Monday, November 28, 2022

So Who Was Responsible For The Red Flop.

Was it the college kids…

Was it LGBTQ+ voters…

Was it the women voters…

Was it the seniors…

You probably heard anyone of those stopped the Republican sweep of the election, the news media has been flooded with articles about why didn’t the Republicans sweep the elections.

The abortion-rights movement is jubilant after the midterms turned the anti-abortion tide
By Bethany Dawson
November 13, 2022

For abortion-rights campaigners, it has been an exhausting and soul-destroying few months.

Following the reversal of Roe v. Wade in June, the catalog of stories of women's health being in jeopardy due to an inability to access abortions and anxiety-inducing court hearings have provided months of chaos and devastation, Elisabeth Smith, the director for state policy and advocacy at the Center for Reproductive Rights, told Insider.

But this week, those emotions have shifted fundamentally.  

Midterm voters across the country largely supported abortion access, with people in California, Vermont, and Michigan overwhelmingly supporting ballot measures that would amend each state's constitutions with language to protect abortion rights. 

This week's surprise midterm results have provided "a moment of celebration, a moment of jubilation, and a moment to take a breath," Smith told Insider during an upbeat phone call.


NEW POST-ELECTION POLL: Equality Voters Stopped the Red Wave, Rejecting Extremism and Anti-LGBTQ+ Attacks
By HRC Staff
November 17, 2022

New polling released today by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization — shows that the 2022 election defied pre-election predictions of a massive “red wave” in no small measure because Equality Voters pushed back against extremism and voted to protect commonly held values and our democracy.

Across the country, election deniers and right-wing extremists lost winnable elections because they advocated views that are out-of-touch with average voters, particularly the huge number of Equality Voters who made the critical difference up and down the ballot. Equality Voters are a group of voters modeled to support LGBTQ+ equality, numbering 62 million nationwide. They represented 39 percent of the 2022 electorate—a number that reflects the growing political strength of this voting bloc—and tend to be younger and more racially diverse than the electorate as a whole.


Youth Vote Helps Dilute Red Wave To Pink Tint
By Michael T. Nietzel
November 10, 2022

Two days after the 2022 midterm elections, with the balance of power in Congress still undetermined, two things stand out about what has turned out to be one of the most extraordinary elections in recent American history.

First, the oft-forecast red wave, where Republicans anticipated piling up wins that would gain them decisive control of the House of Representatives was a washout. And second, it was a strong turnout of young voters voting for Democrats in key races that helped turn the tide.

According to estimates by Tufts University’s Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE), 27% of young people (ages 18-29) turned out to vote in the 2022 midterm election, making it the second-highest youth turnout rate for a midterm election in the past 30 years, behind only the historic 31% turnout in 2018. Votes cast by young people made up 12% of all votes in this midterm, almost equal to the 13% youth share of the vote in the 2014 and 2018 midterms.


Happy with the election results? You can thank this group of voters who stopped the ‘red wave’
Market Watch
By Brett Arend
November 18, 2022

It wasn’t high turnout by younger, liberal voters that stopped the Republican “red wave” in the midterm elections.

It was a huge swing away from the GOP among senior citizens in the battleground races.

The swing was big among men over 65, and huge among women.

So reports a remarkable new poll conducted on behalf of the AARP jointly by Democratic polling company Impact Research and Republican pollsters Fabrizio Ward. The polls, conducted this month and in July, focused on the most competitive Congressional races in the country.


Okay you want the true reason why the “Red Wave” never came to fruition?

Well the truth is… you and the Republican party.

You all said “Enough is enough!” and came out to vote.

The Republican stance on “Abortion Rights” antagonized many voters by seeing a right that was taken away and also many other voters saw it as “Big Government” in direct opposition to the years of Republicans’ manta of “Smaller Government,” while others saw it as a power grab.

The Republican attack on LGBTQ rights brought out our community and also many who saw it as discriminatory and wrong.

Then there was the Republican claim that they were going to pass massive reforms on Social Security and Medicare rallied the seniors.

Those were the reasons why the Red Wave” turned into a fizzle, the Republicans are in an echo chambers and listened to their radical bases and not the people! And let that be a lesson to the Democrats, listen to the people not your progressive base.

So the big question… “Did the Republicans learn their lesson?”

Was ‘no’ vote on anti-abortion amendment a mandate? KY GOP leaders don’t think so.
Lexington Herald-Leader
By Austin Horn
November 18, 2022

Ahead of the General Assembly’s 2023 session, Kentucky lawmakers are weighing how much — if at all — they want to loosen the state’s trigger law banning the procedure after voters struck down an anti-abortion access ballot proposal. Kentuckians directly weighed in on the question of abortion earlier this month and said ‘no,’ by a margin of 5 percentage points, to the state’s proposed anti-abortion constitutional amendment. Now the future of abortion policy hangs in the balance with the Kentucky Supreme Court hearing a challenge against the state’s trigger ban on abortion. But where should the legislature go next? That depends on both the outcome of the litigation and who in the legislature you ask. Many among the GOP majority in Frankfort, at least its leaders, aren’t so sure that the vote means anything for their policy, which is among the most anti-abortion rights in the nation. House GOP Floor Leader Steven Rudy, R-Paducah, said that he doesn’t see the defeat of Amendment 2 as a mandate of any sort.

The answer is no.

And I say thank-goodness that they don’t!

Tops on their agenda in the House impeach Biden and his son, and Nancy Pelosi followed passing a national anti-abortion law, and anti-trans and anti-LGBTQ+ laws after yelling during the elections… “It is the economy and inflation!”

1 comment:

  1. Richard Nelson11/28/22, 10:49 PM

    But they control the House. This says a lot about the people living in the congressional districts in the U.S. The people sent republicans to the House, so I am not ready to stand up and cheer just yet. What danger does that say? We all should know by now, laws come, and laws go. On the books one day and taken off the next at the whim of those in power. As long as you have a majority then its ok. Lose that you watch out. Remember those pieces of paper that rights are written on are bogus. Just ask indigenous peoples, Blacks, and women. Once again, the ruling class and those in control have created a buffer, a spoonful of sugar it's interesting to see people falling for it.