A Night Of Firsts

Four out of Five Men Agree that there is no War on Women

We thought that women were pissed off, and guess what? They were! I have not yet seen a breakdown of who actually voted, but we do know who ran and (mostly) who won.

 Axios tells us….

At least 111 women were elected, including:

  • 40 women of color who are headed to the House. (The current number is 38.)
  • The first female senator from Tennessee.
  • The first female governors of South Dakota and Maine.
  • Michelle Lujan Grisham is the first Democratic Latina elected as a governor.
  • 33 congressional races featured two women facing off against each other, according to the Center for American Women and Politics.

So Prznint Horndog might be a secret GOTV machine for The Skirts? Who knew? Maybe everyone who put on a pink pussy Hat back in January 2017?

back to Axios:

Other firsts:

  • Deb Haaland of New Mexico is the first Native American woman in the House.
  • Rashida Tlaib of Michigan is the first Muslim congresswoman.
  • Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is the first Somali-American congresswoman.
  • Jared Polis of Colorado is the first openly gay man to win a governor’s race.
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, 29, is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress
  • Sharice Davids of Kansas is the first lesbian Native American in Congress.
  • Ayanna Pressley is the first black woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts.
  • Sylvia Garcia and Veronica Escobar became the first two Latinas elected to Congress from Texas tonight.
  • Chris Pappas is New Hampshire’s first openly gay member of Congress.

There will surely be more punditry as analysis continues to grind away, but this is a pretty good start.

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7 Responses to A Night Of Firsts

  1. Sirius Lunacy says:

    I just walked by a tv set in the break room where I saw President Figjam taking full credit for all Republican victories last night while claiming that the Republican losses were because that candidate had tried to run away from Trump. I’m thinking the best way to deal with this clown is to just call the ACA Trumpcare and let him go around telling everybody that it was all his ‘brilliant’ idea. He’d never let the Repugs overturn it then.


    • MDavis says:

      No, so close!
      We should call the ACA Trumpcare and go around talking about how sad it is that all those provisions to protect health care consumers were stripped out by opponents to make it so weak, but surely Trump will reinstate all of those provisions, including the ones that never made the first cut because Obama was such a weak, sad businessman. Well, you get the idea.
      Too bad such things would never reach Trump’s ears unless they were spouted on Fox.


  2. Jim says:

    Women are the future of American politics.


  3. Dennis Cole says:

    The sheer number of women who were voted into office ought to give us men a pause…


  4. Big Bad Bald Bastard says:

    Women were the wave.


  5. Feline Mama says:

    Hey, trumph, BURN Baby BURN!! IN YOUR FACE!! OH YEAHHHHH!!
    GOOD JOB LADIES !!!!!!!!!!!!


  6. Buttemilk Sky says:

    Are we sure Marsha Blackburn is a woman? I think she might just be a lady.


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