In case you need further evidence that the only way the GOP can maintain power is to cheat and act like classless douchebags, check out what Republicans did in Virginia today:
While Henry Marsh (a black civil rights attorney turned Virginia politician) was in D.C. celebrating MLK Day and the inauguration of Blacky Obama, the Virginia GOP was jamming a gerrymandering bill through the legislature that would shift control of the Virginia Senate to the GOP and oust a Democratic state senator.
Had Marsh been present to vote, he would have cast the tie vote. As it is, the bill passed the Virginia Senate 20-19, and is expected to pass the House later this week.
If you lived through Republican's disgusting display of politics over the last four years, I'm sure you'll appreciate this message to the right from Van Jones.