The hilarity of the final pitch by the Democrats is shocking. I hear it and I feel like Tom Cruise’s character at the end of A Few Good Men when Jack Nicholson screams, “You’re ******* right I did!” Cruise was dumbfounded. He actually admitted it. He admitted he was guilty.
On three of the four biggest issues the Democrats are running on, they’re being forced to convince American voters not to look at facts. That’s not a partisan jab; I’m a Federalist, not a Republican. But I can say objectively that Democrats are selling three big lies in order to convince voters they should be voted into the House of Representatives and the Senate this midterm election.
Let’s look at their pitch:
Lie #1: The economy isn’t helping the people
The economy is booming, but Democrats say it’s not, at least not in a way that helps the people. They say things like, “The stock market isn’t the economy,” which is true, but the stock market is a tiny piece of the success Republicans have had brought for the last two years.
The people say, “I’m saving thousands on taxes.” Democrats reply, “It’s just crumbs.”
The people say, “I finally have a job.” Democrats reply, “It should pay more.”
The people say, “But my wages are higher.” Democrats reply, “That’s Obama’s policies kicking in.”
I’m not sure which is more sad, that the Democrats are running on repealing the tax cuts that are bringing prosperity or that Republicans are, for some reason, letting them.
Lie #2: Obamacare is broken and we can fix it
This is the half lie. The first part is true. Obamacare is broken. From there, the Democrats’ narrative breaks down if voters put a quarter ounce of thought into the matter.
Their landmark healthcare deal was supposed to make things more affordable for the American people. It hasn’t. It’s actually made healthcare more expensive than it’s ever been, which is why this is such an important issue to many voters. Unfortunately, they’re being convinced by Democrats that the thing they erected in 2010 is somehow the Republicans’ fault.
Democrats cannot fix Obamacare because they’re even more spread across the ideological board than Republicans. The ideological differences within the GOP may have prevented them from repealing and replacing Obamacare when they had the chance, but compared to the Democrats they’re actually much closer to be in lockstep. The Democrats are scattered between two very different ways to fix Obamacare.
There’s the far left Medicare-for-All which doesn’t require a calculator to prove itself unfathomably destructive to the economy. In fact, most calculators can’t go as high as the socialist proposal requires.
On the other side of the Democratic Party’s stance on healthcare is a fix that is almost identical to what Republicans are pushing. Keep preexisting conditions covered, but reduce the burden on the middle class by promoting private healthcare alternatives for everyone whether they have a job or not. This can work now with so many more Americans working than before. It wouldn’t have worked two years ago.
Still, the Democrats’ pitch is essentially, “We broke healthcare and most of us agree with the Republicans’ way of fixing it, but we’re unwilling to go down that road unless it’s our names on the bills instead of theirs.” Seriously, that’s ridiculous.
Lie #3: Illegal immigration shouldn’t worry anyone
“Nothing to see here. Please disburse.”
That’s the narrative coming from not only the Democrats but also their mainstream media lapdogs. They want you to take the facts and bury them with your logic and common sense in a deep hole somewhere in the desert. Don’t fear the migrant caravans forming incessantly in Central America. Pretend like there’s nothing to fear from it. Watch our biased mainstream media coverage that uses either really wide shots or closeups to advance their narrative that the caravan is comprised mostly of innocent pregnant single mothers seeking asylum.
Medium shots are discarded because they show 80% or more of the people in these caravans are young, healthy men.
As we pointed out earlier, illegal immigration harms legal immigrants more than it harms anyone else.
But the Democrats are running on a notion of open borders. They might not say the words “open borders” (though some do), but how they propose to handle the situations is indicative of an open borders mindset.
It’s not just the migrant caravans. The numbers of illegal immigrants have gone up drastically every time the Democrats block one of the President’s initiatives on border security.
Nevertheless, Democrats are running on a platform that will make the illegal immigration problem worse and they’re banking on Americans being okay with this.
The fourth factor
This should be a landslide election for Republicans based on the first three factors. The fourth factor is the only thing keeping the Democrats’ hopes alive. They’ve made many Americans hate President Trump and his own words have been used to build this narrative.
So we have a midterm election where the President isn’t on the ballot, but he is. That’s their only hope, that Americans dismiss their own prosperity, health, and security so they can send a message to a President they don’t like.
I’m betting that Americans aren’t that stupid. I’m betting that American voters are going to save their anti-Trump vote for 2020 when he’s actually on the ballot. I’m betting that they’re going to vote on Tuesday to keep the agenda that’s been working so well for two years. If they do, they’ll prove the Democrats’ wrong.
When we examine the Democrats’ pitch, it’s unquestionable that they feel American voters are too simple to look at the facts. The question that will be answered on Tuesday is whether or not the Democrats were right to feel this way about us.