The 2018 midterm election is over except for a few recounts but one thing is for sure Americans showed that their stupidity, ignorance and racism won the day. For instance in Nevada, a dead pimp was elected to the state legislature. In New York an indicted sitting congressman was reelected. Not to be outdone, Neo-Nazis received twenty-five percent of the vote in losing campaigns in Illinois and California.
What the elections showed that Americans vote their stupidity: a democratic senator was reelected in Ohio yet the voters elected a republican governor. Several outright racist candidates, DeSantis of Florida and Kemp of Georgia have been declared winners (possible recount in Georgia) over extremely qualified black candidates. The criminal governor of Florida who bilked the government(you) out of half a billion dollars, Rick Scott, faces a possible runoff also. How do you vote for a crook? These examples raise several questions.
First, how do you vote a split ticket? Is it based on some strategic logical thinking that favors electing opposing views to achieve progress. Ridiculous. Or is it a personality thing? Can voters who vote a split ticket really be informed about the policies of each candidate? Or is it that they just like one's appearance over the other's? Whatever the reason, ignorance of policies has to be a driving reason for this insanity.
Then there is the racist vote. This phenomena has existed since Reconstruction in America. Qualified black candidates who speak to the inequalities and injustices in American society have to deal with racist voter suppression tactics, false accusations, and threats of violence. Racist whites would rather maintain an unjust society even if they are a victim than vote for a person of color. A phenomena which racists whites have been doing with great ease. What other reason does one vote for DeSantis over Gillum in Florida. DeSantis' only policy was kissing Trump's ass and engaging in racist dog whistles and he won. Abrams in Georgia not only had to deal with Kemp's racism but also the illegal purging of hundreds of thousands of black votes. He espoused no policies for advancing Georgia, they weren't needed because he was confident that he secured the racist vote.
In conclusion, the 2018 midterms were an IQ test for Americans to determine if they had learned anything from two years of Trump's corruption, dictatorial fantasies, and racism. Some did but many did not. Democrats won the House but in the end, Americans are getting the government they deserve because they elected it!
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