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.