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A few thoughts on yesterday’s Red Trickle damookster Send a noteboard - 09/11/2022 06:36:46 PM

Point 1, In an interview this morning, James Carville stated he expected to lose 57 seats in the House, but didn’t thanks to Donald Trump. I have a lot of respect for Carville and agree with his analysis.

Point 1a, election denial is an idiotic strategy and should be abandoned. If elections are only accepted when your side wins, then the US is just another third world banana republic. The average American understandably doesn’t want this.

Point 1b, when the other side runs vulnerable candidates, opposing them with flawed candidates of your own is not a sound strategy. See Herschel Walker, Dr. Oz, Don Bolduc, Blake Masters.

Point 2, the elephant in the room. Timing. Republicans have been trying to overturn Roe vs. Wade for 50 years. Perhaps, in retrospect, waiting at least one more might have been good? It will be interesting once we get the demographic breakdown to see how many white women flipped over this issue.

That said, I am not unhappy with the outcome. A true Red Wave would have led to two years of the extremists on the Right trying to force through as much of their agenda as possible. Not unlike the last two years from the other side. In a gridlocked government, the centrists have the key votes. Since I am center-right with libertarian leanings, I do not find this unwelcome. If it also results in The Donald fading away and new leaders in the Republican Party, so much the better.



"Bustin' makes me feel good!"

Ghostbusters, by Ray Parker Jr.
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