While this is a logical bit of pragmatically hopeful news, the problems that created this tragedy are bigger than can be solved by elections. Taking the response by Becky Hope here, “How could they not see this coming?” tells me that one of the two official parties in this country is made up of a mix of gross incompetents and racist/misogynist idiots.

I say this only very reluctantly and with much forethought but I would consider these people unqualified to decide anything in the public sphere. That is bad enough but that the hope for action to correct this mess must be given to the other party that is better only in terms of being incompetent but not blatantly racist/misogynistic. This is a a choice between a fast death and a more lingering one.

As we have seen Pelosi is already signaling surrender. You do not compromise with bigots and idiots. They don’t even understand the meaning of the word. That simply confirms that the Democratic Party’s existing leadership are Republicans except in name.

The mass population is demanding change hence the stunning blow to the Republicans in a year that was loaded for them. That calls for forceful redirection and policies to provide Medicare for all, elimination of student debt with, at least, partially free higher education, and a complete redesign of the tax structure to guarantee a more equitable balance of asset distribution.

Is there really any hope for this? I’m afraid this is our only chance.

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