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Monday, December 17, 2018

Democrats’ Sobering Responsibility

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

 

Yes, it’s true that their party just won the House majority and more House seats, 40, than in any election since 1974 (and with the increasing likelihood of a new election in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District after confirmed reports of Republican election fraud there, maybe 41) and Democrats have had reason to celebrate — especially after President Donald Trump wrongly stated after the midterms that he “thought it was a very close to complete victory” and, with his signature humility, explained that his own “vigorous campaigning stopped the blue wave.”

But before self-congratulating Democrats put more Champagne on ice to toast their winning the largest, according to the authoritative David Wasserman of The Cook Political Report, midterm raw vote margin ever in House elections (more than 9.7 million votes) — and by the largest percentage margin, 9.6 percent nationally, in the past 16 national elections — they would be smart to look at the awesome challenge they face heading into the 2020 presidential election.…

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.com.