|Me on Election Day|
Donald Trump disrupted that of course. Not that he's my cup of tea either. As I've said before, I was so ahead of the curve that I didn't like Trump when liberal Democrats and Hollywood superstars loved the guy. Before he committed the unforgivable sin of putting an 'R' in front of his name. I still don't care for him. Though he did a service by drawing out the professional class of 'not conservatives unless the cameras are rolling' pundits who made the GOP everything worthless (I'm looking at you Bill Kristol).
The Democrats' problem is that they put their eggs in the secular progressive basket. The "Left', we'll call it, is a movement that smells strongly of Bolshevism, and increasingly makes its goals clear: the utter destruction of the Christian Western tradition. Almost every day the Left finds some virtue, truth or principle to destroy, the suffering and misery that subsequently arises being small beans.
That the Left enjoys an alliance with the Western institutions of power not seen since WWII makes it tough to resist. It's a testimony to the awfulness of the Left's platform that with such an overwhelming monopoly of social messaging, there are still so many who question its dogmas. Yet every day it makes strides.
Because of that, I find myself thinking that no matter what, I don't dare take a chance on giving the Left any more power than it has. Since the Democrats, on the whole, appear fully invested in following the Left blindly wherever it goes, that means giving Democrats more power and influence is akin taking the flag out and burning it along with my children's freedoms.
Exactly what will happen today, I don't know. I'm sure there will be some runoffs. History favors the party not in the White House during midterm elections. And that's if things are chugging along. We are living in a dumpster fire as a civilization right now, and the one hanging his hat in the Oval Office will typically get the blame.
My guess is that polling favors the Republicans. That's because I've seen about a week or so of news stories warning poll workers of violence and worrying that the election could be compromised by election deniers and voter oppression. If the Democrats were ahead, I bet the stories would strike a different tone.
I'm sure if the GOP wins anything beyond the House (which most have conceded for some time), we'll hear endless news stories of angry white men, sexists, voter oppression and voting rights violations galore. It won't be like 2020, when the USA popped off an election that was almost too perfect for heaven. It will be more like 2016, or 2000, or even 2004. You know, when elections were corrupt, stolen, compromised or illegal. You know, when Republicans won.
Beyond the assurance of Mike DeWine getting a second term, however, I have no clue about outcomes. After all, the last time I made a prediction was before the 2016 election, when I conceded the inevitable victory of Hillary Clinton. So obviously my ability to predict elections isn't worth much. Therefore, I'll leave history to do what it does, and find out the results tomorrow, or the next day, or whenever we finally know.