The wins in Georgia are huge. Now, if Alabama, Mississippi, and South Carolina can just come up with their own Stacy Abrams, we could see a snowball effect that would change American politics forever. Well, at least, for a long time.
Some might think that this outcome along with its portents can solve the electoral college problem. It doesn’t. Doesn’t solve the problem of someone as unfit as Mitch McConnell tyrannizing the nation. The few Republican Senators of any account need to rise up and demand that he step down from all leadership roles. Because? Because he is an unfit human.
As anyone who has been known to have written more that few programs knows, the bugs will out. The next two years would be an opportune time to begin the debugging.
Not so “Yuge.”
The Dems always, always end up in a situation where they have to pull a rabbit out of the hat just like Bullwinkle on Rocky the Flaying Squirrel . . .
I am tired of “wrong hat,” photo-finishes, and close wins. Why can’t Dems just kick Repub’s ass and be done with this? Put those JA**es away for once so they can not recover for a decade or more. Why aren’t they all over McConnell and Kentucky voting?
He is such an over confident little sh*t. He has not done much in his entire life other than be a weasel.
Dems are just toying with Repubs and they think we are weak.
We should have won more states.
Rocky and Bullwinkle – Hey Rocky Watch Me Pull a Rabbit Out Of My Hat
Rep turnout was immense, and they have a large advantage in “location, location, location”.
Stacy Abrams’ Fair Fight is working in all of those states, and about 15 more. This win will embolden registration and anti-suppression actions in a whole lot of states.
The win is not “yuge.” We should have won and even more so bigly.
In the 3, plus Louisianna, blacks are about one-third of the population.
Love the Bullwinkle imagery, but no one knows what is next. I will have to stick with Infidel on this one. It really depends upon what we do next. Over confidence has been much less our problem than under performance, yet the one condition does tend to exacerbate the other.
Besides it is not like we are talking about massive progressive reforms here. Thanks to Donald Trump we can now gain some degree of credibility just by not behaving like lunatics. Yet, if we really do want it to last, then we will need to be a lot smarter than we have been in my lifetime.
Actually, even that is not a certain prescription for lasting success. That gets back to your over-confidence complaint. The Democratic Party got into a bad habit of resting on its laurels after Truman was elected. Republicans caused the Great Depression and later caused the Great Recession, yet here they were back again in 2016. As long as we chalk it up to just so much racism then this will happen time and time again.
It is less over-confidence that causes us failure than it is our inability to assess our own failures and adapt. It is failure that puts the over in front of confidence. No capable person ever failed because they had too much confidence. The incapable may be easier to understand if they have humility and timidity, but that will not make then any more capable.
Infidel and our own Coberly make the same general point. If we want to reap reelection then we need to sow broadly acceptable pubic policy. If we keep adding enemies at the same rate as allies then we are losing. Our enemies will always be more committed to us than our allies.
We need policy to help people in general rather than direct it towards demographic vote pandering. Getting a bit honest in our public discourse might even help. It is inevitable that trade deficits will cause losses in decent jobs in all sectors except FIRE. An economy cannot live by FIRE alone, regardless of who runs its central bank. The number of people that are killed in gang shootings does not scream of abolish the police. A society that underpays and under-trains local LEOs gets neanderthals with guns patrolling its neighborhoods.
As of 12:45PM EST, then I am still getting only 98% reporting from AP on Osoff v. Perdue.
More importantly 98% reporting with only a 0.4% spread.
If we do not actually have chickens then those chickens that we do not have are not Huge.
Great! Now we can expect the Democratic majority to send us continuing $2,000 per person checks–larger would be better!
Pass Medicare For All, which is essential during a pandemic when tens if not hundreds of millions of Americans are losing their health insurance and facing medical bankruptcy,
Withdrawal of our troops and payments to the contractors, from George Bush’s illegal and losing wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Africa,
An enlargement of Social Security and Medicare payments,
Some direct U.S. Treasury payments to Covid affected American small businesses, instead of the bank owned Fed handing interest free money to the elite to buy more rent producing assets and to the banks that charge 25% credit card usuary, per month,
A rebuilding of our infrastructure with a similar defunding of the Pentagon.
All things are possible, but Perdue would need to get 60% in Ossoff districts.
Hell, I will be glad just to get through the year without falling into civil war. OTOH, if that must be then we really do want to win big and win fast.
It’s looking to me like they have taken Trump out of the picture. If not, they should. They also need to ask McConnell to step down from any and all leadership positions. Cruz, Hawley, and some others should resign.
Rubin on McConnell
All this and more, …: the 2016 Russian interference, the blockage of everything Obama tried to do, immunity for the Tyson of the world, coercion of other republican senators, extortion of the blue states, ,…
Written by Adam Eichen, Executive Director of Equal Citizens and the co-author of “Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want” for TPM Cafe