Win­ners, losers

San Antonio Express-News - - FROM THE COVER -

No blue wave — more of a rip­ple that was more a typ­i­cal midterm loss by the party in of­fice. The big­gest se­cret in the bar­rios was that Beto O’Rourke was not His­panic.

The mayor and City Coun­cil were big losers in the elec­tion. Two of the three city char­ter amend­ments passed. This was more a re­ac­tion to the so­cial­is­tic pri­or­i­ties of the coun­cil. Mil­lions of dol­lars spent and five for­mer may­ors and hired con­sul­tants could not save this cam­paign.

Trans­parency? What a joke! They won’t even tell us what hap­pened to the beloved Hem­is­Fair en­trance sign or where the old statue of the Con­fed­er­ate sol­dier is lo­cated. Could it be in the area or stored in the base­ment of a pavil­ion un­til the pub­lic has for­got­ten about such things?

God bless a Demo­cratic Amer­ica! Vet­er­ans, thank you for your ser­vice. ex­ist­ing par­ties re­flect the wishes of most of us. It’s just that we don’t have any­one else to vote for. The Cen­trists could give us that!

Ivan Pierre Aguirre / Con­trib­u­tor

Beto O’Rourke and his wife, Amy San­ders O’Rourke, wave good­bye to sup­port­ers in El Paso af­ter he lost to Sen. Ted Cruz in the midterm elec­tions. He’ll be back, one reader pre­dicts. Oth­ers, too, dis­cuss the midterm re­sults.

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