I am extremely proud that, on election day, I had the opportunity to vote against the most radical leftist American government in modern history. This election was quite historic. *Just a few examples:
- The turnover in the House of Representatives was the largest swing in more than 70 years.
- Tim Scott, from South Carolina's 1st District, and Allen West, from Florida's 22nd, are the first African-American Republicans sent to Congress from their states in more than 100 years, and they're both the first black Republicans to join the House or Senate since J.C. Watts retired in 2003. Both are Tea Party favorites and both men were endorsed by Sarah Palin. (Source)
- Republicans won smashing victories in state legislatures, capturing an outright majority of the nation’s legislative seats and the largest majority for the party since 1928.
- Republicans will now control a majority of the South’s legislative chambers for the first time since Reconstruction.
- The GOP took both the North Carolina Senate and North Carolina House from the Democrats, winning the Senate for the first time since 1870. The party won both houses of the Alabama Legislature from the Democrats, which will also give the Republicans control there for the first time since Reconstruction. In Oklahoma, Republicans retained their control of the Legislature, which, coupled with their win in the governor’s race, will give the GOP complete control of state government for the first time ever. In Tennessee the story was similar: Republicans won the governorship and solidified their control of the Legislature, putting them fully in charge of the state for the first time since Reconstruction.
But the South was not the only place where history was made on Tuesday:
No reversal was as dramatic as the one in New Hampshire. Democrats' shocking wins there in 2006 looked at the time like the culmination of a generations-long realignment away from the Republicans in the Northeast. That year, the Democrats won every major office in the state. The realignment lasted only four years, as Republicans won back both houses of the legislature, making a net gain of 100 or more seats in the state's 400-member House of Representatives. Republicans also picked up the Montana House, both houses of the Minnesota Legislature and both houses of the Maine Legislature. Maine joined Wisconsin in going from complete Democratic control of state government, including the legislature and the governorship, to complete Republican control. The hotly contested New York Senate remains up in the air, as do legislative chambers in Colorado, Washington and Oregon . . . From 1956 to 2002 Democrats controlled a majority of the nation's legislative seats. Democrats quickly regained their majorities whenever they lost them. But now Republicans will have their most clear-cut advantage since before the Great Depression. *(Source)In the months leading up to this most historic shift of power, the ruling class and their sycophants in the old media had their laughs and juvenile level bathroom jokes about the "Tea Party." Who's laughing now?