More and more the election of 2010 is proving to beneficial to the Republicans. Not only did it take away the 60 vote majority that allowed the Democrats to pass any political agenda they desired, but it also gave the House of Representatives to the Republicans. Suddenly the Democrats were faced with having to compromise if they wanted to pass an agenda.
Gone were the antagonistic and obnoxious divisive attitudes of the new President and his lieutenants. Gone were the days of Obama snidely remarking:
“Well, we won.”
Yes, the 2010 elections were great just because of that. But now were seeing even more. We’re seeing a nation with more Republican governors. We’re seeing the awesome work that Scott Walker is doing in Wisconsin. We’re seeing the similar work that Ohio is doing, and Florida. Further, the state elected officials were impacted as well. Gone were the days of a North Carolina State House being dominated by Democrats. For the first time in 140 years the Senate and the House are controlled by Republicans.
And now, in the election of 2012, we’re seeing the benefit of that. We’re seeing congressman decline to run:
Washington — Thirteenth District Congressman Brad Miller said Thursday that he will not run for re-election.
The five-term member of the U.S. House said North Carolina’s Republican-controlled legislature “dismantled” his district when they redrew voting maps in July.
The new maps put Miller into the 4th District with political ally and fellow Democrat David Price. Miller said he didn’t want to run against Price.
Republicans are drawing election maps. And those maps no longer favor generations of democrats. They are now favoring Republicans. And high time.