Trump checked in Midterm Election: Darcy cartoon

November 7, 2018

Trump checked in Midterm Election: Darcy cartoon

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- In the 2018 Midterm Elections, voters checked the ballot box for a check against President Donald Trump.  A women wave swept Democrats, led by Nancy Pelosi, back into control of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Democrats lost battles in high profile races for the U.S. Senate and Governor in Texas and Florida, but they won the war by winning back House control.

Voters restored checks and balances to Trumpocracy excesses.   For the first time, there will be real Congressional oversight of the Trump administration.

Trump will have the Senate and Subpoenas.

Trump still has Republican control of the U.S. Senate to smile about.   So when he eventually fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions he will be able to get Sessions replacement confirmed, along with any other U.S. Supreme Court nominee.

And Democrats controlling the House, especially if Pelosi is the Speaker for the next  two years, will give Trump a political punching bag as the 2020 campaigns commence.

House subpoenas will be coming Trumps way, but Democrats have to be careful not to overplay their hand by playing into Trump’s.

Democrats will be chomping to cover Trump with subpoenas for stuff like his tax returns, but voters who put Democrats back in pover, first want stuff like pre-existing condition health coverage protected and immigration reform.

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