Wednesday, November 07, 2018
CELEBRATE KANSAS CITY MIDTERM ELECTION WINNERS & LOSERS!!!
In the aftermath of the latest divisive vote there's nothing left to do but cry, keep score, pass blame and celebrate both the winners and losers.
Accordingly and with slant toward KCMO and our blog community discourse . . . Here's the definitive list of midterm election consequences now that the dust has settled . . .
Pink Wave Powers Local Politics
Grandma Kelly and Sharice Davids inspired national headlines with their progressive campaigns that hinged on a great deal of lady support. Already, the MSM narrative touts their achievements and reminds us that women outnumber men at the polls and they're actually much more reliable voters.
Establishment GOP Stays Winning
Sure, AG Josh Hawley campaigned with Prez Trump a lot and garnered a great deal of help from the Commander-In-Chief but he also had to stab a Navy Seal in the back to get to the top . . . Hawley isn't MAGA so much as he's elite. More to the point, the aftermath of the latest election THE MISSOURI GOP SUPER MAJORITY STAYS MOSTLY INTACT and reminds that this is a resoundingly red state.
Broke-Ass Stoners See Gains
Call it progress or crumbs . . . Weed law reform and slightly higher wages make life just a bit easier for the working-class in Missouri as real world populism manages to pay off for truly grassroots efforts.
Keyboard Warriors Mostly Ignored
Better social media controls, Alex Jones blanked out by corporate tech and the end of mean comment novelty makes this demographic less effective given that so much racist & mean chatter ultimately proves unproductive.
Show-Me Black Vote In Doubt
Behind the scenes and in public . . . Missouri Democratic elite are confronting serious questions about the viability of an urban core strategy that has traditionally paid off for the party. Prez Trump popularity is growing among Black people despite some cringe-worthy "racist" interactions and Kanye West. This might be for the benefit of everyone involved and Black voters have a right to only really get excited about Black candidates in much the way old white guys have been doing pretty much the same thing throughout recorded history.
No Room For "Moderates" Anymore
Claire McCaskill and Kevin Yoder billed themselves as "moderate" and while it's fair to debate their claims as such . . . Walking in the middle of the road is dangerous in every respect and now especially so in American politics.
Accordingly . . .
TELL US YOUR WINNER VS. LOSER PICKS AFTER THE MIDTERM!!!
It'll be fun to compare both notes and complaints.
Developing . . .