Midterm Elections

 
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07 November 2018 10:48
 

Just wondering what patrons are feeling and thinking about yesterday’s mid-term elections.
Perhaps many people are still processing the results.

 
 
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07 November 2018 13:12
 

Glad the Democratic House will be able to put a check on Trump.  Sad that Beto lost.  Mad that Trump is an asshole.

 
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07 November 2018 16:38
 
EN - 07 November 2018 01:12 PM

Glad the Democratic House will be able to put a check on Trump.  Sad that Beto lost.  Mad that Trump is an asshole.

+1

 
 
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07 November 2018 17:10
 
EN - 07 November 2018 01:12 PM

Glad the Democratic House will be able to put a check on Trump.  Sad that Beto lost.  Mad that Trump is an asshole.

I hear ya.

Trump’s assholism sure was on fine display at today’s press conference.

 

 
 
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07 November 2018 17:31
 

Even where red prevailed there was a lot of cause for optimism. Many places that were recently safe for the GOP saw pretty hot contests. Lots of people fought entrenched obstacles to cast a vote. Lots of races were won by people who are the first of their demographic background to hold office.

I’m frightened by a lot of what is going on but I’m encouraged as well. There is a winnable fight and worthwhile fight.

 
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07 November 2018 23:04
 

I went at 7AM and was voter #47. I saved up all my EYEBALL stamina for days before. Only two close calls with iphone walkers. The line is usually chatty but this was very quiet with all eyes forward. If you watch the entrances, there is a moment when, as folks enter, they can first glimpse the line. If the line is long, it is, traditionally, a look of despair and resignation. This time, folks looked decidely pleased. Other than that, it was all business as usual.

I cannot believe I got to vote on reefer. One day, Michigan will become a province of Canada.

Nationally, it was a moderate rebuke. I’d call it a draw. Soon, we may yearn for the more tranquil days of the first half of his term.

We’re going to need to elect a lot of presidents in 2020.

 
 
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08 November 2018 07:45
 

This was my first time to vote in Wa. state. Two days before the election I found out that all voting is done by mail. So I found my ballot in my stack of mail, and voted my ass off.

My big short term hope is that the Dems will grow spines.

 
 
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08 November 2018 16:42
 

Yep. It would be great if the Dems gave up on Neoliberalism and returned to their roots as defenders of working people. They’ve basically been Republican-Lite since the 80s. No wonder they’ve been losing. One soulless, corporate political party is enough. I’m not holding my breath however.

I saw a bumper sticker today that said:

ANY RESPONSIBLE ADULT
— 2020 —

 

 
 
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08 November 2018 17:11
 

I’m a bit nervous that Republicans picked up a few more Senate seats.  Democrats need to win whole states, not just local districts. to unseat Trump in 2020.  I’m also worried that Justice Ginsberg is in the hospital.  Six conservative judges would be an insurmountable majority on the Supreme Court.

But now I guess we’re on to the firing of Jeff Sessions and the mass shooting in CA.  Midterms were so two days ago.

 
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08 November 2018 21:01
 
hannahtoo - 08 November 2018 05:11 PM

I’m a bit nervous that Republicans picked up a few more Senate seats.

Gerrymandering really needs to be walked back.

 
 
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09 November 2018 08:04
 
Jefe - 08 November 2018 09:01 PM
hannahtoo - 08 November 2018 05:11 PM

I’m a bit nervous that Republicans picked up a few more Senate seats.

Gerrymandering really needs to be walked back.

My state just passed an ballot initiative to have an independent commission draw district lines.  That’s a good start.

But what bothers me more is that 42% of Americans support Pres Trump.  That’s millions and millions of people.

 
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09 November 2018 11:03
 
hannahtoo - 09 November 2018 08:04 AM

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But what bothers me more is that 42% of Americans support Pres Trump.  That’s millions and millions of people.

A day or so before the midterm, several women were interviewed in a cafe by PBS reporter.  One said she worries about Trump supporters more than Trump because he’ll be gone one day but his supporters will remain.  “They are ‘anti-me’ because they’re listening to him.”