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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultralight View Post
    The blue wave was a joke.
    Huh?

    The House of Representatives will go blue in January; the Republicans picked up only two seats in the Senate. The Republicans lost seven governorships. As Williamsmith posted, someone with the history and influence of Ted Cruz should have swatted away Beto O'Rourke like a fly at a picnic; he could not. Scott Walker -- a Trump "success story" -- will be leaving the Governor's office in Wisconsin. Sam Brownback (and his supply-side economics "experiment") in Kansas has already been sent packing.

    Do not expect the nation to turn fully blue in one election cycle -- there is still a lot of orange in the water. There is still a solid core of voters who do not believe that the establishment in either national political party is representing their interests so they're willing to try something different. In the last Presidential election the only different choice was Trump. Both parties ignore the changes in the electorate at their own peril (and future). This isn't over, by a long shot.
    If Americans expended even a fraction of the energy on civic engagement that we spend on consumer ideology, our democracy would be much healthier. Can you imagine people camping out to vote? -- Charles Roberts, Amherst, Mass., Nov. 25, 2006

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveinMN View Post
    Huh?

    The House of Representatives will go blue in January; the Republicans picked up only two seats in the Senate. The Republicans lost seven governorships. As Williamsmith posted, someone with the history and influence of Ted Cruz should have swatted away Beto O'Rourke like a fly at a picnic; he could not. Scott Walker -- a Trump "success story" -- will be leaving the Governor's office in Wisconsin. Sam Brownback (and his supply-side economics "experiment") in Kansas has already been sent packing.

    Do not expect the nation to turn fully blue in one election cycle -- there is still a lot of orange in the water. There is still a solid core of voters who do not believe that the establishment in either national political party is representing their interests so they're willing to try something different. In the last Presidential election the only different choice was Trump. Both parties ignore the changes in the electorate at their own peril (and future). This isn't over, by a long shot.
    I think these changes can be ascribed as much to “throw the bums out” as to any particular party love. Cleaning house, sweeping out the Swamp, (state houses have swamps, too!) is what we saw in the last election. That is what we will see in future elections. Pundits who analyze elections love parties but the people want change. Please do not ask me what that “change” should accomplish ‘cause I do not know.

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    Looking at it from the other perspective, it was nowhere near the 2010 debacle inflicted on the Democrats. Despite being outspent, trashed by the media and with a singularly unpopular president, they limited the damage to pretty much a normal midterm for the party in power.

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    In my opinion, Trump took a slam dunk and turned it into a brick. With an economy as robust as the economic figures pretend to be, where was the love? All sentient beings and most critical thinkers have sniffed Trump out for the huckster he is. In two years a lot can happen now that the House is poised to torture him with subpoenas and investigations. His quick start is going to stall. The only thing left for him is to start a good old fashioned armed conflict overseas. Nothing like building more bombs to kickstart an economy. Wall Street is a bubble ready to burst in spectacular fashion. Pleny Of Trump quotes to find during the Presidential campaign where he acknowledges that.

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    At least the political ads are over. For some time now. Good riddance. Rob

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    I think the challenge for the Democrats over the next two years will be establishing what they stand for. We already know what they are against.

    If they surrender to the temptation of two years of Kavanaugh Kraziness, they may gratify the media but disgust many voters. The open presidential field will present many opportunities for infighting, as they try to decide where they fall on the spectrum from the Democratic Socialist philosophy of the Berniecrats to the Caged Capitalism ideology of Senator Warren to whatever it is Joe Biden believes this week. Do they double down on the identity politics thing, or promise to rob from the rich in the traditional manner? It can’t be as simple for them as “noun-verb-pre-existing-condition”.

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