Friday, February 16, 2018

A Democrat Year? Don’t Count on It

The following article appeared in the American Thinker on February 14th

Listening to the mainstream media and Democrats, the 2018 midterm congressional elections are in the bag -- for them. Yes, the MSM are mostly a propaganda arm of the Democratic Party, so they’re spinning. But capturing the House isn’t in the cards for a power-lusting party that’s gone outright fringy – and corrupt. The fringy-corrupt party is also driven by Trump-hate. Hate usually doesn’t win at ballot boxes – outside of diehards. The Senate is more problematic, but don’t bet against it staying Republican, too.

As Fred Barnes writes for the Weekly Standard, Newt Gingrich believes that Trump’s massive tax reforms should be the centerpiece that drives the GOP’s efforts to retain Congress.

But there’s another, big, big issue this year that can’t be ignored. Thanks to Hillary, Bill, Obama, and his administration higher-ups, for starters, the Democrats have broken bad. In fact, they “Better Call Saul.”  

Newt said this in the Barnes article:

Republicans should explain the cuts and their impact “at a cultural level… the large economy level .  .  . and at a personal level,” he said. This would send a simple message: “We want you to have money in your pocket, a better job, a greater future, more money in your 401(k) for retirement. [Democrats] want all that money for their bureaucrats and their giveaways. You pick which team you like.” 

It’s hard to argue with Gingrich, who as speaker gave Republicans the “Contract with America,” which gave Republicans the U.S. House for the first time since Eisenhower. A rebounding economy fuel-injected by Trump tax cuts is a slam-dunk winner. Infrastructure improvements may add to the list, if Congress passes a Trump-backed measure. Immigration “reform” is more contentious. It must feature wall construction, an end to chain and lottery immigration, and strict merit-based immigration (with caps). 

That would be quite a legislative record, if the latter two are successfully dealt with. If not, then Republicans need to blame the Democrats for obstruction. And keep hammering them as part of their campaign trail mix.  

But GOP congressional candidates who stump without using the “C” word (corruption) are leaving a potent issue back at their HQs. They’re also doing a disservice to justice.

The Democrats are mired in a mess of corruption. Almost daily fresh revelations point to conspiracies to cover-up a mafia-worth of felonies. Those include crimes aimed at electing Hillary and defeating Trump -- and then perpetrating a frame-up of Trump once he won. That’s the Trump-Russia collusion fraud.  

Put aside the obvious campaign advantages to Republicans. Voters have a right to know about what’s shaping up to be the most historic corruption at the highest levels of the U.S. government. If this corruption isn’t treason, it’s close. GOP candidates have a moral obligation to inform voters.

Once voters come to grasp the breadth and depth of the evil -- and the stonewalling and aiding and abetting provided by congressional Democrats to the Clintons, Holder, Lynch, Comey and, perhaps, the man himself, Barack Obama (among others) -- the chances for Democratic electoral success in competitive districts and states will melt. 

(Article continues HERE)

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