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Trump is king of GOP, Pelosi pulls House win, Progressives suffer setback

So much for a blue wave. Of all the three possible election result scenarios, Trump made midterm history, with a good overall Republican showing, by adding key seats to the GOP Senate majority, winning key Governor races, and losing the House in a moderate fashion.

According to the Gateway Pundit, thanks to President Trump Republicans picked up 4 new Senate seats on Tuesday with wins in Florida, Missouri, Indiana and North Dakata.

By the end of the night President Trump will gain at least one senate seat and as many as five new GOP senators.

This is historic.

And President Trump was eager to tell the nation of his success tonight.

The President quoted Ben Stein tonight: “There’s only been 5 times in the last 105 years that an incumbent President has won seats in the Senate in the off year election. Mr. Trump has magic about him. This guy has magic coming out of his ears. He is an astonishing vote getter & campaigner. The Republicans are unbelievably lucky to have him and I’m just awed at how well they’ve done. It’s all the Trump magic – Trump is the magic man. Incredible, he’s got the entire media against him, attacking him every day, and he pulls out these enormous wins.”
Ben Stein, “The Capitalist Code”

Finally Trump did reach across the aisle and praised Nancy Pelosi for her success in winning the House for the Democrats.

Then again this may simply be Trump misdirection, as the POTUS must be somewhat happy to have Pelosi as Speaker, which means one of the most despised politicians in America will be front and center, to remind every American why not to vote for Democrats in 2020.

RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou break down a historic US midterm election.

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Here’s a summary of the night’s big wins and losses (via Zerohedge)…

  • In the House, Democrats secured the 218 seats needed to regain control.
  • Democrats won Republican-held seats in Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
  • In the Senate, Republicans have expanded their majority, and Trump declared the night a “tremendous success”.
  • Missouri Democratic senator Claire McCaskill lost to a Republican challenger.
  • A Republican also ousted senator Joe Donnelly, Indiana’s only Democratic statewide officeholder.
  • Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke, who became a Democratic superstar this election, narrowly lost in his race to unseat Ted Cruz.
  • Republican senator Dean Heller also lost his seat in Nevada to a Democratic challenger.
  • In the governor’s races, Democrats gained seven new seats.
  • Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, an influential Republican, lost his seat to a Democratic challenger.
  • Andrew Gillum, Democratic candidate for governor in Florida, lost to Republican Ron DeSantis.
  • The governor’s race in Georgia was too close to call, with Democrat Stacey Abrams saying she would not concede to Republican Brian Kemp, the state’s secretary of state. It could result in a runoff.
  • A record number of women won races across the country, and candidates of color and LGBT people have also broken barriers.
  • Voters passed ballot measures across the country with new laws on voting rights, marijuana, taxes and more.

And as the FT pointed out, for Trump, there might be a silver lining. The paper noted that many of those ousted were moderates who had resisted the Trump agenda. By flushing these lawmakers out of the party, Trump may have just solidified his dominance of the Republican Party.

While many mainstream political pundits refused to acknowledge it, this fact wasn’t lost on Trump.

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Vera Gottlieb
Vera Gottlieb
November 7, 2018

Corrupt Pelosi still in government.

A.F.
A.F.
Reply to  Vera Gottlieb
November 7, 2018

Crooked Donald still

Cudwieser
Reply to  A.F.
November 7, 2018

America has a government!? Ours decided not to show up 😉

Lisa Karpova36
Lisa Karpova36
November 8, 2018

Total bull, Republicans lost the house the right of succession. Now watch the demoncrat lunatics.

ManintheMoon
ManintheMoon
November 9, 2018

A much better effort from Lavelle. Thank goodness he’s cut out those annoying OKs.

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