13 December, 2008

Worse than I Thought

Wow. When you see the numbers all in one place like that...

Roll Call (sub req'd):

Republicans look like the football team dancing in the end zone in the fourth quarter of a game when they’re down by 40 points [...]

Republicans need to come to terms with the fact that over the last four years, Democrats have gained control of every level of government.

In the House, Republicans had a 232-202 majority after the 2004 election. Next year, Democrats will have a 257-178 edge. In the Senate, Republicans had a 55-45 majority after the 2004 election. Next year, Democrats will have 58 or 59 Senate seats.

After the 2004 election, Republicans held 28 governorships compared with 22 for the Democrats. After Nov. 4, Democrats held 29 governorships compared with 21 for the Republicans, although the GOP will gain one back if Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano (D) leaves, as expected, to join Obama’s Cabinet.

After the 2004 election, Republicans controlled the state legislature in 20 states compared with 19 Democratic-controlled states. Now, Democrats control the state legislature in 27 states, with the Republicans holding only 14.

And there are over 800 more Democratic state legislators than Republicans in the country, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures Web site. Four years ago, Democrats had a mere 10-seat edge out of more than 7,000 nationwide.

Given this new GOP optimism, if Democrats keep their cash in banks rather than in appliances, they could be in the majority for a very long time.

But, y'know, they've been winning elections lately! They're obviously making a comeback! Against one deeply corrupt Dem under indictment and holding on by the skin of their teeth in a blood-red district... yeah, on second thought, those victories don't look too shiny, do they? Not that they aren't trying to put a shine on shit.

Consider the above numbers a gentle reminder that no matter how much glitter they add, shit's still shit.

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