Donna Shalala loses in Florida
to Maria Elvira Salazar
While we’re waiting for the presidential results 11-04-20 at 6:52 a.m. Wisconsin is lost but Pennsylvania is hanging in the balance.
Political commentator Erick Erickson:
In Florida, Hispanic voters and young black men handed Donald Trump the state, after having handed it to Ron DeSantis two years ago.
The Republican Party is becoming a coalition of working-class white voters, young black men, and Hispanic voters. The media response that Hispanic and black voters want “toxic masculinity” or a “strong man” strikes me as extremely racist. Those professional political prognosticators who have hanged their hat on demography giving the Democrats a coming permanent majority have stooped to racist tropes instead of examining what is happening.
The data overwhelming shows these voters are going with the GOP over jobs and education for their kids. For the Democrats to repair this, AOC must be DOA at the policy table. The policies of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party are anathema to these voters who want a fighting chance at wealth accumulation without having the government then take it all away in the name of equity.
Donald Trump may win or lose, but the progressive agenda got slaughtered at the ballot box last night. The GOP will most likely keep the Senate. The House GOP has defied all the odds and picked up seats. Even the GOP did not expect that.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Biden out-performed Hillary by 43,000 votes in Dane County (260,000 to 217,000), off-setting Trump’s tick-up to 79,000 from 71,000 four years ago. We won’t know the presidency for several days, at the least. But 2020 was NOT the blow-out Democrats hoped for! A more even-keeled Trump would have won this thing, Covid pandemic or not.