This is just the tip of the iceberg. There are any number of other means through which Republicans are tilting the playing field away from Dems. Fundies and other social conservatives are feasting on their advantage in the House, governorships and statehouses across the country. A couple of years ago, people were saying that the Christian fundamentalist movement was dead. Knowing how the pendulum swings, I warned then that that wasn't the case. I knew that those whose intent was and is to establish a christian theocracy in this country were not finished. Their cause is alive and well and living in all levels of government and the private sector.
Oh, and one more thing. I just turned around to watch a bit of The Daily Show, only to discover that Congress has added an amendment to the First Responder's Compensation Bill which stipulates that all claimants must pass a Homeland Security background check to make sure none of them are terrorists before they receive any recompense. As Jon Stewart states, after messing around with this bill for nearly 10 years, Congress found one more way to kick the sick and dying first responders while they're down, before they receive any relief. This particular piece of garbage was endorsed by both Reps and Dems alike. Way to go Congress! Makes you proud.
Then there's the environment... Well, you get the picture.