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One bright spot in the political gloom

Another small reward for my political work here in the sticks was an invitation to the inauguration of Roy Cooper, the new governor of North Carolina.

Those of you outside the U.S. may not know that, one bright spot during the catastrophic November election was that North Carolina voters, by a narrow margin, threw out the Republican governor and elected a Democrat.

For six years now, North Carolina has been afflicted with a radical right-wing legislature. Clearly the people of North Carolina had become sick of right-wing overreach, and they took it out on Pat McCrory, who served only one term. I think it would be a reasonably safe prediction that American voters will become similarly sick of right-wing overreach at the national level and that the Republican Party will lose the U.S. Senate if not the House of Representatives in the 2018 election. As for Donald Trump, it’s impossible to imagine him getting a second term. In fact, impeachment seems much more likely.

One Comment

  1. Henry wrote:

    Hi David
    My feelings are the same as yours re the House & Senate. But the “weird hair man” appeals to some nasty folks, who still continue to send out vile info re President Obama and Secretary Clinton. It is for me very sad and depressing. I have decided to start using a THC chocolate to help me through this

    Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

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