I don’t have the time for a long post, but I’ve seen weird outcrops of despondency, and frankly, I’m tired of it.
First, it’s bizarre despondency. Glenn has been worried we’ll get COCKY. I am too. The polls are going our way, and yeah, it worries me that people will believe them, because we know what the polls were like last November.
So, it is not … unreasonable to worry that we are perhaps being gaslighted to minimize our enthusiasm/voting fervor.
For various reasons though, I don’t think so. The reasons aren’t really palpable but they range from “the left can’t seem to fake defeat due to their cultish nature” to “they’re not acting like their internal polls make them confident either. In fact, they’re acting like it’s the end of the world.”
But still, if you suspect the polls are cooked the right attitude is to be guarded, not despondent.
Apparently, though, there’s some critter running around with his head on fire, saying this is just like 94. The level of disdain I have for political “scientists” can only be measured by the magnitudes used to measure the distance between the stars, but even then this prediction and comparison staggers me.
Unless this guy is coming at it from the left, which explains some of the crazy. Yeah, Clinton got his hand slapped in 94 for having his hand so far up the cookie jar we couldn’t see his shoulder. Also, the right had the contract with America. Also, the Clintons were showing themselves to be not the happy and traditional couple we expected (and I’m sorry, it’s been a long time, was this before or after the cigar? If after it explains the left’s obsession with porn stars, because they think it’s the same thing. Because good LORD they’re dense on moral questions.)
Hand up cookie jar = Clinton and Hillary were threatening us with Hillarycare, which in its second version is so popular it’s decimating the dems electoral chances. The contract with America offered us relief from some of that crazy/governmental power grabs/taking more of our money. And the Clintons sold themselves as a traditional and happy couple. Etc.
Okay, how things are different: NO ONE, not even the fundies who supported him, thought Trump was any less than a libertine. My fundie friends usually say stuff like “Uh… G-d uses whatever instruments he pleases.”
Trump is, OTOH, on OUR side. Not just in terms of being on the side of America, but in terms of giving us tax relief, and so far he’s tried really hard to keep his campaign promises (which frankly is novel enough it has me staggered.)
AND what are the dems offering? Honest to G-d abolishing ICE and increasing our taxes.
Also, they’re acting in repulsive and bizarre ways, having dropped the mask completely on all fronts. Oh, yeah, they also want us to apologize and bend over to North Korea and Iran tout de suite.
If you think that’s a winning program with America, you must be a producer of The View. In fact, with the caveat on polls, but these are usually more accurate than electoral ones, the majority of American people couldn’t care less about: ICE or “children in cages”. The majority of Americans are REALLY tired of illegal immigration. And the minorities are MORE so. MOREOVER, the American people also don’t care about Russia, which seems more than a little an unhinged nightmare conspiracy. And they don’t give a rat’s tiny *ss how many porn stars Trump slept with. (The left never got that our problem with clinton was two fold: the selling of a false image and the fact he perjured himself to cover up his affair. If he’d do it on that, what else was he lying to us on? Which is why they think this is a winning strategy. Because on moral questions they’re beyond dumb.)
Does this mean we’re going to keep the House in November? Answer unclear. There’s way too much time for too many things to happen between now and November.
What if we lose?
WHAT if we lose? Yeah, I know the left is beyond unhinged, but you know what, our system has checks and balances built in. My guess is that if the left wins, their show of freakery will cause an even bigger backlash against them in 2020. Only reason this didn’t happen and they got Obama was that Bush didn’t show when he was being attacked or what policies weren’t his fault, or the consequences thereof. You think the dems will be more subtle now? You think Trump won’t tell the world what’s happening behind the scenes? Oh, please.
But there is more to it than that. We’re going to lose some elections. Yes, even against the communist freakery the left has become.
Keep your head. An election is not the end of the world. What happens if we lose? WE KEEP FIGHTING.
The left is quite literally out of time. Their proper element is the 1930s when technology and therefore society was going in a more centralized direction.
Our times are undoing what the “mass production” times did in tech and in mind.
In the end we win they lose. Yes, there will be setbacks. Yes, there will be loses along the way. Victory for them took close to a hundred years. You expect victory in two? Oh, please.
Keep your head down and work. We’ve got this. In the end we win they lose, but it might be our grandchildren who see the full light of freedom (and promptly squander it.)
I’m not sure if we get there without a major disruption, either.
So, build under, build over, build around. BE NOT AFRAID.