Now that the Midterms are over, I wanted to drop in and give some random musings.
First, the good:
Democrats regain control of the House of Representatives
For the first time since 2010 Democrats take over control of the House of Representatives. This is very much a positive. At least one branch of government will act as a brake on the orange toad currently squatting in the White House, well, besides the judiciary. The Democrats in the House need to go on the offensive and force the Republican Senate to say no or be forced to compromise. If I 'm Pelosi or whoever is Speaker of the House I immediately start working on healthcare and education. I wouldn't waste time on impeachment unless Mueller (or whoever) finds evidence of a crime. Impeachment isn't going to work out unless someone does find evidence of Trump actually committing a crime. I'd let it just simmer.
Kansas elects a Democratic Governor
There are two positives with this:
1) It shows that voters actually decided that the same old/same old no longer worked after years of failure and;
2) It pissed off Anne Coulter. When that pseudo-Nazi is annoyed it makes the world a brighter place. Frankly if it had pissed off Ben Shapiro that would be icing on a cake.
The Mixed Bag
Speaking of Governors, Democrats also won some gubernatorial races yesterday. Besides Kansas Democrats won Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Nevada and New Mexico.
The bad part in that is Democrats did not win Florida, Iowa and Ohio. Florida was tightly contested but in the end DeSantis won.
The Republicans increase their lead in the Senate
This was not unexpected, even the most optimistic projection saw the Senate at 50-50 with Pence being the tiebreaker. The bad part is that these midterms broke wrong with Democrats running for reelection in states where Trump ran away with the vote. Democrats wound up losing some seats. That's bad but again, not unexpected.
Cruz gets re-elected
Tying into that was Cruz getting re-elected. I don't believe in moral victories so it doesn't matter if Beto got close, he still lost.
Oklahomans get the same old Stitt
After eight years of Republican mismanagement I figured Okies would learn a lesson. Alas, it was not to be. To paraphrase a certain orange ape:
"When you are a Republican in Oklahoma you can grab'em by the ballot."
The previous Republican Governor, Mary Fallin, had such a low approval rating when she left office you would think any Republican candidate would be toxic. Alas, attack adds and the magical "R" proves that you can take an unpopular governor out of the office and Okies will still do something stupid.
As for me now that the Midterms are over I'm devoting myself back to history. I'll probably cook up an article or two and comment on some others.