We hear competing predictions of blue and red waves for November’s midterm elections. My guess at present is that there won’t be a wave in either direction, but that the Democrats will probably net enough seats to take control of the House. They won’t capture the Senate, but it is likely that Republican gains will be minimal, given the favorable landscape this year, which could set the stage for a Democratic takeover of the Senate in 2020 or 2022. Despite that rather pessimistic prediction, I don’t think that anything that happens in November will change the broader dynamic in which most of the United States is moving to the right at both the state and federal levels.
But, hey, what do I know? Michael Ramirez has a more optimistic, and more entertaining take. This is a funny and beautifully executed cartoon. I only hope its message proves to be correct. Click to enlarge: