The Republicans staggered out of the 2018 Senate Mid-Terms with a final tally of 53 seats to the Democrats 47. They’ve netted two seats but lost Arizona and Nevada through poor decisions and poor messaging. The good news is that 53 seats means Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, those two northern RINO dames won’t have a veto over who gets into the Supreme Court and the President’s Cabinet. Hallelujah. The bad news is that 53 is the best they could do in the best Senate election the Republicans are likely to get in a long time.
But I’m a glass half-full kinda guy so let’s call this one a definite win. We can look forward to a potential one or two more Supreme Court appointments and just as importantly, a competent Attorney General and FBI Director. And that’s just in time. With Manafort reneging on his Mueller plea-bargain and details of Manafort’s apparent role in providing the Trump administration intel on Mueller, it looks like that pot is about to boil over. So this Senate gain is important but just one more step in the never-ending war. In the immortal words of Emerson, Lake and Palmer, “Welcome Back, My Friends, to the Show That Never Ends.”