aside Democratic Party’s Big Sweep Of Elected Offices On November 7, 2017

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Those who have been part of ‘the Resistance” against the presidency of Donald J. Trump are back in business to keep on reminding the president and his surrogates that we “Never Trumpers” are not about to accept his role as US leader, his administration officials and the sycophant republican legislators as part of a normal way of running the US government.

Last night, on November 7, 2017, the democratic contenders prevailed in winning just about every elected office against their republican opponents.

There were stories about women in Virginia standing under the pouring rain for ages to place their vote in protest to those currently operating in the White House.

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Remember those nasty women who showed up in droves in cities around the USA, to signal their displeasure on January 21, 2017, the day after the president’s inauguration celebrations.

Those nasty women never gave up. Republicans, beware…Nasty Women are coming after you…Forget the donors, your party leaders, your cushy jobs, as your days are numbered unless you start doing your jobs by catering to the American peoples’ best interests.

Here’s the rest of the story…

On November 7, 2017, David Leonhardt of the New York Times penned the following report, “Virginia’s Election and Trump’s Whupping.”

Excerpts:

“President Trump’s critics and admirers have both often wondered whether most of the normal rules of politics apply to him. Trump, in his own graphic way, may have summarized the view best: “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters, O.K.?”

“But it turns out that the normal rules of politics do indeed apply to Trump.”

“With his approval rating at a paltry 38 percent, Trump’s Republican Party took a whupping. It’s not just that the Democrats easily won the highest-profile race — the Virginia governorship. Democrats enjoyed a stunningly good night across the country. Consider:”

• “Defying virtually all expectations, Democrats flipped more than a dozen of the 100 seats in Virginia’s house of delegates and, pending final vote counts, may have won control of it.”

• “They won full control — legislature and governorship — in both New Jersey and Washington State.”

• “Maine’s Republican governor has repeatedly vetoed Medicaid expansion. Maine’s voters effectively overrode his veto, by referendum, in a landslide.”

• “Democrats won two traditionally Republican legislature seats in special elections in Georgia.”

• “Last night’s results continue a trend. Democrats have done startlingly well in special elections this year, often in conservative districts.”

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TRANSGENDER WOMAN WON AGAINST ANTI-GAY CONSERVATIVE

“As significant as all these wins are in their own right, they will also help shape the political future. Already, multiple House Republicans have announced their retirement, including two more yesterday. Idaho and Utah may now follow Maine and hold referendums on expanding Medicaid. Progressives will be energized to find candidates to run in traditionally Republican areas.”

“Donald Trump remains the most powerful person in the country, if not the world. But the election results show that he also remains the weakest first-year president in modern history.”

“In The Times. Frank Bruni and the editorial board offered their takes.”

“Elsewhere. “Enthusiasm matters,” writes The Atlantic’s Ronald Brownstein, noting that Ralph Northam, Virginia’s governor-elect, earned about 330,000 more votes than his predecessor had in 2013.”

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“It wasn’t just that Democrats won up and down the ticket but which Democrats won, notes Time’s Charlotte Alter. “A trans woman beat the guy who introduced the bathroom bill. A gun victim’s boyfriend beat a delegate with an ‘A’ grade from the NRA. A civil rights lawyer who sued the police department just became the top prosecutor in Philadelphia,” she tweeted.”

“White, rural areas of Virginia largely backed Ed Gillespie, the Republican, but were swamped by suburban and urban turnout for Northam. “The data out of SW VA suggest maybe you can turn your campaign into a McTrump franchise,” noted the pollster Kristen Anderson, “but that’s of limited value in a state Trump lost.”

Democratic nominee for Philadelphia district attorney Larry Krasner walks from his polling place after voting in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. He beat Republican Beth Grossman in Tuesday's race.
Democratic nominee for Philadelphia district attorney Larry Krasner beat Republican Beth Grossman in Tuesday’s race.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

With all the evidence in front of us, Democrats are slight favorites to retake the U.S. House in 2018,” argues FiveThirtyEight’s Dave Wasserman.

How Trumpworld reacted:

“Sean Hannity, whose Fox show airs at 9 p.m. EST, devoted just six seconds of coverage — six seconds! — to the Virginia and New Jersey results, dismissing them as “not states Donald Trump won.” Hannity carried President Trump’s 34-minute speech to South Korea’s National Assembly live and in full.”

“Pundits are calling Tuesday’s results a repudiation of Trump,” wrote Breitbart’s Joel Pollack. “It would be more accurate to point out that, once again, the Republican establishment came up short.” The website’s home-page headline echoed Trump’s late-night effort to distance himself from Gillespie’s loss, branding Gillespie a “Republican swamp thing.”

“Throughout the campaign, Breitbart praised Gillespie for incorporating Trumpist messages.”

14 comments

    • Dear Doubledragon61,

      That is great news about Antoinette Irving winning the job as Sheriff of Roanoke, VA. Thanks for sharing this.

      In a neighboring county in Florida, a democrat Rick Kriseman won the mayoral prize of St. Petersburg in a highly contested, expensive race.

      As you keep saying, Woo Hoo!

      Hugs, Gronda

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  1. Gronda, there is some major downplaying going on by our former party. New Jersey offered fewer lessons, but Virginia had interesting and some troubling messages for the GOP. The transgender story is exceptional.

    The voter passion should be a wake-up call. I hope there is a strong turnout in Alabama for the Senate race. Beating the horrific GOP candidate is likely a bridge too far, but the Democrat candidate is very strong and clearly deserves to win against a man who has at least twice violated the mandates of the US Supreme Court. There s a reason for the separation of church and state as personified by the GOP
    senator candidate. Keith

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    • Dear Keith,

      Last night’s democratic victories have to be giving those supporting Doug Jones in Alabama a well needed morale boost. We cannot avoid going into any election, conceding a seat to a republican contender of the ilk of Judge Roy Moore because it is a difficult republican state to win.

      I am believing that there are enough independents, centrist republicans that would join up with the democrats to help Mr. Jones win the US Senate seat on Dec. 12, 2017. A democratic win in Alabama would send a devastating message to our republican friends.

      Hugs, Gronda

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    • Dear Harry Caulfield,

      It does boost morale to get some great news…

      The moral of the story, is that, it doesn’t pay for republicans to upset “nasty women.!”

      Hugs, Gronda

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  2. Trump is nothing more than a manifestation of a wave of anger. The normal rules apply to him. Even the anti-Trump media give him more credit than he is due.
    He is small, petty-minded, egotist from a privileged background. Even discussing him strikes me occasionally as a waste of time, for he will bring about his own downfall.
    Keep on striving and pushing folks, take America back

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    • Dear Roger,

      I have been talking to lots of folks who are part of this resistance who are now encouraged to push forward even harder to have democrats become the majority party in the US House of Representatives.

      There was an Alabama election for the US Senate where a crazy right wing, anti-gay Judge Moore ended up being the republican candidate for an election to be held on 12th of December.. The Democrat Doug Jones who is a very decent competent candidate was considered a long shot because Alabama is a very republican state.

      Today, four women have come forward with allegations that Judge Moore molested them when they were teenagers and he was a 32 year old prosecutor.

      You can’t make this stuff up.

      Hugs, Gronda

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        • Dear Roger,

          You can write the script. Here are some comments from republicans in Alabama:The source is Salon.com.

          “Ziegler then cited the Bible in an attempt to justify Moore’s alleged actions, “Take the Bible. Zachariah and Elizabeth for instance. Zachariah was extremely old to marry Elizabeth and they became the parents of John the Baptist.” Ziegler added, “Also take Joseph and Mary. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became parents of Jesus.”

          “By that logic, Moore may soon give birth to the second coming of the son of God.”

          “Alabama Marion County GOP chair David Hall also downplayed the allegations.
          “It was 40 years ago,” Hall told Daniel Dale, a reporter for the Toronto Star. “I really don’t see the relevance of it. He was 32. She was supposedly 14. She’s not saying that anything happened other than they kissed.” He added, “The other women that they’re using to corroborate: number one, one was 19, one was 17, one was 16. There’s nothing wrong with a 30-year-old single male asking a 19-year-old, a 17-year-old, or a 16-year-old out on a date.”

          Alabama Bibb County Republican chairman Jerry Pow told the Star’s Dale that he’d vote for Moore even if he had committed a sex crime against a teenage girl.
          “I would vote for Judge Moore because I wouldn’t want to vote for Doug [Jones],” Pow said, referring to Moore’s election opponent. “I’m not saying I support what he did.”

          Hugs, Gronda

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        • Spot on Gronda!
          Well there we go:
          Ziegler goes incomprehensible under the guise of reading an out of context verse from the Bible.
          Presumably Mr Hall, if approached by an aggressive gay man in a sexual way would be flattered because he was being asked out on a date.
          And Mr Pow is pretending that political preference takes precedence over a person’s potentially criminal past (which is actually kind of traditional).
          As you say ‘You can right the script’

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