give the "O" man a hug for promising some moolah to fix the mess Sandy caused. But since that seems to be Obama's forte', bribes and payoffs for votes, I saw nothing new there.
America is still going to make it. We will have a back and forth in politics forever more (or until we fall over the cliff), so I am not that worried. Republicans have the majorities in most places and we will get the rest later. Hell, even New York had a R Senate majority, now not. Unlike the California Senate hegemony through gerrymandering Controller John Chaing. But maybe even our once great sate will return to sanity someday. We did retain control in the "People's House" as well. Thank you John Boehner and Doug LaMalfa.
Don't fret, don't let the talking heads from either party get you down. America is resilient, R's are in charge in most places and we will always be the Party of Sanity.