Just what do you think will happen?
The 2018 Midterm Elections
- Republicans retain control of House and Senate (69%, 11 Votes)
- Democrats take control of House, Republicans retain control of Senate (25%, 4 Votes)
- Republicans retain control of House, Democrats take control of Senate (6%, 1 Votes)
- Democrats take control of House and Senate (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 16
For the last few political cycles, we’ve been repeatedly told that “this election is the most important in history”. While we may be still a few years away from that apocalyptic bar, here’s really what’s on the ballot in 2018.
Media Run Amok
The First Amendment protects “freedom of the press”. It could be argued that the Founding Fathers would’ve added a little more to that Amendment had they envisioned multi-millionaire news anchors using their access to the American people to steer public opinion instead of informing as a privileged watchdog of government.
In 2016, the votes did not go as the media predicted and they ramped up their efforts to destroy an election result they didn’t authorize.
Should Democrats achieve a modicum of electoral success in 2018, the media’s influence will be validated which will empower them to be even more emboldened. Their clear partisanship and disdain for an American people that dared not vote the way they believe we should will continue as we’ll also be validating what they perceive to be their elitist, intellectual superiority.
Despite What You Hear, It’s NOT in the Bag for Democrats
If you listen to the media and pundits, it’s almost a fait accompli that the Democrats will retake the House and inflict their long-awaited and overdue 2016 presidential vengeance on Donald Trump and his supporters. But when you see the campaign appearances by Barack Obama, Oprah, Jimmy Buffett and others deemed progressive “superstars”, there must be something in their internals that say midterm victories for Democrats is NOT a done deal.
Nearly two years of organizing, marching, candidate recruitment and unprecedented fundraising has led the Democratic party to a critical moment. On Tuesday, it can either reassert itself politically or fall short, prompting an utter and complete psychological meltdown.
“I can’t even contemplate it, it would be so indescribable,” said former Rep. Steve Israel, who chaired the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee until 2014, told The Daily Beast in an interview. “I just don’t see it happening. If it did, in the unlikely event that it did, it would probably count as one of the biggest moral blows to Democrats in recent memory. Second maybe only to our presidential loss in 2016.“
— Daily Beast, 11/5/18
The predictions of doom and gloom mixed with the traditional “What Do Democrats Need to Do to Win?” partisan media lament began two years ago, giving the impression the nation was united in its #resistance to Donald Trump and his agenda.
But it’s also what Democrats are NOT talking about that’s interesting.
Many Democrats remain silent about the caravan approaching the U.S.
Trump Approval Among Black Voters Rises to Record 40 Percent in Rasmussen Poll
Latino voters in Florida could help Republicans win in key races
Target Early, a Democratic political data and data services firm, has bad news for Democrats
The actions of prominent and elected Democrats imply there is something to worry about. Nonprofits have heavily fundraised off the hate of Donald Trump, celebrities have joined the campaign trail to feed off that hate, and reputations are on the line if Democrats don’t pull off that much-predicted victory.
It could also be argued that the economy is the best in decades, if not ever, because of the unconventional approach President Trump has taken. His insights as a businessman runs counter to the tactics used by career politicians (a concept the Founders probably didn’t envision and would have frowned upon) and bureaucrats that never really solve a problem because to do so might endanger the employment and pensions of civil servants whose positions may be rendered no longer needed.
The choice is clear.
During President Trump’s time in office, the economy has achieved feats most experts thought impossible. GDP is growing at a 3 percent-plus rate. The unemployment rate is near a 50-year low. Meanwhile, the stock market has jumped 27 percent amid a surge in corporate profits.
— CNBC, 9/7/18
Should Democrats take control of either House or Senate, their goal will be to impede the Trump economy as to make it an issue in 2020. Officeholders and the media won’t take a hit. They’ll have their jobs and benefits. It’s the American people who will suffer; something they’ve almost always cared little about because the ultimate goal is power.
Democrats, despite their election moderation, WILL attempt to impeach Donald Trump if they take the House of Representatives. The damage to the stock market, thus jobs, could be significant which is exactly what they want. Overturning the 2016 Will of the People will be their goal, as it’s been the day after the president was elected.
#DeepState Given the Green Light
For those of you not in close proximity to the Washington, D.C. area, it’s heavily dependent on the federal government. Liberal Democrats run the area, just like they run the inner workings in and around Capitol Hill.
They believe THEY are entitled to our tax dollars. They’ve created lucrative employment packages for themselves and freeze out those who could do those jobs more effectively and responsibly. They have employee unions that dictate what they’ll be paid, how much they have to work, how much they’ll receive when they retire and who has the right to oversee them. President Trump has put their security in flux and they’ve targeted him with the full force of the federal law enforcement mechanism.
We know federal employees, in particular the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation, preferred Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump in 2016. We know they used “long-established norms” to attempt to entrap a presidential candidate, members of his campaign, later his transition team and after, his administration in an attempt to forcibly remove him from his duly elected office.
They brazenly use their power to indict anyone they want associated to Donald Trump, callous to the financial ramifications on those they target. They whine when THEY are caught and lose pensions and/or lucrative security clearances as a result of their partisan acts.
Had Hillary Clinton won the presidency, 90% of what we know about a Russian dossier, dubiously obtained FISA warrants, and other nefarious acts by government employees against a sitting president would’ve been hidden from the American people to this day, and that’s exactly how they wanted it. With the victory of Donald Trump, federal employee shenanigans are being revealed, albeit slowly, and all-important careers and possible prison time is on the table.
If Democrats take the House, investigations of federal employees (who basically staged a bloodless coup) will slow if not be ceased. These employees will also be emboldened to increase their bully tactics against anyone who works in and around the Trump Administration and strengthen their own defense against what they attempted to do. And if they did it once and got away with it, they WILL do it again to President Trump in 2020 and in elections beyond.
Nonprofits and Activists
If Democrats achieve any level of election success, the bullying of Americans will also be validated and will become that “new normal”. We’ll see increased political violence, much of will be encouraged by genuine line items in activist nonprofit budgets.
Get ready for more iterations of #BlackLivesMatter, #WomensMarch, #Antifa and whomever can ramp up as much political disruption as needed.
That is, until Democrats are back in control. Then, any kind of political dissent will be promptly denounced as “unpatriotic”.
Education and Entertainment
For now, a lost cause.
Liberals are churning out little liberals, superseding the values of parents, and creating a voting bloc meant to transform the United States into a socialist utopia never achieved in the human experience. While they won’t teach students of the downside, these new voters are blind to what they wish to create and they’ll talk down to us with authority. A Democrat midterm victory will also validate the irresponsible behavior of teachers and professors, many of whom are paid with taxpayer dollars and via unions, have inoculated themselves from any scrutiny for children they fail to educate in subjects that really matter.
These are just some of the national issues “on the ballot” the media may not be fully informing the American people about. Statewide and local elections will also validate the tactics used by determined Democrats that will be referred-to and used again in campaigns to come.
We get the government we vote for. 2018 will be no different.
As someone who’s spoken in public, I appreciate how easy it is for an audience to throw you off message. Rush Limbaugh was visually impacted by the size and energy of the Trump rally in Cape Girardeau, Missouri the night before the midterm election.
There are things he said the afternoon before the rally that didn’t get an opportunity to be translated in person but he still did a great job!