How Much Were Democrats Loathed? GOP Claims Win Of NC Assembly, First Time In 100 Years

Remember, I said that what could happen in state legislatures and even the governors mansions was sliding under the radar. And in North Carolina

Riding a nationwide wave of voter discontent, state Republican leaders said Tuesday that the party had seized control of the state General Assembly for the first time in more than a century.

Many races remained too close to call late Tuesday, but GOP Chairman Tom Fetzer predicted that Republicans would pick up 14 to 16 House seats and 10 Senate seats. That would give the party 66 to 68 seats in the 120-member House and 30 seats in the 50-member Senate.

The GOP last had a majority in the state Senate in 1898. They controlled the state House as recently as 12 years ago.

Yes, we still have to wait for the full results, but, Fetzer is not pulling a Pelosi, claiming victory where there is none to be had (actually, Pelosi was more like Baghdad Bob). It is huge that the GOP can claim to to have won total control of the NC GA, and, based on the last paragraph of the WRAL story, where Dems pretty much gave up the partying, the GOP did pull it out. Now it is time to turn the GA around, move it from its resemblance to the corrupt NJ state legislature, and do the bidding of the People of NC.

Also, while it may be simply a moral victory, it should be noted that Bill Randall took 45% of the vote in NC13 against Brad Miller. NC13, my district, comprises Raleigh and several other heavily Democrat areas. It’s also where quite a few Damnyankees (always pronounced as one word) have moved from up North. In his last two elections, he took 66% and 64% of the vote. This time, only 55%.

Anyhow

The surge that gave Republicans control of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday also hit state legislatures, giving Republicans power to potentially cement their hold in Congress for the next decade.

Republicans took control of at least state 18 chambers from Democrats, according to Tim Storey, an elections analyst at the bipartisan National Conference of State Legislatures.

Republicans saw a net gain of at least 500 seats, giving them control of chambers in states including Alabama, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, the NCSL reported.

Storey said probably five more chambers remain in play, including the New York Senate.

Remember, control of the state legislatures is about more than simply governance: being a Census year, they will have control over redistricting (psst, NC GOP, make sure Brad Miller loses next time, OK?). Here’s an idea: split the big cities in half.

A few other tidbits:

  • In California, making pot legal failed
  • In Arizona, South Carolina, Utah, and South Dakota, the People said screw you, Card Check, and made sure that the secret ballot would remain regarding unionization
  • Oklahoma has banned Sharia Law
  • Arizona voted against ObamaCare insurance mandate 55-45%
  • Kansas voted for the Right to Bear arms
  • Oklahoma voted against ObamaCare mandate
  • Bye Bye, Nutty Alan Grayson
  • California voted against Prop 23, which would suspend their insane globull warming legislation. Now they can watch their economy collapse even further, as 3,000 people a day move from the State

Now we’re just waiting for the final tallies, to see what the overall federal and state numbers are.

More: regarding the GOP State victories and ability to control redistricting, Ed Morrissey writes “This may be the biggest victory for Republicans from last night, and perhaps the longest-lasting.”

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5 Responses to “How Much Were Democrats Loathed? GOP Claims Win Of NC Assembly, First Time In 100 Years”

  1. gitarcarver says:

    Other tidbits:

    Jan Brewer won re-election in Arizona. Brewer is leading the charge in the fight against illegal immigration and after being down early in polls, came back with a convincing win.

    Conservative blacks were elected across the country. Unlike the Perriello supporters you showcased earlier, the simple fact of the matter is that most conservatives, most people on the right and most Tea Partiers car not one iota about a persons skin color, but do care about the person’s stances, views and policies.

    Marco Rubio getting elected in Florida is a nightmare for the Democrats. After sending Clinton down here to ask Meeks to withdraw from the election in order to give more votes to Crist, the voters elected Rubio. Rubio is smart, speaks well, is Hispanic and crosses party and ethnic lines. A conservative Hispanic is one of the worst things Democrats can imagine.

  2. captainfish says:

    Congrats on NC mate. OK, turned all red 2 years ago. Was most awesome.

    That bill to fight against the ObamaCare mandate… was a waste. Language in it said it would not overturn federal laws as they have pre-eminence.

    And, I hope people take notice of all the union chicanery and vote bullying that went on in the Reid steal of the election.

  3. Those were great pickups, GT, some great Conservatives to move us forward, though, Rubio is a little squishy regarding illegal immigration.

    Controlling the GA will be great for redistricting, can perhaps get rid of the permanent Dem seats, like Miller’s.

  4. Trish says:

    And PA went red as well, it was a sweet triumph for conservatives across the state! I’ve never understood how only two main urban areas, were able to swing elections for Democrats. Panthers at the polls must have been only one reason, and groups like Acorn who managed to drag people to the polls who would have otherwise not voted. With livelihoods, healthcare issues, and a far left agenda on the line, conservatives finally made a difference here!

  5. captainfish says:

    hahahahahahaaaa… CAIR of Oklahoma are challenging the recently passed Amendment in Oklahoma that stated that we did not want the OK courts to make rulings on anything but the OK and US Constitution – specifically we told courts to ignore international law and sharia law.

    yet, CAIR finds that unconstitutional. HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAAAA

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