The GOPers that are rejoicing here are idiots.
If you are not a member of the 1% and you earn a paycheck,, then you are not a repub.
Modern day republicanism cannot exist without a Middle Class to cannibalize. Thus:
Repubs cannot augment their paycheck without first subordinating yours.
Repubs cannot improve their own environment without dumping toxic waste in your environment
Repubs cannot improve the power of their own vote without taking away yours
Repubs cannot improve their own earning power without destroying yours (Unions)
Repubs cannot increase their power without stripping you of yours (Gerrymandering)
Repubs cannot increase their funding without imposing laws that allow it (Citizens United)
Republicans are parasites. They live off of the less fortunate and exploit them as grist for their profit machines. This is the nature of modern republicans.
Democrats don't feel they have to resort to these measures, so they don't. Democrats naively seem to think that if they just convey their populist message that people will vote for them. If Democrats make a small gain they usually find that the repubs have already been there months before them and cleaned out the fridge.
Democrats lack clarity of purpose, consistency of philosophy, patience, passion, money, organization, unity, ruthlessness, control of the media, and awareness of the big picture. Republicans, you see, don't mind taking 30 years to build a power machine like the one they have now. Rush Limbaugh did have a first day on the job. He wasn't always there. Quick,...who is the Democrat's equivalent of Karl Rove? What is the Democrat's equivalent of the annual Conservatives Conference? What is the Democrat's network answer to Fox News? Answer: they don't have any answer to any of these.
Republicans know what it takes to win, and they are the first to pull out the brass knuckles during a fight. How you win don't matter,.......just win.
Democrats are the better of the two philosophies.
But their messaging and execution is clumsy, unorganized, underfunded and undisciplined.
Democrats would do well to sit at the feet of the republicans and learn all they can about how they do what they do.
Before it's too late.