Top Democrat Rahm Emanuel Warns of Party’s Deep Plight

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, one of the most partisan Democrats in America, recently said that Democrats should “take a chill pill” (i.e., calm down) after their 2016 election loss.

“It took us (Democrats) a long time to get this low,” Emanuel said, adding that a Democrat electoral turnaround “ain’t gonna happen in 2018.”

Emanuel’s warning for 2018 comes after political strategists have projected that Democrats could lose up to 10 US Senate seats in the 2018 mid-term elections, giving Republicans 60 or more seats, a “magic number” that would give Trump almost unlimited power.

To see how far the Democrats have sunk, look at the summary at the end of this commentary that describes Republican power across the nation.

What is even worse for Democrats is that Republicans, conservatives and populists have for decades been targeted by the entire mainstream media, Hollywood, the universities,
Silicon Valley, the super-wealthy leftist urban elite, many corporations, the arts, the public education system, the entire ‘green’ movement, and more. Yet Republican electoral strength today is at its highest point in 100 years in contrast to Democrats and their cronies in these allegedly “powerful” institutions.

This shows that these institutions are not nearly as powerful as we were led to believe, as they once were, and as powerful as Democrats thought they were just a few months ago. This is more bad news for the liberals.

For instance Hollywood is suffering unprecedented financial losses while even the New York Times is living on a shoestring budget. In addition public trust in “the media” is at historic lows while tens of millions of Americans have finally tuned out these Trump-hating entertainers like Robert DeNiro and Rosie O’Donnell and their abrasive style.

Republicans and conservatives also are doing well even though republicanism by nature and by definition rejects government power over the people. They are doing well because Democrat overreach has led Republicans by the thousands to get elected to office to protect the rights of the people and trim government back.

Democrat anxiety runs deep. Even the Politico website reports:

A painful Democratic rift over Barack Obama’s political legacy is finally bursting into the open. For years, the former president’s popularity among Democrats stifled any public critiques of his stewardship of the party — a period in which the party suffered tremendous losses at the state and local levels.

But now that Obama and the political operation that succeeded his campaign, Organizing For Action, have expressed interest in playing a role in the task of rebuilding, it’s sparking pitched debates over how much blame he deserves for the gradual hollowing out of a party that now has less control of state elected positions than at any other time in nearly a century

Imagine that. Even Obama’s legacy is now in question among his own party. Rahm Emanuel continued, “You have to give people your vision, OK? You also gotta know, you can’t beat something with nothing, that was Bill Clinton’s lesson to me. You have to have an alternative.”

To this day these rioters and protesters against Trump do not grasp this reality. Angry Democrats in Washington do not seem to grasp it either. They are acting only negatively and Democrats cannot win by being negative. They tried it with Trump in the 2016 election and Trump skunked them with positive ideas for reforming the nation.

Indeed you cannot beat something with nothing, but that is not wisdom from Bill Clinton; it is common sense that has been known for millennia that Bill Clinton once repeated in a rare moment of candor.

Even Bill Clinton himself is another towering Democrat legend who now has fallen far. Hillary lost the election, the Clinton Global Initiative has closed its doors, while the vaunted New York hedge fund of Bill’s son-in-law recently collapsed. If attorney general Sessions goes after the Clintons, they will be in even deeper trouble.

In short Trump has finally revealed what it takes to vanquish the allegedly “invincible” Democrats – constructive, positive ideas that are well stated and stoutly defended. Period. End of story. has known this for decades. In 2011 I wrote a column on the conservative RedState site saying that Trump would be elected president in 2012 if he ran because I saw Trump speaking boldly and fearlessly.

He now has shown us how to win by discussing issues that were considered untouchable like abortion and immigration. Yet still we have Republicans who don’t seem to get it and they have been around for a long time.

Example: The Big Loser of 2016 was Jeb Bush who said in 2014 that Hillary Clinton would be “a formidable candidate”. That was back when the 2016 contest was expected to be Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton.

Bush’s statement contradicted the #1 Rule of Politics: Never praise your opponent. But then Jeb Bush was crushed by Trump in the primaries and that was no surprise since losers don’t even know how the game is played.

Who could forget ‘low energy’ Jeb telling a New Hampshire primary audience to “please clap” after he had made a policy statement. That quote will go down as one of the lamest moments in American political history, as Donald Trump takes commanding control of our nation by running away from the defeatist Bush/Establishment Republican narrative.

This is now Trump’s America. And you just watch. Despite endless media trashing of Trump, he and his ideas are vastly more popular than CNN will ever let on as public trust in CNN itself has sunk into the basement.

Recently Carly Fiorina, who ran a feeble primary campaign for president as a Republican in 2016, said that she might run in 2018 for the US Senate seat in Virginia held by failed 2016 Democrat vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine. Fiorina warned, however, that it would be a “very, very tough race” against Kaine.

So she is essentially praising her opponent by calling him politically strong, violating the #1 Rule. This is stupid, but then again this is the same Carly Fiorina who was fired from Hewlett Packard as CEO after a terrible performance. She also lost a US Senate race in California in 2010. So what does she know? She is a three-time Establishment Republican loser, so why should we believe anything she says? believes that Kaine is easily beatable. After all, he became known as one of the nastiest people in America from his horrendous vice presidential debate in October 2016 in which he came across as confrontational and mean. hopes that conservative commentator Laura Ingraham will run against Kaine. She could beat him easily. Many other conservative candidates could too.

Here are the numbers about how much power the Democrats have lost since Obama was first elected. Republicans now control:

*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 American jurisprudence for decades to come;
*the US Senate, with 52 Republican senators out of 100. That number even could go to 53 since one Democrat may switch parties. This gives Republicans majority control of the Senate again, which they were expected to lose in the recent election. This means that Trump will generally get all of the legislation that he wants and the appointments that he wants, including the Supreme Court.
*the US House of Representative with 240 Republicans to 193 Democrats (with 2 vacancies), a massive GOP majority. As Republican dominance continues long-serving Democrats may quit out of frustration, leading to a possible snowball effect in favor of the GOP;
*Republicans hold 33 out of 50 governorships. Republican governors rule almost all of the thriving and growing American states, and also many once-liberal states like Wisconsin and Michigan. Even ultra-liberal Vermont just elected a Republican governor by a whopping 9 points.
*Republicans have majority control of 68 out of 98 state legislative bodies.
*Republicans have been doing extremely well in mid-term elections and so you can expect their power to rise even more in 2018, with Trump there to help them. Worse for Democrats, only eight Republican US senators are up for re-election in 2018 but 25(!) non-Republicans (Democrats and independents) are. This will provide a clear opportunity for another rout of the Democrats and could easily take Republicans to 60 US Senate seats, the “magic number” that would give Trump almost unlimited power.

Here is an added note from the Washington Post to make these arrogant Democrats even more depressed:
Donald Trump is set to inherit an uncommon number of vacancies in the federal courts in addition to the open Supreme Court seat, giving the president-elect a monumental opportunity to reshape the judiciary after taking office. The estimated 103 judicial vacancies that President Obama is expected to hand over to Trump in the Jan. 20 transition of power is nearly double the 54 openings Obama found eight years ago following George W. Bush’s presidency.

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