I all the time find yourself exhausted the day after election day. However, as a politics nerd, it doesn’t matter what the polls state, I’m all the time glued and fascinated by election outcomes.
Tuesday was no exception, and I discover myself notably exhausted this morning primarily as a result of the outcomes had been underwhelming. It appears as if the Home will doubtless have a Republican majority, albeit not practically as a lot of a majority as they need to’ve given the unfavorability of President Biden.
The Senate appears poised to be in the identical place it was earlier than, with yet one more Georgia runoff greater than doubtless on the horizon as a result of that’s exactly what the American individuals need, extra election and polling discuss. So what does this all imply, you would possibly marvel?
Don’t fear; actor James Woods has the reply.
Just one clear fact emerged from this election: this nation is evenly divided and either side thinks the opposite is actually insane.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) November 9, 2022
Division And Madness
Recognized to tweet out golden nuggets of awesomeness on occasion, James Woods shot out a tweet after the midterms with the next:
“Just one clear fact emerged from this election: this nation is evenly divided and either side thinks the opposite is actually insane.”
I couldn’t agree extra. Nevertheless, I don’t assume we essentially assume our fellow voters are essentially insane, however the candidates we’ve got to select from could be. Let’s check out Pennsylvania, for instance.
Polling locations in Pennsylvania are working out of paper and voters are being pressured to attend hours or just depart and are available again.
That is referred to as disenfranchising voters!
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) November 8, 2022
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John Fetterman, who for all intents and functions ought to’ve been simple to beat, might be a United States Senator. So am I shocked he beat out TV persona Mehmet Oz?
Do you imply the identical candidate that gave a speech in entrance of a limo utilized by Adolf Hitler and spoke of how crudites are too costly within the Biden economic system? Surprising that Dr. Oz wasn’t ready to connect with the on a regular basis Pennsylvanian with crack-shot marketing campaign strikes like these.
The reality that no person needs to listen to is that there was a justifiable share of Republican candidates who couldn’t land the airplane on election evening and doubtless by no means would as a result of they weren’t the precise candidate within the first place. However there’s additionally one thing bigger at play.
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Is Anyone Listening?
Final evening probably the most thrilling a part of the election protection was Fox Information with their Fox Information Voter Evaluation breakdown. They polled 90,000 voters on varied questions, indicating a extra exact illustration of what final evening confirmed.
Fetterman opens the talk:
“Hello. Good evening all people.” pic.twitter.com/lkNPtkoD2l
— Each day Wire (@realDailyWire) October 26, 2022
Not surprisingly, 75% of these polled are dissatisfied with how the federal government is working, which has been the final theme from voter polls for months. When requested about their opinions relating to President Biden and President Trump, 58% had an unfavorable view of Biden and 51% unfavorable of Trump.
And when you may argue that this was the midterm and wasn’t an election between Biden and Trump, each Presidents made it an election in regards to the two of them. Which I feel explains the lackluster efficiency of the Republican Get together.
When the evaluation bought into points, that’s the place it will get fascinating; let’s have a look at three particular areas:
- Abortion – 62% favor nationwide legislation guaranteeing entry to abortion
- Gun legal guidelines – 57% choose stricter gun legal guidelines
- Supreme Court docket – 51% approve of their efficiency
Now that’s attention-grabbing. Voters are beginning to have barely extra advanced emotions about points than straight down the poll purple or blue crew beliefs.
I had an incredible boss whereas I used to be stationed in North Carolina who used to lament that within the navy, we regularly would ‘swing the pendulum too far’ in both route when needing to course right. This hope to swing the needle to the precise in some dramatic ‘purple wave’ was a shedding technique from the get-go.
A greater possibility would’ve been to concentrate on a long-game method and purpose to push the needle not towards the precise essentially, however towards the voter. As a substitute, each Democrats and Republicans centered an excessive amount of on demographics as an alternative of precise voters.
Early this morning, Congressman Kevin McCarthy prematurely and meekly introduced that “we’re going to take the Home again,” including:
“For those who imagine in freedom, onerous work and the American dream these outcomes show there’s a place for you within the Republican Get together. We’re increasing this celebration.”
It’s all nicely and good to speak of ideas like freedom, onerous work, and the American dream – however what voters wished and wanted was an precise unified platform to get enthusiastic about.
So how precisely was voting for Republicans going to alter the course of our retirement accounts, make us safer, and reign in authorities overreach?
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It’s not sufficient to say the opposite man sucks; voters wish to know exactly what you’ll do higher.
Second GOP supply sees under tweet, texts me “Knives are out for Kevin McCarthy, if he’s below 225, count on Scalise to make a transfer rapidly for speaker” https://t.co/AQF55yZaGM
— Jacqui Heinrich (@JacquiHeinrich) November 9, 2022
There Is Hope
Final evening proved that President Biden isn’t any uniter; the nation is split. It additionally confirmed that final evening wouldn’t deliver in regards to the finish of democracy as we all know it; if something, it proved our democracy nonetheless works moderately nicely.
The Home and Senate will signify how our nation feels, divided and at odds with one another. Nevertheless, there was one explicit Republican that appeared to get learn how to encourage constituents.
Governor Ron DeSantis ought to be feeling fairly rattling good right now after flipping Miami-Dade County and primarily shifting Florida from a swing state to a purple state. The Republican Get together ought to be paying consideration as a result of what DeSantis has, they need to wish to bottle up and sprinkle on their future candidates.
It’s not sufficient to be a candidate that may be a minority or a veteran with a shiny bio. It’s additionally not sufficient to be a “shock jock” candidate with nice media quips, bite-backs, and liberal pundits.
You need to take heed to your constituents and have a stable platform. Say what you need about right now’s Democratic Get together (and belief me, I’ve in all probability stated it), however they’ve a unified message.
It’s a loopy ideological message, nevertheless it’s unified. The Republican message is what? You both should love Trump or hate Trump and Biden is horrible?
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All that does is additional divide the nation and make us all have a look at each other like we could be loopy—time to get it collectively and rally, maybe behind the man who really precipitated a purple wave.
DeSantis blew the competitors away whereas a lot of the remainder of the Republican Get together underperformed. What precisely is the argument towards DeSantis 2024?
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) November 9, 2022
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