Democrats (and many who aren’t) are celebrating the news indicating Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States.
The impending change in the Executive Branch also will be well received around the world.
…Biden and his supporters (and, yes, I voted for him) need to take his victory with a significant warning: His victory did not come with a sweeping mandate or with any coattails.
There’s a chance the Democrats won’t have a majority in the Senate, and they also might not have increased their lead in the House. In addition, so-called down ballot results across the country indicate there was no Blue Wave this week.
I might be guilty of throwing water on the man’s parade, but the reality is Biden is not seen as a major change agent throughout the land.
I confess, I wanted a GOP wipe out this week. The party has become a national embarrassment, in my opinion. The results suggest that opinion is not shared by tens of millions of voters.
President-elect Joe Biden will face stiff headwinds as he attempts to address the deeply rooted problems our nation faces.
It’s possible that within hours “President-elect” will be attached to Joe Biden’s name.
For the more than 70-million Americans who voted for him, this will be great news. For the almost 70-million Americans who didn’t, this will not be.
Biden’s win —and it appears from an Electoral College standpoint it might be as narrow as 270-268 — affirms America remains a divided nation: Roughly half of us who voted did so to endorse the promise (and uncertainty) of tomorrow, while roughly half of us chose to endorse the memory (and certainty) of yesterday. Those ideologies will remain baked into our political DNA.
For four more years.
That divide would be acceptable if the two camps actually enjoyed positive relationships with each other. They don’t. And because of that distrust, dislike and disdain, the real challenges that face this country seem destined to stay in gridlock.
For another four years.
Does anyone see any reason why the Republicans, who likely will retain a majority in the Senate (likely 51-49), will treat President Biden with any respect? Led by their disgusting majority leader, the GOP did everything possible to stall Barack Obama’s political agenda. They will do the same.
For four more years.
All the nonsense talk about Russia gumming up elections, China trying to cyberattack everything, and Iran itching for war masks a more important war: the view millions of Americans have of the other side of the political aisle being the enemy. That’s not going to change.
Provide your answers in the reply box below (NOT ON FACEBOOK OR TWITTER).
Question 1: How many Electoral College votes do Joe Biden and Donald Trump get in the 2020 presidential election?
Question 2: What will the Democratic/Republican makeup of the new Senate be?
I won’t leave you without providing my own guesses.
Biden 319, Trump 219. (I think Biden wins the same 232 Electoral College votes Hillary Clinton did in 2016, and he adds Wisconsin (10), Michigan (16), Pennsylvania (20), Florida (29), Arizona (11) and one from Nebraska. I don’t believe Biden will win Georgia, Iowa, North Carolina, Ohio or Texas.
Democrats 52, Republicans 48.
Okay, your turn.
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