We have spent eleven and a half months decrying the Trump disaster, mocking him, expressing our contempt for him and all those who bow to him. Now we approach the year of revenge. Already, the victories in Virginia and Alabama and many other less well-publicized races have set the scene. For the first time in memory, virtually every House Republican seat will be actively contested. Howard Dean’s Fifty State Strategy has been revived and launched. There is good reason to believe that at least two more indictments or guilty pleas are imminent in the Mueller investigation. Why? Because in the numerical court docket of sealed indictments, there were four listed between those of Manafort and his son, and only two of them – Papadopoulos and Flynn – have been unsealed. The generic Democrat/Republican polls average a 13 point advantage for Democrats, well over the 8% or so required to overcome the gerrymandering and wasted-vote concentrations that favor Republicans.
In this dead zone of days between Christmas and New Year, filled with endless bowl games, playoff games, godawful feel good movie revivals and fatuous Year-in-Review TV specials, let us gird up our loins and prepare for battle. This is one we can win.