Words of Election Wisdom   1 comment

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The blue wave turned out to be a blue ripple. The Democrats won a healthy, but narrow majority in the House and lost seats in the Senate. More tellingly, most state governorships remain in Republican hands. Democrats got a bump, but they didn’t flip big in any state. It was all fairly narrow margins. What does that mean?

Well, people were certainly energized and many new voters turned out to the polls. Democrats hoped they were energized against President Trump, but voters don’t appear to be so upset with President Trump that they are inclined to punish Republicans to a great degree. Suburban voters turned out against Trump — which I find interesting because they have the most to gain from Trump’s economy. Polling out of Texas suggests a disconnect between Democrats and the economic reality. That might change when they file their tax returns in the coming year. For the record, Trump’s tax reform saw a 10% increase in my family’s take-home pay from 2017 to 2018. I’m not a Trump supporter, but I am grateful for that bump which has allowed me to replenish a savings account that had been badly depleted by Obamacare-drive medical insurance premiums.

The Democrats can now exert some power in the federal government, but it is limited and checked power. That means they must either opt for “bipartisanship”, which under Republican presidents generally results in huge spending increases, or in gridlock, which isn’t a bad thing from a liberty perspective. Unfortunately, there are some huge things that need to be addressed – entitlement reform (including Obamacare and Obama’s massive expansion of the welfare state) and the debt being the biggest issues — and I think either way, this election result means those extremely important issues will not be addressed for at least another two years. But, Republicans didn’t exactly work on those issues in the two years they had control of all branches of government, so ….

I prefer divided government and gridlock. More issues may devolve to the states, which I also prefer. The blue ripple is better than a blue wave because it sends a clear message to Democrats that the voters don’t love them, they just don’t like unitarian government. It also sends a message to President Trump that he needs to work across the aisle. That wouldn’t be a bad thing, if he were a fiscal conservative, but he isn’t, so — who’s ready for $30 trillion in debt?

Anyone want to lay a long-term bet on how long the government can sustain deficit spending at these levels?

 

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  1. I HAVE NO POLITICAL PARTY AFFILIATION, BUT I DO SAY THAT THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEWLY EXPOSED COMMUNISTS, AND CAN BE CALLED THE DEMON PARTY. WHO IN THE HELL WANTS OPEN BORDERS, FOLLOWED BY DISEASES, MAYHEM, AND VAST MURDERS IN OUR STREETS. I AS A FLORIDIAN AT HEART, I AM GLAD TO SEE DeSANTIS BE THE NEXT GOVERNOR OF FLORIDA, AS ME AND MY LOVED ONE HAVE PLANS TO MOVE BACK TO FLORIDA. GILLUM WOULD TURN FLORIDA INTO BEING A TRASHED STATE AND A VAST GHETTO WASTELAND. FRANKLY, WE NEED TO STOP ALL FORMS OF IMMIGRATION AND ASYLUM, TAKE CARE OF OUR HOMELESS, CLEAN HOUSE, AND GET OUR PLACE RUNNING FUNCTIONAL AND NOT DYSFUNCTIONAL. CAN YOU EVER IMAGINE EVERYDAY OPEN BORDERS, WITH STEALING, MURDERING, ETC…, YES, THIS IS OFFICIALLY THE MINDS OF THE DEMOCRATS, THERE IS NOTHING REMOTELY SANE ABOUT ANY OF THEIR PLATFORMS.

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