11/9-10 Midterms Roundup & Open Thread
Without the major turnout of younger voters, we would have seen a very different outcome in last night's elections. But now I am asking the younger generations: continue to stay engaged in the struggle. We have an enormous amount of work ahead of us. pic.twitter.com/JS8ks6SwzH
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) November 9, 2022
Brunch for the late nighters…
OMG. That is making me really hungry!
Me, too. Hey, phatkhat! You and your posse ready to move to civilization? 🙂
Best wishes in your new home!!!!
From the referenced article above:
🙂 and how!!!!! It wasn’t even close. I have a feeling the Repukes are gonna back off around here. 🙂
All it takes is ditching the corporate Dems, and running progressives, everywhere. Not all are going to win the first time around, obviously, but the message resonates. A few here, a few there, some now, some later, and that’s how majorities are made.
Sounds like a Berniecrat!
One bite at a time to finish a rather large steak 🙂
Hope so Orl, up here you’ll have to pry their dead bodies out of the state chamber here. A lot of walker clones up here that like to abuse power. Michaels would have been a young version of Cult-45. We dodged a large caliber of bullet yesterday.
The Bernster deserves the Medal of Freedom. 🙂 A lot of that young vote was psyched by him.
I think it was a shame that he was considered a liability for Barnes not to appear with him.
A tactical error by his campaign. Dane- Milw. county loves Bernie might have pulled more votes out of there.
For 15 months, the White House refused to act on Biden’s #Cuba campaign promises due in part to the supplications of fearful Florida Dems who can’t find Hialeah without using Waze.
Thousands of Cuban families on both sides of the Straits paid the price.
All for nothing.
This is a simmering problem with the Hispanic vote in this state. The old rich Hispanics are basically RW. The younger ones born here are not. It’s a class deal cos the wealthy can immigrate w/no problem. The other classes? Not so easy, and the poor ones are politically exploited by the FRighties. One of the good things PBO did was opening back up Cuban relations, and getting rid of sanctions. SloMoJoe needs to get going on it. Anywho, T and R x 2, Ms. Benny!! 🙂 I’m still euphoric over Frost and Eskamani. I’ve met her twice now @ the annual Vegan Fest. 🙂
Newsom better start strongly addressing climate crisis. They have it big time there.
Peltola holds early lead in Alaska House race
The vaunted red wave never hit the shore in midterm elections
I know the Progressive House Posse picked up seats. Question is how many? If the GOPukes try to bully them, the Repukes will have to deal with the voters in 2 years.
I would love to see the Dems get the last 3 seats and render Manchin,Sinema a non factor.
Not reported here but now I will: Justice Dem Greg Cesar won Texas-35! (can’t find a linky- I saw this in WaPo) So Bernie did some good for him and Summer Lee.
A good example is PA. Nonpartisan polls had Fetterman up by 3-4. Bogus Republican polls had Oz winning. Fetterman is ahead by 3 now and will probably end up winning by 4 or 5 when the remaining votes (very Dem) are counted.
Absolutely! Every polling entity has direct corporate ownership behind it, or is beholden to corporate endowments and foundations. If you can’t get at a sampling of voters? And you can’t, it’s impossible, smart phone technology precludes it. If you can’t the next best thing is 1) keeping your corporate masters happy, by telling them what they want to hear, while 2) discouraging your opposition and affecting the outcome that way.
Money doesn’t talk, it swears. And you’ll certainly never get the truth out of it, willingly. Because the truth is it’s all greedy self interests, there’s nothing for the public good being expressed anywhere anymore. At least not on the grand scale. Because the means of expression all owned and controlled by the oligarchy, and even that which once functioned reasonably has been corrupted.
The Dem for my new district is up 3.4 with 88% counted. Most of the local offices went red, sheriff, council, etc. But Maybe they are doing a good job and just got reelected. I don’t know yet, LOL.
That’s an interesting observation about the local races. I voted for the GOPuke re-election of my County School Board Head. She’s done an excellent job, does not care for charter schools, and has done her best for the school kids re: Covid.
I voted for one for county sheriff but oddly he didn’t win. Less GOP got voted in on the councils. I think my area finally experienced a blue wave.
Update: The race has been called, and his opponent conceded! I looked for info on him, and he’s interesting. He is a meteorologist, and very outspoken about addressing climate change! Wow, the first weatherman in Congress. He’s also big on education, women’s rights, and improving the ACA/letting Medicare negotiate drug prices. That could be better, but I’ll take it. He’s also gay, and advocates for LGBTQ+. OMG, after living in Arkansas for 20 years, and having that slug Rick Crawford for Congressman for 11 of them, If I ever meet Eric Sorensen, I’m likely to hug him!
That’s sounds great! He’ll be among the 14 Dems representing various districts in IL.
Am I supposed to laugh out loud or what?!
Nice that Biden called and didn’t leave it to Pelosi.
Pelosi isn’t happy about another member of the squad – or progressive posse.
Tough titties said Bill’s kitteh. She needs to retire and protect (literally) her old man.
Yuck-yuck-yuck! How sweet it is! 🙂 Just read where if Warnock wins the Senate runoff, it will be 51-49. That will negate one of the 2 bought off RWers (Manchin and Sinema).
Need to clone Bernie for VT and have real Bernie go to West Virginia to take on Manchin!
Well, at least he has that much decency. Mastriano hasn’t conceded yet, despite losing by a much higher margin.
Mastriano is also a nutcase Trumpkin. He’ll concede eventually cos The People demand it.
What “Dems” in FL? DWS? It’s the GOPukes vs. the Grassroots. People like Frost winning will begin to put a stop to the da##ed gerrymandering, and all the other BS the GOPukes pull.
I think he is referring to the state house. but I think he’s wrong here. DeSantis remapped all of the districts, and flipped most of them that were blue to red.
GOPukes blew it with my area. It is turning solid Progressive. Anna Eskamani works/serves right in the center of that cesspool: FL House. She just won her 3rd term–handily.
That’s good to hear. It looked like a red night in FL, with a couple of blue dots.
I can certainly see how hurricane preparation might prioritize over standing in a 4 hour line to vote.
Wherever the vote wasn’t newly restricted, Democrats mostly won.
Should have allowed Bernie to appear with Mandela.