Skip to comments.Rising number of states seeing one-party rule
Posted on 11/11/2012 7:59:17 AM PST by Road Glide
Divided government still rules in the nations capital after last weeks Tuesdays 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 weeks 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 countrys 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. (Nebraskas unicameral legislature is considered nonpartisan.)
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Move to a state near you where your overlords at least give lip service to your favored philosophy.
Colorado went solid Dem this election. I’m heading to Texas as soon as I can afford to leave.
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....
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.
Maybe those Republicans don’t quite share your values the way you think they would.
Every democrat controled state is flat broke and California is the biggest one.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.