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(14,658 posts)
Wed Nov 3, 2021, 07:44 AM Nov 2021

Election of Virginia

An off year election that went with historic trend. I’m disappointed but kind of question why the media is making this a disaster for the Democratic Party. I don’t recall any stories about Vermont, Maryland or Massachusetts electing and even some cases re-electing republican governors. Nor do I recall republicans in trouble over Louisiana and other states electing democratic governors. Is the media taking this too far?

In It to Win It

(7,614 posts)
1. That's what media does. They treat politics like a sport. They sensationalize the "scoreboard".
Wed Nov 3, 2021, 07:50 AM
Nov 2021

The exciting story isn’t that states re-elect the same person from the same party but rather that a state just delivered a message to the incumbent President with implications for a MAJOR shift when the midterms come.


(5,486 posts)
2. I would say no, because the butt kicking we received last night was a lot wider than VA
Wed Nov 3, 2021, 07:57 AM
Nov 2021

NJ governor race is stupid close, though we might pull it out.

PA saw the pubs win just about everything that was statewide

there are plenty of other examples.

The real reason why alarm is justified is how we lost. Independents broke for the pubs widely, and we lost a lot of ground in key suburban areas that are essential for holding the House


(5,385 posts)
4. Allowing media coverage to control our moods is big mistake.
Wed Nov 3, 2021, 07:58 AM
Nov 2021

I like to stay informed, but if someone is always tuned into whatever news is on; it all tends to be dire and negative.

Let’s not allow ourselves to be driven crazy by the media. Otherwise, we might be the ones taking a day off work or whatever, to storm the capital one day.


(91,755 posts)
5. ...and we're barely winning NJ...
Wed Nov 3, 2021, 08:19 AM
Nov 2021

…and we lost Nassau County in NY. Along with all the Voter reform Amendments.

This wasn’t an isolated case.

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