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    The 2022 election

    Seems to have delivered something for everyone!

    God Bless America!

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    I love watching American politics! Thereís never a dull moment.

    Trumpís kingmaking prowess certainly seems in question, with so many of his picks going down in defeat. His current best frenemy seems to have decisively painted Florida red. The Orange manís got his best people working on playground insults.

    On the Democrat side Beto may have set a record by failing in presidential, senate and gubernatorial bids within the space of a few years. Stacy Abrams can add to her portfolio of grievances, perhaps blaming misogynistic alien space lizards. What a magnificent cash bonfire.

    The red wave having seen to have been more of a trickle, calling the poll-takersí art into question. Makes me glad I hung up on them all those times.

    With Johnson eking out a victory over Barnes in Wisconsin, control of the Senate is now up to the results in Nevada, Arizona and Georgia. We may be prolonging the drama until December 6.
    The House is still up in the air, no doubt with dramatic recounts and lawsuits to look forward to.

    As close as things are, we can expect everyone to double down on their prior positions. No matter who comes out on top, I suspect democracyís doomsday will now be rescheduled for 2024.

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    Nice summary, LDAHL.

    I'm glad there wasn't much drama around all of this (so far). I agree with IL, that no one can be particularly disappointed. Is that what unity is?
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    Massachusetts got even more super blue. For moderates like myself Vermont is now looking good in comparison, and of course New Hampshire, which kept moderate Democrats over far right Trumpian Republicans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    For moderates like myself Vermont is now looking good in comparison
    Come on up, Jeppy! I am happy for the most part with the political climate. Rural Vermonters and Bobos in Paradise get along pretty well and respectfully.
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    A friend who we worked with campaigning for Bernie back in Michigan overturned a Michigan rep seat from a two term Republican! So happy for her, as she starts her new role as a Michigan State Representative in Lansing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    Come on up, Jeppy! I am happy for the most part with the political climate. Rural Vermonters and Bobos in Paradise get along pretty well and respectfully.
    If only there were more housing inventory. It's still very difficult. Went to an open house this past weekend and by the time I got there 20 minutes after it started they had an offer already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    Seems to have delivered something for everyone!

    God Bless America!

    You mean like the ending of it and the calls, junk mail, commercials, etc?

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    I had no doubt Florida would become even more Republican. I’m very glad Trump has lost influence and many election deniers were shunned. The red Tsunami did not occur and I believe many Republicans are sick of Trump.

    going forward I hope both parties get it together. Disagree with healthcare, immigration, “entitlements”? Work on passing legislation in line with our constitution.

    I hope in 2024 we have good strong Democrat and Republican candidates who want to work on actual problems and move us forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    I'm glad there wasn't much drama around all of this (so far). I agree with IL, that no one can be particularly disappointed. Is that what unity is?
    And thatís the situation almost everywhere in the country. The world keeps turning the day after the election. The beauty of democracy, despite what the true believers will tell you, is that there are no permanent victories.

    The people trapped in a jihadi mindset may call you a turncoat if you vote for a single candidate of the infidel party, but the quieter real world carries on in a frustratingly apocalypse-free manner.

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