The ambiguous U.S. election 2020 returns shouldn't inspire much gloating or jubilation for any denizen of the discourse given that the vote only seems to signal the increasingly divided politics of a fractured nation.
Still, here's how we'd like to start the conversation as everyone waits for swing states to get their act together . . .
So, the election is hard to understand, sends mixed messages and nothing is accomplished after years of desperate fighting and blood curses . . . Forgive us if the American discourse sounds exactly like a fight with any number of lady friends we've had over the years. The bright side is that lady power players with a strong identity across the nation stay winning . . . From Rep. Sharice Davids to Missouri's First Black Congresswoman Cori Bush To AOC & the Squad's repeat triumph. The future is female and that might or might not be fun.
However . . .
SHOW-ME TOTAL REPUBLICAN MISSOURI DOMINATION!!!
Here's the headline that should put KCMO progressive politics in its place: Five incumbents in Missouri statewide offices win re-election bids
And now our Democratic Party pals must ask themselves . . . If they can't make any progress with this kind of resistance and opposition against the Prez, will they ever find a way out of Super-Minority status and near irrelevance in Jeff City??? Sadly, that question is shunned in Kansas City and throughout Democratic Party circles in Missouri.
On the other side of the spectrum . . .
2020 was the very first time that Latino voters flexed in an American election.
Notice that the "Build The Wall" talk pretty much disappeared this time around as Prez Trump understood that he needed to be more inviting with America's largest minority group. The Democratic Party attempted to rally Latinos but it didn't work.
Greater numbers of Latino voters will be a future trend for American elections and a hard to understand constituency moving forward.
And the real winners today . . .
Voters Who Lie To Pollsters
Political dishonesty is underrated.
Given election returns across the nation, we now realize that most people aren't honest when responding to polls and habitually incorrect MSM predictions should be met with greater skepticism.
Rioting Doesn't Win Votes
It's official, 2020 rioting for social justice backfired on the Democratic Party and only served to terrify voters who might have been more supportive of progressive politics.
Of course there are "false flag" allegations when we talk about violence but by and large defense of "mostly peaceful" riots did not resonate with the voting public in 2020. Remembering this lesson should benefit not politicos but also the working-class public.
Similarly . . .
Kneeling FAILS To Impress Voters
It's worth remembering that politicos and public officials groveled on their knees earlier this year in order to show solidarity with protesters/rioters.
Again, in retrospect this was a dumb move and only seems weak and disgraceful.
American voters don't want to see their leader on their knees. For better or worse, the USA has always been a proud, angry and KICK-ASS nation . . . Submission and bending the knee should only be performed in churches or the bedroom . . . Again, last night's vote was evidence of as much.
Even better . . .
Keyboard Warriors, Trolls & Bots Lose Battle For Hearts & Minds
It seems like this time around the American public was better prepared for social media hateration, drunk uncles and the divisive online rhetoric.
Tech disinformation was an annoyance but didn't seem to hold as much influence this time around . . . Although the public loves to hate them, thank social media tech giants for improving their algorithms along with the American public for learning a bit more about the Internets and becoming far more savvy online.
Finally . . .
The Kansas City Star's Political Influence Has Completely Faded
Dead-tree endorsements were hidden behind a paywall and didn't merit much attention, even inside their social media bubble.
Fox4 is carrying columnists with TV airtime but newspaper punditry no longer sparks local conversation or reaction from politicos.
The Kansas City Star isn't a kingmaker and they clearly don't have much influence over votes. They're a fading paper biz and a sketchy Internets operation just like any other blog . . . Most of their endorsements FAILED and their editorial outlook no longer dominates the local conversation.
There was a theory that Democracy depends on the paper but during this election we noticed RECORD VOTING DURING A PANDEMIC that didn't rely on old news delivered by truck.
And so we wait . . .
Already the election posturing continues this morning as just about everybody was wrong about this vote in one way or another.
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