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The morning after

It turned out to be a fairly normal election, after all.

A dead Republican brothel owner was elected to the Nevada state assembly. And a live writer of porn romance novels is refusing to concede the Georgia governor’s race.

Minnesota elected a domestic abuser and Farrakhan supporter as its chief law enforcer.

And Arizona is still trying to decide between a seeming all-American paragon and a complete lying moonbat in its Senate race. Decisions, decisions …

For me, personally, and for the good people of Washington state, the biggest heartbreak was the urban-driven slaughter of gun rights in the lopsided victory of I-1639. But at least Washingtonians were spared I-1631’s carbon tax, which was nothing but a limitlessly costly gift to special interests at the expense of the state’s poorest citizens.

And rural Oregon had good news: Eight of the 10 counties with Second Amendment Preservation measures on their ballots now have a hopeful layer of protection between them and Portlandian and DC gun grabbers. (Of course, the eeeeeeeeevil militias and the even eeeeeeeeviler Oath Keepers and Threepers are to blame.)

Sadly, but predictably, the most radical cannabis decriminalization measure ever proposed by a U.S. state (North Dakota) failed big time. But elsewhere, legalization continued to creep ahead.

And a few Senate seats swung interestingly rightward (Farewell, lying hypocrites Heitkamp and McCaskill). And the House swung predictably leftward. With any luck, we’ll have achieved happy gridlock. Or at least gridlock.

So. We’re done. It’s over. We can take a deep breath and have a nice, long break from the insanity of politics.

Right?

Um … yes?

Please?

Pretty please with sugar on it?

No. The newsers are now saying we’ve Officially Commenced the 2020 presidential election.

You know, that’s even worse — almost infinitely worse — than being forced to listen to Christmas music in early November.

16 Comments

  1. Bear
    Bear November 7, 2018 11:16 am

    Abrams is holding out for a run-off to give her undocumented Honduran voter block time to arrive.

  2. FishOrMan
    FishOrMan November 7, 2018 11:57 am

    Both kids in piano lessons. Been exposed to Christmas songs for three weeks already, …in my own home!

  3. Myself
    Myself November 7, 2018 12:37 pm

    So…

    Stone Cold Steve Austin won a big wrestling match against The Brick at a WWF match last night?

    Because your country’s “election” was as staged as a professional wrestling match.

    Behind the scenes Trump, Pelosi, McConnell, Obama, Clinton, all of them are all on the same side, and it’s not yours.

  4. david
    david November 7, 2018 12:53 pm

    Oh Pooh! Are we going to have to put up with 2 more years of Hillary?

  5. Claire
    Claire November 7, 2018 1:15 pm

    Well, sure, Myself. I think most everybody here knows that. But elections are more entertaining (in my born-and-bred political junkie opinion) than wrestling matches, even if they are just as phony.

    And occasionally they’re even significant, even though it’s often in a negative way (e.g. passage of I-1639). We need to know what’s coming at us.

  6. Claire
    Claire November 7, 2018 1:17 pm

    “Oh Pooh! Are we going to have to put up with 2 more years of Hillary?”

    Just hope it’s not six more, david. Or 10 (though I expect the old harpy will have croaked before then). Hard though it is to imagine her running again and winning … who the hell else have they got? Biden? Warren?

    And after all, Hillary “won” last time! So she’s entitled.

    OMG OMG OMG

  7. Claire
    Claire November 7, 2018 1:18 pm

    FishOrMan — You have my sympathies.

    Bear — In most other elections I’d have assumed that was a joke. Nowadays …?

  8. Pat
    Pat November 7, 2018 2:20 pm

    “who the hell else have they got? Biden? Warren?”

    Pelosi?

  9. Bob
    Bob November 7, 2018 2:25 pm

    Hey, don’t knock Nye County, Nevada. Where else can I vote for a dead pimp – and have him win?

    I’ll vote for a dead pimp over a live politician any day.

  10. Claire
    Claire November 7, 2018 3:01 pm

    Bob — That’s even more fun than voting NOTA, I’d imagine. Congratulations on your new and verifiably honest assemblyman.

  11. Myself
    Myself November 7, 2018 3:15 pm

    People may have “voted” for or against this or that initiative, but their votes didn’t matter, the powers that be just installed the ones they liked, just like they install the people in “office” to con the public. Trump, Obama, Bush Clinton, ect no more run this country than Kevin Spacey did.

    (though Kevin was far more entertaining at it)

  12. Comrade X
    Comrade X November 7, 2018 3:38 pm

    With twelve 2nd amendment sanctuary counties in Oregon now at least liberty has a toehold somewhere on the left coast.

  13. Jorge
    Jorge November 7, 2018 5:50 pm

    A well, I spent a good part of the day looking up methods to make ginger wine. I found a few that look promising. I plan to followup.

  14. Iwoots
    Iwoots November 7, 2018 8:50 pm

    I’ll just copy what I posted to my (horror of horrors) Fa@#$ook page:
    ———————

    I WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!! STALEMATE AND GRIDLOCK!!!!!!

    At the state level, Evers may be governor, but the Republicans hold both houses of the state legislature.

    At the national level, the Democrats may have the House, but the Republicans gained in the Senate. {What I really want to see is if all those Democrats who ran promising to not vote for Pelosi for Speaker actually do so.}

    So, today’s lesson (if you are still reading) is to always pray for the czars….I mean, those elected to office.

  15. E. Garrett Perry
    E. Garrett Perry November 7, 2018 9:42 pm

    My favourite line from my favourite musical, which has become my favourite toast!

    “May God bless and keep the Czar…far away from us!”

  16. Claire
    Claire November 8, 2018 6:16 am

    Amen!

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