Once again proving the statistically impossible truism that votes counted after Election Day always increase the Democrats’ total, nearly a week after the election, Kyrsten Sinema came from behind to overtake Republican Martha McSally and has now been declared Arizona’s first female Senator (she’s also being touted as the first openly bisexual Senator, if that’s a discriminated-against identity group that’s been in dire need of representation.) Much is also being made in the media of the fact that in winning Jeff Flake’s old seat, Sinema “flipped” the seat from the Republicans to the Democrats. Anyone who’s listened to Jeff Flake recently might consider that an academic point.
Arizona voters must be awfully magnanimous to have overlooked the steady stream of videos showing Sinema denigrating her home state as the “meth lab” of democracy and disparaging its voters’ intelligence, and of her campaign workers admitting she’s a “progressive” who has to hide her real views until after she’s elected. Well, now she’s Arizona’s Senator for at least the next six years and vowing to be inclusive and moderate. So let’s pray her claims to be a moderate centrist were not as phony as her liberal campaign workers assumed and that she misled them and not the voters.
For her part, Republican candidate and combat pilot veteran Martha McSally gave a gracious and uniting concession speech. She will have another chance to run for Senate for the seat once held by the late John McCain when appointee Jon Kyl steps down, which he says will be no later than 2020. So McSally and Arizona voters will both get a do-over.
In the meantime, this race should serve as a lesson for Republican voters. Openly socialist Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is boasting that the left is turning Florida blue (one manufactured ballot at a time, apparently), and Texas is next. You’d think that Floridians, Arizonans and Texans, all great examples of successful red states, would be immune to the left’s failed policies and divisive identity politics. But all three states are seeing a big influx of outsiders moving in and changing the electorate, whether they’re fleeing failed leftist governments in other nations or failed leftist governments in other states. They flee the awful results of socialist policies, then vote to impose them on the places they fled to. It’s illogical but real, and when aided by corrupt election officials, it’s a recipe for disaster on both the state and national levels.
The left still represents only about a quarter of the US population, but if this election has proven anything, it’s how vitally important it is that everyone who doesn’t want the tail wagging the dog, or to see their state or nation devolved into “Venezuela: The Sequel,” had better get off the couch and vote, and in numbers far, far beyond the infamous “margin of fraud,” because that’s becoming larger by the year.