The Rising Republican Majority ?

Parties go through cycles of ascendency and then recede to ascend again.  In Delaware,  it is clear that  the Democrats went through a period of dominance just like the Republicans did.  The state has these cycles.  Now the Republicans are in a position to regain their footing. Democrats are a super-majority in both houses, they hold 8 of 9 statewide offices.  They rule two of the three county governments.  They have 47% of the registered voters and rising.  Predicting a coming Republican majority is interesting to say the least, but truthfully, the Democrats peaked in 2008 and we see evidence of the majority being spent.  In 2012 Republicans survived reapportionment and actually gained a net seat in the senate and held the seats in the house and senate that were designed to remove GOP incumbents. The Governor and Lt. Governor will be open in 2016.  The office of insurance commissioner was an easy take except the GOP sabotaged itself by not funding a candidate who proved to be strong enough to take 20% of the vote in Wilmington.  The office will likely be open or subject to bitter primary. In 2014, the Republicans will pick up a senate seat and could well be in position to take the senate with a serious effort. Kent County could well have a Republican majority in 3 years.  If the GOP can hold the auditor, and gain seats that the Democrats seem to be wanting to give them with their radical agenda of late, by 2020 we will be wondering what people were talking about when they discussed a permanent Democrat majority, just like when they were talking about a permanent Republican one 20 years ago. The only question is will Republicans get the infighting out of their system and decide to fight the other side?

33 thoughts on “The Rising Republican Majority ?”

  1. Now the Republicans are in a position to regain their footing.

    Dream on. Once a state becomes left-wing socialist, it never goes back; see VT, CT, MA, RI, NJ, NY and CA. Maryland is probably gone, as is Delaware. Of course, once a ‘liberal’ state actually goes bankrupt, maybe it will change. High-income flight might also precipitate political change.

    It is not a coincidence that most major manufacturing is moving South, into lower-tax, right-to-work states. California, in particular, has experienced much capital flight.

  2. Let me get this straight — you’re in favor of paying workers badly.…Wheezer

    No, Fatso…I’m in favor of paying them what they’re worth, which is decided by the market. Over-paying killed two auto manufacturers- one was bailed-out by the taxpayers(GM), while the bondholders were stiffed, the other is now owned by Fiat (Chrysler).

    And yet leads the nation in job creation…

    Where did you get your figures? Show us. And don’t forget to include per capita numbers, too. Obviously, California will “create” more jobs than a state one-tenth its size. Speaking of California:

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The people of Stockton will feel financial fallout for years after a federal judge ruled Monday to let the city become the most populous in the nation to enter bankruptcy.

    But the case is also being watched closely because it could answer the significant question of who gets paid first by financially strapped cities — retirement funds or creditors.

    “I don’t know whether spiked pensions can be reeled back in,” U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein said while making the ruling. “There are very complex and difficult questions of law that I can see out there on the horizon.”
    The potential constitutional question in the Stockton case is whether federal bankruptcy law trumps a California law that says money owed to the state pension fund must be paid…

    Stockton now owes CalPERS about $900 million to cover pension promises, far the city’s largest financial obligation. Many struggling cities across California are in the same situation….

    The changes could further strain at least two dozen other financially strapped cities, including San Bernardino, San Jose, Compton, Fairfield, Watsonville, Atwater….

    Yep, the you-know-what is starting to hit the fan. But, don’t worry- fiscally-sane taxpayers from Kansas will foot the bill, since Our Little Red Star will have to bail-out his left-wing-state comrades with federal cash.

    “Hi, I’m your friendly neighborhood Socialist-Democrat thief. Give me your money so that I can buy votes by creating inter-generational parasites. Thanks.”

  3. Hey, another reason California ‘creates’ jobs- they have the third-highest unemployment rate in the nation, so a lot of people are looking for work.

    Also, from Bloomberg:

    The rivalry between the two most-populous U.S. states came into relief in April 2011 when 10 Republicans and a Democrat from California’s Legislature, accompanied by Newsom, visited Texas to study its job-creation strategies. That month, Texas’s year-over-year job growth of 254,400 was more than 100,000 higher than California’s.

    Logue attributes much of the growth to early implementation of President Barack Obama’s health-care program. Educational and health-care employment grew 3 percent in the year ended in July, California’s Employment Development Department reported…

    LOL. How much of that California ‘job creation’ was due to handouts from the federal Treasury?

  4. Geezer on April 2, 2013 at 16:37 said: ““I’m in favor of paying them what they’re worth, which is decided by the market.” The market is now being influenced by other countries, so it is, indeed, that workers should be paid badly.”

    So you agree, Geezer, that we should send illegal aliens back to their home country and stop them from stealing jobs from American citizens?

  5. “So you agree, Geezer, that we should send illegal aliens back to their home country and stop them from stealing jobs from American citizens?” – Moseley

    Jon, Have you ever competed with an “illegal alien” in your line of work ?

    I didn’t think so.

  6. “LOL. How much of that California ‘job creation’ was due to handouts from the federal Treasury?”

    The top ten states for federal handouts courtesy of the Tax Foundation. It should be noted that these states are probably the most liberal in the nation and all vote heavily Democratic of course.

    1. New Mexico
    2. Mississippi
    3. Alaska (Per capita No 1 recipient of federal benefits)
    4. Louisiana
    5. W. Virginia
    6. N. Dakota
    7. Alabama
    8. S. Dakota
    9. Virginia
    10. Kentucky
    Mississippi for instance receives $1.77 in federal spending for every $1.00 they send to Washington. Nice trick.

    Does anyone care who the botton 10 are? The ones that give more than they get in return? In order from 1 to 10.

    New Jersey, Nevada, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Minnesota, Illinois, Delaware, California, New York, Colorado.

    I can’t figure out where you folks are getting your information from but it’s gotta be from the bottom of the bird cage.

    How about trying The American Conservative and see who the biggest non-payer states are: http://www.theamericanconservative.com/where-do-the-47-percent-live/

  7. delacrat on April 2, 2013 at 18:00 said: “Jon, Have you ever competed with an “illegal alien” in your line of work ? I didn’t think so.”

    As a debt-collection lawyer, I have sat across the table from a painting contractor who went out of business because of illegal aliens and could not pay his bill to Sherwin Williams because of illegal aliens. He had to close down his company. He lost his business. And he had to move in with his parents (with his wife) in a rural part of downstate Virginia.

    He was crushed and depressed — a broken man.

    Thanks to Democrats destroying the working man and the middle class.

    Not only do illegal aliens break the law once to enter the USA or over-stay, and break the law twice to work illegally in the USA, but many of them also break the law a third time by doing home improvement or construction work without the required contractor’s license and training.

    So an honest home contractor who gets the necessary training and insurance and bonding and shows financial responsiblity and gets the necessary licenses cannot compete with an illegal alien who works without a contractor’s license, without insurance, and without bonding.

    What the illegal aliens do is lie — a fourth crime — and say they have a contractor’s license by making up a license number of stealing someone elses.

  8. Not much, Rick. CA has been bleeding government jobs. They lost a net 29200 local gov’t jobs between June, 2011 & 2012.…TB

    According to NBC. As you can see from the Bloomberg article, the California Employment Development Department, a state agency, attributed a significant amount of the growth to “Educational” employment.

    Lawyer. Heh heh.…Wheezer

    When did I say I was a lawyer, Fatso?

  9. It is not a crime to lie, of course. But it is a crime to falsely claim to be licensed in commercial busienss or to use someone else’s business license number.

  10. “Jon, Have you ever competed with an “illegal alien” in your line of work ? I didn’t think so.” – delacrat

    “…a painting contractor who went out of business because of illegal aliens and could not pay his bill to Sherwin Williams because of illegal aliens. … He lost his business. …. in a rural part of downstate Virginia.

    Thanks to Democrats destroying the working man and the middle class.” – Moseley

    C’mon Jon, “downstate Virginia” is hardly a Democrat stronghold. There must have been plenty of Republican customers hiring illegal aliens. So don’t go laying it all on the Democrats.

  11. delacrat on April 2, 2013 at 23:29 said: “C’mon Jon, “downstate Virginia” is hardly a Democrat stronghold. There must have been plenty of Republican customers hiring illegal aliens. So don’t go laying it all on the Democrats.”

    Democrats created the policies and conditions which are destroying the middle class and destroying jobs of lower income and middle income workers.

    In fact, no one is bieng hurt more by illegal aliens than legal Hispanic-American immigrants.

    As for geography, I said he lost his house in Northern Virginia and had to move downstate. He lost his busienss, his home, and his life — thanks to the Democrats.

    However, illegal aliens LIE. (Like Democrats.)

    illegal aliens will put a fake building contractor’s license on their invoices or job proposals. I’ve seen it. I have discussed with clients about the enforceability of their bills when there has been a dispute.

    So most people who are being DEFRAUDED by these illegal aliens DON’T KNOW the illegal aliens are illegal.

    They do shoddy work. They don’t know what they are doing. They are fly-by-night shysters. If they perform shoddy workmanship — which they frequently do — they just disappear and evade responsibility.

    I had another client trying to hold an illegal alien responsible for shoddy workmanship. We had proof that he never had a contractor’s license. But he had put all of his money and assets and house in the name of his wife. And we couldn’t find him to hold him accountable.

    ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE DESTROYING THE AMERICAN DREAM FOR AMERICANS

  12. Nitpicker on April 3, 2013 at 00:23 said: “Licensing? Bonding? Sounds like a bunch of those job-killing regulations.”

    When they apply to some people and not others, they are definitely job-killers. When illegal aliens don’t obey these regulations, but American citizens do, that destroys the jobs and businesses of honest American citizens.

    Of course, if any other group were flagrantly DEFRAUDING CONSUMERS by not holding contractor’s licenses, the news media would be on a crusade and all the consumer protection agencies would be declaring war on them.

  13. Right around when you were blaming “The Jews” for entertainment of which you don’t approve?

    Contrast:

    Jewish involvement in pornography has a long history in the United States, as Jews have helped to transform a fringe subculture into what has become a primary constituent of Americana. These are the ‘true blue Jews’.
    ….
    Jews were open to new ways of doing business. Gertzman explains that “Jews, when they found themselves excluded from a field of endeavour, turned to a profession in which they sensed they could eventually thrive by cooperating with colleagues in a community of effort . . . Jews have for a very long time cultivated the temperament and talents of middlemen, and they are proud of these abilities”.
    The adult entertainment business required something that Jews possessed in abundance: chutzpah. Early Jewish pornographers were marketing geniuses and ambitious entrepreneurs whose toughness, intelligence and boundless self-confidence were responsible for their successes.
    Of course, the large number of Jews in porn were mainly motivated by the desire to make profits.
    ….
    As ADL National Director Abraham H. Foxman commented, ‘Those Jews who enter the pornography industry have done so as individuals pursuing the American dream.’ …
    …Al Goldstein, the publisher of Screw, said (on lukeford.net), ‘The only reason that Jews are in pornography is that we think that Christ sucks. Catholicism sucks. We don’t believe in authoritarianism.’ Pornography thus becomes a way of defiling Christian culture and, as it penetrates to the very heart of the American mainstream (and is no doubt consumed by those very same WASPs), its subversive character becomes more charged. Porn is no longer of the ‘what the Butler saw’ voyeuristic type; instead, it is driven to new extremes of portrayal that stretch the boundaries of the porn aesthetic. As new sexual positions are portrayed, the desire to shock (as well as entertain) seems clear.Jewish Quarterly

  14. How about this Geezer? Ready to send them back now?
    http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/bobbeauprez/2013/03/30/irs-knowingly-sends-billions-in-fraudulent-refunds-to-illegal-immigrants-n1553242?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl

    A WTHR-TV Indianapolis investigative report exposes a fraudulent scheme wherein the IRS is sending $4.2 billion per year to illegal immigrants as an “additional child tax credit” for children who don’t even live in the U.S.

    Further, the IRS and Congress have been ignoring the scheme for years. The Inspector General’s office has repeatedly identified the problem in audit after audit. The IG, Russell George says, “The magnitude of the problem has grown exponentially,” but the IRS is doing nothing to stop it.

    “It’s so easy it’s ridiculous,” the tax preparer whistleblower who exposed the fraud admits. Names are simply listed on the IRS form. “The more you put on there, the more you get back.” No questions asked…the check’s in the mail.

    Below is the video of the shocking report.

  15. SO: IRS knowingly sends Billions in Fraudulent Refunds to Illegal Immigrants

    So it is costing us $4.2 BILLION a year just in fraud with IRS tax payments alone.

    That is EVERY YEAR $4.2 billion.

    But the point here is how liberals can keep whining about DEMOCRAT and liberal policies that send American jobs overseas — where is your cost-benefit analysis on importing products manufactured in other countries that cost consumers less, Geezer? — while demanding a flood of low-wage workers HERE inside the USA?

    Geezer, you and your liberal friends are the ones whining and moaning about how Democrat and liberal policies have sent jobs overseas to low-wage countries.

    But you turn a blind eye to how Democrat and liberal policies are bringing THOSE SAME LOW-WAGE WORKERS * H E R E * to steal US jobs here in this country.

    So how can you be upset about low-wage workers in other countries, but you are perfectly delighted to have them break the law by coming here?

  16. If it’s what I think it is, I would point out that “Jews” are not the same thing as “the Jews.”

    Individuals aren’t the same as any collective… therefore, even if there was a tribe or a group of people whose tradition was to degrade and undermine every other collective identity (i.e. all those not “the chosen”) while actually rigorously maintaining a collective identity for themselves, you could always say that “they” didn’t exist as a group.

    That’s probably mainly because people don’t really exist in reality as ethnic collectives. Or if they do, it’s something that they themselves invent and maintain. (So it’s probably “defamatory” or “anti-Semitic” to repeat what Foxman himself said about Jews if his perception is that it is negative.)

    If Abraham was alive now he would probably be wondering about how modern Israeli nationalism and the ideas of some factions about conquering the world or Muslim ideas about conquering the world on the other side have anything at all to do with him and his sons. I.e. what would a European Jew or a Khazar with a supposed collective identity moving to the modern state of Israel have to do with Abraham?

    In any event, you’re always going to be able to say that a collective identity has nothing to do with anything because if reality is perceived in another way then everyone turns back into human beings. Doesn’t change the fact that all these legal fictions (inc.) and the mass media and mass trends and the collective identities given to “the base” are impacting the lives of individuals in reality, though. Perceptions are reality as Rove Inc. once bragged… and all that. (Interesting that he couldn’t get Romney Inc. elected though… pride, fall, etc.)

  17. A WTHR-TV Indianapolis investigative report exposes a fraudulent scheme wherein the IRS is sending $4.2 billion per year to illegal immigrants as an “additional child tax credit” for children who don’t even live in the U.S.

    Still nothing compared to the trillions that the federal reserve sent to foreign banks… just face it, you’re owned by banksters. So we may as well welcome others in… if the slave wages don’t work out then there’s always the booming business of Corrections Corporation of America.

    But that’s only if the Empire doesn’t collapse of its own corrupt weight soon. The silver lining, the ruling class and even prominent Israeli dual citizens will probably finally be advocating for secure borders (like Israel has or somethin’) and acting like we’re able to secure the borders then. But it may be mainly to keep Americans in. (And right when more and more drones are incoming too.. dang it.) Because then we won’t be able to go to Mexico and pay cash for medical care.

    Although almost everyone who bothers to read the comments section of a political blog like this will probably be fine… or at least better off than others (And that’s really the point for most people, isn’t it?). After all, you’re already one layer above the sort of ridiculously “low information content” voters who probably think that immigration is all about caring for poor immigrant kids or that it has something to do with the American “dream,” etc. Meanwhile, it has to do with different factions and “special interests.” So if you live on the border and you wind up having your property vandalized or you wind up dead due to the way that a ridiculous “war on drugs” is being waged, the ruling class (inc.) doesn’t care.

    Perhaps a good rule of thumb, the closer they are to epicenters of the bankster’s paper ponzi… the less that they care. The way the elite have been going to “Cremation of Care” ceremonies in front of a huge owl idol and being incorporated into secret society networks probably doesn’t help either.

  18. I’m saying they don’t ACT as a group.

    Lol… then who is Foxman acting like he’s representing?

  19. It’s not like all the Jews held a plebiscite…

    You wouldn’t have to if it’s part of Talmudic tradition to view other people like cattle and the only work you have to do in general, is monetize them. That might even be a trend among low information content people long after the original tradition was forgotten. (Especially if that tribal tradition was never explicitly rejected and the advice of those who rebelled against it because they cared about other people .. was resented, hated, mocked and rejected.)

  20. I’m sure it’s coincidence* that the actions of many people calling themselves “Jews” line up with a tribal mentality that is also consistent with texts that tend to create traditions and trends in the first place. And the text of the Koran would probably be equally coincidental if we had more dual citizens from Muslim nations here representing “our” interests as Americans… but then it began to seem like they weren’t really representing us. (Or if they had more of a controlling interest in a GLOBAL banking cartel capable of creating our money from nothing and lending it to us at interest every time some corrupt politician created more debt/money. Imagine that.)

  21. *Yet isn’t everything in your little world a “coincidence” of random brain events emerging from the void and so on and so forth? If so then your spiritual insight approaches zero and you are most likely incapable of seeing anything with respect to your governing bodies or the possibility of different spiritual factions seeking global dominance. It’s all coincidence, including your apparent desire to keep on sitting in Plato’s cave by failing to engage in basic forms of pattern/form recognition. When people say, “We are superior, so here is what we should do.” and then others who consider themselves members of the tribe* or tradition do it… it’s not stereotyping to recognize the possibility that there may be some sort of cause and effect there. In fact, it might be a basic form of pattern recognition.

    *While others in the tribe or tradition rebel against it or seek to expose it because they’re capable of empathy.

    Sounds like bigotry to me.

    Shrug.. sounds like a straw man to me.

    You could always try Don’s stigma ward, I mean word.

  22. Talk about a thread that is off subject. Geezer, thank you for trying to stick to the subject. Rick did a good job engaging it as well.

    I don’t quite know how we got to immigration and Jewish porn. Let’s get back to the subject. Thanks.

  23. ….but I fail to see how Hollywood filmmakers are acting in concert with Israel to further some imagined “Jewish interest.”

    I didn’t say that, although they are often biased.

    Your “pattern recognition” ability, by the way, is the key to your view of the world.

    It’s the key to any view of the world.

    What you suffer from is known as apophenia…

    In other words you are making a diagnosis based on a pattern.

    — recognition of apparent patterns where none exists.

    Your attempts at diagnosis would probably be more interesting if you were capable of basic forms of pattern recognition.

  24. I read the post but not the comments so here goes.I think the GOP will likely move further to irrelevance for many reasons.

    1. The News Journal is a front for the Democrats. Last week one of their hack reporters ran a story attributing comments to me made at the same time I was flying an airplane and I informed hm and yet he still ran a totally inaccurate story. Dems always get treated fairly.

    2. The GOP in De has no presence in 40% of NCC. Last year I begged out NCC GOP committee for any help and out of 27 districts we had no functional RD chair/committee in 11 districts and another 8 were on paper only. When I asked the NCC Chair to deliver on the items we agreed on to run a winning campaign I was told to shut up and be satisfied with a “paper endorsement”.

    3. The GOP failed to organize the committees and goals after the 2011 Chairman’s race so the field and communications network required to help campaigns is non existent. The average Cub Scout Pack is better lead and organized. In 2012 the 500+ civic leader list we put together needed ground help and when the state chair put out a email blast a whopping three Republicans responded. This list could have helped every state wide candidate.

    4. Infighting. Two years ago a former NCC GOP Chair fabricated a death threat story and took it to Federal Law Enforcement with the goal of ruining my career. The GOP leaders I went to were deaf mutes and said they could do nothing about it.

    5. Bottom Line, the De GOP short of a race where the democrat has a huge personal scandal (like Earl Bradley) the D will win in a runaway.

  25. If we look at facts, only 24% of republicans admit to being republican out of fear they will be laughed off the street. So that is all that is left.

    24% of the 47% who voted for Romney, makes the Republican percentage of the total voting population…… roughly 11%…..

    Ha, ha… I don’t think that is a majority, not by a long shot……

    11%!!! …. sheesh.. how embarrassing.

  26. Mike, those are valid points, but all fixable. It won’t happen overnight, but the Democrats are overreaching.

    They will defeat themselves.

  27. Geezer, the house redistricting was skillful and cutthroat still only one seat went and that was for a very strong candidate.

  28. The De GOP is like road kill most people look at it and keep driving. If 10% of the treachery and internal BS went to fighting the D’s we would have every office in the state. As long as the lemmings who inhabit the party structure keep their heads in the sand, the crater will get deeper and deeper.

    In the above, I forgot to mention the non stop total falsehoods that idiot wRONg Williams used to write about me, stuff sent straight from the GOP HQ to the sorry ole News Journal. The Tom Ross method of personal and unfounded attacks in the GOP is here forever.

  29. If we look at facts, only 24% of republicans admit to being republican out of fear they will be laughed off the street. So that is all that is left.

    24% of the 47% who voted for Romney, makes the Republican percentage of the total voting population…… roughly 11%…..

    Ha, ha… I don’t think that is a majority, not by a long shot……

    Who controls the US House of Representatives? The GOP
    Who controls thirty governorships? The GOP
    Who controls both houses of state legislatures in 27 states? The GOP
    Who controls both the legislature and governorship in 24 states? The GOP

    Which renders your post laughable.

  30. That was then, this is now. 11% of the population will admit to being Republicans…

    You do know that without redistricting, the House would be Democratic, don’t you? Dems outvoted Republicans across the board.

    You do know there are more states with no people in them then states full of people don’t you? You do know there are 13 states with populations less than the city limits of Philadelphia, don’t you?

    So the fact that most Republican states vote for the rights of cows, because people are too scarce, doesn’t negate the fact that Republicans get wiped in whenever there is a popular vote….

    We’ll see how a broken Republican party holds up in 2014…. My guess it gets shredded… because your side has nothing top run on.. Every idea is wrong…

    The only thing you had to argue against, was … we can’t vote for the Democrats… But now, Democrats are a million times better than any republican. 89% of the population says so……

    Whatever Republicans do while they are in power, the Democrats are going to undo it in the sessions starting 2015… Hopefully they will raise the billionaires tax rates through the roof… 🙂
    It will be so nice to hear them scream for a change while getting screwed, instead of the middle class.

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