The first Republican governor since Reconstruction got elected in 2002. The Legislature flipped by 2004. By 2008, all statewide elected officials had become Republican. The state avoided the national Democratic wave in 2006. Despite a lot of bluster about Georgia turning purple, in 2012 and 2014, the Republicans held.
There are, unfortunately, a lot of warning signs that the days of the GOP are coming to an end. Greed and corruption have set in quickly. To be fair, many of the present Republican officeholders were Democrats and changed their party to stay in office. Now they view their offices as get-rich-quick schemes.
The Legislature, under the leadership of Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and Speaker David Ralston, is nothing more than a Ponzi scheme of check writers. Wanting to know what legislation will pass is as easy as looking at campaign contribution disclosure reports. He who gives the most money wins.