Okay, some brief notes on the election results thus far. Then I’m going to bed.
I don’t know if you guys remember me telling you about a kook in my neighborhood that put out a homemade sign in 2016 that read:
“TRUMP IS A FASCIST AND MISOGYNIST AND RACIST”
She kept that sign up for months after Trump won.
Well, I found out about three or four weeks ago that this particular kook wasn’t just any old kook. She was the kook running against my squishy Republican Congressman John Katko.
You know, when I found that out, I wasn’t the least bit surprised. My whole neighborhood is far-Left crazy. And this kooky candidate, Dana Balter, is an SU professor. Lots of folks from SU live in this neighborhood since it’s only a short walking distance to the university.
This neighborhood is so deep blue, you’d think most of the people are oxygen-deprived.
The Balter lawn signs outnumbered the Katko lawn signs by …
Who am I kidding? There are no Katko lawn signs in my neighborhood. In fact, you have to drive out a ways from SU to see Katko signs.
I also told you about the SU student who lives in the 4-unit across the street from me. I mentioned him a couple months ago.
He has three poster-board-sized signs in his living room window.
One says: KATKO KIDNAPS KIDS
Another one calls Katko a COWARD. And the third one says something about Katko being the enemy of working people – I don’t remember exactly what it says. It’s nearly midnight and my brain isn’t working.
Any old how.
I’d venture to guess that I was one of only maybe ten or twelve people in my ward to vote for Katko today. But given the fact that Balter lives in this neighborhood, she has home court advantage.
Any old how, just a while ago, Fox News called the race for NY-24. And Katko beat Balter like a drum.
I bet the rest of my neighborhood is going to be donning sackcloth and ashes by morning.
So, sure, I’m still stuck with Cuomo for another four years (unless he gets indicted). Ditto that shrieking harridan Kirsten Gillibrand.
But Katko kept his seat.
I can’t tell you how tempted I am to get a big poster board and write: “KATKO KICKS KOOK’S BUTT” on it and stick it in my dining room window for that college student to see.
But I won’t. Because someone would probably throw a rock through my window. It’s bad enough they let their dogs crap in my front yard without picking it up.
Now, there is bad news for the day. The Democrats have won back control of the House. But not by nearly as much as they had hoped.
This vaunted Blue Wave just wasn’t very wavy.
In 2010, the Republicans gained over sixty seats in the House. The Democrats won’t get anywhere near that number.
And it’s far too late for me to get into the nitty-gritty details of what a Democrat-controlled House will mean. So I’ll just leave that for tomorrow.
But the best news of the night, of course, is the gains in the Senate.
As I write this, the Republican pick-ups are Josh Hawley in Missouri, Mike Braun in Indiana and Kevin Cramer in North Dakota. Things are looking good for the Republicans to pick up Florida as well since Rick Scott is leading Nelson.
And though he failed to defeat Debbie Stabenow in Michigan, John James performed very well. And I hope he considers running for office again. We really need him in Washington.
Meanwhile, Beto scored a “moral victory” in Texas — meaning Ted Cruz won reelection, but the media has to find a way to make it sound like Beto won something.
And, naturally, Alyssa Milano is already preparing Beto’s future.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) November 7, 2018
And the media’s favorite candidates went down in flames – not just Beto, but Gillum in Florida and the chubby socialist in Georgia.
All-in-all, it has been a bit of a mixed bag. But I say the wins we got make it well worth enjoying them.
But no matter how you slice it, this Blue Wave to “send a message to Republicans” didn’t happen the way the ResistanceLOL, Hollywood and the news media had hoped.
Sure, they’ll play it up as being a significant win — because that’s what they do. But it really isn’t what they expected.
Meanwhile, as I call it a day and head up to bed, I’ll smile a little knowing just how crestfallen the deep-blue Leftists in my neighborhood must be feeling about now.
Is that evil of me?
But I’ve been up since before six and it’s nearly midnight. I get evil when I’m tired and cranky.
I’ll see you tomorrow.
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