US citizens are going to vote for their representatives in Congress for the midterm elections. These Midterms seem to be more of a referendum on Donald Trump’s presidency, at a country with a current deep political divide. Even Google is inviting individuals with a’Go Vote’ message on its own homepage.
Following the night of November 2016, that suddenly brought the Republican billionaire into the White House, Democrats and others dreamed of regaining control before the organic deadline of 2020.
The 70-year-old President in New York has campaigned until the last moment: together with his”Make America Great Again” slogan continuing. “Security and prosperity are at stake in this election,” stated the president sporting the Republican crimson tie in his final meeting in Missouri, where he had been accompanied by his daughter Ivanka.
Voting opened at 6am on the East Coast (12pm in Italy). There are over 400 chairs to be searched for in the House of Representatives, the office of Governor in seven nations such as Alaska and Florida, as well as a third of those from the Senate. While the Republicans, the polls preferred the Democrats from the House of Representatives — again, according to some rumors — may continue to keep nearly all the Senate. Uncertainty remains high.
The 20 million Italian Americans called to the polls would behave as the scales, as it did two years ago. Almost 7% of the Populace in the United States has Italian origins, including most prominent people, from Fiorello La Guardia, the earliest Italian-American mayor of New York in the 1930s up to the most current, Nancy Pelosi and Bill De Blasio. In music they have”the voice” Frank Sinatra, the great Dean Martin and the pop stars of the days Madonna and Lady Gaga.
There is a long list of film celebs: out of Frank Capra — the director of the most popular movies of the’30s and’ 40s — to Quentin Tarantino, the director that has”revolutionized” the means of making films in Hollywood, drawing heavily from”spaghetti westerns”; from Martin Scorsese to Francis Ford Coppola, also out of Brian De Palma into Michael Cimino — there are many Italian-Americans who’ve created films that are a part of the history of American cinema. Equally long is that the list of actors with Italian tradition, starting with Rudy Valentino, the first International sex symbol, Al Pacino (Alfredo James Pacino) and Robert De Niro (honorary citizen of Ferrazzano in the province of Campobasso — country of origin of great-grandparents); Leonardo Di Caprio (fourth generation Italian bloodstream ) and Nicolas Cage (actually, Nicolas Coppola, the surname of his father); Danny DeVito, John Travolta and Lou Ferrigno, the Incredible Hulk. Some of those fantastic actors — as repeatedly highlighted by gleaming papers around the globe — even wear elevator shoes to grow their height in style and comfort , appropriate for their image — and perhaps to also have another bit of”made in Italy” together.
The Italian Americans have been and remain a fundamental part of their political, social and intellectual framework of the country which has increased since it was”found” by Christopher Columbus. God bless America and Americans!