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Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Newt says Republicans will keep the House

"As Democrats become increasingly anti-gun, anti-male, anti-white, anti-Christian, and anti-work, it gets increasingly harder for them to build a majority." Newt Gingrich, May 8, 2018.

Readers should pay attention to the assessment of the congressional races by the man who engineered the Republican takeover of the House in 40 years.

That was two generations, covering nine presidencies.

That was Moses roaming the desert.

Gingrich was Joshua leading Republicans into Canaan. And the walls came tumbling down.

The Contract With America was brilliant. He compiled a set of unsexy policies into a rallying cry. Seriously, who gets worked up over a line-item veto. That is inside politics that is so boring it could cure insomnia.

Now, 24 years after making history himself, he sees Republicans winning the old-fashioned way by delivering on their promises.

"As the benefits of the Republican tax cuts, deregulation, and growing business and consumer confidence have taken effect, approval of President Trump and support for Republicans has grown. When combined with the president’s successes in both foreign policy and trade, Americans have significantly increased their support for his presidency and agenda," Gingrich wrote.

Which leads us to what Democrats have to offer.

"The Democratic National Committee Deputy Chair, Keith Ellison, has been associated with the openly anti-Semitic activist, Louis Farrakhan," Gingrich wrote.

"Other Democratic House members have launched what is essentially an atheist caucus, which will further marginalize their party. As Democrats become increasingly anti-gun, anti-male, anti-white, anti-Christian, and anti-work, it gets increasingly harder for them to build a majority.

"The current, obvious Democratic Senate strategy of putting partisanship above patriotism and blocking a substantial number of Trump appointments ultimately makes most Americans very uneasy."

The Democratic nominees in West Virginia for the House and Senate are all trying to divorce themselves from the national party.

But if elected, they will vote for Nancy Pelosi whether they like it or not.

And Joe Manchin will continue to sit when Chuck Schumer says sit.

"My sense is that Republicans will gain four to six seats in the Senate, keep control of the House, and continue to pick up governorships. This is only a guess, but one that could very much turn into a reality," Gingrich wrote.

He confirms my suspicions.

On April 20, I posted "Democratic lawsuit will cost them in November." It ended, "My first and final prediction is Republicans will hold the House and the Senate in the midterms, and likely add to their lead in the latter. They may even have a rare net gain in both houses for the party in power."

I cited as evidence the frivolous lawsuit Democrats filed against President Donald Trump's presidential campaign, the Russian government, and the Wikileaks group. As long as Democrats refuse to own up to losing the 2016 election.

2018 may be the first of those post-2016 defeats.

14 comments:

  1. The current Democrat platform is unrestricted abortion and repealing the Trump tax cut.

    IOW - "Death and Taxes!"

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    1. Nothing is sure in life, except ... death & taxes.
      :(
      But wanting less uncertainty does not have to mean wanting more of certain bad stuff.

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    2. Nicely said, MyIQ!
      JimNorCal

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    3. "Mr. Reagan will raise taxes, and so will I. He won't tell you. I just did."

      Walter Mondale 1984

      You know what happened.

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  2. Of course, if the IG report exposes the vast corruption of Democrats as expected, the pick up by GOP could be even greater in both houses.

    Seems that GOP hopefuls have learned to run WITH Trump, not away.

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  3. The Democrats have been so confident of their Big Blue Wave(TM) that they have decided to let their freak flag fly high. I just hope this isn't too far out from November to let them do a media-assisted course correction. (Hopefully, their "friends" in the media will keep them sufficiently deluded into thinking no correction is necessary because StormyRussiaCollusion.)
    -TK

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  4. "Readers should pay attention to the assessment of the congressional races by the man who engineered the Republican takeover of the House in 40 years." And then promptly lost it mere days later. Hahahahaha.

    If not this election, Congress is going to flip soon - bet on it - 100 percent - and then it's going to flip back again all because voters cast their lot solely by whether it is an "R" or "D" next to the candidate's name.

    The Swamp never gets drained, it only gets replaced by new faces. They are all Scott Pruetts.

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    1. Riiiight.

      Just like Congress flipped after 1932.

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  5. What I'm looking forward to, once John McCain shuffles off this mortal coil, is that the Governor of Arizona is going to get to appoint Arizona's first Republican senator since Barry Goldwater!

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  6. The image of Ganny Nancy grinding her dentures during the SOTU should be presented to the voters again and again and again.
    Trump: We're making America great again!
    Pelosi: Crunch crunch crunch...

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  7. With so many democrat held senate seats up for grabs and the implosion of liberalism, if the republicans can’t pick up 5 or more seats, than McConnell and Ryan have poisoned the well more than anyone can imagine.

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    1. Should have read your next post. Will post my reply there.

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  8. "Joe Manchin will continue to sit when Chuck Schumer says sit." Manchin is in serious trouble, and he seems to know it. He's going on TV saying, "I'm not really that much of a Democrat!" He says he's voting to confirm Gina Haspel. Whether or not he actually does remains to be seen, but it's a moot point anyway, because he couldn't stop her confirmation if he tried. He's going to try to go as centrist as possible, right up until the moment Morrisey beats him.

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