Former President Obama joined in Democrat’s celebrations this Wednesday morning after we moved one step closer to taking back the United States Government and the White House from President Trump and the GOP. Democrats enjoyed key and monumental victories over Republicans yesterday in Tuesday’s elections. These victories were without a doubt, strong repudiation of Trump and what he has turned the Republican party into.
President Obama congratulated Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam (D) for winning the Virginia governor’s race by defeating his GOP opponent, Ed Gillespie, by nearly 9 points. “This is what happens when the people vote. Congrats @RalphNortham and @PhilMurphyNJ . And congratulations to all the victors in state legislative, county and mayors’ races. Every office in a democracy counts!” Obama posted this morning.
These wins were key to giving Democrats valuable momentum ahead of the 2018 midterm elections and eventually taking back the White House for Democrats. Many are surprised by just how many elections Democrats won last night. “This is not a wave. This is a tsunami,” said Virginia Del. David Toscano last night, leader of the state’s Democratic caucus.
Last night’s wins confirmed what most have speculated since Trump was elected, people have seen the train wreck that is his presidency and are not going to make the same mistake again. Folks have seen what happens when you don’t vote and they don’t want to make the same mistake again. If we can make it through Trump’s presidency, the Democratic Party should come out stronger than ever before.