Midterm campaign season is getting ready to explode. These are the lessons for candidates who weren’t paying attention to this summer’s hot and ugly national climate: low unemployment is a failure, extremism is moderation, the rule of law depends on what party you belong to, and only the opposition’s Supreme Court nominees will legislate from the bench.
America is a not a place. It’s a concept based on ideals. Without the ideals we are just real estate to be given away to the highest bidder. One of those ideals is that we are a sovereign nation. That’s a tough one to sell as the voices demanding open borders and a socialist economy get louder. Extremist Democratic Party members know that they can encourage a militant left to do their dirty work while they stand back and hold themselves blameless for the inevitable confrontations and violence their rhetoric will create. That’s how liberal dissidents will abolish America, one clash and one ideal at a time.
The RNC just came knocking, looking for money again. Republicans have a lot of explaining to do before they deserve a single cent, starting with their tepid support for the president and the America First policy they aren’t supporting. Are they afraid they will be accused of being nationalists or is this the timeworn tradition of separating themselves from a president who might interfere with their job prospects and control of a Congress they still can’t seem to take charge of?
On Tuesday Illinois decided to pit two rich white guys against each other for governor. Their values are confusing. Democrat Pritzker embodies many of the things liberals bitterly resent, but they still made an exception for this member of the 1%. Bruce Rauner’s efforts to get along with an unyielding opposition in Springfield have alienated conservatives. If you really believe in the values your party tells you to hold dear, then how can you support either candidate? Fortunately, this isn’t a problem because you don’t matter and neither does voting in this state.
Do you know what simple words like budget, duty, and gun mean? You are probably wrong. These are politically-charged words with meanings that only make sense to politicians. That’s why a budget is something that should never be balanced, freedom means restricting our liberty, and fair share means paying too much.