Wednesday, November 09, 2022

Election Results

I woke up at 8:00 to find the news was better than I had been expecting -- we might hold onto the Senate, and though we have surely lost the House, it is by a trickle, rather than a wave.

Given that the party in power almost always loses control of Congress during the midterms, this is sort of good news. And it looks like people under 35 are coming out strongly for the Democratic party, which bodes well for 2024.

On the other hand, here in Arkansas we elected Sarah Huckleberry Sanders. I'm not in the least surprised by this, since (1) all the yards since in the richer parts of town sported her yard signs and (2) Chris Jones is an educated black man, and there is no way Arkansas in general is voting for a black man with an education.

We also voted against legalizing marijuana. By "we" I mean Arkansas, since I voted in favor of the bill. I think what hurt us here was a strong push by the Enemies Of Good. The bill wasn't perfect, so some of the people who do want legal marijuana voted against it. 

We've got a lot of that sort here, the ones who didn't vote for Clinton in 2016 because she wasn't a perfect candidate, the ones that say, "The lesser of two evils is still evil, so I'm going to vote for this candidate who has no chance of winning instead." The ones who put three fanatical conservatives on our Supreme Court. Yeah, them.

I'm still keeping an eye on the results, hoping Georgia goes blue, but all in all "coulda been worse" is my take here.


Anonymous said...

I’m not a happy camper. I really wanted Chris. Instead, we got Karen. I don’t trust her and I’m very leery about how this is going to spin. On the other hand, Chris has made his presence known and may have a greater chance the next term.

delagar said...

I wanted Chris too. Arkansas going to have to get a little more blue for that to happen, though.