In my recent article titled “The Better What?” I speculated that the Dirty Dems are almost certainly going to be overwhelmingly defeated in the 2018 midterms. However, I added the caveat that the only two things that can prevent a Republican landslide victory is too much Donald Trump chaos or the anti-Trump Republicans in Congress succeeding in stopping his agenda.
Since that article was published, the Internet and FNM have become so radioactive with stories about Trump’s demise that I felt it was important to go into this topic in more detail. The clincher came when Laura Ingraham was talking to some dunderhead Democratic operative (don’t even know his name), and at one point, in trying to bolster his view that Donald Trump’s presidency was all but over, he sneeringly said that even Republican intellectuals like Charles Krauthammer and Bill Kristol have turned against him.
No, I’m not kidding. He really said that. Is the man so stupid, so out of touch with reality, so filled with hatred that he actually believes that those wildly cheering Trump supporters at his recent West Virginia rally give a hoot about what Charles Krauthammer and Bill Kristol think?
Alert the media: It’s precisely because of the existence of people like Krauthammer and Kristol that millions of people voted for Trump. Their enthusiastic support makes it clear that draining the swamp is not just a catchphrase to them. On the contrary, they’re deadly serious it.
Listening to desperation statements like the Republican intellectuals comment, coupled with all the misleading polls (more on those in a moment) that are being shoved in our faces on a daily basis, has actually strengthened my suspicion that not only are Republicans not going to lose in the 2018 midterms, they’re going to win in a tidal wave fashion.
Nevertheless, as I said in my previous article, because of those same two factors I alluded to, I can’t give a 100 percent assurance that it’s going to happen. That said, let’s take another look at the two factors that could stop a Republican tidal wave.
Again, the first is Trump himself. That’s right, Donald Trump is the only person in the world who can stop Donald Trump. I don’t need to elaborate on Trump’s foibles, since everyone on the planet is intimately familiar with them. If the man didn’t go out of his way to hurt himself, I honestly believe even the fake polls would have him at a better than 50 percent approval rating.
The other factor that’s a threat, not only to Trump but to the entire Republican Party, is the GOP establishment that is absolutely committed to taking him down — yes, even if it means destroying the Republican Party by losing the House and Senate in 2018 and the presidency in 2020. I have absolutely no doubts that Democratic-loving anti-Trumpers like Richard Burr, Jeff Flake, and Thom Tillis are willing to lose their own Senate seats if that’s what it takes to destroy the president.
Okay, let’s put these two threats on the back burner for now and take a closer look at what’s really happening with the polls. The biggest factor that wishful-thinking pollsters are purposely ignoring is that, to the Dirty Dems’ dismay, we still elect presidents via the electoral college system.
That being the case, when Horrible Hillary got 4 million more votes than Trump in California, what it actually meant was: ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! It’s much like baseball, a game in which a ten-run win is worth no more than a one-run win. Thus, whether you win by one vote or 4 million votes in California, you still get the same number of electoral votes — 55. In other words, just about all of those 4 million excess votes Hillary captured were wasted.
The Founding Fathers were prescient, indeed, in that they seem to have anticipated the emergence of a rogue state like California when they determined that elections should be decided by the electoral college. As the Dirty Dems discovered in 2016, people in Wyoming, Kansas, Texas, et al have no interest in being controlled by the social justice champions who run California, New York, Illinois, or any of the other blue states whose leaders are obsessed with racism, LGBT rights, nonexistent global warming, and redistribution-of-wealth schemes, and it’s the electoral college that protects them from such tyranny.
Keeping this in mind, the more I read about Trump’s demise, the more certain I am that the 2018 midterms are going to produce a tidal wave of victories for the GOP. This, despite the fact that I doubt the White House soap opera will completely disappear over the next 14 months.
In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised to see General Kelly out the door (by his own hand or Trump’s), because he may try to cramp DT’s style too much. Steve Bannon and H.R. McMaster are vulnerable as well. And while he’s at it, I wish Trump would send his daughter and son-in-law back to New York. Not only are they both liberals, they also provide juicy targets for the FNM.
In any event, even if the shakeups continue, it will have no effect on Trump’s supporters, so don’t be fooled by the FNM and the misleading polls. Their constant drum-beating makes me suspect they’re actually terrified. It strikes me as a classic case of “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.”
In addition, all kinds of good things are happening for Republicans that the FNM is ignoring. Perhaps the biggest of these is when West Virginia’s Democratic governor Jim Justice announced, at a Trump campaign event in his home state, that he is switching his allegiance to the Republican party. It was an absolute bombshell, yet the FNM virtually ignored it. When a governor in your party jumps ship, what does it tell you about the party’s fragility? Trust me, it has the Dirty Dems panicked.
I have to believe that Trump also has people pressuring West Virginia’s Joe Manchin to follow Governor Justice’s lead and switch parties. Should that come about, it would be another huge blow to the Dirty Dems, because, while hapless Mitch McConnell is talking about moving on and shoring up Obamacare, the fact is that Joe Manchin could become the 50th vote needed to repeal it. (Sorry about that John McCain, but your vengeful No vote could end up not being enough to stop the Trump Train after all.)
Another problem on the horizon for the Dirty Dems is the mounting discomfort for the grand old lady of American Indian folklore, Pocahontas. While she was blustering to her base that “You haven’t seen nasty yet,” a real Indian by the name of V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai suddenly entered the picture by announcing he is challenging her for her Senate seat in 2018.
Mr. Ayyadurai, a Ph.D. from MIT, is a self-described “real Indian” who is hoping to win the Republican nomination in Massachusetts and run against “the fake Indian.” Even if he doesn’t win in such Radical Left political territory, he could sure make life embarrassing for Pocahontas and the Dirty Dems.
Also, pro-Trumpers are finally stepping up to the plate and taking it to the enemy from within. Hedge fund owner and Trump ally Robert Mercer is donating $300,000 to support a primary opponent running against Trump hater Jeff Flake in Arizona. In Nevada, another Trump hater, Dean Heller, is being targeted by rabid Trump supporter Jerry Tarkanian, son of UNLV’s legendary basketball coach, Jerry Tarkanian.
If you look at the number of seats the Dirty Dems have to defend in red states alone, it’s easy to see how Republicans could reach a 60-seat majority — or more — in the Senate and also add seats in the House.
Finally, as I have previously pointed out, even if Trump’s favorability numbers are real, they’re probably good enough to get him reelected in 2020, because Bernie Sanders might just start a new party and split the Democratic vote. Or, if Bernie actually secured the Democratic nomination, it would be an automatic loss for the Dirty Dems.
Finally, if Trump is successful in getting Mitch McConnell off his ass and gets Obamacare repealed and big tax cuts passed, his real favorability ratings could rise to the area of 50 percent. So the way I see it, it’s Trump’s game to lose, because, now that I think about it, I don’t believe his wimpy internal enemies can withstand the pushback from his supporters.
In summation, don’t be misled by the FNM and the shaky poll numbers that show Trump and the Republicans losing ground. It’s hogwash, plain and simple.