The Red-Trickle Fallout
Posted on November 15, 2022 by Robert Ringer
The debate over last week’s red-trickle rages on, with everyone blaming everyone else for the disappointing GOP results. Glass-half-empty Republicans are both disappointed and angry over the election outcomes, while glass-half-full Republicans look at the midterms as a solid step forward in the quest to take back the country from the ghouls, criminals, and crazies who have brought the U.S. to its knees.
That said, while I’m pleased anytime a Democrat is voted out of office, I tend to have an overall negative view of elections, not only because there’s always massive cheating involved, but also because most elections are won by relatively slim margins. What that means in real terms is that even if your candidate wins, you are still surrounded by people whose fundamental beliefs are at odds with yours.
You can’t help but wonder what kind of people would vote for clowns and misfits like John Fetterman, Raphael Warnock, Gretchen Whitmer, and Kathy Hochul. Whoever they are, the one thing I know for certain is that I don’t want to be in close proximity to them.
Don’t get me wrong. I don’t have a great deal of affection for most Republicans either, but there’s a big difference between the average Republican and the average Democrat. With few exceptions, Democrats are masters at three things: Lying, cheating, and corruption. Most Republicans, on the other hand, are not serial liars and seldom engage in cheating on a massive scale.
Like all politicians, they are, of course, corrupt, but they rarely have the stones to engage in major criminal activity on a par with, say, the Bidens, the Clintons, or the Kerrys. Republicans’ greatest sins are cowardice and lack of principle, because their main focus is on trying to please the very politicians who want to destroy them, from whence comes the phrase “go along to get along.”
Nevertheless, there is some good that could emerge from the red trickle. For one, the results might motivate Biden to run again, which would mean an automatic win for whomever the Republican presidential candidate is in 2024. Realistically, however, the Democrat donor class would probably give the Big Guy the hook if he let it be known that he seriously intended to run.
What is a more certain result of the red trickle is that it will embolden Democrats to double down on their radical-left agenda. Dems are the undisputed champions of the world when it comes to overplaying their hand, and rest assured they will not disappoint this time around.
Their astonishing boldness comes from a sincere belief that they are morally superior to the citizen serfs for whom they have so much scorn, which is why they believe that the implementation of their political agenda is a moral imperative — even if they have to violate the Constitution to make it happen. Unfortunately, this translates into two more years of economic destruction for the U.S. and, even more important, a further dissipation of our liberties.
Funnyman Joe says he wants to work with Republicans, but all that means is that he wants them to support his suicidal policies, and if they refuse to do so, he will simply go back to his “threat to democracy” theatrics and the Mega-MAGA speeches will start anew. Never forget that when you are accused of being a threat to democracy, what it really means is that you’re not doing what the regime wants you to do.
Personally, I don’t want Republicans to work with Democrats at all, because there’s nothing Democrats could ever propose that I would be interested in. Lovers of liberty should always heed Liberty Rule No. 1: Be fearful of members of opposing parties “working together to accomplish something.” Democrats have made a living off persuading Republicans to “compromise” on Democrat proposals.
What, then, should Republicans focus on if they take control of the House? Contrary to what China’s favorite Senator Mitch McConnell would like the American people to believe, propping up Ukraine with billions of taxpayer dollars is not the most important thing Congress has to do.
What Republicans need to put on the front burner is investigating all of the criminal activity that has occurred in Washington over the past seven-plus years. The economy won’t matter if our headlong plunge into authoritarianism isn’t brought to a halt, and the only way to do that is to show lawbreakers that their actions have consequences. Looking through the bars of a prison cell has a remarkable way of convincing people of that.
As to the 2024 presidential election, the biggest determinant will be if independents and “moderate” Democrats have suffered enough by that time to be prepared to throw in the towel on empty Democrat promises and ignore their diversionary cries of “racism, misogynism, fascism, et al.” If, on the other hand, they are willing to endure still more pain and misery for the sake of keeping the Democrats’ version of “democracy” intact, it could be a watershed win for authoritarianism.
Stick around. It should be fascinating to watch.
I have a bit of a different take on the entire affair. For decades, every time the Republicans win they repeatedly squander the victory by NEVER rolling back the damage the Democrats did before. It is like playing football where the football only travels down the field in one direction and the opposing team never carries the ball back down the field. Therefore I have lost all faith that the GOP will ever undue the horrible policies Democrats jam through every time they possess the slimmest margins of power.
We will stay on a perpetually collapsing path until the inevitable finally occurs. So, I view it as a win when they control the House because they at least slow down the Democrats from advancing and since they will never push back even if they had every branch of government gridlock is the best outcome we will ever get. At least gridlock gives us a small breather between the epic beatings the Democrats dish out when the bell rings again.
I have come to realize that it is very unlikely that we will ever realize a true libertarian government in my lifetime, so a small break from the perpetual advance of authoritarian socialism is about the best I can ever hope for. To the degree Republicans will set up a bunch of hearings and investigative committees to embarrass Democrats is a bit of icing on top of the cake. However Republicans rarely have the stomach for this either and McCarthy, should he win the Speaker's gavel has said as much.
"…an automatic win for whomever the Republican presidential candidate is in 2024…" I wouldn't assume that at all. While it's true that Biden has no actual supporters, there are enough of the permanent underclass and the newly-entitled quasi-educated out there to vote for a corpse, as long as that corpse didn't have an "R" behind his or her name and they believed they would be getting their student loans forgiven, abortion would be up to and including the time of birth, and "equity" rather than equality would be the watchword of the day. The latest news is that those who are eligible for student loan forgiveness plan to spend their extra money on vacations and eating out. This is the mindset of a population that is happy NOT owning anything and that will never own anything – just perfect for the proponents of the "great reset." I have zero confidence in this country as a whole.
I am shocked, disappointed, and disillusioned beyond belief with the results of the midterms. In the back of my mind though, I was wondering what the impact of student loan forgiveness and abortion would have on the results. But I believed wrongly that inflation, open borders, fuel and energy shortages, the economy, Biden's imcompetence at home and abroad, et al. would have overridden them. If people are willing and dumb enough to vote for people like Fetterman, they are equally willing and dumb enough to re-elect someone like Biden. Or worse yet, eight more years of Hell under someone else. That's why I have a very bad feeling about 2024. The latest news is that there are a small group of "people pleasing" Republicans, aka. as RINOs , who say the "Old Party" is dead and it's now time to reshape and remake the party into one that is more in line with the views of the average voter. If it is what I think it is, thanks but no thanks!
I want to stay open to liking people no matter what their beliefs but it's gotten more difficult. The people I know of who are Dems want to punish people they disagree with. And the hypocrisy is beyond belief. It's a sad day. I'll make popcorn and hope that they do destroy themselves.
Quite dejected that so many decent people with an R lost their races in the election. For the life of me, I cannot explain Fetterman who aside from bad policies and no real record also seems incapable of thought. And so it goes. If the R's cannot determine what went wrong, the D's could control nearly all the nation. To think the R's are outspent 10X or more is quite odd. I had thought that the race between HRC and DJT proved money can't really determine the winner but it seems things have changed. I worry that the vote is rigged somehow but it may be just an excessive number of ill informed voters and mailed ballots.