The Democrats message of “unity” and “civility” is on hold.
Purely from a personal standpoint, I was not all that worried if the Democrats took the house. I was more concerned with a blowout. Fox News announcement so early in the evening was a bit eye raising, but probably better to know sooner rather than later. Either way, I still have a job, although today is a light day.
What it wasn’t was the blue tsunami so many liberals predicted. In fact, if you take time to analyze the data, it appears the Dem’s spent a hell of a lot of money for so little success. Tom Steyer, Michael Bloomberg and George Soros emptied huge barrels of cash only to see little in return. Someone on Twitter calculated that Beto’s spend amounted to $20 a vote. That’s a lot of spending to get votes and still lose.
Still, the residuals for things conservatives passed during the first two years are not in any real danger of being removed. Nancy Pelosi said she was for middle class tax cuts during her victory speech last night. Trump proposed an additional 10% tax cut for the middle class before the election. Would Pelosi be working with Trump to complete her pledge?
And yet, you can see where Democrats are now returning to their rhetoric. Jake Tapper tweeted:
Already the plans to “check” the president is looking more like harassment and not on meaningful legislative work. Many of the same Democrats who were looking to go after Trump have not cooled their intent to investigate Trump for, well, everything. Potential Democrat chairs believe voters gave them a mandate to thoroughly understand how Trump even became president – like exposing his personal taxes, and investigating every conspiracy theory about Russian influence. They plan to spend as much money as necessary, possibly to build a case towards possible impeachment.
This is what it’s all about for many of senior members looking for Hillary’s revenge. Many ran against little opposition. Elijah Cummings has already claimed the talking point that the people wanted a definitive check on Trump. He is ready to run with that sword despite data that says many American’s are just tired of the fighting and want everyone to work together.
But to make it more evident, some members of the press believe THEY themselves won the election. The after election press briefing with the president was contentious. Jim Acosta made a huge ass of himself. Other reporters are pushing to get questions in over each other, and the way they frame their questions make it appear as though they are advocates for the democrats.
So if you believed the fluff that Hillary said we could return to civility once the house was won, think again. I would say to let the democrats make the mistakes they are walking into. Should be an interesting two years.