Republican Controlled House And Senate Isn’t The Final Blow — It’s Going To Get Worse

What we all know now is obvious: the country has decided to dye itself red this midterm. Republican upsets happened all across the nation, with true-blue state Maryland electing Larry Hogan to Bruce Rauner taking President Obama’s home state of Illinois. For the?next two years, all we will be seeing from the White House is veto after veto ? that is, unless the Republicans stop playing the blame game and try to progress.


Support from the House and Senate for women’s reproductive health is vital. The chances of an anti-choice bill worming its way into the Oval Office are so high, it’s terrifying. But who exactly is to blame? Polls?have shown that voters SUPPORT legal abortion 54-42 percent, and 65 percent of Millennials believe that contraception should be covered at no cost on employer health care coverage. So why is this such a huge issue? And more importantly, why did voters vote against certain measures however elect those who support them?

I think that all of this can be explained by the pure lack of participation in the Democratic Party. Many Democrats have turned against the president, if they showed up to the polls at all. Although the number of total voters decreased, Republicans still trumped Democrats in voter turnout this midterm.

But lets be honest…the thing that’s getting all of us is the lack of understanding in why so many states turned red when the majority of Americans are blue.

By doing so, not only will abortion access become a tougher and longer fight, but so will the fights for equal pay,?marriage equality, and gun sense. The men now in office have no interest in the well-being of this country, or the women in it. We have to make sure to get our heads up, and let them know that we will hold them accountable for their actions and words, and that America is watching.

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Kellyn Smith is red-headed (but blue supporting) 17 year old high school student from Marietta, GA. She likes activism, poetry, and music. She's an outspoken Atheist and feminist. She wants to study political science at the University of Oregon or the University of Washington.