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  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Oct 7, 2013 7:28 AM Flag

    Neo-Confederacy is nearing it's end

    Time to be edu-ma-cated droolers. The latest PPP polling results: The Republicans, exactly as they did in '96 are going to lose control of the House of Representatives.

    "For Democrats to win a House majority, 17 seats would need to switch to their party's favor.

    Results show that would be within reach, as Republican incumbents are behind in 17 of the districts analyzed: CA-31, CO-06, FL-02, FL-10, FL-13, IA-03, IA-04, IL-13, KY-06, MI-01, MI-07, MI-11, NY-19, OH-14, PA-07, PA-08, WI-07.

    In four districts, the incumbent Republican fell behind after respondents were told their representative supported the government shutdown: CA-10, NY-11, NY-23, VA-02. Three districts saw GOP incumbents maintain their hold over their Democratic challengers, even after hearing their elected officials' views on the shutdown, including CA-21, NV-03 and OH-06.

    "We shut the government down and defaulted because the scary b.l.a.c.k. guy would not defund settled law" is NOT a winner for the GOP.


    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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    • The Republican Revolution, Revolution of '94 or Gingrich Revolution is what the media dubbed the Republican Party (GOP) success in the 1994 U.S. midterm elections,[1] which resulted in a net gain of 54 seats in the House of Representatives, and a pickup of eight seats in the Senate.

      The clear leader of the so-called revolution was Republican congressman Newt Gingrich, who became Speaker of the House as a result of the victory. Capitalizing on the widespread disapproval of President Clinton's attempts to create universal health care and openly integrate homosexuals into the United States military,[2] the Republicans alleged Clinton was not the New Democrat he claimed he was during his 1992 campaign and was a liberal. Offering an alternative to Clinton's policies Gingrich and other Republicans encouraged voters to rally behind the proposed Contract with America.[2] The day after the election, Democratic Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama changed parties, becoming a Republican.

      The gains in seats in the mid-term election resulted in the Republicans gaining control of both the House and the Senate in January 1995. Republicans had not held the majority in the House for forty years, since the 83rd Congress (elected in 1952).

      Large Republican gains were made in state houses as well when the GOP picked up twelve gubernatorial seats and 472 legislative seats. In so doing, it took control of 20 state legislatures from the Democrats. Prior to this, Republicans had not held the majority of governorships since 1972. In addition, this was the first time in 50 years that the GOP controlled a majority of state legislatures.

      Discontent against the Democrats was foreshadowed by a string of elections after 1992, including the capture of the mayoralties of New York and Los Angeles by the Republicans in 1993. In that same year, Christine Todd Whitman captured the New Jersey governorship from the Democrats and Bret Schundler became the first Republican mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey that had been held by the Democratic Party since 1917.

      Republican George Allen won the 1993 Virginia Governor election. Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison took a U.S. Senate seat from the Democrats in the 1993 special election. Republicans Frank Lucas and Ron Lewis picked up two congressional seats from Democrats in Oklahoma and Kentucky in May 1994.

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      • Subsequent events[edit]

        In the 1996, 1998, and 2000 elections, Republicans lost Congressional seats but still retained control of the House and, more narrowly, the Senate. After the 2000 election, the Senate was divided evenly between the parties, with Republicans retaining the right to organize the Senate due to the election of #$%$ Cheney as Vice President and ex officio presiding officer of the Senate.

        The Senate shifted to control by the Democrats (though they technically were the plurality party as they were one short of a majority) after GOP senator Jim Jeffords changed party registration to "Independent" in June 2001, but later returned to Republican control after the November 2002 elections. In the 2006 elections, Democrats won both the House of Representatives (233 Democrats, 202 Republicans) and the Senate (49 Democrats, 49 Republicans, and 2 Independents caucusing with the Democrats) as well as the majority of state governorships (28-22).

        In what was reminiscent of the 1994 elections, Republicans won back control of the House in the 2010 elections. The Senate however remained with the Democrats (51 Democrats, 47 Republicans, and 2 Independents caucusing with the Democrats). Republicans also won a majority of state governorships and State Legislatures. The congressional elections of 2012 brought no change of control in either the House or Senate.

    • "The Republicans, exactly as they did in '96 are going to lose control of the House of Representatives."
      Get a new history book, pilo. Oh, you are quoting a newly published democrat revision of history accepted as truth by the unedu-ma-cated. Revisionist history is all it is.
      The One Hundred Fourth United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met in Washington, DC from January 3, 1995 to January 3, 1997, during the third and fourth years of Bill Clinton's presidency. Apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the 1990 United States census. Both chambers had Republican majorities for the first time since the 1950s. Major events included passage of elements of the Contract with America and a budget impasse between Congress and the Clinton Administration that resulted in the Federal government shutdown of 1995 and 1996.

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