Well, it would seem my confidence in a Democrat Socialist skunking tonight was…ummm, misplaced.
Well, it wasn’t the huge Blue Wave we were promised, a change in Congress on a par with the Tea Party’s “shellacking” of President Barack Obama in 2010, or President Bill Clinton’s big midterm losses in 1994. It looks more like a Blue Slosh. Or maybe a Purple Puddle. The Democrats regained some ground, but it wasn’t the overwhelming repudiation of President Donald Trump and the Republicans they were hoping for.
As I write this, it looks as if Democrats will control the House of Representatives by a narrow margin, while the GOP keeps control of the Senate. What does that mean? Gridlock.
Is that good? It just might be.
Sadly, no. What it’s going to mean is more endless Trump-bashing investigations into nothing at all; it means a return to a faltering economy as Trump’s remarkable record of success grinds to a halt under relentless obstruction; it means the brisk pace on the path to restoring America will grind to a stagger. It means lots more of this:
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says today’s election results in the House of Representatives are about “restoring checks and balances” to the Constitution.
Congress and the U.S., Pelosi said, have had enough division. The midterm wins, she said, are about what a new Democratic majority means for working class Americans. Pelosi: “It’s about what a new Democratic majority means for working class Americans.”
It means this:
The 78-year-old Democrat from California, who was House Speaker from 2007 until the GOP took control of the chamber in 2011, is poised to resume that powerful position — and she wants it.
“I feel very confident in the support that I have in the House Democratic Caucus, and my focus is on winning this election because so much is at stake,” Pelosi told reporters in July. Just this month, she told The Washington Post: “Nobody is indispensable. But I do think that I am best qualified to take us into the future, protect the Affordable Care Act, to do our infrastructure bill and the rest. Stepping down this path, I know the ropes.”
And Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) said a few days ago: “I expect Nancy Pelosi will be Speaker, and I believe that she will be Speaker until she decides to leave.”
Meanwhile, Rep. Maxine Waters, another California Democrat and one who has repeatedly called for Trump’s impeachment, could soon control her own committee — which would yield her the power to subpoena and control the fate of legislation.
Waters, 80, could become chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, where she currently serves as ranking member. The committee oversees the housing, banking, insurance, and securities industries, and Waters has offered big plans if she can bag the job.
Then there’s Rep. Adam Schiff, a true Trump hater who is beloved by the mainstream media.
Another California Democrat, Schiff could likely rise to chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, where he is now the ranking member.
Schiff, 58, said in an interview with CNN that the committee would “investigate questions involving Russian money laundering and President Donald Trump’s businesses.” Schiff said his committee would work in tandem with Waters’ focus on potential money-laundering schemes involving the Trump campaign and Russia, saying he’ll back Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into alleged collusion.
Then there’s Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), who would be poised to take over the House Judiciary Committee. Nadler could work with Schiff to oversee any attempt to impeach Trump.
Does it get even worse? It sure does.
— Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) November 7, 2018
The day of reckoning is finally here after two years of psychological warfare aimed at President Donald Trump and at us – the deplorables – by the mainstream media, the Deep State, the Democrats, and the rest of the Establishment. If the Democrats succeed in wrenching one or both houses of Congress from Republican control, it will put the Trump Administration totally on the defensive for the next two years. The president’s unfinished agenda will likely be stopped in its tracks. The situation will finally be a perfect matchup uniting the MSM, the Deep State, the other nefarious players, and one or maybe both houses of the Congress – key branches of the government that will be under tight Democrat control with unchecked investigative and subpoena powers.
We’re at the end point – the critical mass – of the century-long Long March to Marxism – socialism – and now Communism. The Democrats have been on this road for a long time. Twenty-five years ago, Hillary Clinton was put in charge of turning what was left of our free market health care system into a government-run socialist medicine control grid. To say then that there was communist influence in this strategy – you would have been labeled a crazy.
Today, Marxist influence on one of the two major political parties couldn’t be any clearer. I spent much of the past summer investigating Occupy ICE and its supporters, including the Democratic Socialists of America who have openly penetrated the Democratic Party. They are Marxists who teach Marxism in online courses at their official website! Their most popular DSA member, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, has been identified as “the future of the Democratic Party” by Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez. The platform of most of the Democrats running for office this year is almost identical to the DSA’s.
Are you OK with this? Most readers of this article aren’t, but polls show a majority of Millennials are fine with it – over 50% support socialism and 7% actually prefer communism.
God Help Us.
Sorry to be so gloomy here, folks. Of course the Democrat-Socialists were going to notch some wins; I never expected otherwise, it’s just not realistic. But I did expect a solid repudiation for them, and tonight was anything but; in addition to reclaiming the House, the commie swine also picked up four governorships, albeit in deep-blue states anyway.
Nonetheless, it’s still mind-blowing to me that any American concerned about the well-being of the nation and its people could look at the incredible progress made by Trump the last two years and even dream of casting a vote for the party that was not only violently opposed to it, but also responsible for the destruction Trump had undone so quickly in the first place.
And yet somehow, here we are. This election was an IQ test all right, as Roger Simon said…and America flunked. Sarah sums the whole dismal thing up:
The dems get two years to hide whatever inky stuff has been going one with the FBI/CIA. After another two years that swamp might be permanent.
Trump is by nature a deal maker. After the first two government shut downs, he’ll meet them halfway. This will wreck our economy and yep his presidency with it. As they did with Bush in 2006, they now have a chance to wreck the economy and have it blamed on the sitting president.
Border security? What border security? Moar Dem voters, citizenship being insignificant.
Seriously, yeah Judges. Not all is lost. But this is bad, very bad. We failed to beat the margin of fraud. Maybe it was inevitable. Maybe Trump won in 16 because they seriously underestimated him.
Yeah, they threw a lot of money at this. But let’s be real, if they can win the House on promises to raise our taxes and throttle our energy production and, oh, yeah, impeach the president that finally got the economy going? We need to up our game, and somehow we need to clean up vote fraud. Which is now infinitely harder to do, since the loons got the power. No, I’m not giving up. But this is a heck of a corner we’ve got ourselves painted into.
Can’t find anything to argue with there. I wish I could, but I can’t. After committing outrage after outrage against both decency and common sense, after Kavanaugh, the hoax mail-bomber, the illegal-alien invasion caravan, radical transgender lunatics in the ladies’ room, the endless failed attempts to “get” Trump by the Deep State—after all of it, the American voter STILL saw fit to give control of the House to these amoral reprobates. So after a too-brief respite, now we’re all going right back to Mencken’s the government we deserve—good and hard.
Great. Just great.