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Assault on America, Day 310: Political insanity the new normal regardless of 2020 outcome

1 Year to Trump Victory
The countdown to November 3, 2020 (a.k.a, Election Day) began a long time ago, but now that we’ve crossed over the less-than-a-year threshold, people will perhaps start paying even greater attention to the coming political struggle of the century (or is it the ages?).

Every four years Americans are treated to media pundits and prognosticators pronouncing “it’s the most important election of our lifetimes,” but this time it might be more than mere hyperbole. Democrats’ behavior before and since the victory of President Donald J. Trump in 2016 reveals what’s at stake: liberals will stop at nothing -- including conducting inane and unwarranted impeachment proceedings -- to further their fantasies of inevitable big government domination and eventually, sinister designs on socialism.

To them, the Constitution isn’t just a “living document” any longer. No, Democrats consider our governing charter to be a withered piece of parchment with barely discernible writing produced by old dead white guy hands that no longer make sense in their “woke” universe. James Madison’s peerless power sharing system of checks and balances doesn’t cut it in a world where politicians seek to “do good” and ensure outcomes at the tip of a bureaucratic sword. It’s clearer than ever that the elites portend to know better than the citizenry and they pursue political removal of Trump to save us from ourselves. Freedom is so yesterday to the modern left.

They can’t succeed. Decent, America-revering people must stop them. Less than a year out, it’s time to make predictions (why not, they don’t cost anything, right?). Will Trump survive the impeachment farce and win reelection in 2020? Will Republicans regain the House? Will the GOP maintain a majority in the senate? What would you give for answers to these questions today?

A good many conservative commentators predict Democrats will pay dearly for their impeachment folly, especially those who promised voters fair representation but then took off on Nancy Pelosi’s party-suicidal witch hunt. David Catron wrote at The American Spectator, “[Last] Thursday ... all but two [of the ‘moderate’ swing district Democrats] voted in favor of a hyper-partisan impeachment resolution, exposing their campaign promises as cynical lies and ensuring that the Democrats will lose their House majority in 2020.

“The Democrats, their bluster about the 2018 ‘blue wave’ notwithstanding, have a particularly tenuous grasp on the House majority. The GOP needs to flip only 19 seats in 2020 to regain control — and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has already identified more than twice that number of vulnerable Democrats in districts won by Trump in 2016. Thursday’s vote has imperiled those weak Democrats even further by graphically illustrating that there really is no such thing as a ‘moderate Democrat.’ …

“…The Democrats whose districts were won by Trump in 2016 have signed their own political death warrants by voting for this tawdry resolution. Execution day will be November 3, 2020.”

So there’s at least one “guarantee” (from Catron) Democrats will surrender the House, and the American Spectator writer presents a very convincing argument. Catron names names, too, forecasting a short congressional stint for freshman Dems who managed to win in strong Trump territory last year, all the while swearing they would position themselves above the partisan bickering to “get things done” in Washington. Instead, they’re now devoted swamp creatures. How predictable… but then again, they’re Democrats.

The worst offenders are Rep. Joe Cunningham (D-S.C.), Rep. Max Rose (D-N.Y.), Rep. Kendra Horn (D-Okla.), Rep. Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.), Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D-N.Y.), Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.), and Rep. Jared Golden (D-Maine), all of whom were elected in districts Trump won by double digits in 2016. Then there's Rep. Ben McAdams (D-Utah), Rep. Antonio Delgado (D-N.Y.), Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.) and Rep. Andy Kim (D-N.J.), who prevailed in districts Trump took by at least six points. Lastly, there are 18 more Democrats clinging to districts that Trump won by less than six in 2016. All told there are 30 of Pelosi’s minions who must be pretty nervous these days.

Liberal pundits chortle at the assertion that these conscience-heavy Democrats will receive the proverbial political lash next year, but there’s little doubt that Trump still enjoys widespread popularity with those who chose him in 2016. Most Trump supporters are even more behind him than they were before. So, it only makes sense that these districts will once again come out to back his reelection bid -- and with their votes the Republican congressional seat challengers have a darn good shot at calling these Democrats home after two short years.

Of course this assumes Trump will survive the impeachment process. It’s still early, but it appears as though the House will indeed vote on impeachment articles and will then turn the matter over to the senate. There are very few signs that Adam Schiff’s secretive “fact finding” sessions are widely opposed by any significant Democrat rank-and-file cliques, so Pelosi and henchmen have the numbers to get it done. The Democrat party base has essentially been promised Trump’s head on a platter, so there’s no retreating at this juncture.

It's like an old civil war general ordering a bayonet charge against impregnable defenses. He recognizes it’ll fail yet gives the order anyway to save face with the political powers who control his destiny. Pelosi’s the officer in charge here and her donors and underlings are counting on her to at least complete the process. There’s no going back.

So here’s thinking Trump will be impeached, the trial will take place somewhere in the vicinity of Christmas and will be more or less complete by the end of the year or in early 2020. That’s right -- in two months (or so) this will all be over. Barring some sort of huge, credible and ground-shaking revelation about Trump (the type that would actually convince conservatives that something untoward really occurred), the Ukrainians, Russians -- and heck, why not throw in Kim Jong-un? -- the Republican senate will deny the Democrats their chance at premature impeachment ejection. As Bill Clinton did in 1999, Trump will emerge stronger than ever, vindicated by the process and ready to launch a year-long all-out assault on Democrats and their hapless presidential nominee.

Of course, after the fact #NeverTrumpers will claim he was irreversibly politically wounded by the “evidence” of wrongdoing and the tons of negative exposure he was subjected to. But make no mistake, Trump will rise like the mythical Phoenix from impeachment and it’ll feel like a new birth and license to act more Trumpian than ever. If that’s the case, the establishment had better watch their political backs. Next year it’ll be historically contentious, nasty and raw. Oddly enough, it’ll also provide the opportunity for Trump to portray himself as a sympathetic character and potential healer for the vast political divide.

Needless to say, Democrats won’t passively accept the conclusions of the senate Republicans just like they didn’t adhere to the opposing party’s judgment on Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh either. They’ll try to ride the impeachment fury like Tulsi Gabbard surfing a wave -- but it won’t work. The base’s red-hot anger will subside by February (for the first Democrat primaries) and months down the road, liberals will have moved on. But their desperation won’t cease.

Republicans will fundraise like crazy (as they’re already doing) and be in pretty good shape to defend most of their senate seats (and gain some others). Trump will continue to make inroads with minority voting communities (after all, it would only take a swing of a few percentage points among Hispanic and black voters to sink the Democrats’ chances in many states). The strong economy will make impeachment appear like the unfair, far-fetched straw grasping exhibition that it is.

And Trump will win reelection. And it won’t be close. Political boomerangs always return and this one is particularly predestined. There aren’t many “independents” in the country anymore, but the “mushy middle” typically opts for stability over rancor. Democrats have overplayed their hands and it’ll all show up on Election Day. Here’s thinking the Republicans will maintain their upper chamber majority as well. Another two years of “turtle” Mitch McConnell sounds a lot more attractive than enduring “Chucky” Schumer as the Majority Leader with a Republican president.

Republicans should play up the judicial confirmations angle in every single senate race. The next four years will be critical in cementing an originalist direction for the nation’s federal courts. Make legislatures do their jobs. Force Democrats to account for their social and cultural destruction. That’s what elections are about.

If the elites aren’t on the run already, they will be in about a year’s time. Kurt Schlichter wrote at Townhall, “[T]he elite likes its sexual abuse and its foreign cash and its total lack of accountability to us, the Normals, the people who are supposed to be the ones that our elite is working for. The elite has not learned its lesson. It has not admitted that it sucks and resolved to stop sucking.

“Instead, it has doubled down. And if it gets power again, it will act to solve what it sees as the most urgent problem facing America – the fact that we the people have the ability to reject the elite’s utter incompetence and surpassing greed and elect someone with a mandate to burn down the whole rotten edifice.

“If the elitists get power again, they are never letting go of it, not without a fight. And now, doesn’t the elite’s obsessive fixation on shutting down conservative dissent, eliminating competing institutions (like religious entities), and disarming law-abiding Americans make a lot more sense?”

You bet it does. It’s as plain as the lines on Nancy Pelosi’s crinkled face that impeachment will fail, the American people will reject the elites and the world will right itself (at least in the political sense) in a year’s time. It’ll be 2016 all over again, but better. The Democrats will have expended their impeachment capital and Trump will get his four more years to keep America great.

It's a bit far-fetched to claim attitudes will return to normal after next year’s election, because “normal” doesn’t really exist anymore. Democrats claim Trump is the problem, but would their paranoid convulsions really be any less severe if a different Republican were in the White House? Not a chance.

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