Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Well, Today's The Day

If You’re Sure You Know What’s Going To Happen On Tuesday, You’re Wrong
With Election Day at hand, we know one thing for sure: Voter turnout is huge. In fact, it looks like we will have the highest midterm turnout since 1966. The rationale for a gigantic blue wave that would represent a repudiation of the 2016 election has been that millions of Americans are so turned off by President Trump and his agenda that they will come out en masse and hand Congress to Democrats with large majorities, proving what has been an article of faith among Trump-haters, that his election was an anomaly and that American politics would quickly revert to the mean.

But that’s not going to happen — because it relies on a false premise. Republicans don’t want to go back to the Bush-McCain-Romney era any more than Democrats want to go back to Clintonism. And since the Kavanaugh hearings, Republicans are just as energized and united as Democrats. That means everything is up for grabs. This election, in other words, is part of a process in which the electorate is working toward a new political dispensation that will replace the one that prevailed from the end of World War II until sometime during the Obama administration . . .
What ever happens, it will be interesting.

UPDATE: We voted this afternoon after coming home on the commuter bus from a meeting with our financial/retirement adviser in DC. The good news is that I can continue to bring you regurgitated news bits with occasional insights, beach, dog and fishing pictures, and morning cuties without asking for a raise.

It's raining here is slower Maryland, and in the middle of the day, the polls were active, but not so much as to have more than minimal lines. In and out in less than 15 minutes.

And now we await the results.

Linked at EBL in Queen: We Are The Champions.

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