You know, I keep hearing how the Democrats are poised to take over the House of Representatives, primarily so they can impeach Donald Trump, and take over the Senate, so they can deny him any further nominees in the Supreme Court. Both ideas are really stupid if you think of it. First of all, let’s examine quickly, what would happen if both of those instances did indeed happen.
If the Dems took over the House and impeached Trump, it would lead to the same problem the Republicans had when they impeached Bill Clinton back in the 90’s. There is no way there would be a conviction, so the whole thing would be a waste of time and nothing would get accomplished. And, if what happened to Clinton happens to Trump, his popularity would rise. Stupid idea. It was with the GOP back then, it would be with the Dems today.
Second, if the Dems took over the Senate, and tried to deny Trump Supreme Court nominees, and there could be at least two more in the near future, it would lead to them actually losing the Senate. The American people believe that the president has the right to nominate whomever he or she wants to the high court. To deny them that opportunity without good reason is unconstitutional. I know the Senate has to give “advice and consent” on the nominations, but if they make it a political issue only, afraid that they’ll have Roe v. Wade overturned, it would lead to a backlash. Again, not a smart move.
Now, on to the topic at hand. Blue Wave? Doubtful. First of all, the Dem’s are just hoping that there’s this Blue Wave because most of the time a new president takes office, there is about a 15 seat swing in the opposing direction two years later. That has had a couple of times that hasn’t happened. In 2002, George W. Bush actually gained seats in the House, and I think the other time was during Clinton’s time in office. Beyond that, you’ve got to go back to 1934 and FDR to see it again…so history certainly would be on the side of the Democrats. But this isn’t what I would call historically “typical times”.
Democrats are moving very far to the left. While that excites some folks, it really doesn’t excite the Dem’s base. Those are the folks that go out and vote. And the same thing that happened to the Republicans after the Tea Party won a bunch of primaries is going to happen here. They are left enough to win a primary, and too far left to win a general election. Democrats never seem to learn.
The also never seem to change their playbook. Hatred and bigotry seem to be the whole mantra. They are angry with themselves because they didn’t get the turnout to beat Trump in 2016, and now they are blaming it on him. How stupid is that? When the populace sense that things are being done for purely political motives (as this is), they have a tendency to back away. That will happen in November as well.
Take my word for it…Democrats are talking a big game now. They were talking a big game on election day in 2016 as well. And we all know how that turned out…don’t we?
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!