Your last sentence is probably truer than you realize. “Course if all you wanted was bad man gone then you probably have little to complain about.”

The Democrats wanting Trump gone was in my opinion the main reason why they nominate Joe Biden. He was a safe bet to beat Trump. A lot of the other candidates were very iffy. Biden was looked on as a sure thing. Add to that the swing voters, independents who also voted for Biden to get rid of Trump, you had an election winning combination. At least at the presidential level. 24% of all those who voted, voted against a candidate, not for the other guy, but against one candidate. Biden received 68% of that vote vs. 30% for Trump. Among those who voted for a candidate, a candidate they really wanted to win, which according to CNN exit polls consisted of 71% of those who turned out and voted, Trump won them 53-48 over Biden.

It was that the anti-vote decided the presidential election by those who just wanted Trump gone. A lot of those who voted against Trump by casting a ballot for Biden, then turned around and voted Republican down ballot. 7 million folks who voted for Biden, I should say against Trump, not necessarily for Biden, turned around and voted for Republican congressional candidates enabling the GOP to pick up 13 house seats.

If one looks at the whole election of Nov 2020, the whole ballot and all the results, it was in my opinion purely an anti-Trump election. Nothing more, nothing less. No desire for new legislation, just a desire to be rid of Trump. Not an endorsement or rejection of either party’s agenda, ideals etc., just a rejection of Trump. But not Republicans as they gained 13 house seats, 2 state legislatures and a governor all the while losing the presidency by 7 million plus votes.Results like that never happens.

I think the Democrats have read the Nov 2020 election entirely wrong. They took it as a mandate and that’s not what the people voted for. I think the people in the way they voted, against Trump, for a democrat for president and then for republican house members, just wanted a return to normalcy and to put someone with a bit of sanity back in the White House. So yes, for millions of Americans, just getting rid of the bad guy was good enough. My two cents anyway.

Last edited by perotista; 12/04/21 01:47 AM.

It's high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first instead of their political party. For way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.