After all the rain from Nicole blew through yesterday, it will be a good day to get outside. I have noticed recently, the names of hurricanes seem to be getting better. We have Nicole following Ian, for example. It sounds like an on-again, off-again soap opera couple. “Do you think Nicole will ever forgive Ian?”
I do gest as many people suffered damage, but we do need to keep a sense of humor. Being from Florida, we had our fair share of hurricanes, but living in Charlotte, one named Hugo hit us the hardest back in 1989. I pray that no one lost any loved ones as those we cannot replace.
The election results are still being tallied with dropped off ballots and mailed-in ballots, so we need to be patient on the end result in Congress. As an independent, I am glad to see more than a few Trump-et blowers have failed to achieve success or are having a tough time.
It is interesting that, at long last, the bloom is off the rose on the former president. I have surmised since January 7, 2021, the day after the insurrection that would not have happened with another president, his political career was over. But, I did say it would take Republicans some time to realize that. The analogy to a hurricane blowing through is apt. Hopefully, we can start cleaning up after Hurricane Donald
With that said, I was disappointed in some of the results, while happy that the red-wave was more of a muted pink. Seeing Ron DeSantis and Marjorie Taylor Greene win rather easily is very disappointing, Greene especially. Rewarding her mean-spirited, divisive and untruthful rhetoric is not good form for Georgia voters.
Seeing Ted Budd win the Senate seat in my home state of North Carolina is very disappointing as well. We are seeing his strident rhetoric replace a more reasoned Republican voice in retiring Richard Burr. He beat out a pretty good candidate, which is sad to see.
But, on the flip side, some more strident MAGA fans of the former president did not carry the day. We need good representation and some of the folks that were pushed by this former president, who values loyalty over competence, were not very good candidates or people, if they truly believe the BS they have spewed out.
It is our job now to demand the truth and collaboration from these elected officials. If they can do neither, then they need to step down. I am long past tired of the we/ they zero-sum game way of politicking. When they do that, we the citizens of this country lose.