The midterms were a disappointment.
It is not like we lost the midterms though. It was still a narrow victory. We took control of the House and made Joe Biden a lame duck president for the next two years. Nothing else was ever in the cards. The choice was gridlock in Congress and nothing happening or a Democratic trifecta.
The big picture: The Georgia attorney general indicated they plan to appeal last week’s decision on the ban shortly after it was issued. They simultaneously asked the state supreme court to temporarily “stay” the lower court ruling and reinstate the law in the meantime. …”
Taking the hit was worth it.
First, we have ended or restricted abortion in half the country. There was always going to be a backlash to the end of Roe. The states will ultimately go one way or the other. Would you rather the Supreme Court rule on the issue and strike down Roe and take the hit in a good year or a bad year?
Second, the midterms were a major unexpected blow to a Dump coronation and the 2024 Revenge Tour. Dump was running away with the nomination before the midterms. He might still secure the nomination, but at least now it will be a fight and the primary will be much more interesting. Our King will have to answer for all of his various failures and address real issues and we will be better off for it.
Before the midterms, I expected the 2024 primary and election would be all about Dump’s wounded ego and the Revenge Tour. If there had been a Red Wave, he would have taken that as ratifying the decisions he has made. The 2024 election would have been about how the 2020 election was stolen. It have inflated and ratified Dump’s personality cult instead of letting some of the air out of the old windbag.