The Dismal Obama Legacy: Giving Republicans Total Control of Government

Democrats’ ability to suspend belief is remarkable. They actually have convinced themselves that Barack Obama has performed well as president.

Obama was the second coming of Reagan, in a strange kind of way.

Obama won the battles, but he lost the war for the Democrats, big time. Though Obama doesn’t like hearing it, he created the Trump Revolution.

As The Daily Caller reports,

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When Obama took office in 2009, Democrats controlled the House and the Senate by substantial majorities. Democrats sat in 28 governor’s mansions and controlled nearly as many state houses. And in 17 states, Democrats controlled all three.

Now, as Obama prepares to leave the White House, the Democratic party’s grip on power is in ruins.

The party has 11 fewer Senate seats, 63 fewer House seats, and more than a dozen fewer governorships, than when Obama took office. Democrats lost more than 800 seats in state legislatures, and control both the governor’s mansion and the legislature in just six states. The Republican party, on the other hand, is the most dominant it’s been since the 1920s.

As we all learned with the election of Trump, the Republicans now control the House, the Senate, and will likely change the complexion of the court for the next couple of decades. This hadn’t occurred for over 100 years.

The Daily Caller continues,

Republicans control the White House, the Congress, and the balance of power in the Supreme Court, as well as both the legislature and the governorship of 24 states. The party now controls “almost everything in American governance,” as The New York Times puts it.

Consider that in the next mid-terms, the Democrats will be on the chopping block in the Senate. So the likelihood of Republicans gaining seats increases dramatically, particularly if Trump does a good job.

According to PBS, here’s what Democrats face with the Senate in 2018,

The election two years from now had already looked difficult for Senate Democrats, who must defend 25 seats compared to just eight held by Republicans. The Democrats’ list includes two independents, Vermont’s Bernie Sanders and Maine’s Angus King, who align with them.

Of those 25 senators, 13 are from states Trump captured or narrowly lost. Among those are Maine, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, which hadn’t backed a GOP presidential candidate since the 1980s, leaving both parties trying to discern how much Tuesday may have reordered the lineup of blue, red and swing states.

Five Democrats are from states Trump easily carried, by 19 percentage points or more — Indiana, North Dakota, West Virginia, Missouri and Montana.

The Daily Caller explains further the woes facing the Democrats:

At the state level, a Republican sits in two-thirds of the governor’s mansions, and the party controls more than 30 state legislatures. Three states voted to replace a Democrat governor with a Republican, and the party picked up control of the legislature and governor’s mansion in Iowa, Missouri, Kentucky and New Hampshire.

Republicans now control all 30 legislative chambers in the South for the first time in history, reports Reuters. Their dominance of the governorships is the greatest since the 1920s, and their control of the legislatures overall is the greatest in history.

It is imperative that we support the Trump presidency, and make strides in all groups that typically vote Democrat. There must be a reason the stars aligned in such a way for Conservatism to regain a foothold.

Join me at Tea Party Community to make sure that we keep America great.

This opportunity is the one thing we can thank Obama for. Without him, this monumental moment likely could not have occurred.

 

 

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