Poll: Interest in Midterms Lags For Key Democrat Voting Blocs (Young Voters, Independents, Non-white Voters)
This is not a time to be precious and demand party purity
Here’s what we know because we’ve been repeatedly told: One, if the Democrats take one or both Houses of Congress, President Trump will be, at best, more lame than the lamest lame duck in the history of our nation as he complies with a zillion Congressional inquiries and demands and fights impeachment (should the Dems win the House); two, the leftist dream, of course, is that President Trump be removed from office (should the Dems win the Senate); and/or three, he will be impeached and removed from office if Democrats take both the House and the Senate.
This isn’t rocket science or tea leaves, it’s what they’ve clearly and constantly said since President Trump trounced twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton back in 2016.
With the Trump presidency hanging in the balance, it seems to me that this is not a time to be precious and/or to demand party purity tests. Trump will be gone, either in 2020 or in 2024, the latter is not negotiable. Trump will leave the White House; that’s fact.
On the one hand, what we hold dear is not what many of our former conservative friends hold dear. The #NeverTrump crowd is horrifically short-sighted and completely caught up in the #Resistance hysteria that demands outrage now, then, when, and where. But especially here. Now.
On the other hand, the#NeverTrump cohort has zero faith in our Constitutional Republic in that they doubt this country’s founding principles and the checks and balances provided by our Constitution. I get this on some level, but ultimately, we were either given the best form of government and it will work even in these dark hours, or we were not, and it will not.
Oddly, however, the Democrats’ key demographics just aren’t that into the Socialist Democrats or Democratic Socialists. They seem to be using the terms interchangeably, as if they meant the same thing. If there were ever two words in any of their forms that don’t go together, “democrat/ic” and “socialist” are top contenders.
Anyway, a recent NBC/WSJ poll shows that voter enthusiasm levels amongst key demographics typically associated with (D) votes is particularly troubling, as is the uptick in GOP voter enthusiasm.
Six weeks before the 2018 midterm elections, Democrats hold a 12-point lead in congressional preference among registered voters, with nearly six-in-10 saying they’d like to see significant change in the direction President Donald Trump has been leading the country, according to a new national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
The results suggest a political environment where Democrats have the clear advantage in their pursuit to win back control of Congress in November.
“Americans are hitting the brake in a midterm, and trying to send the signal that they’re not satisfied,” said Republican pollster Bill McInturff, who conducted the survey with Democratic pollsters at Hart Research Associates.
Potential trouble spot for Dems in new NBC/WSJ poll — interest in midterms still lagging among young voters, independents, non-white voters. pic.twitter.com/LnSU32abQW
— Carrie Dann (@CarrieNBCNews) September 23, 2018
Ultimately, we want as many Democrat voters to stay home as possible, but we can’t count on that. All we can do is ensure that we vote and that we vote Republican. The larger the majorities in both Houses of Congress, the more Trump can accomplish, the more of his campaign promises he can fulfill. With each lost seat, Trump and his agenda—the one we voted for—are crippled.
I get voting on principle, but I also get reality. Our reality today is that 2018 midterms are not about party, ideology, or even policy, and they certainly are not about “sending a message” to the GOP or to anyone else (newsflash: they aren’t listening to such messages and never have/never will).
Therefore, refusing to vote makes no sense to me. As the prof recently noted,
This is not about Brett Kavanaugh. Democrats would have waged total personal war on any Trump nominee.
The answer is to get out and vote. Get your friends and relatives out to vote. Vote not just to defeat the Democrats, but to free us from the grip of 2-3 weak Republican Senators.
If Republicans had 53-54 Senators, the Kavanaugh personal war would have ended already with confirmation.
It’s impossible to disagree with this assessment. After all, how much can President Trump accomplish if he has supermajorities in one or both Houses of Congress? How much can he accomplish unrestrained by the investigations and petty politicking promised by Congressional Socialist Democrats?DONATE
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