It is only through Republican governorships and gerrymandering of Congressional districts that they retain a majority in the House of Representatives.
Now with that all said about the GOP, let's not forget the Democratic Party is hardly the answer for dealing with the myriad problems and issues facing America. They too are beholden to big moneyed interests and the political agenda that favors those interests.
America is in need of an independent 3 rd party, un-tethered to big corporate and fat cat donors; a party that nominates those who are true representatives of the American people.
But that won't happen until SCOTUS disastrous "Citizens United" ruling is overturned by amending the Constitution and bringing real electoral reform with a publicly financed electoral system.
Regrettably, that scenario will have to wait for another day in the future.
Unfortunately for now it's the distraction of the GOP's great dysfunction that's got our attention politically.