Watching and listening to the pundits of all sides one would think the Obama victory was a death knell for the Republican party. Well, since the lamestream media and the paid consultants of defeat at the Presidential level apparently don't do any homework on the issue, let me teach them.
America is far from a democrat stronghold. The states are majority Republican. The Senate and Assemblies of a majority of states are Republican. There are more Governors Republican. So why all the angst and gnashing of teeth? Even as I write this the Legislature of Michigan has or is in the process of, passing a "right to work" law and the Governor has promised to sign it. Michigan has many democrats at the federal level but the people at the state level want Republicans running the place. This is common across America.
Democrats own the California and New York Legislatures and many northeastern state's as well. But in the South, Midwest and northern states, Republicans hold the Houses. In Wisconsin where the democrats created endless turmoil; and spawned recalls against Republicans last year (and this year), the R's regained the Senate there! Though Obama won the vote for President, Wisconsin voters liked the R's to be in charge of their state. This to me is a good sign the political makeup of the country is healthy.
Sure, Obama and his lackey's in the Executive branch control lots of programs and political appointments. Yet a lot of the damage Obama and his minions can create can be stymied by the Republican House. Since no spending can originate in any other place under the Constitution, R's have a trump card hard to overcome. As long as the R's have the guts to hold tight, nothing Obama and Harry Reid want to happen can proceed. I hope the House holds tight on spending cuts and reworking many of the mistakes made from the past.
HERE is Ballotpedia's summary of the 50 state's legislatures and if you read it thoroughly you will remain convinced the country has not lost its mind. I do stand by my opinion that the Democrats have been peopled by morons and takers.
As you review the Ballotpedia summaries, please note that the R's have a 56-41 majority in the state Legislatures and 29-20-1 in Governorships. I don't think the R's are on the run. I call this a normal political result when you review history.
So all you people down in the mouth about the Romney loss, cheer up! We will regain the Executive branch. For all you ecstatic democrats regarding the billion dollar man, Obama and his victory, don't get to cocky. I will give you a break until the day after Obama's inauguration in January. Then It will be back to the normal back and forth bashing we have come to love in America of our political leaders.