MusicRecords wrote: Ewokguy15 wrote:
cheapthrills wrote:Well, it wasn't a complete victory for Republicans. They lost the house - there were 25 seats that changed party there.
Which means what?
It’s a pretty important thing and definitely a victory, Congress is split into the senate and the House of Representatives, both have about equal power and all. So now it’s a split congress instead of being all republican like it was, now trump will have a hard time because many things can be blocked, the house technically has the power to impeach (although it probably won’t happen because the senate has to agree)...but it’s def a good thing that the dems have the house, trump must be furious right now
You guys have to remember that the dems were likely to win the house and unlikely to win the senate, that was predicted some time before the election. So yeah we actually succeeded. It would’ve been perfect to take the senate too but we def didn’t fail. I’m still feeling bitter that Texas was soooo close to being blue, by such a slight margin! But even being this close is quite a shock to many because the state has been strongly republican for so long and was about to be blue, maybe in 2020 they can make it blue.
I have a hard time considering this a Democrats victory, when the Republicans won both the House AND the senate during Obama's
presidency - maybe I'm lacking some context, but it makes it seem as if the people of the US considered Obama (back then) to be worse than Trump.
But I'm not sure why I'm even surprised... the election system in the US is pretty much the most "undemocratic" I know (counting only those of democratic countries, obviously).
It's actually quite funny to me when people in Germany complain about the "5-percent-hurdle" - meanwhile the US has a two-party-system, the electoral vote, gerrymandering and whatnot.