Coastals Will Need Midterm Therapy If There’s a Red Wave
There is a growing panic among the self-satisfied elites of America’s coasts…
They still haven’t yet fully processed or accepted the repudiation of their worldview courtesy of the 2016 presidential election and Donald Trump’s elevation to the White House. And it could get worse for them soon.
Up to this point, the anti-Trump “resistance” have consoled themselves with the prospect that “Trumpism” is a temporary state of affairs.
The anti-Trump “resistance” have consoled themselves with the prospect that “Trumpism” is a temporary state of affairs.
They’ve been under the impression they would be able to stop President Trump’s political onslaught this coming 2018 midterm election cycle. After all, if the Democrats could manage to squeak out a majority in the House, surely all major legislation would come to a halt and impeachment proceedings could start.
This so-called “blue wave” was expected to be based on Trump’s bad results, they said. The conventional wisdom – constructed and then magnified by partisan journalists at outlets like CNN and MSNBC – is that the country would turn on Trump once they had a real taste of his governance.
They told us after a couple years of his shoot-from-the-hip diplomacy, alleged economic illiteracy, and general incompetence, the Donald would be done. Faced with divided government, legislative gridlock, and impeachment in the House of Representatives, Trump’s presidential tenure would surely become a Putin-induced aberration, quickly forgotten once a sensible Democrat majority ruled once again in the Congress.
But over the past 18 months, the results have been coming in… And so far, everything they told us has been wrong. In fact, it’s possible that instead of a blue wave… it could be a bleak midterm for the anti-Trumpers.
The only hope for the Democratic Party is if it can somehow convince the American people that a strong economy is a bad thing. (Rest assured that Nancy Pelosi will do her level best.) The GOP has unified control of government, and fair or not, will receive the credit for our current streak of prosperity.
Unlike the mainstream media, the numbers don’t lie. The unemployment rate sits at 3.8%, the lowest it has been since 2000. Black and Hispanic unemployment are also at historic lows. There are states where jobs available outnumber job seekers. The stock market is roaring along, and economic optimism is the highest it has been in years.
This would be cause for celebration for almost any presidency… And for this presidency, one that had so many experts predicting doom and destruction, it has blown away expectations and proven that Trump’s true believers were right all along.
A chief executive of the United States government who is a friend to commerce instead of to warmed-over socialism is a great thing for this country. To borrow from former President Calvin Coolidge, Trump also believes “the chief business of the American people is business. They are profoundly concerned with producing, buying, selling, investing, and prospering in the world.” Indeed, we are.
The Democrats, the left, and their media toadies are running out of excuses. Their messaging has become so desperate, some of them are openly rooting for a recession. It is quite a phenomenon for a major political party to wish for the suffering, misery, and despair of millions of Americans. It is no exaggeration to say they are betting against the country, and what can only be described as Trump derangement syndrome has overridden other considerations about the good of their fellow citizens.
They are betting against the country, and what can only be described as Trump derangement syndrome has overriden other considerations about the good of their fellow citizens.
Even the Russia collusion delusion is unlikely to save the Democrats’ political fortunes. The Mueller probe will likely continue to grind on well beyond Election Day. And it won’t be a surprise if a few more hapless souls from the Trump orbit find themselves in the crosshairs of false statements or tax-fraud prosecution. But nobody expects many votes to change because Paul Manafort is facing decades in the slammer.
All caveats about how four months is an eternity for an election cycle remain in play…
Currently, most of the polls have “generic Democrat” ahead of “generic Republican” by around eight points. And midterm elections in recent memory have gone in favor of the party out of power. But the polls were wrong – embarrassingly so – in 2016. There is certainly a chance of another political upset, although the focus will be on the Republicans in Congress instead of Trump himself.
The coastal elites have learned nothing since 2016. They still mock, deride, and sneer at normal Americans who want a government that focuses on their interests first. Left-wing actors continue to go on foul-mouthed tirades against Trump. Today, the Democrats’ most prominent elected officials are so out of touch, they might as well wear ascots and monocles walking around the halls of Congress.
If you think the Coastals were in mourning in November 2016, just wait until the results come in this fall… If the GOP holds firm, maybe some of those liberal celebrities who promised to move to Canada might finally make good on their word.