Eco-friendliness be damned, my poor mailbox seems to have seen more Democrat propaganda this election season than all other mail since I’ve moved into this house. The far-left wackos with deep pockets sprayed money on this election like skunks spray stink (an apt analogy, truly).
And, after all that, the Democrats managed to eke out a thin majority in the House.
That’s a blue spritz, Pelosi. A blue mist at best. There’s no mandate for the liberals, especially considering that the Republicans managed—somehow—to pick up seats in the Senate! Midterm election history comes in on the side of the opposition, so the Democrats had the historical edge in this election anyway.
Consider the past, consider the dollars, and then consider the staggering media abuse:
Every major website plastered its homepage on Tuesday with exhortations to vote, and had been exerting influence throughout the weeks leading up to the election. Of course, they were all fawningly friendly toward the left before they commanded their patrons to get to the polls.
We saw unprecedented spending and brand-new pressure from the media outlets that many millions of people actively seek out themselves multiple times every day. The result of this election is the culmination of the most incredible push by the radical left in the history of this nation. And the Democrats picked up an insignificant modicum of control in one house of Congress.
So what are the lessons for us to take away?
- The onslaught will continue.
Major Democrat donors have the (false) taste of blood and will continue to excrete dollars to influence the 2020 election, especially casting that election as the only chance for salvation against the “evil Trump.” Expect more papering, more aggressive and insidious website pressure, and an increasing drive to get the ignorant and uninformed out to vote for whoever the interweb megasites tell them to elect.
- The country inherently leans away from the extreme left.
The most extreme candidates in the highest-profile races failed. The “blue tsunami” of Pelosi’s dreams remains so far removed from reality as to be a joke. The Senate, and its ability to vote on President Trump’s SCOTUS nominees, moved further right.
- The Republicans lost the House by their own actions and inactions.
Let’s be honest: With two years of gleaming red across D.C., Congress (and especially the House) has done little to support the President. Trump is not a politician, he’s an outsider, and that rankles Republicans and Democrats alike. Paul Ryan has been an abject disaster as Speaker. The Republicans gave up of their own volition: They spent two years completely failing to prove to the American public that they deserve to retain control. (Jeff Flake, I’m looking at you, you worthless dupe.)
- The media feels empowered, internet outlets in particular.
The right has a hard time being as vocal as the left. If we have any desire to re-inaugurate President Trump in January 2021, we need to wrest control from the Googles and the Facebooks of the internet and take back the narrative.
There isn’t a shining star in the Democratic Party emerging as a champion for 2020. The opportunity exists to protect our Republic for at least four more years after the next election. But it won’t happen with the help of the Republican party. It’s entirely up to us.