If we had retained the House, I would be able to laugh at this cartoon. Even with the loss of a few governor seats it would still be true. But the House is a pretty big deal. The GOP hasn’t controlled it that much in the last century.
The donkey got to ride a few feet on his inflatable raft.
And of course the winners were more Left than in previous iterations. So they weren’t exactly stranded in New Mexico all parched.
I understand your frustration, I truly do. But Historically this is not a shock at all. Disappointing, yes, but not at all outside the norm.
The HOUSE – the Republicans as a whole, screwed us over. I even wonder if it was on PURPOSE by some?? IE: Paul Ryan
They made promises as far back as 6+ years ago … and FAILED TO KEEP THEM. This is what happens when Promised Made and NOT kept! If you are going to blame .. put the blame on Paul Ryan, et all RINO’s. They are the ones that screwed us over, by not keeping their word!!!
But the BRIGHT SIDE – We still own the Senate!
Ponder this, Judges and all other office appointments are controlled here! So now President Trump can appoint and the Senate can confirm …. and confirm and confirm. So this is a VERY GOOD THING!!
Yes, it would have been nice to keep both, but the House Rino’s did this to We the people …. The House Rino’s.
How is it not outside the norm? Not only did we lose the house, but 17 seats supposedly FLIPPED from being republican to democrat. Add to that the 5 governorships that flipped.. It does seem to ME, that there’s a lot to be very disappointed on.
Losing seats is never something to be happy about but jjb54 is right, it’s not outside the norm. It could have been a lot worse. It’s unusual to lose seats in the House and gain seats in the Senate and it’s usual to lose a lot more.
Obama lost 63 in the House and 9 in the Senate in his first midterm. Clinton lost 54 and 9 in his first one. Bush gained a few but presidents nearly always lose seats.
Here’s a list that will show some perspective.
True it could have been worse, but the Dems did get thrown a bone for their efforts.
And as much as “experts” say Trump should have concentrated on the positive economy, who’s to say that we salvaged as much of the House as we did because of his hammering the message about the border?
And of course it’s true that the House was the most expendable. Not like they were doing a whole lot anyway. Paul Ryno seemed to have his own secret priorities that nobody else cared for.
Yes, I don’t like that either. The worst thing about it will be the endless investigations staged for the leftist media.
I’d rather they not have one ANY seats..
Don’t despair. President Trump is at his best when he has an enemy right in front of him–the democrat-led House will do nicely in this role. It’s a lose-lose proposition for democrats: if they do nothing but launch investigations and try to impeach the President, then they will lose the moderate voters, and when they fail to deliver on their rhetoric then they will also lose the support of their short attention span base. On the other hand, if they work with the President and the Republicans in the Senate, then they will retain the support of moderate voters, but their base will turn on them and try to primary them which will move the democrat party even further to the left, eventually looking like a bunch of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fruitcakes.
captjellico, they ALREADY look like a bunch of Ocasio-Cortez fruitcakes, because that is what they ARE! They are not even PRETENDING to be loyal Americans anymore. They’ve gone full-out America- and liberty-hating Communist LOONS who only want to tear down and DESTROY this country, while they “fundamentally transform” it into a Third World HELLHOLE and vassal state of the NWO global government the UN is trying to become!
DrG, the bad thing about losing the House is that NOW the damned conniving Commucrats have a platform from which to launch ENDLESS pointless and expensive “investigations” into everything they can THINK of regarding Pres. Trump, creating a DISTRACTION for him, like a swarm of GNATS buzzing around his head. They have no evidence–much less PROOF–of ANYTHING they have accused him of, but that doesn’t stop them from making wild accusations, and using their sycophant media attack dogs to make those accusations sound like FACTS. As badly as they WANT to impeach him, they know they have NO EXCUSE to do so, and are frantically searching for something–ANYTHING–they can use to attempt impeachment, even though they MUST know it will go NOWHERE because they lack the votes in either the Supreme Court or the SENATE to get it done, even if they HAD any actual, you know, GROUNDS for impeachment, which they DO NOT!
And finally, had the RINOS of both the House AND the Senate not BLATANTLY failed to keep ANY of the promises they made in 2016 to get re-elected, and had they even ATTEMPTED to support Pres. Trump’s
Sorry, I had a puppy and a grown dog about to get in a fight with each other, and when I got back from breaking that up, my edit time had expired.
What I meant to say was, had the RINOS made ANY attempt to keep all the promises they made in 2016 when they were falling all OVER themselves trying to be “more Conservative than thou” to get re-elected, and even HALFWAY supported Pres. Trump’s agenda going forward–which they did NOT DO, until the 11th hour before the election when they realized how BADLY they had misinterpreted the mood of the voting public, I doubt the Dems would have made the gains they did make. But a LOT of Republicans–HOWEVER short-sighted and wrong-headed they may have been–simply REFUSED to support the career politician SNAKES who BETRAYED us in the last election–even to keep the conniving Commucrats out of power!
And to ME, teabag, then doing that is just going to stall anything trump tries to do for the next 2 years.
Ituser, I agree it would have been better if we had a Republican-controlled House, and I DO believe they will do everything they can to impede Pres. Trump’s America-first agenda. I just don’t think they will be entirely successful, because this election really did not give them the power they thought they would get to use against Trump, and I think they’re going to find if they are TOO obstructive, they will pay a steep price for it in 2020, the same as they paid a price in these mid-terms. I believe the results would have been far WORSE had they not INFURIATED a lot of Republicans with the BS they pulled during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings.
I also think it would have been better, if for ONCE those self-destructive “more Conservative-than-thou” Republican voters had taken the LONG and PRAGMATIC view of things. I hope they get some satisfaction from “showing” those RINOS in the House–by handing control of the House to the damned conniving Commucrats. SMH. Some Republicans are so BLIND STUPID and short-sighted that they are their OWN worst enemies!
I’ve heard a rumor, supposedly the dems are doing some sort of recount shenanigans, in both AZ and FL, to try and WIN back a senate seat they lost.. IF THey overturn both, that potentially could cost us 2 seats, dropping us down to only 50 spots..
We can be happy that the historic gains of the “opposition party” during off-year elections was PUNY and ANEMIC compared to what has happened with DEMOCRATS at the helm. BOTH Bill Clinton and that prissy little sociopath, OBAMA had MUCH larger losses in BOTH Houses of Congress during midterm elections. The Leftist LOONS did not gain any sort of “mandate” in this election. In fact, it only proved how LITTLE influence they really have, and how they have frittered away their “power base” with their out-of-control Trump derangement and Leftist loonery!
Sorry folks, didn’t have time to read all previous comments so please accept apologies if I play “echo” today.
This is the best situation to get Trump re-elected accompanied by a genuine RED WAVE in 2020 that will give us a filibuster proof Senate and a commanding majority in the House. Regardless of what the Demo-dummies do in the House in the next 2 years, they have lost their “chameleon” abilities and can no longer hide their single-minded vindictiveness and their Marxist agendas. They will shine like a diamond in a donkey’s a$$. Their control of the House in the next 2 years will FORCE the shame-stream media to report on DemocRAT insanity. The media will then openly display their absurdity trying to cover up. Win-win.
Trump has already warned the new democrap house; You try tour threats of endless investigations, and I will direct the justice department, headed by a REAL AG, to indite hillary, comey, obama, rice, mccabe, rosenstien, mule ear, and all of their accomplices. All you democrap conspirators who tried to overthrow the elected President will go to prison. “You want to play games? I’m pretty good at that.”
There’s some saying that what he said, was an outright impeachable Threat.
This is not the end of life as we know it. Bad news the Left holds the house good news the majority is too thin to do any real damage. Good news Pelosi has a shot at Speaker bad news? there is no down side to this her leadership will help Trump in 2020. Good news all legislation must go through the Republican held Senate, bad news again there is no down side. Good news no matter what happens in the house and the senate all legislation must be signed by POTUS to become law and the left does not have the votes to override a veto. So let them have their fun vote to impeach or whatever. Impeachment trial is held in the Senate and requires 2/3 for conviction, investigate? Trump will just hire a staff to handle the extra crap, go after Kavanaugh? they can only impeach a Supreme Court Justice for misconduct as a sitting Supreme Court Justice and nothing before he was sworn in is relevant, the other allegations are matters for local law enforcement should they decide to investigate. Bottom line let them make fools of themselves and those whom elected them, accomplish nothing in the next two years, continue to attempt to destroy our country and our way of life with their “San Francisco Values” and we will see what happens in 2020. So relax have beer, play some video games, enjoy the show and it will all be over before you know it..
Since the house can hold stuff up trump tries to do, how is that ‘good news?
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