I am amazed that some on the Right are already ceding defeat and offering their concessions to the Left in the 2020 elections. Some of their reasons might have a trace of validity but many of them are either rooted in a desire for Trump to fail and lose or imbibing too much of the Media Kool-Aid. I have never been one to give up before the final pitch has been thrown or until the curtain falls on the last act of the play. Even in the face of daunting problems and obstacles, we are faced with we should keep the fires of hope burning until the last ember is nothing more than a cool lump of ash. I follow the biblical directive found in Galatians 6:9 – “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” And the wise words of Ecclesiastes 11:4 – “He who watches the wind will not sow and he who looks at the clouds will not reap.” The simple message is Don’t Quit!
I have often told people, “The devil cannot win unless we quit.” He can’t win in the end, but in our lives, he can be victorious momentarily if we give up and thrown in the towel. Never do that! NEVER! We lost the House of Representatives in 2018 for many reasons and even though it is being touted as an “anti-Trump backlash” I doubt that was truly the reason. I would place more blame on the failure of the GOP in Washington for not backing the President in the pursuit of his promises on the campaign trail than any ‘anti-Trump’ sentiment. I could be wrong but believe that a unified Republican Party would have crushed the Democrats in 2018 and can do so in 2020. On the other hand, a disorganized and disunified Republican Party that is more its own enemy than the Democrats can create such a perception of inability and ineptitude that we could lose the nation in 2020.
In 2019, the Democrats are almost giddy with optimism, and I don’t blame them. They added 40 seats in the House of Representatives and their total vote exceeded that of the Republicans. Why did that happen? Partly, because too many Republicans or Independents that are conservative leaning, opted to sit this one out as they have in the past and when that happens, we lose. Pat Buchanan pointed out that in the New England states the Republicans do not hold a single House seat and Susan Collins of Maine is the lone Senator in that area held by the GOP. That is not encouraging for those of us on the Right and should spur incredible optimism by those on the Left.
I don’t know if it will happen, but I can foresee a war within the Democratic ranks in 2019. Nancy Pelosi is not as popular as she once was and there is growing disagreement on how to proceed by the rank-n-file in the Party. The Leftist Base is adamantly determined to destroy Donald Trump and they want a no-holds-barred approach resulting in impeachment, removal, and indictment of this president. They don’t care how it happens or even if it is within the scope of constitutional legality. They just want him gone. That may play well or may prove to be a disaster for those following the toxicity of liberalism and rapidly turning to the Socialist approach.
The Establishment Democrats are finding they are not as popular nor influential with the vast majority of Democratic voters today. A USA Today poll recently released revealed that 59% of Democrats said they would be “excited” about “someone entirely new” leading the party in 2020. The other side of that coin that should be disheartening to the Establishment Democrats is that only 11% want a familiar face to lead them. That same poll seems to discredit its own reports because it also revealed that Joe Biden, the old-line Democrat who is a 76-year-old white male garnered 53% of the ‘excited’ votes. The only candidate to come close to Biden was Crazy Bernie Sanders the 77-year-old Socialist from Vermont.
Robert Francis ‘Beto’ O’Rourke is a far less known individual and has not produced the overwhelming favor he and they had hoped for. Other lesser knows than Sanders or Biden are Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, two extreme liberal leftists. The negative for both Harris and Booker is they are from entrenched Democrat States, California, and New Jersey and would not give a boost to the ticket outside the voting blocks of California and New York.
There is Sherrod Brown the liberal Democratic Senator from Ohio who won reelection in the face of the State going Republican. Some have suggested that the 76-year-old Biden and the 66-year-old Brown would provide a formidable ticket and be problematic for the Republicans. Much of that reasoning is that the Democratic Party is never-ending in the celebration of its so-called racial and ethnic diversity. They believe they have the women’s vote in the bag as well as that of the millennials. Could two white males satisfy the base that decries whiteness and maleness?
I keep seeing evidence that many blacks, Asians, Hispanics, women, and even some in the LGBT are splintering from the Democrat rule and thinking about the failures of the party for over 50 years with regard to their causes. That could be problematic for the Democrats in 2020 and beyond. However, it will also require the Republicans to articulate the differences in the party and platform and rally behind the president to achieve the promised objectives. I am convinced that nothing sells like success and if the GOP does what it should have been doing all along a win in 2020 is not only possible but probable.
Democrats such as Louis Farrakhan’s giving praise to those who declare the Jews as ‘the enemy’ is finally troubling some of Jewish descent. We are learning that the diversity policies in Ivy League Schools are embittering some Americans of Asian descent. Quotas always hurt someone and usually fail to reward excellence, hard work, and qualifications. That is not the American way and not the way to success.
Identity politics, political correctness, and the censorship of anyone or anything conservative are not playing well in all parts of America. Of course, the MSM and the Democrats and some weak-willed Republicans are claiming that anything less is ‘Un-American’. For those of us who have fought to defend the freedoms of all people, this is grating and troubling. I have recently spoken with lifetime Democrats who have looked at the list of potential candidates from their party for 2020 and said, “I cannot support those who desire to destroy our Freedoms and strip us of our Liberties any longer.” They lamented that their party has drifted too far toward Socialism and has become quite antagonistic toward the Christian Faith, Judaism, and our Constitutional Rights and Liberties. Some of them are expressing being troubled enough to, for the first time in their lives, vote Republican or not vote.
I am not ready to throw in the towel and declare the Democrats conquerors in 2020. They may well win but for them to win we have to give up and either not vote or vote in such a manner as to ensure their victory. I cannot do that, and I hope you are unable to do so either. I believe in God and I believe in America and my hope remains strong! Rise up America and let’s prevail and see our Republic restored.
God bless you and God bless America is my prayer and desire!