Wednesday, November 07, 2018

It Is Good News ....

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!


the dogs' mother said...

We still have races not called
out here. But not unusual for a
mail-in state.

Sadie J said...

A blue tsunami would have been a thing of beauty, but I'm happy. I would have loved to see more of the Governorships go differently, but the fact that they tended to be close in states that normally aren't is a good sign.

mistress maddie said...

Well here in my neck, we kept our blue governor, and picked up several house seats and Casey also kept his seat. My state Senate seat went dem....yay!!!!! But also my friend running for state rep lost...51-49. She got the closet vote for a democratic yet. Had my ex been here, she'd won. Her campaign manager could have been better. But I'll take the wins we got.

Raybeard said...

Even though the night didn't quite reach the heights as hoped, it seems there's still plenty to cheer about, not the least of which being that a certain 'person's wings have been clipped. Of course we can predict that anything he wants to do but now can't will all be the fault of the Dems - oh, and the media of course. - in other words, just as before. Nonetheless, I'm happy to be raising a glass to join you in celebration.

Helen Lashbrook said...

Yah boo sucks to Nutty Nunes and hooray for Adam Schiff the next Chair of the House Intelligence committee. Just a shame you couldn't get rid of Ghostly Grassley who is now a complete and utter farce of his former self

Leeanna Henderson said...

I am glad that Democrats took the House but I wish we could have taken the Senate too. If it had happened, Mango Mussolini would be sweatin. No more Nunes running to MM to kiss his hiney. One thing, I do wish Texas would have turned blue all the way to the governor but that didn't happen. That bat s**t crazy idiot is still there for another term. Poor Texas. Poor stupid backwoods bat s**t crazy Texas.

Jennifer said...

And former felons in Florida won the right to vote on the future....that's going to make a big difference there in years to come!

Now we need to concentrate on checking Trump, and on 2020.

anne marie in philly said...


VoenixRising said...

You summed it all up so beautifully I quoted you at length...

Dave R said...

Damn right the Game is On!

As of last notice we had flipped 7 Governorships from Red to Blue

And the Idiot Jerk is seething with anger; he finally fired Sessions. That's one less Crazy Christian kissing his ass.

Mitchell is Moving said...

Thanks for sharing your hopefulness.