• Story You’re Not Hearing: Election Day Was Really Bad for the Left

    Surge Summary: Weather or not Donald Trump actually lost the presidential race on November 3rd, down ballot results indicate the American people are not rejecting so much of the message he represented. It’s possible voters turned down a second term for the President because they didn’t care for him — but they also sent a clear message that they endorse many of his ideas and accomplishments. This is bad news for Democrats and Leftists. 

    Despite eeking out an apparent for Biden/Harris on Election Day, Democrats suffered some serious setbacks in the House of Representatives and in races across the country — and behind the scenes, some Democrat poo-bahs know it. Evidence of as much emerged from a party caucus conference call just days after the election.  Peter Heck offers some details:  ·

    It was about as honest and accurate of a post-election assessment that I saw. As the presidential race tilted towards the Democrats while Congressional races did the opposite, Andrew T. Walker observed,

    “It is apparent: GOP has a messenger problem and the DNC has a message problem. The former is a PR crisis; the latter is an existential crisis.”

    I can’t imagine seeing it said any better. Enough dust has settled from Tuesday to know that “Trumpism” – that is, the policies pursued and preferred by America’s 45th president – did not fall short. Even prior to the election, surveys were showing a very large majority of Americans believed that they were better off than they were four years ago.

    Those voting for Biden Tuesday, by any measure were not voting against the Trump economy, Trump foreign policy, or even Trump-era taxes. They were voting against Trump. They hated him, the person. Make no mistake, it was obviously a powerful incentive for a lot of people. But the truth that is about to land on the left like a ton of bricks? It isn’t sustainable.

    You can’t build a governing coalition around hating a guy who is no longer in office. The Whig Party tried that in 1832, bound together almost exclusively by their loathing of the contemptible Andrew Jackson. Once they were rid of him, how did things go? The party ceased to exist about 20 years later.

    Now, I am certainly not suggesting the modern Democrat party that has been around since the time of that same Andrew Jackson is going to fold up shop and disappear any time soon. I am saying that they face an inexorable identity crisis that will soon, under the weight of governance, provoke an intra-party civil war – all presided over by an historically weak president.

    The opening tremors of this looming upheaval were already being witnessed in a Democrat Party caucus call Thursday (language warning):

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    Image: Adapted from: By nrkbeta – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @ SXSW 2019, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=89188882

    Peter Heck is a teacher, preacher, speaker, author, and servant of Jesus living in Kokomo, Indiana with his wife and three children.

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