Blue Wave Was A Tempest In A Teapot
by Red Smith
To the politically unindoctrinated, unused to the partisan ebb and flow of a constitutional republic, or to those small feathered folk predisposed to hand ringing and gloomy prognosticating Tuesday’s elections would indeed look bleak for the cause of conservative restoral. With the surrender of the House of Representatives to the Democratic party one could be forgiven the panic that Trumpian Power had reached its zenith. Or perhaps the fear that the legions of MAGA could no longer overcome the power of an emboldened and increasingly openly desperate progressive left. Unfortunately fear is contagious and this particular trepidation could not be farther from the truth and needs to be quickly put to bed.
The left’s blue wave was a tempest in a teapot and here’s why. It is practically Holy Writ that a newly seated President lose control of the House of Representatives the first midterm of their administration. This is American tradition on par with Apple Pie and April Baseball, it is embedded in the American Ethos. Period, point blank, Americans are wary, and rightfully so, of incorporating the full power of the people in just one party. In fact a reversal in the House has failed to manifest less than a handful of times since our inception. With this crucial understanding Tuesday’s Election takes on a whole different light when you run the numbers.
Following the road map of historical precedence, several truths become rapidly obvious. The Trump Administration surrendered less than half of the Seats considered normal when compared to other recent two term administrations and in fact lost the fewest Congressional seats since Ronald Reagan. This despite the fact that the GOP was facing a record number of retirements, many quietly already collateral damage of Trump’s swamp cleansing.
Of the thirty seats lost in the House, again a paltry less than half of normal turnover, twenty one were Incumbent GOP Representatives from Districts won by Hillary Clinton in 2016. The fact that many of these races were competitive on Democratic “home turf”, especially in light of the GOP’s lackluster support with funding and star power, is telling in and of itself. Furthermore of the Republican Representatives sent packing many were of the milquetoast, moderate, Rhino, Never Trump flavor and had failed to embrace the new furor alight in the Country. Truth be told, the House will not miss these deadwood swamp floaters.
The rabid left grossly overextended themselves as they ramped up the rhetoric and hate during the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination confirmation and it cost them. Every Democratic Senator up for election that opposed Justice Kavanaugh lost their Senate seat and Donald J. Trump became only the third President in American History to add to a Senate Majority during First Term Midterm Elections. Armed with this knowledge and added to the information already given one can see start to glimpse the the truth. The left failed miserably despite their rabid efforts to turn the Trump tide.
Truth post Election 2018; The Party of Trump firmly holds the Executive branch and the wholesale cleansing of the administrations Departments, Agencies and Apparatus of the embedded “resist” movement is reaching a crescendo soon to leave these crucial revamped tools fully at the command of the Chief Executive to be loosed upon his command.
The Conservative bulwark in the Senate was not only defended but expanded upon. To all appearances Senate leadership seems to have discovered upon which side of the bread the butter exists on and shedding its “Never Trump” mantra, stands fully weaponized to repel further investigatory or obstructionist campaigns brewing in the newly leftist House of Representatives.
The Supreme Court, for the first time in decades, is firmly in the hands of Constitutionally minded Shepherds. With the recent news of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s declining health, the Court stands to be even further strengthened by reinforcements. Reinforcements, by the way, that are now in a friendly pipeline to be expedited by an even stronger Senate. Taking this and the fact that Trump has dropped the ban hammer on numerous socialist, progressive Justices to have them replaced by a strong Constitutional minded judiciary and one will see Americas Lady Justice finally righting her scales and sharpening the rust from her sword.
Even in a Constitutional crisis, as promised by some progressive leadership, requiring a convention of states, Republicans control the State Houses and Governorships. Although the loss of several Governorships, especially in battleground states is troubling and this elections one conceivable black mark.
This has left the progressives with two choices; 1) Win back the goodwill of their historic base by settling in and using what little power they have to negotiate with the President to Govern the Nation or, 2) Double down on the tantrums, that cost them the Senate, to feed the growing young communist influence now loose in the party, an influence that has already begun biting the hand that feeds it. Either way, the Democrats new Catbird seat is wired to the wall and Donald Trump has his hand on the switch.
So in summation, fear not fair Citizens, all is well. Yes, we are in a war and there are many battles left to win or lose, but we are fair positioned and provisioned for the contest, far more so than when we were staring down the abysmal horror of a Clinton Presidency a mere two years ago. In truth, the promised Progressive blue wave was closer to a wet fart than an unopposable force of nature sweeping all before it. Sure we have to deal with the smell, but they are the ones sitting in it and they better clean themselves up post haste or risk not being invited back.
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