DOES THE MIDTERM REPUBLICAN LANDSLIDE SOLVE THE PROBLEM?
By Dr. Michael S. Coffman Ph. D.
November 20, 2010
As forecast, the November, 2010 elections were an overwhelming victory for Republicans, with a pickup of at least sixty seats in the House, six seats in the Senate and twelve state governorships. It was more than a victory; it was the biggest political blowout in sixty years. The Republican blowout increased the Republican-controlled governorships to 30. Over 500 legislative seats also went from Democrat to Republican, giving Republicans control of more than 20 new chambers and more seats than anytime since 1928.
Many conservatives are disappointed that the Republicans did not take the majority in the Senate. However, the failure to gain control of the Senate was certainly not surprising. The majority of Senate seats up for grab in 2010 were in predominantly strong Democratic states like New York and California. As explained later, the lack of control in the Senate will work for the Republicans