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I do not believe that the results of Nov 6 indicate that Gen X, Millennials or the current generation of young US citizens are predominantly racist low lifes. They did turn out in record numbers for the midterm and broke decisively for the Democrats, as problematic as the Democratic Party is. In hope vs fear contests it is important to have charismatic candidates that inspire their followers. We had that in some cases and some won. The most outstanding example, IMO, was Beto O'Rourke, who came within 3 pts of unseating Ted Cruz.

The new Democratic Congress will have numerous minority members and a large number of women. That we have a Progressive majority in the House is not vital at this point, as nothing progressive that the House might pass would get through the Senate or past Trump. But the dynamic of the Administration & Senate vs. the 'resistance' will continue and will be to the continued advantage of the Democrats in 2020. That is the election that will really be the tell so far as the future of our current form of government, corrupted as it is, and of the possibilities of reforming that government in progressive ways.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Nov 7th, 2018 at 08:53:05 PM EST
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