No Blue Tidal Wave but there was a lot to celebrate in Tuesday’s midterm elections. In the middle of one of a culturally fractured and politically toxic periods in the nation’s history, Americans of all races, classes and creeds came together as political equals, to cast ballots and decide the future course of the country.
In places that offered early voting, 39 million voters cast ballots before Tuesday — nearly half again as many as did so in 2014. Young people — who have been notoriously bad at showing up to the polls — turned out in record numbers.
MUSLIM Women Elected to Congress
Palestinian-American Rashida Tlaib and Somali-American Ilhan Omar have become the first Muslim women elected to US Congress.
Tlaib took Michigan’s 13th congressional district in a race in which she was the sole major party candidate. Omar won Minnesota’s strongly Democratic fifth congressional district, replacing the first Muslim congressman, Keith Ellison, who vacated his seat to run in the state’s attorney general race.
Who ever thought midterm elections could be this exciting? And when did news reporters break every single distric down? i remember the days when the only announcement of the projected winner covered the ENTIRE State and not an analysis of every single goddamn district.
The whole nation was crazy nervous-excited about congressional races.
I do not believe, in other years I had intense conversations with anyone about who was going to win the Indiana Senate race and I sure as hell didn’t this year either.
Still I am not going to give endless credit to Surburhban white women for their votes. Where te hell were they when Hilary was running for President? Look I am not a Hilary fan, but it is always about choosing the lesser of two evils.
Was it some kind of experiment? Let Trump win the presidency and now that he has fucked them over those same white Suburban White Women are voting Democratic?
Some of us want to ensure that Donald Trump is a one-term president, so we need to be careful what we wish for. Whatever happens on Tuesday isn’t going to decide what happens in 2020.