And with that comes video!
We need to *really* understand what’s going on…
At this point, I realize I’m having as much effect as shouting at clouds, but until the left, construed broadly, begins to understand that Democrats win 25% – 35% of the white racist vote, we’re going to continue to get maudlin pieces about how Americans didn’t reject racism in the 2018 election. The problem is not said maudlinitude, but that the inability to realize that some white racists vote Democratic in spite of and in opposition to their racism means we fail to comprehend why some people, racist or not, vote Democratic.
By the way, if you don’t believe what I wrote in the first sentence, take a gander at this figure from around May 2016 (for those keeping score at home, Sanders supporters inexplicably weren’t included, but they clocked in slightly lower than Clinton supporters). And remember–this is all supporters, not just white ones (so Clinton’s numbers are probably…
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And with those skies comes video!
Bit of a late night, and since the professional pundits are all geared up for instant analysis, here are some thoughts about tonight’s election:
- Democrats did better in the House than I thought, and were (possibly) true to form in the Senate.
- While Republicans are going to spin this, this was a repudiation–12 million more Senate votes for Democrats and they lost the House in an economy that isn’t much different from 2016. WOMP WOMP.
- The popular vote margin for Democrats was incredibly bigly. Gerrymandering is the only reason Republicans stood a chance in the House. The good news is that, last night, Florida voted to reenfranchise convicted felons. That means there will be an additional 1.4 million potential voters in Florida, and thanks to the inequities of our judicial system, they will be likely Democrats. This is good, and groundshaking, news for 2020.
- The Republicans were unable to…
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Which means it’s time for video!
And that means there better be video!