Chris Hayes substituted for Lawrence O'Donnell last night on, "The Last Word". This is some of what he had to say. Very interesting!!! The months leading up to the 2008 elections, Republican Congressman Tom Davis wrote, The Republican brand is in the trash can. If we were dog food, they would take us off the shelf. Five months after first term Republican governors from Florida to Ohio to Wisconsin were sworn in, new polls show signs of a similarity politically toxic atmosphere for Republicansan extreme buyers remorse following last falls 2010 elections. In Florida, Lex Luther look-alike and former health insurance executive, Governor Rick Scott, is winning the Republican governors race to the bottom. A recent poll shows his approval rating at 29 percent and his disapproval rating at 57 percent. Thats the lowest approval rating of any governor in the country. While Floridas housing market craters and residents struggle with the ongoing jobs crisis, Governor Scott signed a bill requiring welfare recipients to submit to drug tests. Hes also signed an executive order requiring random drug tests of many current state employees. His laser-like focus on drug testing has raised suspicions that Scott is using his office as a way to funnel more money to a chain he founded to Solantic, the urgent care chain he founded thatyes, you guessed itspecializes in drug testing. Heres the Electoral College map for the 2000 presidential race. Youll notice the importance, of course, of Floridas 29 electoral votes. Barack Obama won Florida by just three points in 2008. Governor Rick Scotts approval ratings continue to tank, hell almost certainly weigh down the prospects of the eventual Republican presidential nominee. But even if Republicans lose Florida in 2012, they can still pull out a presidential victory by winning the state of Ohio. But yikes! Theres Republican Governor John Kasich with 33 percent approval rating. His disapproval rating is at 56 percent. Governor Kasichs biggest loss is among Republicans, a 23-point drop in just two months. This trend continues. His union-busting and spending cuts could cost Republicans Ohios 18 electoral votes in the 2012 presidential race. And thats just Florida and Ohio. Public Policy Polling asked voters, if you could do last falls election for governor over again, how would you vote? Remarkably in seven out of eight races including Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Iowa and Georgia, the Democrat would win if the race were held today. Tuesday, May 31st - msnbc tv - msnbc.com Also, check out what Chris Hayes had to say about the House of Representatives failing to pass a one and one-half page bill to raise the debt ceiling 2.4 trillion dollars without federal spending cuts attached. The vote was 97 to 318. Zero Republicans voted in favor of the bill. In other words, Republicans were in unanimous agreement that the bill to raise the debt ceiling should not pass, despite being in unanimous agreement that the U.S. government must raise the debt ceiling before the August second deadline.