You're exactly right. Here in Arkansas, we went from a Yellow Dog Democrat state to a Republican state -- All of our Senators and Representatives are Republicans, we have almost a 3/4 majority in the State Senate and almost a 2/3 majority in the State House. All Seven Constitutional Officers (governor, Lieutenant Governor and so on) are Republicans. And all kinds of good things are happening. The state is solvent, with cash reserves, we have good gun laws and getting better and better. One example that's easy to tell about is the State Auditor. The Auditor's office went from 35 to 24 employees when a Republican took over. One who left was the "Chief of Staff" (for an office of 35 people!?!) who made $20K MORE than the Auditor. Another person was the guy who drove to the central Post Office and picked up the mail -- the Post Office DELIVERS mail to the Capitol Building!!