I waited a bit before commenting on the 2018 mid-term elections, partly to give a chance for more state-level results to be made easily available and partly to give myself a chance to see what the consensus fall out was. It was worth the wait because the fall out was both unexpected.
The Left’s Lament
The Left’s party of choice, the Democrats flip the House by a small margin, gained a few Governorships, but lost ground in the Senate. And yet, most of them seem pretty damn angry about the results and feel that they lost, in that they didn’t get their “Blue Wave” or their “fair share” of elected offices across our country.
Essentially, these sorts are ranting because the Democrats overall received more raw, ballots across the nation than the GOP did. Hence, they believe that they should have been given more seats in the Senate, irrespective of the fact that each Seat’s election is a standalone item and not impacted by other election results. Yes, that is correct. They’re whining because their people, concentrated in a relatively few urban areas, didn’t get to dictate how other people’s elections went.
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Of course, this is exactly the sort of hysterical and quasi-mindless lamentations one can expect from a group of people who have:
- Voluntarily segregated and isolated themselves into a small number of “geographically challenged” of “safe spaces”;
- Believe that their desires and perceived needs are those of the entirety of the country – except for those deplorable racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, Islamophobic, bigoted Fascists in “Fly Over Country;”
- Are only concerned with “minority rights” when said minority isn’t White people – who are, of course, deplorable racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, Islamophobic, bigoted Fascists.
Yeah, I guess it sucks for them and to be them. Even when they score some level and form of victory, they lament instead of rejoice because nothing short of their total victory over the American people will suffice.