Fearsome is a liberal Beard. He leans left, way left. Although the first he was ultimately hoping for didn’t happen, he is heartened with the following firsts from 2016:
1) Nevada elected Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto, the nation’s first Latina Senator, to replace outgoing minority leader Democrat Senator Harry Reid.
2) Illinios elected Democrat Tammy Duckworth, the nation’s first disabled woman Senator, defeating incumbent Republican Senator Mark Kirk.
3) Oregon elected Kate Brown as the nations first ever elected openly out LGBT governor.
4) California elected Democrat Kamala Harris as the first freshman Senator from the state in 24 years and the state’s first black Senator. She becomes the second ever black woman Senator and replaces outgoing Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer.
5) Minnesota elected the first ever Somali-American member of congress as they selected Democrat Ilhan Omar to a house seat when she won with more than 80% of the vote to represent her district.
These little tid bits of good news brightened our day. If your leanings are similar to ours, hopefully they brightened yours a little as well.