Some random observations on our nail-biting Election Day:
It’s important to stay positive, stay calm and keep praying for America. Despite all the pollsters’ smug predictions, and the relentless assaults by the media and social media, Trump still has a good chance to win (his unofficial electoral vote tally at this writing is 277), the Senate appears to have stayed in GOP hands, and the Democrats lost some House seats. Even if (Heaven forbid) Biden ekes out a win, Mitch McConnell can put the brakes on some of the more radical Democrat schemes, like packing the Supreme Court, doubling taxes and gutting the First and Second Amendments.
And without a packed SCOTUS, we as citizens can go to the courts to fight against overreaching government, before some of the many Trump-appointed judges who put the Constitution above their personal feelings, and all the way to the conservative majority Supreme Court. There might be no more desperately-needed progress, but at least we’d have some avenues to push back against encroaching socialism.
The predicted “blue wave” didn’t appear, even though there was record turnout. If anything, it showed how deeply divided America is, with an almost evenly-split popular vote and blue states voting overwhelmingly Democrat and red states overwhelmingly Republican. Oregon is so deep blue, voters reelected a Governor who shut down their economy and protected rioters and looters who are preying on them. It also became the first state to decriminalize possession of all drugs for personal use, including heroin, cocaine and meth. Just what they need, right? Looking at Portland, I assumed mind-altering drugs were already legal. Of course, those drugs are still illegal under federal law. We’ll see if the DEA turns a blind eye to open heroin, coke and meth use, the way they did when states legalized pot.
I’m very hopeful that John James can regain his lead to take Gary Peters’ seat in Michigan. And in a major win for pro-lifers in Alabama, Tommy Tuberville unseated pro-abortion Sen. Doug Jones.
Sadly, the Democrats held the House majority, so Nancy Pelosi will continue to provide rabid partisan obstructionism. But at the moment, it appears that Republicans have added at least six seats. A number of those winners are Republican women. Two of the sweeter victories were Nicole Malliotakis beating incumbent Rep. Max Rose in New York by nearly 58-42%, and Maria Elvira Salazar defeating Rep. Donna Shalala in Florida. In North Carolina, 25-year-old Republican Madison Cawthorn won and will take Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s title as youngest Congress member. Unfortunately, AOC, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar were reelected, as expected, considering their districts. Voting for Omar may be the only good-paying job available in her district.
I’m very disappointed that Kim Klacik lost her longshot bid for the House in Baltimore to Democratic machine incumbent Kweisi Mfume. Still, she’s a great new voice in the party, and I’m sure she’ll have a bright future. I’m even more sorry for the voters who chose Mfume over her and are now going to get more of what they’ve gotten for decades.
I get that a lot of people only voted for Biden because they just have a visceral hatred for Trump, having absorbed four years of relentlessly negative press and fake news. But I scratch my head over how people can be sitting in a filthy, crime-infested, riot-torn blue city or state, surrounded by homelessness, drug needles and human feces, their kids condemned to terrible public schools, barred from going to work even if they had a job, with no electricity and the only light provided by the uncontrolled wildfires outside, and vote for more of the same, year after year. Then they donate to Democrats in other states to try to make them the same way. That’s beyond Trump Derangement Syndrome; it’s Stockholm Syndrome. How can people cling to a habit that’s so clearly destroying their lives? We need to offer them a 12-step program, like Democrat Voters Anonymous.
Good news from Louisiana: voters overwhelmingly approved a state constitutional amendment declaring that “to protect human life, a right to abortion and the funding of abortion shall not be found in the Louisiana Constitution.”
Why should any state suddenly stop counting votes just because it’s late? Do you know why you’re able to read this right now? Because I worked late and woke up early while my staffers worked all night. Were there no poll workers in these states who were willing to work the night shift?
While it’s going to be hard to declare a winner, I think we can all agree on the biggest loser: the pollsters. Trump was down in the polls in every state he’s currently leading in. He won states that pollsters said Biden would win by double digits. The pollsters were changing their predictions even after the polls started closing. So what good were their predictions before that point? They’re as worthless as a milk bucket under a bull. Looking back, all the deadly serious media jabber about the polls seems like a complete waste. You could have better spent your time watching “Mr. Ed” reruns on MeTV. At least the horse knew what he was talking about.
Second biggest loser: the media. Over the past four years, they flushed away the last shards of their credibility and now stand revealed to the world as nothing but DNC sock puppets.
Social media, too, have proven that they are too big and too biased and are now a clear and present danger to America and a threat to free speech and the free flow of information. If the House refuses to do anything to stop them, then we can stop them through lawsuits and denying them our patronage. On that subject, may I recommend DuckDuckGo, the search engine that doesn’t track you, and Parler.com, the free speech version of Twitter.
Keep positive, keep praying, and stay tuned!