Donald Trump could well be the last Republican president most of us will see in our lifetimes. This will bring tears to many – tears of joy to some of my fellow columnists at The Villager who would be delighted if this transpired, but tears of sadness to many Republicans who view Trump as the last bulwark against socialism and tyranny.
There are three primary reasons why I believe this will come to pass. Let’s call them the three D’s – demeanor, demographics and deception.
Demeanor refers to Trump’s skill at fighting back against his opponents. Trump beat 16 other talented GOP primary candidates, none of whom could have withstood the onslaught from the Clinton machine in the general election and would have lost.
Only Trump could fill arenas for campaign rallies and survive a coordinated attack from virtually the entire media, academia, entertainment and Big Tech. He fought back like a junkyard dog and won in the end. No other candidate would have pushed through a conservative agenda on trade, immigration, taxes or the judiciary as Trump did.
Trump is a one-of-a-kind, what Republicans have been waiting for since Reagan. Wet noodle Republicans like Bush, Romney, McCain, or Ryan would have withered under the left’s assault, capitulating and reaching across the aisle, accepting the establishment’s agenda. The Republican bench is thin with no heir apparent. There is no one who fights back and remains upbeat as Trump does.
Demographics refers to the Electoral College. Trump won comfortably by 77 votes. Will this continue? Suppose Texas and Florida, with a combined 67 votes, turn red to blue? Flip one more state and it’s lights out for the GOP.
Colorado, once a red or purple state, is now as blue as California or Illinois. Ted Cruz won his Texas Senate race by 16 points in 2012, but only 3 points this year. New Yorkers and Californians are moving to Texas, Florida and Colorado to escape oppressive taxes and regulations, yet bringing their liberal values, especially when it comes to voting.
Florida restored voting rights to over a million felons. Guess how they might vote? If only 5 percent of them vote, that could be enough to turn Florida blue, considering how the recent senate and governor’s races were decided by a few tens of thousands of votes.
Lastly is deception, a nice way of describing electoral fraud. It’s amazing yet predictable that Republican voting ends on Election Day, but Democrats continue voting for weeks past the election. As we saw in Broward County and in Georgia and Arizona.
Republicans won most Orange County districts comfortably on election night, yet a few weeks later, every single GOP victory had been overturned. It seems every close election ends up in Democrat’s hands, never the other way around.
This is all a preview of the 2020 presidential election. Trump will be on the ballot but given demographics and deception, Trump’s re-election is anything but certain.
Eventually, Democrats will control the White House and Congress, changing the rules to their advantage. They never expected Trump to win. They won’t make that mistake again.
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