I'll celebrate today with New York Times opinion columnist, Charles M. Blow. The strongest point here is that voters, for the most part, "rebuffed Trumpism itself — and the lie that the 2020 election was stolen." Like Blow, I, too, want to hope for a day when neither Trump nor Trumpism dominates Republican Party politics.
I think the gratuitous cruelty heaped atop equally toxic rhetoric among some republican leaders toward Paul and Nancy Pelosi in the wake of a vicious attack that nearly took his life, caught a lot of folks' attention about a terrible direction we're heading as a country should this get normalized.
A lack of real policy proposals for addressing inflation, prescription drug prices, gun safety, teacher turnover, mental health services and the like also didn't help.
In Texas, our task is to not be dismayed and to continue moving forward regardless.
I am overjoyed by the results of the midterm election so far, not just because there was no overwhelming Republican wave, but also because America rejected, generally speaking, the path to its own demise.