In this midterm election, Americans are claiming victory by going where no man has dared to go before.
A 25-year-old kid in Florida, riding around his constituency on a bicycle and calling himself a community organizer (a title Barak Obama once held) protested a 75-year veteran of the US Army from the fear suit Green Beret and not only. Handsome won, but lived to tell the tale.
He will be the youngest Congress ever.
In Massachusetts, in front of you, Democratic Lesbian and Gay Rights Fighter, Maura Haley, fulfilled a longtime dream of the Lesbian and Gay Association to take the Governor’s chair by storm.
After January 2023, the Massachusetts statehouse will be decorated in Rainbow colors for the inauguration party for the first gay-lesbian governor in the United States.
The big questions
The big questions of the day, however, await resolution in the Lower House of Congress.
With a total of 435 seats up for re-election, with the Democrats holding 220 (a two-seat majority) over Republicans, they would be eliminated if they lost six seats. Republicans have chosen 34 battleground seats for hand-to-hand combat. In the end the Republicans will control 225 seats.
One big question that has eluded our readers is whether a Black American can remain authentic if he joins the Republican Party. Here are some juicy bits.
Senator Tim Scott, the first black senator from South Carolina, was denied membership in the Congressional Black Caucus.
He was elected for a second term. In Indiana, Republican Air Force veteran Jennifer Green challenged white Democrat Frank Mrvan.
Mrvan was endorsed by the Congressional Black Caucus, which became Sister Green of black votes.
The dirtiest campaign in Georgia involved Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker, a former football quarterback at Georgia State University before turning professional. Reverend Jamal Bryant, acting on behalf of an activist group of black democratic pastors called Brother Herschel, a zombie, Uncle Tom, a broken man always under the thumb of the white man, “what school to go to, where to live , where to eat, where to run and where to sit.”
Walker, like Sister Green, was declared a white lackey and the world was told to take notice. “Georgia, I want you to know the slave negroes you used to live here no longer. We think for ourselves, we act for ourselves, and we vote for ourselves.” (Pastor Jamal).
A black man who follows US President Joe Biden is not seen as a stooge. A black person who is a Republican is “de-black”.
Sister Green wanted to cry at the hypocrisy.
Bryant and the Congressional Black Caucus committed to what sociologists call the act of “shunting” or ostracisation. In fact, the crime of thinking for themselves, which allows black people to join a party of their choice, is not in store. They forget that Dr. Martin Luther King Sr., Frederick Douglas, and Booker T. Washington were Republicans who saw Abraham Lincoln as the great libertarian.
The big question is whether the success of the Republicans in Congress will harm Democracy or whether the intolerance of Democrats for opposing views and renegades like Walker and Green will be a real threat to democracy.
Another feature of the election is the acceptance of a gay governor and a black governor as permanent features of the American political landscape.
Another issue that has been resolved, in a different way than what Republicans expected, is the issue of abortion. A total ban on abortion was rejected in three state ballots. Republicans therefore need to tread lightly on this issue.
At the time of this writing Brother Walker was ahead of his opponent, necessitating a runoff in December.
In the grand scheme of things, the biggest loser will be Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who will retire at age 81.
Pelosi single-handedly shifted all state machinery (known as the deep state) in favor of the Democratic Party to the extent that global corporations such as Facebook, Twitter, television and print media such as the New York Times became proxies for the Party Democratic.
They used Covid-19 to bail out pharmaceutical companies. The whole purpose of this exercise was to ensure that no outsider like Donald Trump would ever threaten the establishment again. State organs like the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Central Intelligence organs were fulfilled.
Peter Strozk (FBI) could write an email, assuring his girlfriend Lisa Page, that the FBI had an insurance policy that if Trump was elected they would protect him from the White House. Strozk and his collaborators are walking free, and Trump is threatened with prison.
The issue of unfair justice and selective prosecution has been a black problem for centuries. White Trumpkins have come face to face with the issue over the past decade. Trump associates have been dragged from their bedrooms in their underwear and thrown into jails and sometimes held without bail.
In that, Pelosi will get some satisfaction.
But nature has checks and balances. As a result of inflation, the shamefully inefficient withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan and the heavy hand used in state capture, a backlash occurred in which Pelosi lost her majority in the lower house.
Except for some renegade entities like Fox News and now Twitter, the established media are now seen for what they are, not news mongers but missionaries of Democratic ideologies.
Trump will be happy when Pelosi says goodbye to the Speaker. But her victory is perhaps pyrrhic. Trump is a drunken Irish street fighter who gets into every street fight he gets into before he knows what the fight was about. He is seen as part of the problem even by himself. It may be time to pass the Republican baton to a more sensible man who will take his fight and his time.