Most people think that if there is a Blue Wave election this year it will result in Democrats taking control of one or both houses of Congress. Just as likely, however, is the chance that the Blue Wave will sweep Democrats into power in statehouses throughout the nation. In many states popular moderate Republican governors are retiring due to term limits, and the GOP candidates seeking to replace them have won primaries by tying themselves to Donald Trump.
This is the kind of year when even elections for judges get national attention. And this means not just media attention but also money — a lot of money.
Yesterday’s Supreme Court election in Wisconsin is a case in point.
According to NBC, Americans are mad. Maybe more mad than they’ve ever been.
A large majority of all Americans — 57 percent — responded to a poll by saying they are outraged. In fact they are so outraged that they would get out of their homes and attend a march and carry a protest sign. At least that is what pollsters found in a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll that addressed social trends.
It will be no surprise that when actual numbers and clear policy plans do come they will heavily favor the most affluent and corporate interests over middle class and financially poor Americans.