Even though Obama’s been elected and re-elected nationally, it’s caused a huge shift right in state governments:
— Meet the Press (@meetthepress) November 8, 2015
— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) November 4, 2015
On the national level:
President Obama has lost nearly 70 seats in the House since taking office and more seats in midterm elections than any president since Harry Truman.
Democrats have suffered a net loss of at least 69 House seats since 2008, with the possibility that Republicans could pick up even more as the final 2014 midterm races are called.
Senate Democrats have not fared much better, losing a net of at least 13 seats since Obama took office.
Dems know that, which is why they’re fine with the White House going around Congress (and Hillary promising to do it even more) and using the EPA and other agencies in pushes to federalize everything to skirt state legislatures. The Republicans need to do a LOT more to stop the power grab or all the non-White House Republican gains in the world won’t mean much.