Longtime Republican strategist and political operative Ana Navarro has gone completely public: she voted for Andrew Gillum, the Democratic candidate for governor of Florida (https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/02/opinions/why-im-voting-for-andrew-gillum-navarro/index.html), even though it was not easy for her.
Navarro is about to marry former Florida Republican Party Chairman Al Cardenas, but the future groom is supporting Trumpalike Ron DeSantis to lead the Sunshine State.
The Nicaraguan-born Navarro became a Republican when Ronald Reagan was supporting the contras in Nicaragua.
Gillum is the mayor of Tallahassee, where a gunman today shot and killed two people at a hot yoga studio.
Donald Trump knows full well that on Tuesday, voters all across the land will vote for Democrats to control the U.S. House of Representatives.
So get ready for Trump to refer, in coming days (either January or sooner), to the House as the “Fake House.”
One week ago, yet another gunman killed eleven worshipers at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.
All of this has to make the NRA’s top gunslinger, Wayne LaPierre, very happy, because Wayne’s a Second Amendment guy par excellence.
Trump is manifestly not doing his job because these days he is very seldom in his Oval Office. Instead, the made for TV Trump is campaigning nonstop for Republicans, but only in red states which he won two years ago.
In 2016, Trump said he’d “do something” about gun violence, but he never did.
Instead of talking about the unprecedented level of gun violence at his rallies in West Virginia, North Dakota, Indiana, Montana, and Florida, Trump, full of venom, and acting in his capacity as Fearmonger-in-Chief, keeps yelling about a few thousand desperate people from Central America “invading” the United States.
But sensible voters know that guns kill people.
That’s why Democrats, who have a much more sensible approach to weapons, will retake the House on Tuesday.
In Colorado, five-term GOP Congressman Mike Coffman will surely lose to combat veteran Jason Crow in the 6th Congressional District. Coffman has been a loyal supporter of Donald Trump. Crow, a brilliant first-time candidate and a prominent lawyer, is a Democrat who was recruited to run against Coffman by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
It’s also quite possible that Colorado Republican Congressman Scott Tipton will lose his seat in the sprawling 3rd Congressoinal District to Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush, an experienced former Colorado legislator.