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Monday, December 09, 2019

Sen. Ed Markey

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Reprinted with permission from DailyKos

Sen. Ed Markey is the Massachusetts Democrat who has continued to move towards the more progressive wing of the Democratic Party, and the voters have rewarded him, first by defeating the strange Pelosi-supported primary bid by Rep. Joe Kennedy III and then by winning reelection to his Senate seat with a commanding 66.5 percent of the vote.


Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas is what passes for young blood in the Republican Party these days. His ideas, like the rest of the Republican Party's ideas, are stale and unpopular, which has led to the RNC helping rig his book sales and a public relations department that gets him on various news outlets whenever they can. With Markey's victory Crenshaw went to his social media platform to write this eloquent missive: "What a horrible and intentional insult to the legacy of JFK. Why did Massachusetts re-elect this person?" Markey responded with no words, and Crenshaw was toast.

Markey posted an image of Crenshaw's Houston "district." I put "district" in quotes, because look at it. Crenshaw, like many Republicans, has been able to hold elected office, giving conservatives an overrepresentation in office because of extreme gerrymandering, or rigging of the district maps.


With that tweet, Markey won the internets. The responses were a resounding yes!


Some facts.

And some fun times.

And a quick visual explainer of how Crenshaw is an elected official.


And there were people there to help Crenshaw deal with this harsh loss.

And a reminder that Markey's social media squad has been bringing the Massachusetts senator up to speed for some time.


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