The Los Angeles Times posted an article yesterday suggesting that Donald Trump's presidency and the future of the Republican Party is in danger...because of white college graduates. Their argument? This demographic, who once supported Trump, has had enough of the President's 'shenanigans.'
Republican hopes for keeping control of the U.S. Senate next year will hinge on affluent, mainly white suburbs like Summerlin, Nev., where Trump’s unpopularity is weighing on GOP Sen. Dean Heller in his run for reelection.
It’s an open question whether the Republican Party — encumbered by Trump’s often racially charged cultural appeals to blue-collar voters — has repelled well-educated whites for the long term.
“This is a big group of people, and they’re growing, and if they turn into a base group for the Democratic Party, that really changes things a lot,” said Ruy Teixeira, a demographics expert at the left-leaning Center for American Progress. “If there’s anyone who can do that, it’s Donald Trump.
For now, the Trump backlash is endangering House Republican incumbents in well-off suburban districts nationwide, including more than a half dozen in Southern California. Republican Reps. Dana Rohrabacher of Costa Mesa and Darrell Issa of Vista are two of the Democrats’ top targets for 2018.
Oh, brother. Some people are frustrated with Trump's presidency, so now we're in a doomsday, apocalyptic time period?
What liberal papers, like the Los Angeles Times, seem to forget is that not every midterm election is based on the president's performance. Yes, Americans hold their representatives' feet to the fire but that doesn't mean that long-term Congressmen, like Issa and Rohrabacher, are suddenly going to be ousted. It doesn't mean that their long-standing reputation in their community will be thrown out the window. In fact, both of those men have pretty strong constituencies.
When I worked in politics in Southern California it was known that both Issa and Rohrabacher had a stronghold in their district. They hardly ever had to spend money defending their districts against challengers (if they even had one). Other conservative candidates often looked to Issa and Rohrabacher to campaign on their behalf or donate to their campaign.
Dedication and loyalty to conservative principles go a long way with conservative voters. That doesn't change just because the president did.
They Peg Us All The Same
The number one thing the liberal mainstream media gets wrong about us? They assume we're all alike and that we all think the same.
I know it's shocking and hard to believe, but not every conservative believes the same thing. That's true of any political party or set of principles. Our political identity is shaped based on our upbringing, our culture and our own personal experiences. Making the assumption that we're all 100 percent on the same page is just...assanine.
I'm a white, college graduate and guess what? I voted for President Trump. I'm not having buyer's remorse. You know why? Because I know that having Hillary Clinton in the White House is the absolute worst case scenario that could have taken place last November. Are things with Trump perfect? No. Could they be worse? Absolutely. Has he gotten things done? No doubt about it.
The 'Guilt Factor'
Those who are having buyer's remorse are regretting voting for Trump because of the backlash they're seeing from their liberal counterparts.
Translation: They've been bullied for the last year and they're tired of it. They figure their liberal friends and family will forgive them for voting for Trump if they act apologetic and remorseful.
These couple of paragraphs in the LA Times piece confirmed that very thought for me:
Part of what’s pushing white-collar suburban voters away from the GOP is Trump’s alliance with his party’s right wing on abortion, immigration and climate change, said Mark Mellman, a Democratic pollster who worked for former Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada.
“The Republicans have become an anti-science, anti-fact, anti-immigrant, anti-cosmopolitan party, and that is just very unappealing to college-educated voters,” Mellman said.
Republicans have also positioned themselves, he said, as “anti-diversity” in an era when college-educated whites have largely welcomed civil-rights advances for women, racial minorities and LGBTQ Americans.
So, basically, because the Republican Party believes in God, is against the murdering of unborn children and believes in following the rule of law, we're horrible people who are just "unappealing" to those who are college-educated.
This, my friends, is when I'm absolutely ashamed of being a Millennial. My generation has become such hippies that it's ridiculous. We have to constantly be sensitive to other people's feelings. We have to take into account what's emotionally right not what is lawfully right. And, more than anything, we're all supposed to sit together and sing kumbaya.
WAKE UP, AMERICA!
I wish the Baby Boomers would have slapped some damn sense into my counterparts. You know why?
Because there is nothing wrong with putting God above everyone else.
Because there is nothing wrong with saying that an unborn baby's life is just as precious as yours or mine.
Because there is nothing wrong with believing that laws exist for a reason and therefore they should be followed.
Because there is nothing wrong with wanting to work hard for your money and actually be able to keep it instead of forking it all over to the government.
Our country is going to shreds because everyone is always triggered by something or someone. As my mom used to say, it's time to put your big girl panties on and face the world.