American Midterm Elections – Dems win poisoned chalice – Trump 2020 still on the cards

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The blue wave turned into a weak trickle. The Dems lost 2016 by calling all Republican’s racist, it looks like they squandered 2018 by calling them all rapists.

This orange fascist’s carnival of grotesque ignorance will sadly still stand.

The blue wave turned into a weak trickle. The Dems lost 2016 by calling all Republican’s racist, it looks like they squandered 2018 by calling them all rapists.

The Republicans bewilderingly increased their majority in the Senate while the Dems took the House. Trump heavily targeted those Senate races and will take that as a victory, he has also culled many moderate Republican House Representatives for hard Trumpers.

The Dems have a far more diverse range of representatives and increased minority representation and it’s a win for women, but all they can do is generate gridlock for Trump’s agenda which will become his new attack line for the next two years.

While the Dems can launch investigations with subpoena powers and even impeachment in the House, it will get knocked down once it gets to the Senate

The Democrats did better in the Governor races which matter as they influence the electoral boundaries for 2020.

Trump will point to Dems as the reason why he can’t get anything done, and with a House and Senate who are hard Trumpers, he will have the ingredients for resentment which could propel him to a 2020 win.

The Democrats won a poisoned chalice and the gridlock they have promised will become a rod for their own backs. Trump, who has been hated and has been hateful in measures never seen before, bewilderingly still retains real power.

After the hateful spite Trump has vomited up over the last 2 years – the fact he’s gained in the Senate and just lost the House by two dozen+ seats is a grim reminder that he does actually represent a dark America who will vote for him regardless of his carnival of the grotesque.

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9 Comments

  1. Mjolnir says:

    “After the hateful spite Trump has vomited up over the last 2 years – the fact he’s gained in the Senate and just lost the House by two dozen+ seats is a grim reminder that he does actually represent a dark America who will vote for him regardless of his carnival of the grotesque.”

    Not so surprising. A student of history will see paeallels with the rise of the German Nazi party and their electoral successes in elections (before they eventually seized power and abolished the elections whuch put them into power.)

    There will always be a sizeable segment of the populace that see “strong government” as desirable, especially when it panders to “tribal” urges such as Nationalism. Thats when things really get ugly in politics.

  2. Andrea says:

    If the Democrats can manage to pass their brain cell around without dropping it, they could support any piece of legislation, from either side, that serves their constituency and direction while blocking the divisive pieces. Including those brinkmanship budget approvals.

    ‘You play nice; we play nice. You play hard – we’ll block and talk and let our next level people, the grassroots and trustworthy activists know so they can keep people informed of the arcane moves in the House, and how we’re playing fair.”

    A blanket block just increases rancour and schism.

    Fingers crossed that Pelosi, Warren, Sanders and King can give a beneficial lead on this.

  3. Spoon says:

    Well written Martyn.
    If it turns out to be the case…
    I wonder how much of the middle class (if there is any left).
    Will still like Trump when the tax cuts are reversed and they have even less support than they have now.

  4. Richard Christie says:

    Hmmph,

    An analysis of the Trump’s future without a single mention of the name Bob Mueller.

    That figures.

    • Sam Sam says:

      Normal people say Trump is the (insert nasty words here) problem. I say the CIA, FBI, NSA, DoJ have been running America and its reputation just fine with out Trump for 70 years.

      So the markets will like the Mid Term result not because Dems flipped the house marginally, or Reps gain in Senate, but because it brings perceived “Stability” to the political climate. Plus there is a vacuum of potential newsflow between now & end of the year. Path of least resistance is up.

  5. countryboy says:

    The rest of the world needs to chip in and build a wall around the U$A then chuck all the Israeli’s in there then weld the door shut.

  6. RED BUZZARD says:

    Not the mainstream media:

    ‘Finally, the midterms’

    https://www.rt.com/shows/crosstalk/443329-midterm-election-trump-chances/

    “Finally, the midterm elections. And there are many questions. Were these races a referendum on Donald Trump’s time in office? What will the Democrats do in power? And what are Trump’s chances in 2020?

    CrossTalking with Mark Sleboda, Lionel, Brian Joyce, and Ron Placone.”

  7. Mjolnir says:

    Interesting how Republicans lost In the House of Representatives but gained in the Senare. Not surprising, as US voters often split their vote (as voters do here in NZ under MMP) to put a control over each party.

    But it’ll certainly make Republican representatives think carefully about unquestioning fealty to the Orange Overlord. That kind of closeness to Trump has proved to be toxic.

  8. Cagey says:

    Then again – look at this ad by a ‘moderate’ Democrat.

    https://youtu.be/B7jQnvRwsCk

    What was proven more than anything was that Donald Trump knows how to get his base out: the Democratic establishment’s strategy was to turn moderate conservatives not to pull their base out. Much credit should be given to the grass roots progressive movement – some amazing catch-up and some great victories in the face of voter suppression.

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