One week before the election I started to write a commentary that I never finished due to time constraints. The commentary said that the party that loses the presidential election is going to find itself in trouble for years to come, maybe decades. Today we know that that party is the Democrat party. This is good news.
First, it is important to consider the context. Before the election, Republicans
*controlled the US Senate 54 to 45 (with 1 independent);
*controlled the US House of Representatives in historic numbers with a 60-seat majority 247 to 187 (one vacancy).
*held 31 out of 50 governorships including most of the prosperous and growing US states; and
*had majority control of 67 out of 98 state legislative bodies.
This meant that Democrats really had only one significant power base and that was the presidency, which is a very substantive office.
My thesis was that if Democrats lost the White House that they would be significantly marginalized in their political influence. And with the election of Donald Trump they now will be.
After Trump’s victory we now know that Republicans have (and these figures are not all final due to outstanding races):
*the White House and the enormous power that goes with it, including the power to appoint Supreme Court justices and federal judges – which will re-make America for decades to come – and chiefs for all of the federal agencies;
*52 and possibly 53 US Senators, giving Republicans majority control of the Senate again (which they were widely expected to lose in the recent election);
*238 US House members to 193 for Democrats, a very big majority;
*33 and possibly 34 governorships;
*I do not have the figures for state legislative bodies since many elections are not yet settled and all the numbers are not in, but it will probably remain strongly tilted toward Republicans and conservatives.
In short, the Democrat party is now out of power in historical dimensions. And it is only going to get worse.
This happened because the Democrats followed their most radical leaders like Obama to the far left. Being led by militants in politics, the media, the arts, the entertainment industry, academia, feminists, extremist blacks and latinos and others the Democrat party finds itself way out of touch with the lives of everyday Americans, and particularly those who do the hard work that keeps our nation afloat.
There are hardly any moderate Democrats left anywhere in America who live and work in the “real world”. Meanwhile these militant Democrats are increasingly unpopular outside of cities and university towns.
Even liberal states like Michigan, Massachusetts, Maryland and Illinois have elected conservative Republican governors in the last 6 years. Even far-left Vermont just elected a Republican governor by a whopping 9 points since Vermonters have become alarmed about their declining economy and want a strong leader to act. Governor-elect Phil Scott will do so. He has promised first and foremost to restrain state spending, which is always the first step.
The trend is global. Very liberal cities like Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil both elected conservative mayors recently. The Brexit vote in June was a signal of a conservative uprising. Europe appears to be moving strongly away from socialistic European Union rule. There are many other examples of a conservative tide rising all over the world. And Trump’s election will only fuel the fire.
In American terms this means that the Democrat party is on the way out – along with Obama – since Americans are seeing what works and what does not. And we all saw Obama fail miserably. Obama may have been the best advertisement ever for conservatism.
For decades widespread American prosperity made many Americans believe that there is no difference between leftist Democrats and everyone else because we were all doing well economically. But now the crisis in the economy coupled to the failure of Obama, and of liberal governors in many states, has exposed that there is a huge difference.
The problem for Democrats is that they have all committed themselves to the far left. And this is now costing them dearly and will continue to do so for many, many years to come.
This has been brewing for some time now, largely as result of the 2008 economic crisis and then the election of Obama and the implementation of his failed policies. In 2010, with Tea Party backing, Republicans were swept back into Congressional power. In 2014, it happened again. Both surges went nationwide.
In 2009 and 2010 the liberal-leaning or liberal states of New Jersey, Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio all elected tough, conservative Republican governors. These states’ economies had fallen into terrible shape and these governors have done very well in revitalizing them after years of liberal governors. All four governors were re-elected.
That is why even these states are now swinging to the conservative side, helping to re-draw the electoral map. Trump may even have won the electoral votes in Michigan (the votes are not all counted) which has not selected a Republican presidential candidate since 1988.
Donald Trump now is going to apply conservative principles to making our great nation great again. These policies will succeed because they always do. This will further empower the conservative and capitalist agenda for all to see.
There is another huge problem for Democrats – they have no ‘bench’ for the 2020 presidential election. They have no outstanding figures to lead them like successful governors, which is the usual route to the White House. The most talked-about Democrat figures for 2020 are:
*a radical feminist US senator from Massachusetts named Elizabeth Warren. But Obama has tarnished the radical brand and Hillary has harmed the feminist brand. Warren also is up for Senate re-election in 2018 and she very well may be challenged and beaten by a famous Boston Red Sox baseball star named Curt Schilling.
Schilling in the kind of outsider whom Trump’s election is going to encourage all over the US. Watch for this effect to bring many new Republican/conservative candidates out of the non-political world, people with a message who felt that they could never attain political office because they were not involved in politics.
*The other big figure for Democrats for 2020 is a black US senator from New Jersey named Cory Booker. But Booker looks like a really bad bet. Oh, sure he is a glamorous black whom the media can deify. Unfortunately his previous claim to fame is that he was mayor of Newark, New Jersey which is called The Carjacking Capital of America and was once voted The Most Unfriendly City in the World. So Trump would have plenty of ammunition to shoot at Booker.
*The only other big-name Democrat for 2020 is Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York state. But Cuomo is a very partisan and hard-left leader of an economically troubled state who has been brushed repeatedly by scandal. Trump would rout him in 2020.
Another issue is the 2018 mid-term elections. Nikitas3.com believes that Trump will be a successful president who will implement strong reform policies that will be very effective. Nikitas3.com believes that these policies will lead to more election wins for Republicans and conservatives in 2018, further emasculating Democrat power. Over the last two election cycles, Republicans have done spectacularly well in the mid-terms.
Nikitas3.com also believes that Trump will attract blacks and latinos to the conservative side by implementing policies that allow both groups to help themselves to a better life. And that Trump will be re-elected in 2020 by being cautious on the one hand and avoiding mistakes, and bold on the other, acting courageously to reform our nation and make it great again.
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