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So, what are the predictions for the mid-term elections ? I thought Roe vs Wade over ruling would of been a reason for mass exodus of Republican support but many are saying it has no impact. 😢 

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33 minutes ago, Jazzy Jan said:

So, what are the predictions for the mid-term elections ? I thought Roe vs Wade over ruling would of been a reason for mass exodus of Republican support but many are saying it has no impact. 😢 

Never underestimate the sheer stupidity, willful ignorance, and apathy of many Americans. Let alone our incredibly short attention span.

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5 hours ago, VogueMusic said:

Never underestimate the sheer stupidity, willful ignorance, and apathy of many Americans. Let alone our incredibly short attention span.

I am watching the American news now and seems to be mixed results. 
 

 

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6 hours ago, Jazzy Jan said:

So, what are the predictions for the mid-term elections ? I thought Roe vs Wade over ruling would of been a reason for mass exodus of Republican support but many are saying it has no impact. 😢 

Economic woes always tend to trump social/moral/progressive issues though. Just bad timing that ppl are feeling poorer (not just in USA of course).

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2 hours ago, Kim said:

Economic woes always tend to trump social/moral/progressive issues though. Just bad timing that ppl are feeling poorer (not just in USA of course).

True.  

Seems though that the so called "Red Wave" did not happen.  Great to see that as was predicted everywhere.  Still stuns me that people vote for this current group of Republicans.  Full of election deniers, nutjobs and Trump lovers.  Surely, decent people who are Republicans must be horrified at the people representing them and would want their party back. 

Florida and Texas though - my goodness, their candidates are absolutely atrocious human beings and even more atrocious politicians.  Yet, they keep getting support and voted in.  

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5 minutes ago, Jazzy Jan said:

Seems though that the so called "Red Wave" did not happen.

Yeah the senate was looking dodgy for a while but it looks like getting the younger vote out may have swung it.

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14 hours ago, Jazzy Jan said:

So, what are the predictions for the mid-term elections ? I thought Roe vs Wade over ruling would of been a reason for mass exodus of Republican support but many are saying it has no impact. 😢 

Quoting myself but watching American news this morning and all claiming that young people and many women listed the taking away of abortion choice was crucial to them voting.  

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Not sure RON DE SANTIS is better, though. In fact, I think he's worst. 
On surface, he might seems more "respectable" and "intelligent" than Trump, but underneath, he does far worse things. 

 

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Republicans got caught up in their own delusion versus reality last night. And it was delicious. 

The majority of the polls done this midterms were from right leaning pollsters. Couple that with their own echo chamber on social media, Fox News, and the like and they woke up with shit in their beds. Anyone living in reality, talking with people in reality, and keeping an eye on reputable polls could see this wasn't going to be a massive red wave. 

It's about fucking time liberals, progressives, independents, and anyone else with sanity came out and actually VOTED against these motherfuckers. And while Dems will still probably lose the house, it will be a very, very narrow majority for the Republicans. The Senate will still probably be 50/50. And MANY of the Governorships they expected to flip (my home state of Michigan being one of them) ended up in Democrats hands. And for the record - Michigan now has UNIFED Democrat control for the first time in nearly 40 years and our Governor - Gretchen Whitmer - won by nearly 10 points. A lot of those wins here were on her coattails. Look for her to be a Presidential contender in 2024.

Trump is by far a huge loser in all of this. He ran around endorsing people who kissed is ass and they lost in some of the most important races in the country. He endorsed that quack Dr. Oz. Who ran for his own ego boost. One of the best losses of the night. 

 

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7 hours ago, runa said:

Not sure RON DE SANTIS is better, though. In fact, I think he's worst. 
On surface, he might seems more "respectable" and "intelligent" than Trump, but underneath, he does far worse things. 

 

He is putrid. He was always going to win because he is in Florida where there is a huge hatred and mistrust of any form of so called socialism. His victory speech against the “woke” etc would not resonate with everyone in the entire country. 

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5 hours ago, KalamazooJay said:

Republicans got caught up in their own delusion versus reality last night. And it was delicious. 

The majority of the polls done this midterms were from right leaning pollsters. Couple that with their own echo chamber on social media, Fox News, and the like and they woke up with shit in their beds. Anyone living in reality, talking with people in reality, and keeping an eye on reputable polls could see this wasn't going to be a massive red wave. 

It's about fucking time liberals, progressives, independents, and anyone else with sanity came out and actually VOTED against these motherfuckers. And while Dems will still probably lose the house, it will be a very, very narrow majority for the Republicans. The Senate will still probably be 50/50. And MANY of the Governorships they expected to flip (my home state of Michigan being one of them) ended up in Democrats hands. And for the record - Michigan now has UNIFED Democrat control for the first time in nearly 40 years and our Governor - Gretchen Whitmer - won by nearly 10 points. A lot of those wins here were on her coattails. Look for her to be a Presidential contender in 2024.

Trump is by far a huge loser in all of this. He ran around endorsing people who kissed is ass and they lost in some of the most important races in the country. He endorsed that quack Dr. Oz. Who ran for his own ego boost. One of the best losses of the night. 

 

Great to read your post. Michigan has abandoned MAGA candidates big time. 👏

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8 hours ago, Jazzy Jan said:

He is putrid. He was always going to win because he is in Florida where there is a huge hatred and mistrust of any form of so called socialism. His victory speech against the “woke” etc would not resonate with everyone in the entire country. 

Funny thing: "Woke" is not even a thing anymore. And of course, those people ranting about "Woke" hardly understand what it is about. 

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3 hours ago, Raider of the lost Ark said:

Funny thing: "Woke" is not even a thing anymore. And of course, those people ranting about "Woke" hardly understand what it is about. 

Agree totally.  I am finding now too  ( well in Australia at least ) the Murdoch press - paper and tv - and right wing commentators who hate everything are continually throwing the word "woke" out as an insult when they are ranting about perfectly reasonable people and issues.  It has become their go to word to put down anybody that is not like them and who don't long for the days of bullying, racism and sexism that they revelled in.  People who are concerned about climate change for example are called "woke" and ridiculed.  The word has completely lost it's meaning and the people that use it all the time as insults don't even understand what they are ranting about !

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10 minutes ago, Jazzy Jan said:

Agree totally.  I am finding now too  ( well in Australia at least ) the Murdoch press - paper and tv - and right wing commentators who hate everything are continually throwing the word "woke" out as an insult when they are ranting about perfectly reasonable people and issues.  It has become their go to word to put down anybody that is not like them and who don't long for the days of bullying, racism and sexism that they revelled in.  People who are concerned about climate change for example are called "woke" and ridiculed.  The word has completely lost it's meaning and the people that use it all the time as insults don't even understand what they are ranting about !

Same here !
People from the right use that word everytime, just to insult anyone who has a different opinion. 
Most of the time, they are white male, 40-60yo. They totally feel threatened by anything that might interfere with their comfort. 

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It's such a relief to see Americans finally saying "enough" to the radicalized right wing bullshit. Obviously, there's such a long ways to go on all fronts but the way I see it, let them keep on with their tirades against the "woke" and their stupid little culture wars, they'll only alienate more and more of those important swing/independent voters. At the end of the day, they offer ZERO solutions to anything. 

I swear I hope I don't come back and eat my words but I WANT Trump to be the nominee in '24. After '18, '20 and now '22 it's very clear to me that '16 was a fluke for him. He had no political baggage and many people took a chance and said "why not" and went for it. With all that's happened these past 6 yrs and now this, I just don't think he could pull it off (legally). 

The longer this drags out, the worse it is for them and better it is for us. I do still anticipate they'll take the House and Senate truly is a toss up but even if they take both chambers at this point, the message sent was loud and clear. Hopefully for their own sake, Kevin McCarthy is re-evaluating the original policy platform of "revenge" and is second guessing the endless investigations and impeachments for Biden he had planned. Despite Biden not being the most popular, he clearly has done SOMETHING right and I don't think most Americans outside of that right wing extreme subset are going to be here for all of that unnecessary chaos. 

I'm really hoping Lauren Boebert of CO gets voted out. Not only would it be helpful to the Dems for retaining the House but it would send an even louder msg to these fuckers. She's in the Marjorie Taylor Greene camp.....against LGBTQ, heckling Biden during his State of The Union, obviously perpetuating the election lie.....just a down and dirty vile CUNT so to see her defeated in a very Republican district would be glorious. Same thing with that CUNT gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake in AZ. She's already peddling election conspiracies and lies since she's losing......obviously if she gains momentum again I'm sure that will all change. Blake Masters is another one that's particularly vile and it does look like his Dem opponent Mark Kelly has a pretty substantial lead. All of these are "MAGA Republicans" so to see any of them defeated will be wonderful!!

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well, I don´t know how the citizens of the USA (I refuse to use the word American only for them) are feeling these, but the republican results are not the disaster that I wish they would. Maybe they were expecting more votes and the ones that they had are not enough, but they have a lot of them! a lot of power...so I don´t know if the elections have been good for the human rights in general

is as if the USA was two different countries, one in the 21st century, the other one in the 19th

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