Okay, we made it through the midterms with no blue wave – not even close — but I’m still a bit disappointed by the results. The House wasn’t a surprise, though I did believe that Republicans could pull out a victory.
As to the Senate, I felt that Republicans had a good chance of picking up five or six seats, which would have been the case had Heller (Nevada) and/or McSally (Arizona) been able to win or had Tester (Montana) and/or Manchin (West Virginia) been defeated.
Regardless, we now have to deal with the results. As you will recall, I said in my November 5 article, “A Final Word on the 2018 Midterms,” that the midterms would be 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.
If so, then one could make a good argument that what the House results (and most of the Senate results) mean is that roughly half the country actually favors socialism, political correctness, groupthink, globalism, open borders, legislating from the bench, mob rule, and tyranny. Viewed in that light, November 6 was a big defeat for those of us who would like to see the Dirty Dems and their crazy, malevolent ideas crushed. It also means that half the country is either stupid, uninformed, or evil. There is no other possibility.
Worst of all, it’s a warning sign that if conservatives and populists don’t get serious about standing up to the Radical Left, we’re probably only a few years away from a left-wing totalitarian dictatorship — especially if the door is not slammed completely shut on illegal immigration.
Now, let’s get real: President Trump and his allies in Congress are in a precarious position, because the reality is that there are no less than five Republican senators who are a legitimate threat to implement McCain-like scorched-earth tactics to defeat any issue that is important to the Republican base — starting with Supreme Court nominees. The five bad apples include Malevolent Mitt, Li’l Marco, Sanctimonious Sasse, and the Bobbsey Twins, Lisa and Susan.
With Murkowski and Collins, it’s not so much about ego as it is about a focus on how the political winds are blowing at any given time. With Romney, Marco, and Sasse, however, it is, indeed, about their petty egos coupled with their hatred for Donald Trump. It would be mentally orgasmic for any of these self-righteous RINOs to be in a position to cast a death vote for some important piece of legislation that Trump favors, just as the master of vengeful pettiness, John McCain, did to kill the repeal of Obamacare.
If Republicans are serious about taking the fight to the Dirty Dems, they should work hard to get rid of these political chameleons when they are up for reelection, while at the same time working to elect additional populist Republicans in 2020. So long as these Democratic patsies are buried within their ranks, the truth is that Republicans do not have a real majority in the Senate.
At the same time, Republicans need to stop being intimidated by the FNM. It’s popular for pundits to drool on and on about the need for Republicans and Democrats to stop the hate mongering and “come together,” but history makes it clear that such talk is nothing more than a euphemism for yielding to the Dirty Dems’ demands.
Adam Corolla had a good take on this when he said that Republicans need to stiffen their backbones and say exactly what they believe — without apologizing or backing down. This includes not using such prefacing qualifiers as, “Look, I have absolutely nothing against transgender people, but …”. Stop it! Please, no prefacing remarks, no apologies, no equivocations.
When House Democrats make good on their promises and start revving up their investigative efforts, it should teach Republicans a good lesson, to wit: When you’re in the majority, go for the jugular! That’s right, when Republicans controlled all three branches of government, they should have gone after the Dirty Dems with a vengeance. But, of course, they did not.
Even though Freedom Caucus stalwarts like Ron DeSantis, Matt Gaetz, Mark Meadows, and Jim Jordan — along with the irrepressible Devin Nunes — have been very impressive on television over the past year and a half, the frustrating fact is that there have been no subpoenas issued, no indictments handed down, and no grand juries empaneled.
Their ongoing excuse has been to say they are powerless to take action. Really? Then why bother to investigate in the first place? My advice to them is that they should closely observe the flurry of subpoenas that Democrats are about to hit Republicans with and try to figure out why they have no problem taking action.
Seeing what the Dirty Dems have done to President Trump in less than two years, and what they are promising to do after they take control of the House in January (85 “subpoena targets”), should make Republicans feel ashamed. During his eight years in office, Obama’s criminal deeds were completely ignored. Even now, with the facts clearly indicating that he was behind the spying on the Trump presidential campaign, no Republican has had the courage to suggest that he should be investigated by the DOJ.
Can you imagine the Democrats being so gentle with Donald Trump if he had spied on Hillary’s campaign? The Dirty Dems are so desperate to take down Trump that they jump on absurdities like Russian collusion, Trump’s payoffs to his paramours, and his tax returns from long before he became president.
Trump’s tax returns, of course, have nothing whatsoever to do with either his presidency or the infamous Russia-collusion investigation. By contrast, Barack Obama’s birthplace has everything to do with his presidency. But, of course, no Republican dares to go down that path, because no one wants to be ridiculed as being a (Gasp!) “birther.” The Dirty Dem strategy is simple: Never allow yourself to get into a factual debate; instead, just shame the other side into backing down and shutting up.
Perhaps the best example of Republican acquiescence is when they allowed the Dirty Dems to sit in high judgment of Brett Kavanaugh while insisting that the ever-so-fragile Christine Hippocampus Ford be treated with dignity and respect. Sadly, Republicans never demanded that Kavanaugh be treated with dignity and respect, but they were not about to challenge the woman with the fake, chirpy little voice whose allegations against Kavanaugh were refuted by her own witnesses!
The bottom line is that the lesson Republicans should have taken from the midterms is that whether they like it or not, they are in a war with Democrats and they need to man up and stop letting the Dirty Dems set the rules of engagement. Further, they must stop accepting the false premise that “there’s plenty of blame to go around on both sides.” The hate, incivility, and violence comes almost exclusively from the left.
Believing that the Dirty Dems will stop hate mongering and try to work with Republicans is pure fantasy. None other than the deplorable Horrible Hillary openly stated that Democrats cannot be civil until they regain power. She explained that “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about.”
I actually agree with her on that last statement — but in reverse: It is Republicans who should stop trying to placate the Dirty Dems, because today’s Democrats definitely want to destroy everything freedom-loving people of goodwill stand for and care about.
The good news is that you can count on the Dirty Dems to do their part to further destroy themselves by being delusional about what the 2018 midterms meant and thus overplaying their hand yet again. But Democrats can’t do it alone. At some point, Republicans have to stop tiptoeing and start adopting a take-no-prisoners attitude toward the Dirty Dems. It’s time to man up and take the fight to the enemy!