Make No Mistake, the Midterm Elections Were a Democratic Victory and a Rebuke of Trump

Sep 2018
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After a night of high political drama and many bitten-down fingernails, the results of the midterms turned out broadly as expected. Riding very high voter turnout and a wave of female and suburban revulsion at Donald Trump, the Democrats seized control of the House of Representatives, making a net gain of at least twenty-six seats. The Democrats also won hotly contested gubernatorial races in Kansas, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. In the Senate, where most of the elections held were in Trump country, the Republicans expanded their majority, knocking off Democratic incumbents in Indiana, Missouri, and North Dakota.

If this sounds like a split verdict, that is partially right. In helping to defeat Democratic senators in deep-red states that he carried easily in 2016, Trump demonstrated again the grip that he and his inflammatory agenda have on certain segments of the electorate and certain parts of the country. (Anyone who doubted this was kidding himself.) He was surely delighted, also, to see Republicans win the Florida gubernatorial race and take a narrow lead in the Florida Senate race, which was still too close to call early this morning.

This was enough for Trump to proclaim victory, but consider the items on the other side of the ledger. The Senate map was heavily stacked in the Republicans’ favor, and the result in Nevada was a significant setback for them. The G.O.P.’s losses in gubernatorial races, which included defeats for Kris Kobach, in Kansas, and Scott Walker, in Wisconsin, marked an important reversal of the Party’s recent hegemony at the local level. And the Democratic victory in the House was bigger than it appeared on the basis of the seat tally.

According to a projection by the Times early this morning, the Democrats were set to win the popular vote by seven percentage points. That would nearly match the margin the Republicans achieved in the 2010 midterms, which Barack Obama famously described as “a shellacking.” Only the rampant gerrymandering of the past few decades contained the size of the Democratic majority.

Make No Mistake, the Midterm Elections Were a Democratic Victory and a Rebuke of Trump
 
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The mid-term results were a rebuke of the Democrats. The Democrats should have picked up 6 seats in the Senate and a few more in the House.
 
Sep 2018
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The mid-term results were a rebuke of the Democrats. The Democrats should have picked up 6 seats in the Senate and a few more in the House.
According to a projection by the Times early this morning, the Democrats were set to win the popular vote by seven percentage points. That would nearly match the margin the Republicans achieved in the 2010 midterms, which Barack Obama famously described as “a shellacking.” Only the rampant gerrymandering of the past few decades contained the size of the Democratic majority.
 
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You taking your stupid pills Jimmy?

They're working....

Jimmy has a myopic vision or no vision--one or the other. Let's review voter turnout, shall we? Lee, do you think that a record-breaking mid-term turn out had ANYTHING *ANYTHING* AT ALL to do with Trump? His lies? His stupidity? His ignorance? His tweets? His ineptness??
Hard question, eh?

Voter turn-out 2018 hit a 50 year high. That's the highest turnout for a midterm since 1966, when 49 percent of the population showed up to vote. Voters who NEVER voted....VOTED. So my question WHY?

Jimmy will probably tell you it has NOTHING to do with Trump. He will tell you the Dems should have done better. He will tell you......... so what if Dems took 9 governorships and the House?
The voters don't LIKE TRUMP. They don't like his policies, his power trips, his congress, his cabinet, his dictatorship, his lies, his fraud, OR his violent rhetoric. They don't like their children being murdered. They don't like being killed at concerts or in CHURCHES. So THEY VOTED.
 
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