As the dust settles, and you read the voting results’ fine print, no one really won yesterday. At best, call it a draw, a push, no gain, a dead heat, a split decision, inertia sustained, stasis. Sure, the Democrats gained control of the House of Representatives by a modest margin, the Republicans padded their majority in the United States Senate (once known as the world’s greatest deliberating body) by a modest margin, and the Democrats flipped seven governorships their way, enabling them in the approaching census year to better compete with their Republican masters in the heinous art of gerrymandering.
There was a big loser, though: the United States of America. Constitutional crises aplenty loom in the nation’s near-future, as Donald J. Trump’s singular brand of Funky Family Fascism threatens to destroy the world’s oldest living democracy. The Constitution did not anticipate an unlettered psychopath.
Those who shut their ears, eyes, and mouth to Trump’s egomaniacal putsch for unfettered power set themselves up as marks for a swift and wrenching change in lifestyles. It is time for us all to shout our opposition to what’s happening in Washington. Take it to the streets. Now. And hope we’re not too late.