It’s strange. In a year that had the Democrats all up in arms and ready to take over the House and the Senate, then, well, just the House, now has become the possibility of the “nightmare scenario”…2016 all over again. Remember around mid-October, 2016? Hillary Clinton was comfortably ahead in the polls…Donald Trump just was hit with the Inside Hollywood bit on his nasty talk interview…and it looked like the Dems would be in control of the House, the Senate, the White House and Merrit Garland? Who’s that? We’re going with somebody a LOT more liberal to replace Antonin Scalia!
Oh, how things changed in such a short two weeks. Hillary tanked. The Dems never got either the Senate or the House, and a guy named Neil Gorsuch took over Scalia’s seat. Today, the Dems are starting to worry that their dream of “Impeach 45” may be just that…a lurid pipe dream. Jesse Ferguson, who was Clinton’s deputy campaign manager in 2016 is having flashbacks of it all come crashing down. Ferguson said that the signs were pointing to just that happening, and he’s afraid of yet another crashing defeat.
So, let’s take a look at that. IF it happens, and I’m not saying that it will, but in the event that it does, there are several things that could happen. It’s looking more and more like the Republicans could not only defend the Senate, but actually add a seat or two to their collection. In the House, it’s a lot less certain. But generic ballot preferences are tightening according to several polls, and it is really a toss up as to whether or not the Democrats can overtake the Republicans…but my hunch is they can. The House is a really good predictor of the future, sometimes up to 10 years down the road. And it would make sense in today’s partisan landscape that in another six years (if Trump gets re-elected) that the country would be ready to move back to the left a little.
The same thing happened in 2010 when Republicans took over the House. The Senate came their way after the 2012 election, and it bodes an old adage I believe in. The country doesn’t really like it when one party is in power. They’d prefer to have the minority party take control of congress. I don’t know why in today’s booming economy, and rapid job growth. America has certainly been more stable than it has in a very long time, and more respected around the world. But that’s what history shows us.
So, what happens if the GOP keeps both the House and Senate and if Jesse Ferguson is right and the blue wave turns into a red wave? Well, you’re going to see the left go even further off the deep end. The hate speech and massive mobs are only going to be more pronounced. They won’t get bigger, because more and more, America will get more turned off of them, but they will be there, showing the world just how childish adults can get when they don’t get their way.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!