The above image is of a statue known as the “Mourning Angel.” After Tuesday’s election, that is the way I feel. Only four of the candidates that I voted for won their elections. Two were the only Republicans I will vote for, and the other two were unopposed. I find that terribly saddening.
There were several elections around the country that I found to be quite upsetting, but one in particular I found to be truly tragic. Congressman Gene Taylor of the 4th Congressional District of Mississippi lost his re-election bid, only because he was a Democrat. Taylor was probably the most conservative Democrat in Congress, though make no bones about it, he was a Democrat. For 21 years he has worked tirelessly for his district. During Hurricane Katrina, when his house was destroyed (his district is the coastal district of Mississippi), he was one of the most vocal politicians about the slow reaction time of the government to help the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He was a tireless advocate of all of his constituents, and I doubt anyone could find anything disparaging to say about him other than that he is a Democrat. In my opinion, Mississippi has suffered one of its greatest tragedies in its history.