Far too often the amount of money raised by a specific party or candidate is used as being a kind of barometer in determining who’s likely to win an election. And with word now coming that Democrat members and candidates for the House are bringing in huge donations heading into the November midterm elections we’re being led to believe that that would seem to indicate that Democrats are in a very good position to retake control of Congress. But I would tend to disagree.
And we’re also told by those who get paid to comment on such things, that if the 2018 midterm elections were held today, the Republicans could stand to lose 56 seats in the House, effectively handing over the speaker’s gavel and committee chairmanships to Democrats. And while the Republicans, notably, have much less debt than do the Democrats, we’re told that there is a ‘blue wave’ of Democrat support now bubbling just below the surface in many areas all across the country.
The ‘Cook Political Report’ recently released a revised House ratings map for every congressional district in the U.S. Friday and found that Democrats have a shot at up to 56 seats in November. Some 25 of those seats are in districts that “Lean Republican,” meaning the race is seen as a competitive race, but Republicans have a small advantage in those districts. Another 22 of the 56 districts are considered “Republican Toss Ups,” which means either party has a chance of winning.
There are nine Republicans up for reelection this cycle who are in districts that either lean Democrat or have a Democrat that is “likely” to take the election. And there are also fifty House Republicans who are said to be resigning, retiring or seeking other office in 2018. Roughly 22 House members retire each election cycle, so to say the party is going through a tumultuous period of change would not be an exaggeration. But I don’t think we should make it into something bigger than it is.
And in an attempt to put these fundraising numbers into some sort of perspective, I think it’s important to note that candidate Hitlery raised twice as much money as did candidate Trump and what exactly did it get her? Nothing more than another second place finish! And while many of her supporters are still feeling cheated nearly two years later, normal people are able to recognize the fact that America dodged a rather sizable bullet in 2016 and breathe a healthy sigh of relief.
And I think it also important to point out that all the money in the world isn’t going to change the fact that the Democrat Party has no platform, beyond ‘Impeach Trump’ and ‘Open Borders’ on which to run. I would argue that these would be two sure-fire losing campaign messages. And I mentioned earlier, Hitlery raised $1 billion and still lost, proving the point in rather spectacular fashion, that you can put financial lipstick on a pig, but it doesn’t alter the fact that it’s still just a pig.
And I think it’s a rather bold statement to make the claim that, “If the 2018 midterm elections were held today, Republicans could stand to lose 56 seats in the House.” Because it means absolutely nothing in what has become an environment of Democrat collapse, driven by a number of growing movements, including the Red Pill movement and the #WalkAway movement that has lifelong Democrats abandoning the Democrat Party in what has been described as significant numbers.
We’re told that President Trump’s approval among Hispanics is up 10 percent during this “border separating, abolish ICE’ brouhaha, and also that millennials are leaving the party in droves. There’s a clear trend here, and it’s AWAY from the Democrat Party. Spouting off financial numbers is completely useless when the party is in such a state of philosophical collapse, which will eventually leave only the most rabid of supporters, who are also the ones mostly likely to donate.