For Democrats, Defeat Is What Victory Looks like

Unsurprisingly, Democrats are relieved that the expected “red wave” of Republican victories didn’t materialize. But there’s no dodging the hard cold truth that they have lost control of the House of Representatives. Biden’s presidency is effectively over.

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  • alex_the_tired
    November 14, 2022 5:28 AM

    I am reminded of the Vonnegut quote about the efficacy of the collective artistic outrage against the Vietnam War. “A custard pie dropped from a stepladder six feet high.”
    This was the election where all the outrage over Trump, the events of Jan. 6, and the overthrow of Roe v. Wade came to a head. Total it all up, folks. The needle barely flickered. The 50-50 Senate will most likely remain 50-50. The House? Barring a miracle, the democrats actually lost seats. If they actually did lose the majority, as Ted points out, it’s a game-ender for Biden.
    That’s your custard pie. At the absolute best, the dems still lost ground. And the kaffeeklatsch that is the media coverage? Nothing to worry about. Six months from now, no one will even remember who Hitler was. Trump might be gone. But DeSantis is now positioned as a replacement. And a “kinder, gentler” version of Trump should scare us all to death. Even you, smirking Rachel Maddow.

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