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Wed Nov 7, 2018, 08:19 AM

Basically, we saved the world last night. So quit yer complainin'!

Last night we put an end to the unchecked power of a fascist despot who is in the employ of a second despot whose goal is to end the power of the United States to shape world policy.

We put checks in place named Mueller, Nancy, Maxine, Adam, and many many others. Those are big checks.

We safeguarded ACA, Medicare, Social Security, LGBT rights.

We GOT the tax returns. We GOT him!

We now have the power to safeguard our voting systems.

We took a lot of state seats, so we can reverse the gerrymandering in 2020 so we won’t have to beat them by double digits just to beat them anymore.

And not the least of it: my uterus is no longer a legislative playground.

Beto and Gillum were heartbreaks. But we will just have to make sure they win next time.

For today, dance in the streets, and don’t let the assholes control the message!

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Reply Basically, we saved the world last night. So quit yer complainin'! (Original post)
Squinch Nov 7 OP
saidsimplesimon Nov 7 #1
Crutchez_CuiBono Nov 7 #2
workinclasszero Nov 7 #3
bdamomma Nov 7 #22
Cha Nov 7 #4
DinahMoeHum Nov 7 #5
lambchopp59 Nov 7 #7
DinahMoeHum Nov 7 #8
lagomorph777 Nov 7 #15
Squinch Nov 7 #25
Demsrule86 Nov 7 #6
Le Gaucher Nov 7 #9
progressoid Nov 7 #23
LineLineLineNew Reply .
Le Gaucher Nov 7 #24
B Stieg Nov 7 #10
Squinch Nov 7 #21
fishwax Nov 7 #11
TrogL Nov 7 #12
steventh Nov 7 #17
Squinch Nov 7 #20
forgotmylogin Nov 7 #13
lagomorph777 Nov 7 #14
mcar Nov 7 #16
Trueblue Texan Nov 7 #18
Vinca Nov 7 #19
PJMcK Nov 7 #26
Tipperary Nov 7 #27
Squinch Nov 7 #29
sheshe2 Nov 7 #28

Response to Squinch (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 08:23 AM

1. Great message

As President Obama said, we pick ourselves up, dust our concerns away and get back to work. I agree, taking back the House of Representatives is a big f...ing deal, along with all the other wins you listed.

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Response to Squinch (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 08:24 AM

2. Great message.

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Response to Squinch (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 08:30 AM

3. Trump's GOP dictatorship is DEAD!

Democrats need to realize what we did last night was a great historic victory!

We got governorship's too! Total state control in NY!

Dems need to hit the ground running to defeat Trump once and for all in 2020!!

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 02:18 PM

22. But again

Democrats are there to clean up after these assholes. McConnell can screw himself too.

I would come back so hard and lash their asses, now what about those troops on the border are they going to be dismissed?? what about the baby detention centers ??? Is that going to be dealt with?? or are those who are responsible going off softly into the night and going to resign to avoid repercussions???

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Response to Squinch (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 08:31 AM

4. No Kidding!

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Response to Squinch (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 08:38 AM

5. New York may finally pass single-payer healthcare. . .

. . .as well as other progressive measures that have been stymied. . .having flipped at least 5 and as many as 8 seats in the state senate and securing a real majority for the Democrats there.

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Response to DinahMoeHum (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 10:23 AM

7. Greetings from the left coast

Your big blue whale eating the rotten red fish simulated:

Now, it's really Mueller time, and I'm hoping it makes Watergate look like a minor skirmish.

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Response to lambchopp59 (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 10:32 AM

8. My sig image is not a blue whale, but dozens of blue piranhas. . .

. . .eating Trump alive bite by bite and stripping him to the bare bones.

Between Mueller, the new US House, and the new Attorney General in New York Letitia (Tish) James), they will do just that. . .

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Response to DinahMoeHum (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 11:25 AM

15. She looks like a pirhana in that photo.

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Response to lambchopp59 (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 04:43 PM

25. I think it will. And I love that if trump fires Mueller, Adam can just take the

investigation, and all the information, into the House now.

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Response to Squinch (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 08:41 AM

6. Thank you Squinch!!!! So true...

And for those in Ohio...disappointing that Cordray lost but we passed an anti-gerrymander referendum in 16 so...the future is bright. Sherrod Brown won easily. I am so happy that we were able to over perform and win the House...which is still mostly gerrymandered.

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Response to Squinch (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 10:37 AM

9. Some sympathy will be nice.. Do you understand the pain involved for some here?

All the people on my ballot won .. For the first time my town will have a Democtratic Majority. We flipped a Republican District . Menendez coasted to victory.

Yet there are those who despite having volunteered , canvassed had to deal with heartbreak.

Don't dimiss that pain.

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Response to Le Gaucher (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 02:47 PM

23. THIS! I worked my ass off the last 6 months for my candidates.

One. Just one, was victorious.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #23)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 02:55 PM

24. .

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Response to Squinch (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 10:48 AM

10. Well said, Squinch! Thanks!

I admit being a bit down about Beto, Gillum and Stacy Abrams, but this is a good reminder of what we actually did yesterday!

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Response to B Stieg (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 02:17 PM

21. I hate that each of those stars lost to a crook. But there's

a lot of new blue in Texas, a black woman almost won Georgia (and I will never believe that a dishonest candidate who ran his own campaign didn't cheat). And then there's Florida...

We ARE making progress.

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Response to Squinch (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 10:52 AM

11. we didn't save the world's last night ... not by a long shot

But we made it possible to stay in the fight, and i'm sure happy about that.

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Response to Squinch (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 11:17 AM

12. If you've lost the courts you've lost everything

The Senate will work 24/7 to stuff every possible position with right wingers in lifetime appointments.

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Response to TrogL (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 11:36 AM

17. Justice Willam Brennan was a Republican

Republican President Eisenhower appointed William Brennan, who was expected to be a conservative voice on the Supreme Court, so I've heard tell. Turns out he was one of the most progressive judges on the court at the time, and quite an influential one as well, so I've heard tell. So I hold firmly onto hope that any judges tRump may appoint can turn liberal as the light dawns on them.

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Response to TrogL (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 02:14 PM

20. Well you may have lost everything. Most of us certainly have not.

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Response to Squinch (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 11:22 AM

13. Not a wave, but a creeping Tsunami.

The Republicans are now in hot water up to their mouths, so they have much less mobility to move quickly to destroy things.

We knocked one leg out from under TRMP. He no longer gets unchecked quick gratification from holding all three houses.

Now they want bipartisanship. Mhm. All it takes is every House Democrat to dig in their heels to put the brakes on legislation.

McConnell's Senate no longer has free reign where they can assume the House goes along with them.

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Response to Squinch (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 11:24 AM

14. Big news of the night: We had an election. A somewhat normal election.

That was not a safe bet beforehand.

Of course, there are clearly some big cleanups needed and some major problems (e.g. why is it legal for an SOS to count his own votes???).

But overall, we won and Russia lost.

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Response to Squinch (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 11:26 AM

16. +1000!

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Response to Squinch (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 01:10 PM

18. This post is soooo important!

People all around us, even those who agree with us can be such a fucking DRAG! "The Dems won governorships, but it could have been better." "The Dems took the House but Republicans ran away with the Senate." Jezuussss! Stop with the mourning! We should be CELEBRATING! Of course, it can ALWAYS be better! We could have swept the House and Senate and Trump could have suddenly come to Jesus and repent his nasty, evil ways and reveal all the crooked things he's ever done and bring down his entire administration. But here in the real world, Dems did a mighty fine job of coming together and spreading their message, defining the differences between the two major parties. We now have a much bigger platform to work from and from which to preserve our precious Democracy!

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Response to Squinch (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 01:34 PM

19. That's why I changed my avatar from "The Scream" to the globe.

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Response to Squinch (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 04:50 PM

26. Sorry to be the lemon

Democrats not only didn't win the Senate but we lost a couple of seats.

In order to control Trump, we need to control both Houses.

Granted, the oversight that the Democratic-controlled House can impose will constrain Trump and his administration. Nonetheless, we haven't saved anything yet. Let's see what the Democrats who prevailed last night will do in the coming months.

In spite of my being an optimist, I'm afraid our country is on the wrong path.

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Response to Squinch (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 05:06 PM

27. That shitstain is still the resident.

Obviously, a lot of Americans think he is wonderful. I think the world is not looking for us to “save” them. The world is laughing at us.

We have “saved” no one except, hopefully, ourselves. Saying we “saved” the world is freaking hilarious, egocentric, and just not true. Nice thought though.

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Response to Tipperary (Reply #27)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 05:28 PM

29. Have a lovely evening.

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Response to Squinch (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 05:21 PM

28. We did good.

We have a lot of work ahead of us and we are up to the task. All hands must remain on deck, always vigilant.

I was thrilled with all the women that won and their diversity. I truly feel women are the key to us winning. The new youth voters, dayum, they woke and are motivated. Finally.

We aren't done here, not by a long shot.

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