The Pink Wave

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Deb Milbrath)

In other news, Massachusetts voted against repealing the state's law prohibiting discrimination against transgender people during yesterday's elections.

Meanwhile, current House Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has officially announced his bid to become the minority leader. Rep. Jim Jordan also filed.

I'm still tickled that that they'll be in the minority. I just love the sound of that; House Republican Minority. It has a nice ring to it.

Finally, Putin's favorite congressman Dana Rohrabacher has been defeated by Democratic challenger Harley Rouda. You may recall that Rohrabacher once praised Putin's muscles.

“We were having a little bit too much to drink, I guess. But anyways, we started arguing about who won the Cold War, etc. And so we decided to settle it like men do when they’ve had too much to drink in the pub. And so we got down to these arm wrestling matches. And I ended up being paired up with Putin. And he’s a little guy, but boy I tell you, he put me down in a millisecond. He is tough. … His muscles are just unbelievable.”

A whole lot of women won yesterday; Democratic women. Democratic women won in places where Democrats haven't won in decades.

  • sawadee2000

    Once again I’m proud to be from Massachusetts. Back when we were the only state NOT to vote for Nixon, I had a bumper sticker on my 1961 Volvo that said: “Don’t blame me, I’m from Massachusetts!” I’m hoping that my senator, Elizabeth Warren, will be the next president of the United States!

  • Draxiar

    I was happy to cast the “yes” vote on keeping the anti-discrimination law. I’m quite amazed how many people think the bill protects heteros from using any bathroom they want. It doesn’t work that way. A hetero male can’t just walk into a woman’s locker room and start changing clothes (and perv out) to go work out. That is just as illegal as it has ever been. Not to mention that this law has been in place for a while and there has been no uptick in bathroom related crimes.

    • Tony Lavely

      A man hears what he wants to hear, and disregards the rest. – Paul Simon

    • Username1016

      It’s because they don’t think trans people are a thing. SMH…

  • Aynwrong

    Good on Massachusetts.

    Republicans reelected Jim Jordan. A man known to have looked the other way on the molestation of his own students. Any Republican caught using the phrase “Character is destiny” in public should be immediately drowned out by uncontrollable fits of laughter.

    …His muscles are just unbelievable.”

    That’s a level of worshipfulness I’m not certain even Trump has been shown.

    Well, at least one guardrail has been restored. Let’s see how tenaciously the D’s use it. They should be as blunt and out front in their efforts as Trump’s blatant self service and lies. If not, they weren’t the paper the ballots were printed on.