The real story is the nonstory. The Republican pick ups at the state level.
There will be 18 states subject to reapportionment. The Republicans will control a majority of those — at least ten and maybe a dozen or more. More significantly, a minimum of seventeen state legislative houses have flipped to the Republican Party.
The North Carolina Legislature is Republican for the first time since 1870.
The Alabama Legislature is Republican for the first time since 1876.
Expect that in the South, do ya? Understandable. However:
The entire Wisconsin and New Hampshire legislatures have flipped to the GOP by wide margins.
The State Houses in Indiana, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, Iowa, Montana, and Colorado, all now GOP.
The Maine and Minnesota Senates now are Republican GOP.
The Texas and Tennessee Houses went from virtually tied to massive Republican gains. The gains in Texas were so big that the Republicans no longer need the Democrats to get state constitutional amendments out of the state legislature.
These gains go all the way down to the municipal level across the nation. That did not happen even in 1994.
This was a tsunami.
Now comes the REALLY hard part, which is convincing local congressmen and state senators to ASSERT THEIR RIGHTS AS STATES to a confiscatory, encroaching, unconstitutional federal government.
I have long ago given up on any kind of change from DC. Maybe I could be surprised, but I don't think so. Real revolutions, like real politics are always local.
We have had power, money and influence stolen and moved to DC mostly because the "give a damn" of locals has been misplaced, and it is difficult to stand up to the storm of vituperation, ridicule, tut-tut-ing and hostility one endures when attempting to defy the triumvirate of DC apparatchniks, the military industrial complex, and the cozy relationship between Wall Street and the Federal Reserve.
Here is hoping for a big round of TAKE A HIKE! to DC. One can hope.