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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Who Really Won the 2018 American Elections


Just a short time ago I watched the press conference with US President Donald Trump. Of course the hot topic was the 2018 American Elections, specifically the results in the Senate and Congress.

Simply put, both parties won, since the Democrats now control the House (Congress,) while the Republicans control the Senate. Superficially, that makes it look pretty even. But IMHO, this was much better for the Republicans. There's a simple reason for that.

Congressmen/women serve two years, while Senators serve six years. Those senators elected are in for three times as long and can get a lot more done. Congressmen/women spend most of their time campaigning. The newly elected ones barely get to know their way around when they have to campaign again, since the 2020 elections are coming up. And the 2020 elections are also US Presidential elections. And the year before that, there are primaries.

Congress will be very busy with things other than their official jobs.

Time to pull up on a comfortable seat and watch the fun.

4 comments:

Mr. Cohen said...

Batya Medad, this is one of your BEST blog posts!

First, I appreciate your logic; Spock could not have done better.

Second, there is something attractive about short blog posts.
We live in a time when few people want to read long essays.
Maybe Russians are different, but Americans love brevity.

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“…roughly half of Palestinians say it
[suicide bombing] is at least sometimes justified…”

SOURCE: Al Qaeda, the Islamic State,
and the Global Jihadist Movement:
What Everyone Needs to Know
(chapter 3, page 56)
by Daniel Byman, Oxford University Press, year 2015,
ISBN: 019021726X (paperback) ISBN: 9780190217266
(paperback) ISBN: 0190217251 ISBN: 9780190217259

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“… [Al Qaeda] recruits would fill out forms
describing their health, age, family,
and education. Religiosity was also
measured, with recruits asked how much
of the Qu’ran they had memorized.”

SOURCE: Al Qaeda, the Islamic State,
and the Global Jihadist Movement:
What Everyone Needs to Know

(chapter 3, page 60) by Daniel Byman,
Oxford University Press, year 2015,
ISBN: 019021726X (paperback) ISBN: 9780190217266
(paperback) ISBN: 0190217251 ISBN: 9780190217259

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“Pornographic files are commonly found
on the computers captured when terrorists
are arrested or killed—including the
computers captured when terrorists are
arrested or killed—including computers
found in the Bin Laden compound.

Nor are animals safe: a sniper rifle
sight using thermal imagery captured
two Taliban fighters satisfying
themselves with a donkey.”

SOURCE: Al Qaeda, the Islamic State,
and the Global Jihadist Movement:
What Everyone Needs to Know

(chapter 3, page 68) by Daniel Byman,
Oxford University Press, year 2015,
ISBN: 019021726X (paperback) ISBN: 9780190217266
(paperback) ISBN: 0190217251 ISBN: 9780190217259

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Time Magazine vs Truth:

https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2018/08/time-magazine-vs-truth.html

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Who are the Palestinians?

https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2018/06/who-are-palestinians.html

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How Torah Can Defeat Terrorism:

https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2017/08/defeat-terror-with-torah.html

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Did Captain Kirk believe in negotiating with terrorists?

http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/08/can-jews-learn-from-captain-kirk.html

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How to Pray for Tzahal-IDF:

http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/09/how-to-pray-for-tzahal-idf.html

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Rambam Rejected Childless Messiah:

http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/08/rambam-rejected-childless-messiah-by-mr.html

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Was Daniel an Orthodox Jew?

https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2018/03/if-daniel-were-alive-today.html

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More reasons why all good people should
STOP BUYING The New York Times:


www.algemeiner.com/2018/09/18/new-york-times-finds-ari-fulds-murder-not-fit-to-print/

www.algemeiner.com/2018/10/19/pressure-mounts-on-new-york-times-to-cancel-its-iran-journeys/

www.jns.org/opinion/the-new-york-times-loves-jews-who-hate-israel/

Batya Medad said...

Thank you so much. I know that most people don't have patience to read.
About the results, it's a "pennywise pound foolish" situation.

USA in upheaval. Gd willing the fallout won't reach here in the Holyland.

reva said...

Thank you, that is a very commonsense way to look at the situation. Very calming.

Batya Medad said...

Thanks, hope it helps.