Tuesday, there were primary elections in four states: Idaho, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Nebraska. I won’t bother going into all the details of the various local races, but you can find some of them at the link. You’ll probably wonder why I’m linking to an election recap from a far-left “progressive” site, but there is a reason. It’s because the biggest story of Tuesday night was the victories of far-left candidates in Democratic primaries, and I wanted you to see how that’s being celebrated as a great thing. This should motivate you to get out and vote in November to keep these people at least 1,000 miles away from any levers of power over your lives.
In Democratic primaries across the US, the wackiest far-left candidates beat out the more mainstream “stealth” candidates favored by national party leaders such as Nancy Pelosi, who knows that her dream of becoming Speaker again hinges on convincing voters that Democrats are not all about raising taxes, impeaching the President and grabbing your guns (although she has openly endorsed at least one of those things.) As I pointed out weeks ago, one of the biggest seawalls threatening the “blue wave” was the Democratic primaries, where the most agitated, Trump-resisting, Twitter-trolling social justice warriors were just itching to vote for candidates who made Bernie Sanders look like Barry Goldwater. And so they did on Tuesday.
The winners in the Democratic primaries were so far left that as of this writing, three women in Pennsylvania who were endorsed by the Democratic Socialists of America appear to have won – and thanks to the state Supreme Court getting involved in redistricting, they are also virtually certain to win their districts in November. A far-left small town mayor who bears a rather remarkable resemblance to Thanos from “Avengers: Infinity War” won the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor (the incumbent came in fourth!) In other primary races around the country, Democrats who promised to enforce the laws and keep Americans safe were walloped by candidates promising free Medicaid for all. Meanwhile, Republican voters mostly chose mainstream candidates and incumbents instead of taking a risk on outsiders.
Outside of Pennsylvania, most of these far-left candidates aren't likely to win November. For instance, in Idaho, Paulette Jordan, who was endorsed by Planned Parenthood and Democracy for America, won the Democratic nomination for Governor, but the Republicans already had a 34-point advantage in Idaho, and her nomination is likely to make it even larger.
Yesterday, I heard a news commentator say that the Democrats have a problem in that they still haven’t formulated a persuasive argument for why they should be put back in power (other than “We hate Trump,” of course), particularly with the economy doing so well. It’s astounding to me that the election is less than six months away, they think they already have it won, and they haven’t even been about to tell us why anyone should vote for them. These far-out-of-the-mainstream (as in, "Far out, dude!") primary results are going to make creating a popular platform and selling it to a majority of Americans even harder.
The linked article shows that the far-left media are deliriously happy because they think the results prove that "progressivism" is on the rise and Americans are finally falling in love with socialism. Good, I hope they keep thinking that. Because what they actually prove is that the Democrats have managed to chase away virtually everyone except the most hardcore, far-left fringe, and that’s who is determining who their candidates will be. The tail is now wagging the dog. Or as Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit likes to say, “All the Democrats had to do to win was not act crazy, but they can’t even manage that.”
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