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So it's looking like a score draw with Democrats picking up the House but losing some close races to lose the Senate. Hardly a ringing endorsement for Trump but not a blue wave either. The Republicans did considerably better than the Democrats did during Obama's first mid-term elections in 2010. Worse, there is still no sign of a credible opponent to Trump for the 2020 Presidential election.

At best we are looking at some brakes being applied to Trump maladministration at the national level, and some reduction of gerrymandering and voter suppression in local elections. But the Senate will still be ratifying Trump nominees for high office, and allowing him to unilaterally abrogate arms control and de-nuclerisation treaties.

Meanwhile the window of opportunity to reverse or slow down climate change is closing. Humanitarian crises will increase in frequency and intensity and regional wars will proliferate. Time to hunker down and prepare for a long war.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Nov 7th, 2018 at 02:56:15 PM EST

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