#MNR: THE CHOICE IS YOURS
“You can get with this, or you can get with that.”
Today, 11.8.2022, is Midterm Elections Tuesday. All 435 members of the House are up for election, seeking two-year terms. Democrats hold a 220-212 majority with three vacancies. There are 36 of 100 Senate seats up for election, seeking six-year terms. The current Senate is a 50/50 liberal/conservative split. The tiebreaker vote belongs to Vice President Kamala Harris (D), President of the Senate. 36 of 50 governorships are up for election. Each governor is seeking a 4-year term.
In the state of New York, incumbent Governor Kathy Hochul (D) is seeking election versus Lee Zeldin (R). Hochul finished former Governor Andrew Cuomo’s term. Cuomo resigned on 8.24.2021 amidst multiple scandals involving women. Zeldin, a tRump meat glazer, seeks to capitalize on the state’s frustration with its eye sore, New York City. The crime rate is up, the subway is ‘80s dangerous, the homeless are marginalized, the mental health crisis is a lit M-80 and cashless bail is making the city look like a damn joke.
In Arizona, Governor Doug Ducey (R), is on his way out. Kari Lake (R), a MAGAt zealot, is up against Katie Hobbs (D). Lake, a former television news anchor, is another candidate who wouldn’t even be on a ballot pre-MAGAt. However, she is, and almost every poll has her up against Hobbs. Hobbs may have torn her stockings when she ducked a second debate versus Lake. Hobbs said she didn’t participate because she didn’t want to give Lake another pulpit to spew her garbage and poison the ears of Arizonians. Many consider the move to be a crucial L. We shall see.
The state of Georgia’s senate race pits incumbent (sorta) Raphael Warnock (D), pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta, GA (MLK), against former NCAA and NFL star Herschel Walker (R). Walker has endured a grocery list of scandals, from mistruths to outright lies to infidelity to assault to...you get the point. Walker is a bloody idiot who can barely put a coherent sentence together. But hey -- he did win a national championship and Heisman Trophy for the University of Georgia. We all know how certain folk love certain types of athletes, so long as they tap dance and smile on cue. Most polls consider the race a dead heat. Bear in mind that senate elections in Georgia are a bit different than other states. A candidate isn’t considered to be the winner until he/she has won at least 50% of the vote. If not, the top two vote getters will participate in a runoff that will be held a month later (12.6.2022), with the seat going to the outright winner. Chase Oliver (Libertarian) is the long-shot third candidate who will likely get enough votes to keep either candidate from reaching 50%.
The state of Pennsylvania is the home of another intriguing senate race, with Lt. Governor John Fetterman (D) going up against Mehmet Oz (R), physician turned media personality. The two seek to fill the seat of retiring incumbent Pat Toomey (R). Fetterman, a recent stroke survivor, was initially up big in polls and long considered to be the frontrunner. But Oz has come storming back in the past few weeks, making the race a tossup. Oprah, who was the first to stamp Oz as a media entity, recently endorsed Fetterman. (Rubs chin emoji)
In the political hotbed of Wisconsin, incumbent Ron Johnson (R) is up against Mandela Barnes (D). Barnes, Wisconsin’s Lt. Governor, seeks to unseat the incendiary Johnson, a far-right hero and borderline troglodyte. Barnes has lost earlier momentum and is now amidst an uphill battle according to the polls. In a commonsense world, a jerk like Johnson wouldn’t receive enough votes to be head porter at a shit factory. This is not a commonsense world.
Every damn House seat is up for election so there’s no need to go in-depth. But please bear in mind that all-out weirdos like Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene will be reelected today. Smmfh. More importantly, that means the congressman from your district is up for reelection. Are you satisfied with the job he/she is doing for your community in your district in your state? Today is the day to make your voice heard.
There’s so much on the table today. A Republican House AND Senate majority could be political bedlam. The right has made every indication that they intend to come for social security and Medicare. It may not matter to you today, but it will one day. Trust me. The right is also making moves to ensure that red states remain red in perpetuity. I don’t have the time to explain all the ways; do your own research. You will see. Affirmative Action is done any day now. It’s only a matter of time before they actively try to outlaw abortion at the federal level. Count on gay marriage following shortly after. I’m not concerned with your personal beliefs. Mine aren’t important either. But America is the land of the free. That’s freedom for ALL. This nation is more diverse than it’s ever been. Leave people alone. Let them do them as long as they’re not infringing upon me doing me. We may be on the precipice of a white, evangelical Christian, far-right America. Pull your shoes up. Go out and vote if you haven’t. I’m not telling you how to vote. The choice is yours. But go vote. MF died for this privilege. ###
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