Juli Briskman became, well, inadvertently famous by being in the right place at the right time to express the feelings that the majority of Americans have for Donald Trump. Fired shortly after by her employer, Loudoun voters voted today to make her a member of the new Democratic Party majority on the Loudoun Board of Supervisors.
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) October 29, 2017
Oh! You’re THAT woman!” the voters exclaim, & show her their middle finger.
Then they apologize.
“Yes,” says @julibriskman , adding she’s also for full school funding, expanding trails and parks, and supporting women at work.
Tonight she won an election. https://t.co/x7go1PHezE pic.twitter.com/9zxglKSdGx
— David Beard (@dabeard) November 6, 2019
The most amazing headline ever written. pic.twitter.com/dFw5y42ATb
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) November 6, 2019
Obviously, Juli is not alone. The Virginia Blue Wave of 2017 (statewide wins and House gains) was followed by the Blue Wave of 2018 (three Congressional seats flipped) that has now been followed by Blue Wave 2019 (gaining majority control, with breathing space, in both the House and Senate).
Virginians are clear in their voting. The Republican message and Republican policies simply don’t have appeal to Virginians. And, well, with their votes, Virginians are joining Juli in giving Trump the finger.
And, well, as for Kentucky, sure Bevin is the least popular governor in the nation (as McConnell is the least popular Senator …) but Trump went all in for him. Trump’s message in Kentucky:
A Democrat winning in Kentucky sends a HUGE message about me!
REPUBLICANS TONIGHT: “A Democrat winning in Kentucky sends no message about Trump.”
TRUMP LAST NIGHT: “A Democrat winning in Kentucky sends a HUGE message about me!”pic.twitter.com/Ozk6fvnz0l
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) November 6, 2019
“If you lose, it sends a really bad message … You can’t let that happen to me …”
OMG. I can just watch this over and over. pic.twitter.com/h3TmZQTlml
— Matt Rogers 🎙🎃 (@Politidope) November 6, 2019
Well, Kentuckians have sent that message.