Yesterday is a strong signal nothing GOP has been doing is working. Will they learn? We will find out soon enough.
I did not see this coming.
The President’s party always loses the midterms. There were only two years when it didn’t happen — in 2002 after 9/11, and in 1998, when Republicans spent the entire year trying to impeach Bill Clinton for lying about his sex life.
And to paraphrase the Daily Beast, we still don’t know who won the midterms. But Republicans definitely lost.
We still don’t know who won the midterms. But Republicans definitely lost.
Yesterday is a strong signal nothing GOP has been doing is working.
Even in this best case scenario — gerrymandering, the midterm advantage, widespread voter suppression and intimidation, terrible unvetted Democratic nominees — they couldn’t sell the low-key authoritarianism of modern day Republicanism to ordinary, good-hearted Americans.
GOP tried to frame the abortion discussion around religious propaganda, birth control, and women’s sexuality.
It was really about expectant mothers dying on operating tables because their doctors couldn’t save them without risking life in prison.
Not to mention the grotesque sideshows of revictimizing pre-teen rape victims or insisting it’s totes cool when Herschel Walker does it.
Will they learn? Or will they continue their assault on women in the few places left they still have the power?
Only 14 months to the Iowa caucuses — we will find out soon enough.
Democrats have GOT to do better about vetting our candidates thoroughly and stop nominating people who don’t prioritize our base. Just because we can sometimes drag people like Fetterman over the finish line because his opponent was a thousand times worse doesn’t mean it wasn’t a terrible idea. Not to mention how disrespectful it is expect Black people to vote for him in spite of everything he’s done.
If someone had told me four years ago that I would have personally raised over $600k for Tim Ryan or supported him in any way, I would have called them a fool. But he was the ideal candidate for the state of Ohio…