Letter from America: US mid-term elections

In this midterm election, Americans are going where no one has dared to go before and claiming victories.

A 25-year-old kid in Florida, riding a bike across his constituency and calling himself a community organizer (a title once held by Barack Obama) challenged a 75-year-old US Army veteran in a dreadlocked Green Beret outfit. Won handsomely, but lived to tell the tale.

He will be the youngest ever Congressman.

In Massachusetts, in-your-face Democrat lesbian and gay rights activist Maura Haley stormed into the governor’s chair, a longtime dream of a lesbian and gay association.

In January 2023, the Massachusetts state house will be decorated in rainbow colors for the inauguration party for the first openly gay governor in the United States.

Big problems

However, the biggest issues of the day are waiting to be settled in the lower house of Congress.

With all 435 seats up for reelection and Democrats holding 220 (a two-seat majority) over Republicans, a six-seat loss would dethrone them. Republicans have chosen 34 battleground states to fight hand-to-hand. Ultimately Republicans control 225 seats.

A big issue that our readers have missed is whether a black American can remain authentic if he joins the Republican Party. Here are some juicy tidbits.

Senator Tim Scott, South Carolina’s first black senator, declined membership in the Congressional Black Caucus.

He was re-elected for his second term. In Indiana, Air Force veteran Republican Jennifer Green challenged white Democrat Frank Mirvan.

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The Congressional Black Caucus supported Srivan, thus depriving Sister Green of the black vote.

The dirtiest campaign in Georgia involved Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker, a former football line-backer at Georgia State University before turning pro. Reverend Jamal Bryant, acting on behalf of a group of Democratic black pastors, called Brother Herschel, a zombie, Uncle Tom, a broken man always under the white thumb, “where to go to school, where to live, where to eat, where to run and where to sit.

Walker, like Sister Green, was declared a white Loki and told to watch over the world. “Georgia, you need to know you slave negroes don’t live here anymore. We think for ourselves, act for ourselves and vote for ourselves. (Pastor Jamal).

A black man who follows US President Joe Biden is not considered a stooge. A black who is a Republican is “de-blacked”.

Sister Green wanted to cry at the hypocrisy.

Bryant and the Congressional Black Caucus were involved in what sociologists call an act of “disenchantment” or boycott. In fact, blacks do not have the guilt of thinking for themselves, allowing them to join the party of their choice. Dr. Martin Luther King Sr., Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington Republicans forget that Abraham Lincoln was the great emancipator.

The bigger issue is whether democracy is harmed by Republican success in Congress, as Democrats insist, or whether Democratic intolerance of dissent and the existence of renegades like Walker and Green are the real threat to democracy.

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A cross-issue of the election was the acceptance of a gay governor and a black governor as permanent features of the American political landscape.

Another issue that has been resolved in a different way than Republicans expected is the issue of abortion. A total ban on abortion has been rejected on the ballots of three states. So Republicans should tread lightly on this issue.

Brother Walker was ahead of his opponent at the time of writing, necessitating a runoff in December.

The losers

In the grand scheme of things, Speaker Nancy Pelosi will lose her seat and retire at age 81.

Pelosi single-handedly moved the entire state machine (called the Deep State) in favor of the Democratic Party to the extent that global corporations like Facebook, Twitter, television, and print media like the New York Times became tenants of the Democratic Party.

They used Covid-19 to push pharmaceutical companies into line. The whole purpose of this exercise is to ensure that no outsider like Donald Trump ever threatens the establishment. State agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Central Intelligence Agency were whipped into compliance.

Peter Strozk (FBI) could write an email to his girlfriend, Lisa Page, that the FBI has an insurance policy that if Trump is elected, they will defend him from the White House. Strozk and his collaborators are walking free and Trump faces the threat of going to jail.

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The issue of unequal justice and selective prosecution has been a black issue for centuries. White Trumpkins faced this problem in the last ten years. Trump associates are dragged from their bedrooms in their underwear and thrown into jails and sometimes held without bail.

To that extent, Pelosi gets some satisfaction.

But nature has its own checks and balances. Inflation, the humiliatingly inefficient withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, and massive industries in state capture caused a backlash that saw Pelosi lose her majority in the lower house.

With the exception of a few renegade entities like Fox News and now Twitter, the establishment media are now being seen for what they are, not news peddlers but missionaries of Democratic ideologies.

Trump will be happy when Pelosi bids farewell to the speakership. But his victory is perhaps pyrrhic. Trump is a drunken Irish street brawler, joining every street fight he encounters before he knows what the fight is about. He is considered part of his own problem. It may be time to hand over the Republican baton to a more thoughtful person who will take up their struggles and bide their time.

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