The Democrats won the House, but Donald Trump keeps gloating.
Why not? He now has a huge cushion in the Senate to counter any Democratic moves against him. The GOP looks to control the Senate for years. Conservative judicial nominees and Trump cabinet stooges will have an easier path to confirmation.
Trump's re-election campaign is in high gear. In contrast, the Democrats have a woebegone list of Senate scolds, doddering political has-beens and media flashes-in-the pan who don't win elections. Tim Kaine was listed as a Democratic possibility in a Politico article. Tim Kaine? If he's nominated, the White House might as well be rebranded as a Trump hotel.
Looking at the prospective Democratic presidential candidates named by Politico, I was excited by one only- Andrew Cuomo, New York governor. I don't like Cuomo, but he's a political street fighter who could mix it up with Trump.
The rest of them - Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, etc. - make Mike Dukakis look like FDR.
Meanwhile, gubernatorial candidates Andrew Gillum in Florida and Stacey Abrams in Georgia and U.S. Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke in Texas are the latest Democratic national media darlings who excite the MSNBC pundits but fail to win.
Gillum, Abrams and O'Rourke decried Trump and the GOP's lies, racial slurs and buffoonery and tried to run "positive" campaigns. They lost.
One of the worst moments was seeing MSNBC's yellow checkmark of victory flash besides Martha Blackburn's name in the Tennesee Senate race. The state once represented by Al Gore Sr. and Jr., Estes Kefauver and Howard Baker elected an ignorant, bigoted Trump suckup as U.S. senator. Martha Blackburn gives me heartburn.
The Trump re-election clock is ticking. Do the Democrats even know what time it is?