Americans are casting their votes today in the midterm elections.
All across the country, citizens (and non-citizens and dead people - who vote Democrat - in highly contested areas) are deciding who they want to represent them in the House, the Senate, and as their governors, mayors, sheriffs, and other local positions as well as local bills and ordinances.
The Blue Wave
For months the media has been painting a narrative that Democrats would sweep the House and Senate and turn the whole government besides the executive branch Blue.
They termed this a Blue Wave.
For months I've seen Leftists on Twitter trying to gloat about this prediction phenomenon. The would claim it's going to be a response to the terrible Trump administration - that Americans will stand up and #RESIST.
But I never was convinced that this would happen.
And based on what we're seeing in early voting and polls, the Blue Wave is more of a toilet flush.
I'm not a partisan
When it comes to politics, I haven't been for a particular party for a decade, and when it was it was for the Libertarians (who have since gone off the deep-end and I no longer support).
What the media is trying to do is galvanize the populous into a false dichotomy: "It's either LEFT or RIGHT".
But this isn't the case.
In reality, I'm an independent, politically: there is no single party or candidate that fully represents me. And this is the case for America generally as well. But that's not the story the media wants to tell.
I find the left/right dichotomy to be an illusion, and I encourage everyone not to be seduced by it.
Contrasting the Blue Wave narrative is the Red Wave prediction: that the Republicans will sweep the Senate and handily retain the House.
I'm not predicting this outcome, either.
What I predict will happen is that the Republicans will take the Senate, while the Democrats have a good chance of taking the House.
I don't think it'll be a sweep for either side, but I do give the Republicans a chance of keeping the House as well.
In either case, it's good for Trump.
If the Republicans take the House and the Senate, the Trump admin will have little to no obstruction and he'll be able to get even more done. If the Democrats take the House, they will relentlessly obstruct Trump, but with a leader like Nancy Pelosi, the country will grow tired of the Democratic Party and Trump will win in 2020 with a landslide, and his second term will be the most productive administration this country has ever seen.
In the long-run, it might actually be good for the Democrats to take the House, and it's likely that they will, but also possible that they won't - but either way, the Republicans will make big gains in the Senate.
I do not like Republicans, but at this point there is no way in hell that I could ever vote for a Democrat.
The Democrats are far, far too forgone. The party is completely lost and needs to continue to fail in order for the party to either die or be forced to restructure and change leadership to represent the progressive/liberal wing of the party, which is where the energy is.
What do you think?