Prediction: there will be no “Red Wave” coming to save us all this November.
People just never learn. Not even two years removed from the neo-Bolshevik Left engineering the outright theft of a Presidential election, where a doddering old fool with dementia received 81 million “votes”, the usual suspects are out proclaiming an incoming “red wave” that will sweep the Grand Old Party back into control of both chambers of Congress.
Granted, there should be a red wave and there would be a red wave, provided that the Republican party was led by anyone with an above room temperature IQ. Red hot inflation, unaffordable gas and food prices, the southern border being overrun, black violent crime running unchecked in most major cities. For any competent political party out of power, winning this fall should be an easy lay-up. But we are talking about the GOP after all.
The problem here, as I keep screaming to the heavens, is that the GOPe is neither stupid nor incompetent. Neither are they lacking in courage. What they in fact ARE is complicit; though they pose as a competitive opposition for the DemonRats, they are actually fully, firmly, and unswervingly in cahoots with them. What we have been hoodwinked for years to think of as a legitimate, more or less correctly functioning Two Party political system is in fact the exclusive playground of a single Party. Which doesn’t mean there isn’t at least one candidate out there deserving of American voter support: Pennsylvania’s John Fetterman.
No, really, I mean it. Seriously, you guys.
Sure “Dr. Oz” is a terrible, unlikable candidate but Fetterman? The guy lived with his parents most of his life, wears a hooded sweatshirt everywhere and had a stroke fairly recently and can barely talk. Yet he is about to be a freaking U.S. Senator. I wonder if he will get a collared shirt to wear or will keep up his phony “guy who has never had a job populism”?
Arthur reels off this litany of Fetterman’s repellent character traits as if they weren’t solid reasons to “vote” for the indolent, misshapen layabout, when in truth the “man” is as perfect an exemplar of the modern “American” political tapeworm as I can imagine. Plus, with Fetterman befouling the US Senate, his lack of ability or accomplishment, overweening self-regard, and obvious inability to utter a coherent sentence will make him a perfect partner for the Usurper in Chief, pResident Pedo Pete himself. With those two creeps infesting Mordor On The Potomac, we’ll have ourselves a matched set. And that’s before we even get around to considering the bizarre neck bulge:
Having read Arthur’s work for long enough and regularly enough by now to be fully cognizant of his intelligence and his writerly skills, don’t anybody think for a minute I’m slamming him here. He knows as well as any of us exactly what blind faith in the ability of our “elections” to produce very much, if anything, in the way of positive outcomes buys us. Thus:
Expectations are already being tamped down in the serious circles while idiot Boomercons on Newsmax and Fox News social media are still yammering about the “red wave”. As for me, I expect to see both chambers of Congress remain in Dem hands, maybe with slimmer majorities. We will see. Either way it will happen without my participation in the farce.
Having cheated once and gotten away with it, why would you think they will ever allow a free and fair election again?
Perzackly. Even assuming a “free and fair election” anyway, say we actually DO put more Repugnicans into national office in November, or any other time. And then…what? Business as usual, that’s what. While I always hate to see DemonRats in power anywhere, at any level, in the end we’re left with one lamentable fact: the only value retained by our entirely corrupt national elections at this point is as pure entertainment.