Okay … was it all we hoped for? Was it better than we expected? No, but that’s okay because, first off, we took the House, putting an end to those in Congress who will do whatever the Racist-In-Chief wants to do.
Beto lost to Ted Cruz in Texas, but in the long run it might be for the best because whatever Beto O’Rourke does next, and in the future, he will always best Cruz.
Florida once again proved they put the ‘Duh’ in Flori-duh by electing racist _____ist Ron DeSantis over Andrew Gillum, and, as of now, making it a tie between Rick Scott and Bill Nelson.
But enough about that …. Let’s talk some good stuff.
Kim Davis, the Kentucky Kounty Klerk who famously refused to sign marriage licenses for gay couples, lost her reelection bid to Democratic challenger Elwood Caudill Jr.
Karma is good.
Up in Minnesota they have elected Ilhan Omar, a Democrat, as the country’s first Somali-American elected to Congress. In Michigan, Rashida Tlaib, who also won her election. Tlaib and Omar will be the first Muslim women in Congress.
In Colorado, Jared Polis won the governor’s race and is the first openly gay person to be elected governor in America.
Funny side note: the Colorado cake baker who refused to bake a cake for a gay couple now has a gay governor.
Angie Craig, a lesbian candidate, won her race to take the U.S. House seat for Minnesota, unseating Republican Jason Lewis, a vicious anti-LGBT lawmaker.
Allis not good everywhere, because Iowa has reelected Nazi-sympathizer, racist and white supremacist Steve King to a ninth term. Really, Iowa?
In my own state, while our Democrat lost his bid to become governor—Foghorn Leghorn won reelection—for the first time in 40 years, a Democrat, Joe Cunningham, is the winner of South Carolina's 1st Congressional District, defeating _____-endorsed Republican Katie Arrington.
Democrat Anthony Brindisi is the winner of the race for New York’s 22nd Congressional District, besting _____ supporter and asshat, Claudia Tenney.
Gay former Marine Neil Rafferty won his race for the State House in Alabama. The seat was vacated by Patricia Todd, Alabama’s first openly gay legislator.
Chris Pappas is now New Hampshire’s first openly gay member of Congress.
Kris Koback, a _____ lapdog, wanted to be governor of Kansas; Kansans said, ‘No.’
Dana Rohrabacher, one of Putin’s favorite lawmakers, appears to have lost his bid for reelection to represent California's 48th congressional district in Congress.
GOP Governor Scott Walker lost in Wisconsin.
Massachusetts voters have handed a resounding victory for transgender people, voting Yes On 3 and defeating a first-of-its-kind effort to repeal the state’s landmark transgender rights law.
J.D. Ford, another openly gay man, bested Republican Mike Delph, who is best known for his staunch opposition to gay marriage equality.
Sharice Davids made history as the first openly gay Native American elected to Congress in Kansas.
Jennifer Webb, another LGBTQ candidate, and Democrat won a narrow victory to take a seat in Florida’s state Legislature. Webb is the first openly LGBTQ woman elected to that position.
Ayanna Presley has become the first Black congresswoman in Massachusetts.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest person ever in the House of Representatives.
Lauren Underwood wins her House race, becoming the first Black Woman to win her Illinois district.
91% of all the House candidates _____ endorsed lost last night.
Democrats flipped—as of posting time last night—some 28 House seats.
Democrats have flipped 5 governor seats.
Democrats have flipped 4 state legislative chambers.
Democrats took control of the NY State Senate.
Democrats flipped 21 state legislative seats.
Democrats flipped 3 state Supreme Court seats.
Democrats broke the North Carolina GOP supermajority.
Democrats rebuilt the "Blue Wall" in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and that’s a big deal for 2020.
Winning the House means that Adam Schiff, not _____ lapdog Devin Nunes, will chair the House Intel Committee.
Democrats can investigate and check the Trump Administration.
Your votes mattered.
But, no matter what happens, remember this: we are done with Paul Ryan.
And don’t feel bad about the lack of a Blue Tsunami. With wins at local and state levels we are setting the stage for 2020 and beyond; with wins for women and people of color and LGBTQ Americans, we are setting the stage to take the power from old rich white men.
The game is on!