GOP Campaign Chair Sees ‘100-Year’ House Majority

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio administers the House oath to Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., during a mock swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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How thrilled are Republicans by their blowout victory on Tuesday night?

The House GOP’s campaign chief thinks they may be in for a 100-year majority.

“Barack Obama’s agenda was on the ballot. There was a referendum. It’s historic in its nature. We’re back to a majority as big as any of us have seen in our lifetimes. It may be a hundred-year majority,” National Republican Congressional Committee Chair Greg Walden (OR) told reporters at a Capitol Hill press conference on Wednesday morning.

Votes are still being counted, but House Republicans are projected to pick up between 13 and 19 seats when the dust settles, according to the Cook Political Report.

A gain of 13 seats gives Republicans their largest House majority since 1928.

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  1. Yeah yeah…we’ve heard all about your “permanent majority” fantasies before…and look how they turned out last time. You do realize that another census will be done in 2020, don’t you? That gerrymandering is a temporary bandaid approach to making sure the fix is in?

  2. The one thing I want to see before the end of my life is the South falling to demographic shift

  3. You have GOT to be kidding me. 100 years? Are they really that delusional?

    The country is going to be majority-minority LONG before that. There’s a point at which even poor turnout and voter suppression won’t be able to muzzle the actual electorate. By winning now, thinking this gerentological electorate strategy is a long-term coalition, and aggressively moving to alienate everyone else, the GOP is sealing it’s long-term fate.

    It’s going to be a lot more long-term than we’d like, but it’s still going to happen… and in a lot less than 100 years.

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