So, in addition to losing the White House Republicans lost control of the Senate. But there is a bright side, we are told. For example, Scott Walker, the former Governor of Wisconsin, recently authored a piece explaining why Conservatives are well positioned for the future. True, historically, the party that wins the White House loses seats in Congress 2 years later – especially when the losing side is really pissed and when the winners over-reach. So, Republicans should come roaring back, it’ll be YUGE!
To quote Samuel L. Jackson from Pulp Fiction “allow me to retort”. I fear Conservatives are about as well positioned as General Custer. First, in the Senate, Republicans are defending 20 seats, Democrats only 14. And the Republicans have at least 3 retirements, which reduce the odds of holding the seat. But this is the small part.
Second, the Republican party is bitterly divided. President Trump was beloved by a lot of people – he was genuinely patriotic, that is, he loved America and thought it was the greatest nation on Earth. He also delivered the greatest economy in history that benefited people of all races and especially the middle and lower classes. Many of these people feel betrayed by the party that failed to prevent massive voter fraud and then failed to fight to correct it. To add insult to injury, some GOP Representatives voted in favor of impeachment. Kiss a lot of votes goodbye.
Third, a lot of Conservatives believe there is no point in voting. When Democrats are caught on videotape telling everyone to go home, we’re done counting votes tonight, then lock the doors and pull suitcases full of ballots out from under tables and run them through the machines over and over and get away with it – umm, why am I going to bother to vote? Just so they need an extra suitcase?
And, finally, the Democrats will spend the next 2 years making all the voting “irregularities” permanent. Mail-in voting, no ID check, same day registration and voting, ballot harvesting, that’s just for starters. Wait until they legalize 11 million (or more) illegal aliens. And the people getting permanent unemployment checks and college debt forgiveness, loyal voters for sure.
As a teenager I read a lot of comic books and one thing that struck me was the unevenness of the struggle. Batman and Robin would prevail against the Joker (or Riddler, or Penguin, etc.) and send him to prison. But, being a Super Villain, he would eventually escape. Every time he lost, it was back to prison, but if Batman & Robin ever lost, it was death. So it is, in the struggle against Leftists – once they seize control, good luck ever getting freedom back.
I believe President Trump deservedly won a massive reelection victory, but the Democrats cleverly took advantage of every opportunity presented by the Kung Flu, Democrat judges and election workers who were willing to do anything to get rid of him. Republicans dropped the ball initially and then didn’t step up and fight. Perhaps they couldn’t have salvaged the election, judges (at least Conservative ones) are loath to be seen as reversing elections, but their failure to try will lead to failure for a long time to come. Despair is a sin I am told, but I cannot see any other path. Perhaps we will move slowly to California and never all the way to Venezuela, I am at least that much of an optimist.