Every Presidential election, the talking heads and pundits say THIS election is the most important in a generation. Some go so far as to say it’s the most important presidential election in history. They’ll say that every time, regardless of the election itself. That’s their job, at least from a ratings and traffic perspective. They’re paid to make things even more important than they really are.
I’ve always held back on making such claims. Since the first presidential race I covered in 1992, I’ve tried to keep everything in perspective, not going down the road of painting this candidate or that policy as an existential threat. Even in 2012, when it seemed like Obamacare was destroying the economy and President Obama himself was making a mockery of our status in the world, I didn’t see him as an existential threat. Republicans had the House. They would soon have the Senate. His executive orders were bad, but not to the point that we needed to threaten civil war or leaving the country.
2016 proved to be an extremely important election. It wasn’t the biggest of our country’s history, but one can definitely argue it was the biggest in a generation. Still, Hillary Clinton’s brand of progressivism was lukewarm at best. She is a capitalist and prolonging the policies that Obama put in place wouldn’t have been the death blow. The Supreme Court justices she would have nominated could have been, which is what really made that election so important. But, thankfully, she failed miserably.
Now that we’re getting into 2020 election season, my tone is shifting. It’s not just the Supreme Court. The President must win reelection in 2020 because if he doesn’t, whoever takes his place is going to start transforming America in ways President Obama could have only dreamed of doing. There is one important reasons for this, one thing that make the 2020 election much more crucial than 2016 and arguably the most important election in American history.
I’ll try to keep it short, though this topic could easily fuel a whole book.
The rise of the radicals
Electing President Trump was big, but arguably bigger was the DNC’s theft of the Democratic nomination from Bernie Sanders. He should have won. If the DNC didn’t oppose him so vehemently, he probably would have. And as bad as that scenario would have been, the resulting upheaval following his loss within the Democratic Party has been even worse. They struck him down, but he came back more powerful than they could have possibly imagined.
No, Bernie himself is not more powerful than he was in 2016. In fact, I’d place his nomination chances lower at this stage than they were at this point in 2015. But his ideology has risen. Little communists are running around spreading their anti-American message more than they did back then. And more candidates have embraced it. Joining Bernie in the hyper-leftist socialist camp are Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Pete Buttigieg, despite the latter two not claiming the progressive mantle nearly as much as Warren or Sanders. They own it, though. They’ll have to if they want to get the nomination in the end. While most political prognosticators are banking on a moderate turn by whoever eventually wins the nomination, I believe it will be that unique moment when the opposite happens. They will not go soft. They will go all-in, driven by the Justice Democrats and their pets in Congress such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
The reason they’ll go left and never veer back to the right is because the upheaval that will happen in the House of Representatives will draw them to the fire. They will see AOC and her cronies complaining about Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and the Establishment Democrats and they won’t want to be lumped in with them. The Justice Democrats are getting greedy. They see an opportunity and they’re taking it even if it hurts them in the future because they believe they have the power accumulated already to steer the party over the socialistic cliff. In fact, they see the presence of President Trump as their primary detractor as being a call for them to act now rather than later.
They need to get their way. America needs to see what radical progressivism truly represents. And then America needs to shoot it down.
The only way to make the radical progressives go back to the obscurity of coffee shop discussions and Antifa violence is for the American people to rise up and say, “Nope, that’s too far.”
If Joe Biden or some other old-school Democrat wins the nomination, the problem with the far left will only grow bigger following the election. They’re here because Hillary lost. They’re emboldened because AOC and other radicals won. They have suspended disbelief that radicals can win and reinforced the belief that moderates like Clinton or Biden aren’t the answer. Now, they’re going for the kill shot.
We need to hurt them badly in 2020 or they’re just going to get even stronger.
We must oppose them on the ideological battlefront. We need to let them have their moment in the spotlight, then summarily spank them back to their parents’ basement to whine on social media. We need an unambiguous series of wins in 2020.
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