To those looking for good news in the election returns: In California’s House District 39, Republican Young Kim has defeated incumbent Democrat Gil Cisneros, marking the 11th seat flipped from Democrat to Republican.
On Thursday night, New York Rep. Max Rose conceded to Republican challenger Nicole Malliotakis. And there might be more flips and GOP holds still to come as the long count continues.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi predicted a blue wave would increase the Democrats’ majority. Of course, all those losses haven’t stopped her from claiming they have a “mandate” to remake America into Venezuela. "Mandate" being a meaningless word that politicians invoke to justify doing whatever they want, no matter how closely they squeaked their way into office.
Ms Malliotakis is one of two new GOP members who are children of Cuban immigrants, while two others actually lived under socialism in Cuba and Ukraine. Two seats flipped to the GOP in Miami, and one of the winners explained that was thanks to Trump and to the Democrats’ romance with socialism, which is driving Florida increasingly Republican.
These four new Congress members all know only too well the false promises and tragic, oppressive reality of socialism. Mallitotakis tweeted, “An anti-socialist ‘Squad’ is forming.” Unlike the socialist “Squad,” this one will know what socialism really is. However, I don’t expect them to be fawned over by the media or end up on the cover of Vanity Fair, the way AOC is this month.
The idea of a magazine devoted to conspicuous capitalist luxury putting a socialist on its cover would be striking if it weren’t sadly all too common. Clueless rich liberals have been celebrating charismatic leftist radicals for decades, from the Hollywood fundraisers for Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega to all the T-shirts, posters and other art/merchandise romanticizing Che Guevara as if he were Jim Morrison in olive drab fatigues. If these people ever met the real Che, he would’ve put them in front of a firing squad, because that’s what he did…a lot..