Let me open this post by saying that voting for a third-party candidate, in a system of government such as ours, where there is no workable avenue for them to succeed, is wasting your vote.
I’m angry this morning. I’m sure the world is looking at this election and their thoughts, like mine, begin with WHAT THE… ? Despite the GOP attack on women, the threat they pose to healthcare and Social Security, their allegiance to gun lobbyists, their attempt to overthrow the government, and so on, the balance of power in Congress is still too close to call. What’s it going to take to wake people up?
GenZ showed up. I will not compliment them by insulting the lazy loser assholes who didn’t vote because that would cast a haze over the éclat alit from motivated youth and the knowledge that they will insist on control over their futures. We can thank them for any gains.
Democrats flipped a Senate seat, in Pennsylvania, adding to the illusion of a majority. Two seats would be ideal, to render the two sellouts, Manchin and Sinema, irrelevant. It’s not over.
The above link offers the least convoluted information regarding the count standings and it is updated often.
We can’t blame gerrymandering for the Senate, or the gubernatorial races in Florida, Texas, and Georgia, where residents lost opportunities for exceptional leadership presented to them in Charlie Crist, Beto O’Rourke, and Stacey Abrams. I’m trying to understand why. Dictator DeSantis, and (truly despicable misogynist,) Greg Abbott in Texas won re-election despite their immigrant shuffle game. Democrats in those states. If anyone needs proof that lies and propaganda work, this is it. I am irate on behalf of the
The money spent by wealthy donors to run attack ads with no foundation in truth easily manipulated the masses into giving politicians control over women’s bodily autonomy, threatening seniors and the disabled with a loss medical coverage and Social Security? How are that many people so gullible to not see that our democracy is more fragile than the economy? Our recession, is no worse than the rest of the world’s recession.
Among the results that are final in the Senate, 48 Democrats and 48 Republican and two independents. Blah blah blah… my head hurts.
In the Senate, results are too close to call in four states. Democrats have picked up one seat so far, in Pennsylvania, and of those left undecided two show democrats with a slight lead.
As far as control over the House of Representatives, Ron DeSantis and his new redistricting took gerrymandering to a new level, and gave Republicans an early lead. Democrats, throughout the night, have turned red to blue, ticking off the GOP early lead. But the end result is unknown, but still leaning red. Representative Lauren Boebert, the brains of the GOP [sarcasm] is down by a slim margin. 🙏
The “red wave” has turned out to be some light spotting.
I will close with more inflammatory opinions: A good percentage of this country has been brainwashed. How do you de program a cult? I blame the journalists who, rather than report from a foundation of ethics and responsibility, report without a moral compass. They are no better than hosts on Russian State Television. Our media is owned and controlled by the resonant underbelly who favor republicans because, with a bribe, they protect them from the tax man. That’s the bottom line.
For what my opinion is worth, the least biased news can be found in: The Associated Press, Reuters, BBC, Al Jazeera, Politico, C-SPAN (where you can see congress at work, and decide for yourself who votes which way,) and The Financial Times, (where you’ll learn the price of gas in the U.S. is low compared to most countries.)
Nine Principles of Journalism:
- 1. Journalism’s first obligation is to the truth
- 2. Its first loyalty is to citizen
- 3. Its essence is a discipline of verification
- 4. Its practitioners must maintain an independence from those they cover
- 5. It must serve as an independent monitor of power
- 6. It must provide a forum for public criticism and compromise
- 7. It must strive to make the significant interesting and relevant
- 8. It must keep the news comprehensive and proportional
- 9. Its practitioners must be allowed to exercise their personal conscience
A Senate win will be bad news for SCOTUS Clarence Thomas. A majority ensures they will expand the court and that will render him, if not powerless, with less power. Perhaps the Department of Justice will hold his wife accountable for the considerable part she played in the attempted coup on 1/6. Is it possible he will hear from the IRS for failing to disclose $686k of his wife’s income. Tax fraud took down Capone. There has to be a line in the sand somewhere that the mighty justices cannot cross.
As it stands now, ethics complaints against Justices are irrelevant, as when Kavanaugh was sworn in, 83 complaints were dismissed: “The judicial council is empowered to act against lower court judges, he said, but it lacks any statutory authority to investigate or act on complaints against Supreme Court justices.” 👇🏼
So, now we wait.
UPDATE: Boebert is a loser, and in all ways.
NBC News: Georgia U.S. Senate will go to run-off as none of the candidates has met the required threshold to win the race. Raphael Warnock (D) will advance to the run-off and Herschel Walker (R) will advance to the run-off.
2 thoughts on “Still Too Close To Call”
DeSantis is both dangerous and despicable. The fact that he won is no surprise here. His ads were all over the TV. Where in the heck was Charlie??!! Nowhere to be found. Major disappointment. Same for Gaetz. Ugh. And so we are stuck with them, again.
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DeSantis is dangerous. He’s also obvious. I watched the debate and Charlie made DeSantis look like a deer in the headlights. I must be the only one who watched. All those ads were a product of the dark money funneled into the GOP. Senator Whitehouse has a bill to make funding transparent. If we win a majority hopefully we can do something on the federal level that will take his power down a notch.
Why isn’t Gaetz in jail for trafficking?
This is the twilight zone.
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