It collapsed in on itself, creating a black hole of post-election wailing and despair on the Left from which no sanity will be able to escape the bounds of the event horizon. You just watch.
The Democrats typically lead Republicans in early voting during midterm and presidential election cycles. In 2016 the Democratic lead in early voting was such that it inspired major news outlets, AP for example, to run articles with titles like “Early voting: More good signs for Clinton in key states.” Among the states in which early voting portended a victory for Hillary, according to AP, were Florida and North Carolina. The story went on to quote her spokesperson as follows: “The Clinton campaign describes both North Carolina and Florida as ‘checkmate’ states.” Trump won both of course.
And, make no mistake, there is a GOP surge that has rendered this year’s early voting pattern unique. Interestingly, the only major network that has covered this story in detail is by no means remarkable for its Republican-friendly reporting. On Monday NBC reported, “The data suggests enthusiasm among early GOP voters that could put a dent in Democratic hopes for a ‘blue wave’ in the midterms.” Early GOP voters were leading Democrats by large margins in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Montana, Tennessee, and Texas. And that was not an anomaly. By Thursday NBC reported:
The current nationwide total of early or absentee ballots counted exceeds the 2016 total from two weeks before Election Day.… Republican-affiliated voters make up 44 percent of the early voting electorate and Democratic-affiliated voters make up 40 percent of the early voting electorate.
So, there are two unusual phenomena associated with this year’s early voting — the overall participation has been far higher than is usually the case in a midterm election, and Republican ballots are materializing in significantly higher numbers. At this point in the 2016 election, early Democratic ballots led early GOP ballots by 45 percent to 38 percent. This cycle, the Republican percentage has increased by 7 while the Democratic percentage has dropped by 5. Does that mean the oft-predicted blue wave was BS?
Gee, it’s a real head-scratcher there, that one.
As each and every successive act of seditious refusal to acknowledge they lost in 2016 blows up in their faces, they ratchet up the insanity another turn, then scream in frustrated rage when Real Americans’ will to defy them doubles and redoubles. Everything they do now—absolutely everything—reinforces the Normals’ suspicion of them, deepens our loathing for them, and strengthens our resolve to fight back against them. We don’t believe them, we don’t trust them, we don’t like them. They’ve spent decades giving us good reasons for it.
They’re now trapped in an inescapable cycle of self-destruction, a powerful vortex of futility and debacle in which every attempt at escape only strengthens the suction and draws them deeper. Their inability—or refusal—to see just how fed up Americans are with them inspires them to even more obnoxious extremes of insult, assault, and general depravity.
They think this is going to win them votes and elections. They’re wrong about that. That is precisely as it should be. Which is yet another thing they just don’t get.
UNPOSSIBLE update! Looks like it ain’t just Kanye jumping the sinking Democrat Socialist ship.
With a little more than a week left until the midterm elections, Democrats appear to be snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. The matchups were theirs to lose, and they seem poised to underperform in a bunch of them.
A reader recently asked me: “I don’t understand why Latinos are not motivated to vote against a bigoted POTUS and willing enablers.”
I can help with that. The answer has to do with how Latinos feel about Donald Trump, and how they feel about Democrats as an alternative.
As for Mr. Trump and the Latinos, that’s a complicated relationship. Trump began his campaign for president by kicking Mexicans in the teeth, calling them rapists and drug traffickers.
Liar. He didn’t call “Mexicans” anything at all. He referred specifically to illegal-alien border jumpers and MS13. You and other liberals like you dishonestly conflated that to mean ALL Mexicans for political purposes, that’s all. So how’s that working out for ya now, liar?
He also showed his ignorance about immigration when he said that Mexico doesn’t send their best people to the United States when that is exactly who they send — dreamers, doers and risk-takers.
Also bullshit, you liar.
Then a strange thing happened. Once Trump emerged as the Republican nominee and squared off against Hillary Clinton — who often tries to out-Republican the Republicans as an immigration hardliner — polls began to show Trump’s support among Latinos climbing.
Probably because those who waited in line and went through the process tend to resent those who didn’t even more than native-born Americans do.
As a Never Trumper, I didn’t get it. So, I interviewed some Latinos for Trump and I got an earful. Many of them saw themselves not as Latinos but as Americans, and so they weren’t hung up on Trump’s anti-Latino screeds. They didn’t like or trust Clinton, appreciated Trump’s frankness, wanted a strong leader, and thought he was right about a lot of issues, including trade and immigration.
Yes, immigration. What most non-Latinos don’t grasp is that Latinos are ambivalent about illegal immigration. They have a front-row seat not just to the pain of deportations, but also to how many immigrants commit crimes or abuse social services.
Wait—”commit crimes,” “abuse social services”? I thought they were “dreamers, doers, and risk-takers,” Mexico’s best and brightest?
In 2016, an astounding 29 percent of Latinos voted for Trump.
And now, two years into his presidency, polls show that his support among Latinos is somewhere between 33 and 41 percent. That’s insanely good for a president who is so bad on issues that Latinos supposedly care about.
If you’d take off your NeverTrump blinders and switch that to “issues that LIBERAL Latinos supposedly care about,” you’d probably be on the road to “getting it,” bub. Needless to say, I won’t be holding my breath,