Opinion

Blue Wave or Red Tide?

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Posted: Sep 10, 2018 12:01 AM
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Blue Wave or Red Tide?

A blue wave? Get real.

The so-called “blue wave” has never been anything more than a leftist construct, a piece of propaganda designed to influence what is hoped is a gullible electorate. It was cooked up far too long before the midterms to be based on anything like objective data. Tracing the frequency of the phrase during the 2018 electoral cycle, on-line citations of a blue wave began to climb around the first of March of this year and have since never dropped to their earlier levels. 

So the attempt by left-media to hype this trope has been ongoing, but it never had any legitimacy, let alone legs. In the business of politics, a week can be an age in terms of public opinion. Eight months is almost endless. 

And in their collusion with the Dems, what the media likes to ignore is the unprecedented intrusion, after decades of politics as usual, of the factor that will make all the difference: the campaign savvy of President Donald Trump. 

In one venue after another, Trump pulls in people by the tens of thousands. Just a favorable statement or tweet has put many of his chosen candidates over the top. Make no mistake: the administration’s accomplishments do not go unnoticed by the voters despite the fake news filters. As in 2016, that silent majority will be decisive this fall.

At an August rally in Ohio, Trump mocked the idea of big Democrat gains and said, “I think it could be a red wave.” And he’s exactly right. What we’ve been seeing is a steady sea change as "we the people" continue to reclaim our country from the DC elite. Even the never-Trump numbers are dwindling

The only thing the left can hang its hat on in their hope for gains this November is the usual trend for the incumbent’s party to lose seats in Congress. But despite this common occurrence, the most likely precedent is the 2002 midterm under George W. Bush. Not only did Rs gain seats in both houses, but there are a couple of striking parallels for 2018.

That election followed a frenzied fight by Democrats to reverse the results of W’s 2000 victory. Now compare that two-month attempt to the two YEARS of leftist lunacy spent in trying to oust the duly elected Donald Trump. 

And the Republican gains of 2002 closely followed on the heels of the shameless politicization of the funeral of Senator Paul Wellstone, which more than likely produced an electoral backlash. In an example of the past being prologue, we’ve had TWO recent funerals which morphed into incumbent-bashing events. Well, this incumbent bashes back, and this fall is the first en masse opportunity for voters to bash back as well. It will not be missed.

It seems likely that the blatantly biased Mueller investigation will further confirm its prejudiced political pedigree with an October surprise designed to boost the electoral chances of the Dems. But it won’t be enough to counter the Trump factor. And Trump, who occasionally plays it close to the vest, may also have a thing or two up his sleeve.

In the aftermath of the nuttier-than-ever antics that went on and on during the Kavanaugh confirmation, any fence-sitters ought to realize that the loonies on the left can’t be allowed back into power. The self-styled Spartacus and his crazy cronies apparently don’t know the Serenity Prayer, which asks for power to change the things you can, the serenity to accept what you can't, and the wisdom to know the difference. But there’s no wisdom among the Dems. 

They think their theatrics will energize their base. But a doubling down by dimwits will not inspire a new flurry of followers. The nation’s normals are much more likely to respond in opposition to Booker’s embarrassing display. 

With the not so slow and ever steady stream of good news on both the international and domestic fronts, there’s ample reason for the electorate to add to the rising red tide. As in 2016, this is another referendum on whether the USA will continue to be the world’s last best hope