A Final Word on the 2018 Midterms

Posted on November 5, 2018 by Robert Ringer


Here we are again, ground zero for another election.  But this time around there’s a different feeling in the air, a feeling that the stakes are higher than they’ve ever been before.

Those who pay attention to politics see tomorrow’s midterms as a referendum on capitalism versus socialism, free speech versus political correctness, freedom of thought versus groupthink, nationalism versus globalism, reinstating America’s national sovereignty versus open borders, strict constructionism versus legislating from the bench, rule of law versus mob rule, and, yes, liberty versus tyranny.

But first, a bit of prediction history.  In my January 3, 2018 article, “Spasms of a Dying Party,” I wrote:

With the aid of the FNM (and even Fox News!), the Dirty Dems continue to promote the baseless narrative that all signs point to a blue wave in the 2018 midterms.

Whether they actually believe such nonsense or are just trying to gin up the Radical Left base, it’s nothing more than another spasm of a dying party:  Just proclaim it and it will magically come to pass!  To be sure, there will be a wave in 2018, but it will be a bright-red wave.

Five months later, in my June 13, 2018 article titled “One Last Time: No Blue Wave,” I stated:

I can’t understand what took conservative pundits and politicians so long to figure out that the 2018 Blue Wave is, and always has been, a myth.  I first wrote about this back on January 3 of this year in an article titled “Spasms of a Dying Party.”

Today, with everyone from Hannity to Pat Buchanan jumping on the bandwagon and chiming in about the disappearance of the Blue Wave, it’s all but official: There will be no Blue Wave in November.  Republicans will, at a minimum, hold their majority in the House and gain a net of anywhere from three to ten seats in the Senate.

Now, with election day less than 24 hours away, I stick by my June 13 prediction that Republicans will pick up three to ten seats in the Senate.  The most likely number is five or six, though I can easily envision it being closer to ten.

As to the House, while I admit the polls have me a bit spooked, common sense tells me that the odds favor the GOP hanging on to a majority.  Of course, I’m referring to my common sense, which can be dangerous when it comes to making predications.

I constantly have to remind myself that tens of millions of people voted for frauds like Al Gore, John Kerry, Barack Obama, and even Hillary Clinton.  Which I guess is the main reason why, after all these years, I still have a tendency to overestimate the common sense of millions of voters.

Even so, in an effort to calm populist fears, I am obliged to say that even if the Dirty Dems should squeeze out a majority in the House, it’s no reason to panic.  Here’s why:

  1. After they put their hateful, insane ways on display for two years, voters will overwhelmingly vote them out of office in 2020. Trump, of course, will not only win easily in 2020, he will be (and already is) much more knowledgeable about how the swamp game is played.  And with Paul Ryan, Bob Corker, John McCain, and Jeff Flake gone, it will much easier to quickly move his agenda forward.Trump’s biggest threats will come not from Democrats but faux Republicans like Marco Rubio, Ben Sasse, Lisa Murkowski (who, thankfully, is sure to be primaried in 2022), Susan Collins (yes, that Susan Collins), and, above all, Mitt Romney.

    Unfortunately, Romney will be around until 2024, and until then you can be certain he will make it his fulltime job to oppose Trump and his policies.  He is a truly vile human being, and, as difficult as it may be for Trump to do, he should make a concerted effort to ignore him.  Nothing would be more painful to a super-narcissist like Mitt than being ignored.

  1. The Dirty Dems will be helpless to remove Trump from office via impeachment. Sure, they can impeach him in the House, but there’s zero chance he would be convicted by the Senate.  Which means more wasted time and more taxpayer money down the drain, which in turn will give Independents yet another reason to vote Republican in 2020.
  1. While it’s true that the Dirty Dems will quash any legislation aimed at cutting taxes, eliminating more regulation, cracking down on illegal immigration, etc., they cannot stop Trump from continuing to change things through executive orders. It’s true that each of these executive orders will probably have to be taken all the way to the Supreme Court, but guess who controls the Court?

    Yes, Barackus, for once in your life you were right:  Elections really do have consequences.And even if an executive order is overturned by the Supreme Court, it can be ensconced into law by a Republican House and Senate after the coming 2020 Republican landslide.

  1. Perhaps best of all, once the elections are over, Trump will be free to send Jeff Sessions packing, after which his replacement (Joe DiGenova? Pam Bondi?  Rudy Giuliani?) can start empaneling grand juries and issuing subpoenas to the real criminals in Washington.  The right attorney general should have Hillary in an orange jump suit in short order, with a long list of Democratic criminals not far behind, and a Dirty Dem controlled House could do absolutely nothing about it.

Of course, none of this will matter if Republicans manage to hold the House.  Which, if people were well informed and rational, would be a sure thing.  Unfortunately, millions of voters are not well informed and rational.

That said, it still baffles me why even the most moderate Republican — or even an Independent or libertarian — would vote for anyone who promises to raise taxes, increase business regulations, eliminate due process, welcome unlimited illegal aliens into the country, abolish ICE, implement socialism, and silence those who disagree with their radical policies and continue to label them racists, xenophobes, and purveyors of hate speech.

Which is why I say that no matter how much a voter may dislike the Republican running in his district, he would do well to heed the words of the great Thomas Sowell, who once said, “Democrats are the best reason to vote for Republicans.”

If you can top that one, you’re a lot better with words than I am.  Nothing is more effective than truth coupled with simplicity.

Robert Ringer

Robert Ringer is an American icon whose unique insights into life have helped millions of readers worldwide. He is also the author of two New York Times #1 bestselling books, both of which have been listed by The New York Times among the 15 best-selling motivational books of all time.