It was about a month ago that my good buddy and chief prophet of woe and lamentation, Conservative Review’s own Daniel Horowitz, was predicting that Republicans could lose more than 70 seats in the midterm elections.
Not prone to hyperbole, Horowitz is as data-driven and fact-based a man as I know. And based on the news cycle at that time, I agreed with him. Besides, the GOP was simply showing no signs of actually wanting to win.
No way could they hold both houses of Congress, and they might even lose both, I said. But the schizophrenia of this political climate has once again slapped me in the face and leads me now to a different conclusion, one adroitly expressed by my show’s editor, Todd Erzen, in this slogan:
Whoever is dumbest last loses.
Because for the last month, the Left has relentlessly run on a platform dependent on 40-year-old porn stars, maybe/maybe not Mueller leaks, a greater affinity for Iran than for the Constitution, and Nancy Pelosi flat-out admitting like a boss that she’s going to tax the hell out of you if she gets ahold of the speaker’s gavel again.
Please don’t confuse anything I’m saying with optimism, though. This isn’t me rooting for the Republican Party. Remember, I left the Republican Party because it was clear that not only does it have no real plans to root for me, but is often in league with the cult of progressivism against all that I hold dear.
I’m just trying to call it like I see it, and the best I’ve got on that front, after many ups and downs, is that anyone who tells you they are certain about what is going to happen at the ballot box this November is throwing darts blindfolded. That isn’t to say they aren’t really good at darts, like Daniel Horowitz, for example, but the uncertain characters of President Trump, the GOP establishment, and progressives in general collectively make for a chaotic blend of nonsense that can’t be tamed by the usual prognostication and forecasting.
Trump can simply decide he wants to have some fun trolling leftists, with no real care for whether the Republicans hold on to power in the capitol or not. And before you know it, woke SJW warriors will be burning Berkeley down again in the name of peace and tolerance. Meanwhile, the GOP establishment could actually be trying to lose – which I think they are – but simply be unable to suck quite as bad as the leftist mob that seems to be reaching for its own pagan brand of Sharia law.
We are literally racing to the bottom in 2018. Seriousy, whoever is dumbest last loses.
On the day I wrote this column, the starkness of the Trump/GOP victory on that front couldn’t have been more obvious. While Trump was welcoming home three Americans released by North Korea the day after a summit with that country was officially announced for June 12, some purple-haired Muppet and sexuality “expert” named Deanne Carson was rightly being mocked all over social media for proclaiming, no doubt in the name of reason and science, that parents should ask babies for permission before changing their diapers in order to set up a “culture of consent” from birth.
Weird. Just before those babies are born, progressives have no problem killing them if the mood takes the mother. But post-birth, they want to hold a convocation with them about the poop in their pants.
Even though babies are unable to give a verbal answer, Carson said “if you leave a space, and wait for body language and wait to make eye contact then you’re letting that child know that their response matters.”
These are the people who want to control every aspect of your life. They don’t just disagree with you. They seek to rule you. And as long as they keeping saying out loud nonsense like this, and that they can’t wait until they take more of your money again to burn as they wish in Washington, D.C., they will make it more than possible for the status quo to remain the same in Congress no matter how badly the GOP tries not to care.
Steve Deace is broadcast nationally every day on BlazeTV. He is the author of the book “Truth Bombs: Confronting the Lies Conservatives Believe (To Our Own Demise).”