Lots of good news last night and this morning. This from Katelynd Mahoney and The National Review, quoting Newt Gingrich:
Bigger, this is bigger than 1994. It’s a more decisive repudiation, the total number of seats will be bigger, I think the governorships are bigger, I think the state-legislature things, like [the Democrats’] losing North Carolina for the first time since 1898, is bigger.H/T to the John Locke Foundation for the link.
Lots of evidence abounds, however, of much work yet to be done.
From the G'boro News & Record, a Republican majority in the NC General Assembly for the first time in over a hundred years. That's both legislative houses, by gosh.
And I'll bet it's like fingernails on the chalkboard for the limpwristed McClatcheyites at the Charlotte Obscurer to report this. Of course, the slant they kneejerk to is that mysterious big money played a more influential role for voters than did our raging bile over statism. Witness:
State Republicans had an above-average fund-raising year, boosted by massive expenditures by Raleigh businessman Art Pope to support groups aligned with the GOP. Freed from limits on corporate contributions by a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling, those outside groups flooded districts with campaign mail attacking Democrats and bought large blocks of time on radio and television.And this is why Tea Party work is only beginning. The institutional, liberal spin machine isn't taking the day off, so neither will we.
Not just a wave.