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Monday, August 8, 2022

Electoral Eschatology

 


Friends, it's your lucky day!  The world may be ending soon, and you get a sneak peek...  No need to thank me.


My latest article is about how, should Republicans lose in 2022, there's at least a chance that all subsequent elections in the U.S. of A will be moot.  See if you don't agree...


Is the End Nigh for Republicans?


Nikki Haley recently made an offhand comment that "If we don't win in 2022, there won't be a 2024". It's unclear what she meant by that admonition, but it's one that we on the right should take seriously.

Clearly, the “we” in Haley's statement means Republicans and conservatives. Haley is implying that the election of 2022 represents an existential threat to the Republican Party, to the conservative movement, or perhaps to our constitutional order, our democracy, and our cherished freedoms. As it turns out, she's right on all counts.

Consider this: the absolute worst case scenario for the GOP in 2022 is that it will narrowly fail to capture the House and it will lose ground in the Senate. If that happens -- and it's about a 20% likelihood at this stage, according to most prognosticators -- then the Dems will be freed from the numerical and procedural shackles that have bound them since January 2021. They will be in a position to abolish the filibuster in the Senate, which in turn means that they could push through even the most ambitious items on their agenda: trillions in new spending, major steps towards socialized medicine, the evisceration of Americans' gun rights, the addition of several (blue) states to the Union, the federalization of our elections (rendering them much more susceptible to fraud), and, most importantly, they could pack the Supreme Court with pliant leftists, meaning they could implement even more radical changes without bothering to hold any votes in Congress at all. Neo-Marxism could be – would be – imposed on Americans by judicial fiat. And that, in case anyone is in doubt, means that it would be GAME OVER for Republicans and indeed for anyone who dissents from the Dem/progressive agenda. In all likelihood, dissent itself would become “hate speech”, the Republican Party would be proscribed, and all its “insurrectionist” leaders would end up breaking rocks in the Alaskan wilderness.

A tad hyperbolic, you say? The Dems would never push things so far? Maybe. Maybe not.

Consider that the vast majority of the Democratic caucus in the Senate already favors weakening or eliminating the filibuster so that “transformative” legislation can be passed. Opposition to the filibuster has grown on the Left (unsurprisingly) since the Dems took control of Congress. Electing a few more Democratic Senators would make this momentous step feasible.

And what about court packing? Surely the Dems would not be so audacious as to monkey with the high court? Think again: a steady drumbeat of anti-SCOTUS rhetoric now fills leftist airwaves, while a shocking 62% of Democrats already support kneecapping the judiciary through court packing.

But would the Dems actually persecute Republicans and conservatives, once they take full control of our political institutions? I mean, that sounds kinda mean! Here again, the evidence is clear: frightfully high numbers of Democrats expressed past support for detaining, censoring, fining, digitally tracking, or denying child custody to people who refused to get COVID vaccines, or who questioned the efficacy of those vaccines (and Democrats naturally correlate those behaviors to Trumpism). Polls also show that there has a been a massive rise in the number of Americans who believe that political violence can be justifiable, and by no means is this trend confined, as the media would have us believe, to Republicans and Trump supporters. Tens of millions of Democrats and leftists are primed to support violence against the right, and to assume that “fascists” deserve what they get. The Beltway elite, moreover, moves in “progressive” social circles where such views are routinely expressed and rarely questioned. Republicans and conservatives, beware!

I remain optimistic about 2020, but the truth is nevertheless that our country is poised on the edge of an abyss. We are literally just one inclement election cycle away from, as the Dems would have it, "abolishing democracy" and losing all or most of our constitutional rights. We would do well to remember that, and thus to exert ourselves mightily to win, win, win in 2022, as though our lives and our liberties depended on it.


Dr. Nicholas L. Waddy is an Associate Professor of History at SUNY Alfred and blogs at: www.waddyisright.com. He appears on the Newsmaker Show on WLEA 1480/106.9.

 

And here it is at World Net Daily:

 

https://www.wnd.com/2022/08/end-nigh-republicans/ 

 

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In other news, another pro-impeachment "Republican" bites the dust.  Good riddance.

 

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/08/08/trump-backed-joe-kent-projected-defeat-impeachment-backer-jaime-herrera-beutler-washington-state/ 


And, just in case you were unaware, the FBI executed a search warrant at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida today.  The pretext appears to be the potential mishandling of presidential records.  Can you say "prosecutorial discretion/misconduct"?  It will be fascinating to see how this will play out politically.  If the goal was to intimidate Trump himself, the raid appears to have been a monumental failure.


https://www.newsmax.com/politics/donald-trump-fbi/2022/08/08/id/1082256/

6 comments:

  1. RAY TO NICK

    You already know that the DemoSocialists have absolute control of our social institutions: education, media of all types, and are fast gaining control over many political institutions no matter who runs Congress.

    So my point is, that even if the RePOOPlicans (people who can't shit OR get off the pot), don't win much this year, or win a lot, the social institutions are alive and well, and run by Leftists of all persuasions.

    Let's say, that the DemoSocialists do gain complete control over everything, and establish a type of dictatorship American style. How long do you think that will last? 50 years? 100 years? But in the end it will fail, after considerable pain obviously.

    In any event, I really do think that there are many so called Republicans who have already made a compromise with the ideological enemy, as long as they can co-rule with the DemoNISTAS. They have, sold out, plain and simple! Pence is a perfect example of this, and there are others.




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  2. RAY TO NICK

    Don't forget that your home can also be raided by the FBI for all of those towels that you stole from hotels decades ago. In addition, pray that the FBI doesn't find those unabridged copies of George Orwell books. For some like you, these raids can also be accompanied by a doctor who will administer an ice water, castor oil enema as punishment for your sins, and at 3 a.m. Forewarned is forearmed Nick. Don't pull a Ruby Ridge on us.

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  3. RAY TO NICK

    The reality is that the raid on Trump's estate is a thing already done. The RePOOPlicans can raise all the hell they want, but the DemonISTAS have made their point, which is: We did what we wanted to do, so too bad, what are you going to do about it? Their attitude is : Tough Shit! Will anyone pay for this? Probably not. Lots of hot air and bullshit because of the raid, but no real accountability. If is looks scary, that's because it is.

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  4. Dr.Waddy fromJack: "A tad hyperbolic?" Nah! I think your predictions are highly plausible if the Dems were to win both houses. If they take the Senate but not the House their mischief could be limited to judicial nominations, including Scotus, and treaties . We could probably weather some Scotus change. The only thing keeping the dems from going on the far left rampage you described is present lack of adequate power.They have fanatic determination and intent. Just look at the madness presently percolating in the House.!Eg: " Why this arrangement of fetal tissue on the very cusp of the birth canal could be a human being within 30 minutes.Of course at present it has NO human rights ; it has no right to live.That right can only be granted at the completion of birth. " Legislation to confirm this in n ationally binding law already infests the still dem infested House! "Oh and don't worry; next we will go after those inconvenient new borns! After all, seeing is believing isn't it? We have a right to examine and if we choose reject our conjugal product like a pair of shoes, yes. gee.

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  5. DrWaddy from Jack: This raid isa confirmation of frantic leftist DREAD of President Trump returning to our White House and reempowering the great Amerian unwashed, yes! Itsthe characteristic, long since proven conviction of the totalitarian "american " left: " by ANY means necessary! Hillary and Bill's illegalities? Why who ever heard of that!? "

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  6. Ray, as usual, you are a massive downer, but also annoyingly wise. Victory in November won't "save America" by any means, but it will stave off America's collapse, which ain't nothin'! But, if the leftist dictatorship finally arrives, as you foresee, of course you're right that it won't last forever. Nothing does. As a matter of fact, "owning" power is often a very mixed blessing. America is almost certain to experience massive headwinds in the 21st century. Both parties want to steer the ship, but the task might be beyond onerous -- it might even be futile. This too shall pass, at any rate. Whoever rules America, if they let me play tennis and go out for the occasional ice cream, I'll be more or less content.

    Yes, Ray, the raid on Mar-a-Lago is water under the bridge. Theoretically, Trump, or Barr, or even Durham, could have unleashed the FBI on some of the bad actors who tried to set up and defame the President of the United States. They didn't have the cajones to hold ANYONE accountable...and the Dems did. Maybe we should be taking notes.

    Jack, I agree that, as long as we take the House, we can greatly limit the damage that the Dems can do, at least in the short term.

    Yes, the Dems are petrified that Trump could become president again. Do they think the theatrics of an FBI raid will cause his numbers to plummet, or do they have the gumption to follow through and charge him, convict him, and jail him? Short of that, I doubt if his resolve will be weakened. Quite the contrary.

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