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Rising number of states seeing one-party rule
The Washington Times ^ | November 10, 2012 | Keely Brazil

Posted on 11/11/2012 7:59:17 AM PST by Road Glide

Divided government still rules in the nation’s capital after last week’s Tuesday’s vote, but unity is increasingly the name of the game in cities such as Annapolis, Topeka, Concord and Little Rock.

In a little-noticed footnote to last week’s election, state legislature elections this year have produced the highest number of states with one-party rule in 60 years. Democrats or Republicans now have sole control of the governorship and both legislative chambers in 37 state capitals around the country.

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), which tracks party representation in the country’s 50 state governments, Democrats now control all three bases of power – the governorship and both houses of the state legislature – in 14 states and Republicans in 23, with only 12 states sharing power. (Nebraska’s unicameral legislature is considered nonpartisan.)

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; duplicate; politics; stategovernment; stateonepartyrule; states
The Divided Nation is upon us...
1 posted on 11/11/2012 7:59:30 AM PST by Road Glide
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To: Road Glide
The states are bipartisan.

Move to a state near you where your overlords at least give lip service to your favored philosophy.

2 posted on 11/11/2012 8:04:40 AM PST by Paladin2 (.)
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To: Paladin2

Colorado went solid Dem this election. I’m heading to Texas as soon as I can afford to leave.


3 posted on 11/11/2012 8:09:00 AM PST by taxcontrol
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To: Road Glide
Map is from 2010.

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I know the democrats lost Arkansas on tuesday but I'm pretty sure at least one other state flipped in our favor.

Imagine how different America would be if not for the 17th amendment that allowed cities to elect democrats on those otherwise red states. We're looking at almost 50 republican senators right off the top with the mixed paty states sending one of each to Washington.
4 posted on 11/11/2012 8:13:20 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Road Glide

Wisconsin. Republican Governor, Republican majority again in the Senate (thank you fleebaggers) and in the Assembly.

Wisconsin can pass any law it wants to without a single Democrat vote.

Yet the state voted for Obama and carpet-muncher Baldwin for Senate. Splain this to me....


5 posted on 11/11/2012 8:30:40 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Road Glide

We were saved in Wisconsin, as if the Recall would have happened during the Presidential election, we would have lost the governorship, state Senate, and likely the State Assembly. We would also have lost two fine congressman in Reid Ribble and Sean Duffy. The unions made the blunder of holding the recall in June, so I am really thankful for them making that tactical error.


6 posted on 11/11/2012 8:32:26 AM PST by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: bigbob

Maybe those Republicans don’t quite share your values the way you think they would.


7 posted on 11/11/2012 8:33:21 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Road Glide

Every democrat controled state is flat broke and California is the biggest one.


8 posted on 11/11/2012 8:34:56 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Road Glide

Washington state is firmly in the “one party rule” category and has been for decades. This last time around we had a good opportunity to elect a pubbie governor who is a milquetoast but decent guy. Instead the libtards voted in a fellow moron who is a reliable dhimmicrat.


9 posted on 11/11/2012 8:40:13 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: rockrr

And we need to make a separate state out of the Seattle metro area and the surrounding counties of Pierce and Snohomish. Then the state would be red, with a blue island.


10 posted on 11/11/2012 8:55:28 AM PST by datura (The "P" in Democrat stands for Patriotism!)
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To: datura

I am so happy that Arkansas is now a GOP state. Sure, our governor is a Democrat, but he’s basically had to position himself as a conservative (and he IS fairly conservative for the most part) to win elections. Romney won 61-39 in Arkansas so I hope that we will continue to trend strongly in this direction.


11 posted on 11/11/2012 9:00:15 AM PST by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: datura

A better idea would be to trade Seattle, SF, LA, Chicago, Detroit, NYC and all of Vermont and Massachusetts to Canada for the western provinces.


12 posted on 11/11/2012 9:25:10 AM PST by Oklahoma
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To: Oklahoma
"A better idea would be to trade Seattle, SF, LA, Chicago, Detroit, NYC and all of Vermont and Massachusetts to Canada for the western provinces."

That's a good plan. I think we'd have to pay Canada a handsom sum of gold to take Detroit though...

13 posted on 11/11/2012 9:35:49 AM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: datura

Unfortunately it is a trend that is happening more frequently everywhere. As an area urbanizes it becomes more and more regimented. Personal freedom is sent to the back of the bus in favor of group “rights” and government restrictions.

This sends conservatives and (to an extent) libertarians racing for the door. As a result the urban communities become enclaves of concentrated leftism. Self-perpetuating leftism. Leftism that feeds off of the surrounding communities.

When you couple that with the phenomenon of unprecedented gimmes that the Free Shyt Party has turned to, the GOP doesn’t stand a chance. How can “Hard work and clean living leads to success” compare to “Here, have a free Øbomaphone!”?

Recent events have proven (to me at least) that the left cannot and will not attend to the fiscal ship of state. And a bit more than half of the voters don’t GAS.

There’s going to be a heavy price paid for this national rectal inversion.


14 posted on 11/11/2012 9:36:41 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: cripplecreek
I know the democrats lost Arkansas on tuesday but I'm pretty sure at least one other state flipped in our favor.

Two other states went with all GOP. I'm surprised that ME is GOP lead. (Maine has a streak of INDEPENDENCE in them. I doubt you'll ever elect a true CONSERVATIVE, but you can elect republicans.

15 posted on 11/11/2012 9:53:30 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: ExCTCitizen

Michigan is GOP majority since 2010 and is growing more conservative all the time. We crushed two union constitutional amendments on Tuesday, one of which would have effectively given the public sector unions veto power over the state legislature. On Wednesday the legislature passed a law restricting the Department of Environmental quality’s ability to regulate or designate without legislative approval.

I think we’ll see right to work come to Michigan pretty soon. Even a growing number of private sector union members are openly supporting it as a means of keeping their own leadership in check.


16 posted on 11/11/2012 10:02:52 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Thunder90

So you’re saying that if the recall elections had been held Nov. 6 the Republican losses would have been greater — can you explain your reasoning why? Would it have just been due to turnout, or (as I suspect) are there a large number of straight party-line voters in a Presidential year? Or maybe both?

Trying to understand how Obama and Baldwin won in WI in spite of the consistent pattern of Republican wins since 2008.


17 posted on 11/11/2012 10:07:30 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Road Glide

Save for later


18 posted on 11/11/2012 10:15:28 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: datura
And we need to make a separate state out of the Seattle metro area and the surrounding counties of Pierce and Snohomish. Then the state would be red, with a blue island.

You know; that's a good idea. The same could be done with Maryland, where the counties around DC go blue but the rest of the state is decent people.

19 posted on 11/11/2012 10:17:17 AM PST by Albion Wilde (Why does the left have such a grip on this country? Because they worked for it. --Daniel Greenfield)
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To: bigbob

The Republicans would have not had any sort of ground game built up in Wisconsin, nor the confidence that a win under their belt would have given them. Also, Wisconsin would not have been a swing state under that case, such as that the Romney campaign and RNC would have likely written off Wisconsin in this case. Finally, Tom Barrett and Mahlon Mitchell would have had ample time to even the playing field against Scott Walker and Rebecca Kleefisch, and the Obama machine and the Unions would been more able to drive out a more eager voting population for him.

In that scenario, Obama would have gotten similar returns that he got in 08, and Sean Duffy and Reid Ribble would have lost their seats. And the State Legislature would be in the hands of the Democrats. And we would have Tom Barrett and Mahlon Mitchell, on top of Tammy Baldwin. Even Paul Ryan’s seat would have been threatened in this scenario.


20 posted on 11/11/2012 11:22:22 AM PST by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: cripplecreek

I think one should include the status of the State’s US Senators.


21 posted on 11/11/2012 12:11:24 PM PST by Paladin2 (.)
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To: Paladin2
I think one should include the status of the State’s US Senators.

It doesn't really work due to the progressively inspired scam of the 17th Amendment. Our founders didn't intend for our senators to be elected by a popular vote. They were to be chosen by the representative legislatures.

The progs weren't stupid when they sold that snake oil. They knew it stripped power from the states and they intended to keep it that way by protecting those senators from recall.

The method as intended sure made politics a lot less expensive.
22 posted on 11/11/2012 12:27:07 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Congratulations! If you can do that in spite of the Soviet cities, then there is hope for the rest of the nation.


23 posted on 11/11/2012 12:37:57 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps
You can spot a couple of obvious trends by looking at a couple of different maps.

The first is our current congressional makeup.

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The second, shows the two counties where the the union power grab actually won.

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24 posted on 11/11/2012 12:54:22 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Yep, two counties controlled by Soviet urban centres. The rest of the state has common sense.


25 posted on 11/11/2012 1:11:44 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps
"The rest of the state has common sense."

Not quite. Levin and Spenditnow are near Marxists.

I really don't understand how a state that is RINO/TP centric can keep sending these two to DC to represent the interests of the state peeps or the State gov't.

26 posted on 11/11/2012 2:54:20 PM PST by Paladin2 (.)
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To: Oklahoma
A better idea would be to trade Seattle, SF, LA, Chicago, Detroit, NYC and all of Vermont and Massachusetts to Canada for the western provinces.

What has Canada ever done to you? They are generally individually nice and very polite, why would you dump all our garbage in their lap.

I'd think something along the lines of a second Chicago fire or a new SF earthquake (to include LA) would do the job.

Regards,
GtG

27 posted on 11/11/2012 3:43:03 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

I’m not an expert on Canadian history but I think many of the early English speaking settlers in what is now Canada came from the New England states. It’s possible Ottawa and Quebec would welcome our big cities with open arms.


28 posted on 11/11/2012 6:22:52 PM PST by Oklahoma
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