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Election Night - Nov 7th, 2017

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  • Independent
    Washington
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    So far its looking for the dems. trump is driving the point home by blaming republicans that have lost for not being onboard Team trump. We realistically know that trump is causing republicans voters either to vote for democratic candidates or simply not vote.

    twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/9280...

    "Ed Gillespie worked hard but did not embrace me or what I stand for. Don’t forget, Republicans won 4 out of 4 House seats, and with the economy doing record numbers, we will continue to win, even bigger than before!"

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Kenosha, WI
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    wwjd Wrote:

    So far its looking for the dems. trump is driving the point home by blaming republicans that have lost for not being onboard Team trump. We realistically know that trump is causing republicans voters either to vote for democratic candidates or simply not vote.

    twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/9280...

    "Ed Gillespie worked hard but did not embrace me or what I stand for. Don’t forget, Republicans won 4 out of 4 House seats, and with the economy doing record numbers, we will continue to win, even bigger than before!"

    Too early to tell. Keep the paper cups, tinsel, and red wine in wraps until the mid terms. For now, curb your enthusiasm and work hard to get democrat voters off their asses to vote in the mid term. that is all, for now.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Portland, OR
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    It was unquestionably a great night for Democrats. We still have a long way to go, but we should be very happy with last nights results.

    We performed bigly not just at the top of the ticket (VA and NJ Gov), but down the ballot as well. Democrats taking over the Virginia House of Delegates was thought to be impossible, but they very well may control the chamber after mandatory recounts are completed in the closest elections. Democrats haven't controlled that chamber since 2000, but picked up fifteen seats and the worst case scenario is a Republican 51-49 majority, down from 66-34.

    All Democrats have to do is win one of the numerous recounts to have a 50-50 split and two to control the chamber outright.

    I applaud Democrats for showing up in NJ and Virginia last night. Hopefully it's a sign of things to come nationally.

  • Strongly Liberal
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    Ohio
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    A transgender woman , won the seat of the Republican who introduced the trans gender bathroom ban bill !

    I think in Virginia . On December 12 , Alabama will decide on a radical idiot and a democrat.

  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    Hopefully we are going to inherit the votes of dissatisfied citizens who want to voice their opposition in a dissenting way. Any votes in our favor is great to add.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    Thomas Perez has been doing the rounds on the networks...vindication of sorts for his strategy. He's been doing the hard work at the grass roots level, and if Virginia is a report card of that strategy, then we should be hopeful for 2018. Not sure how much is the candidates and how much anti-Trump, but for now we should feel good but not become complacent.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Obama's tweet sums it up best:

    "This is what happens when the people vote. Congrats @RalphNortham and @PhilMurphyNJ . And congratulations to all the victors in state legislative, county and mayors' races. Every office in a democracy counts!" -- Barack Obama

  • Independent
    Washington
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    trump behavior as president is sealing the fate of the republican party the longer they remain silent. This election had a healthy result because it is rejecting people who want use\adopt trump politics.

    IMHO, trump is a bit like Darth Vader who is selling to voters the Dark Side (Corrupt and selfish power) wins because he is projecting the illusion that evil methods are more powerful and more effective to bring about change. The Dark Side is fast, easy, and blows away everything in it path. He is always using himself as an example of becoming the most powerful man in the world. However, the mythology lesson (not unique to Star Wars) is the Dark Side is just an illusion of power and success; at the very core a cancer (or an addictive drug) that ultimately destroys itself, leaving behind mass devastation. Ultimately, that which is good always prevails because that is what remains in the ruins of anti-leaders like trump, but sometimes the cost can be very high the longer bad\unwise\corrupt\selfish individuals like trump are left in powerful positions.

  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Sorry there is a long way to go, before things are back to normal. Reversing all the idiot things the "7 year old kid" has done will take a lot of time. On top of that Pence may become the next in line; even an bigger disaster. Dark Vader may even become more fanatic especially if Mueller does his work . There are still way too many "idiots" in power like the ass crawler Ryan. So it may go in any direction; the Titanic is still on course to hit the iceberg. So don't party to early.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Schmidt Wrote: Thomas Perez has been doing the rounds on the networks...vindication of sorts for his strategy. He's been doing the hard work at the grass roots level, and if Virginia is a report card of that strategy, then we should be hopeful for 2018. Not sure how much is the candidates and how much anti-Trump, but for now we should feel good but not become complacent.

    Another thing I find extremely interesting (and vindicating) is how Bernie's "Our Revolution" actively campaigned against Ralph Northam in the primary and was non-existent in the general and yet Northam still trounced Gillespie without them.

    Perez has shown himself to be a pretty savvy leader. The political beliefs of the Democrats elected on Tuesday night range from right-of center to the far-left. It shows he understands that Bernie's "one size fits all" political philosophy simply won't work in a country as diverse as the United States.

    Democrats should never compromise on our core principles, but Bernie's "my way or the highway" philosophy on Tuesday was soundly rejected and that's a good thing.