In moving the Supreme Court appointment off the agenda, we now have greater clarity on the necessity of what lies ahead if Republicans do not mobilize to maintain control of both houses of Congress. We must now focus on why it is so important that Republicans unite and drive the election cycle toward a favorable outcome.
The primary focus lies with the fact that the controlling element of messaging, and the agenda, on the Left is with the radical Left. They have been forcing the more mainstream Democrats to the left, thus causing a shift of the entire party. A perfect example is Senator Feinstein (D-CA) with her last-minute grasp at Left-wing support by bringing forth Dr. Christine Blasey Ford to stave off the threat from her left by candidate Kevin de León. If the Left is successful on Election Day, they will control the party leaders and committee leaders when they take control of either the House or the Senate.
The Democrats began to have a platform for 2018. In May they released “A Better Deal.” That went nowhere and was actually very much an attack on Republicans rather than a platform. What will the Democrats do if they win control of the House of Representatives? We can listen to what they are telling us or what they are hiding until after the election.
They will impeach. Apparently, impeaching President Trump is not enough. They want to throw Justice Kavanaugh on the impeachment pile. Just ask Jerry Nadler (D-NY). Nadler would become Chair of the House Judiciary Committee and he stated he will proceed with investigations and impeachment. Just think how productive our Congress will be for two years while we have the “endless impeachment” Congress. Of course, once the House gets done with impeaching they have no chance of actual conviction in the Senate. We will then have two years of squandering any hope of moving forward on anything of substance, with useless negativity dragging our country into a two-year hate fest. If you thought the two-month disgusting spectacle of the Kavanaugh hearing was repulsive, wait until you see the two-year impeachment extravaganza.
If you ignore the impeachment party possibilities, what will the Democrats do if they take over Congress? They have not been very specific since their Better Deal which has gone by the wayside. Listen to their leaders on the Left and their socialist agenda.
What we know they will be doing is holding hearings. Hearings that will investigate and stop anything the executive branch attempts to do. It will not just be two years of boot lock gridlock. It will be hearings with all those screaming histrionics.
In what way will their taking over a chamber of Congress enhance the country? In their mind stopping any appointments, any activity of the current administration or any budgetary action would actually be a positive. Remember they used to like to run the clock out all the time on the budget and never really hold a vote; just continuing resolutions. That way they never had to take a meaningful vote on budget matters.
If they have not told us what they really want to do, we can take a stab at it from crumbs they left along the trail. They want to forgive every college loan and offer free college for all going forward. Medicare for all is a big new theme, even though they don’t really understand that modern Medicare costs a good bit of money for the participants. And then there is the desired elimination of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) with a nebulous suggestion of what would replace it to control the unfettered illegal immigration.
These are all platform items that Republicans find dreadful; their behavior Republicans find abhorrent; their leaders Republicans find appalling. One is left to wonder why Republicans were supposedly not enthused about this forthcoming election until the Kavanaugh hearings.
In every significant recent election, the party that won the election did not really win; the other party lost by not showing up to the polls. If the Republicans lose in the 2018 elections, it will be a self-inflicted wound. It is hard to believe these people are tired of winning already. It is hard to believe that they think the damage done by eight years of Obama has been completely reversed and they can pack it up and go skiing or get comfortable in their loungers. Especially now that the faces of those who will win this election, if they stay home, have been exposed. Do they not have those screaming radicals marching through our Senate buildings emblazoned in their minds?
Republicans have just begun to make a dent in dismantling the governmental labyrinth which has built up over the years. We are just beginning to see the positive effects of the economic policies. Republican enthusiasm should be off the scales to show up for this election.
If you need greater definition, you can always depend on Hillary Clinton to step in on your behalf. “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about,” Clinton told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. “That’s why I believe, if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again.”
Translation: we will act like savages, invading restaurants, getting in Senators' faces, pounding on the door of the Supreme Court until we are in power when we know the Republicans will act civilly while in the minority. And you were thinking of staying home and not voting?
And last, those special words that Republicans never want to hear: Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
This needs to be the Republicans’ mission until Election Day. Turn out to vote and make sure every reliable vote turns out also. Or wait until you see the bloodbath when the next member of the Supreme Court provides a vacant seat.