About the November mid-terms.

In the year and a half since he was elected, Trump has delivered big time on both the domestic and foreign policy fronts. On the former; unemployment is plunging month on month, wages for the low-paid worker are rising for the first time in twenty years, black and Hispanic unemployment is at never before seen record lows, female unemployment is at a record twenty year low, factories are opening up where they were expected to be closing because of globalisation, coal mining communities are getting back to work and for the first time in many years, there’s an optimism in the air from the great ignored backbone of America; the blue-collar worker.

On the foreign relations front, one-sided and abusive trading tariffs are being scrapped, ISIS has been destroyed, China, Russia and even the mad dog running North Korea have all learned to walk carefully around a president in charge of a resurgent America which no longer feels it has to apologise for flexing its military and economic muscles when the occasion demands.

What has been the reaction to all this winning, to use one of Trump’s favourite words?

The average working stiff, sometimes irrespective of their colour and despite all the propaganda, voted him into office because their judgement of him was a lot more accurate than all the pundits, fake news journalists and the whole decadent entertainment industry put together. What’s more, he’s nearly over delivered for them in the last eighteen months with nearly four million more Americans back in fulltime employment. Down on the ground floor of working America, where both the parents of a family had got used to chasing two or three minimal wage and part-time jobs apiece, and had also got used to an ever falling standard of living, he’s now seen as their champion.

The impact of their different view of him has totally undermined the once formidable influence of the news media and Hollywood; with nobody putting any trust in the fake news coming out of the former and resolutely refusing to pay for entertainment that not only comes across as sermonising against their new-found champion, but is perceived as blatant left-wing propaganda. It’s not that they’re particularly political, but that they can see he’s actually doing things for them. The earning streams of both those sectors have consequently been quite simply devastated.

At some point, the chronically liberal people running those concerns will have to staunch what has become a sucking chest wound in their balance sheet, which will mean reconfiguring their products to reflect a fundamental change in popular sentiment. If they don’t, they’ll go extinct as new and better adapted entrants into their business sectors will steal market share.

The political opposition is all over the place, especially as the out of touch geriatrics in charge of it haven’t taken on board the death of their strategy of identity politics to garner votes. The minorities who could usually be bounced into voting for them are moving over to the Trump side of politics, and that’s not necessarily the traditional GOP, who’ve also been as useless as the Dems in delivering anything concrete for them over the years.

The Dems have somehow managed to allow themselves be maneuvered into being perceived as being on the side of savages like the MS-13 gang and in favour of any sort of illegal immigration into America that allows the worst of employers to pay under the table wages at below union rates to illegals, which as every working man knows, throws American workers out of the lower paid jobs. Unlike all the various bleeding heart virtue signallers, it’s the lower paid American workers who’re the ones suffering at the sharp employment end of illegal immigration.

We’re getting the usual fake news snow job about a Dem resurgence in the mid-terms, but my assessment is it’ll never happen. Sure, East and West coast will stick with the righteous liberals until California economically implodes, but the sleeves rolled up inhabitants between those two coastlines will vote heavily for Trump simply because he’s a bet they took which has really paid off handsomely for them.

What their self-declared elitist betters forget, and in their thinly disguised contempt for the 63M Morlocks who voted for Trump, is that there’s a lot more of dem dere Morlocks out there than you limp-wristed Eloi, and they all get a vote. I’m reminded of a reply Stalin is reputed to have made when his Field Marshals were telling him the invading Germans had much better equipment than them. “Yes, but quantity has a quality all of its own” he answered, because he knew the Russians were massively out manufacturing the Germans.

That line of reasoning, if you agree with it, is those aforementioned positives will incline even first time Trump supporters to vote in that direction, but there is another argument, a negative one, to be made for why some who previously voted Dem will not be able to bring themselves to vote for them this time around. There’s a saying about when someone appears to be making harmful moves against your business or personal interests; once is happenstance, twice is coincidence but thrice is enemy action, and that’s been happening a lot to the Dems over the last year and a half.

Sure, some of it is self-inflicted damage, but that corrosive process has all the marks of Trump’s hand feeding one item of scandal after another into the public arena, and timing it so that the opposition are kept perennially on the back foot, trying to handle one PR disaster after another. Every time they think they’ve handled one crisis, another one magically appears out of nowhere coming down the turnpike in their direction.

Having watched Trump for two years slowly take down one witless political opponent after another, and having got a feel for how he operates, I’m going to go out on a limb here and predict there will magically appear a massive scandal involving the Democrat party and the Obama administration, and it’ll come to light with uncanny timing to completely blow out of the water what little chance they had of doing well in the mid-terms.

His trademark for making a move is always his impeccable timing, and if you consider a very revealing tweet he made several years ago – “Move carefully, move slowly, but then strike like the fastest predator on Earth”, I think something like that will be his usual three moves ahead on the chess board in the run up to the mid-terms.

The pattern of the last eighteen months has been a steady drip of political scandals and the exposure of absolute abuses of power that occurred in the eight years of the Obama administration. Spying on political opponents, setting the IRS on them, Benghazi, destroying evidence, a seemingly different law for the high and mighty, the corruption at the highest levels of the FBI, DoJ, the intelligence community and even the Mueller witch hunt which has in the end only served to expose the pervasive stink of the Washington swamp’s endemic corruption.

As one embittered life-long Dem supporter expressed it in a live studio group discussion shortly after they’d lost in 2016 – “So what you’re saying is that if they hadn’t discovered that we’d cheated and lied our way through the whole presidential campaign, we’d have won?”. He was in that vital age demographic that despite all the yap by younger voters who can’t be arsed, does actually turn up to vote, the 40-50s age bracket, but it was plain to see from his sheer anger that he wouldn’t be turning out to a polling station for the Dems any day soon, unless there’s a root and branch clean out of the cynical corrupters in charge of his natural party of choice, and that simply hasn’t happened.

When you add in the la la land platform the Dems are proposing to run on for the mid-terms; raising taxes, letting MS-13 stay and proposing totally uncontrolled immigration, the disaster couldn’t be more complete unless the Donald had designed it for them himself.

Anyway, barring any unforeseen accidents, my money is on Trump to win in November, and bigly, to use that new word.

©Pointman

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18 Responses to “About the November mid-terms.”
  1. Graeme No.3 says:

    Well said and rings so true. Even in Australia people are comparing what Trump does with the empty waffle from “the established parties”. Despite, I might add, the best efforts of the ABC now down to around 40% audience (counting those who watch more than 5 minutes a week). Even they have had to admit that their viewer numbers have dropped just over 13% in a year.

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  2. Blackswan says:

    Pointman,

    Your money is safe enough on that bet. Over recent weeks I’ve heard many young US college students interviewed online who declared their support for Trump, often conceding that in high school and early college they too toed the Democrat line as they and all their peers were influenced by the MSM and the Education System.

    One young woman caught my attention because she said she’d not bothered researching politics before the 2016 presidential race and was shocked by what had been revealed in those months. She’d made it her business to find out what the Clintons and the Democrats had been up to, and she was disgusted by them.

    It’s very encouraging to think that the ‘scales have fallen from the eyes’ of these young people and Trump will consolidate his success, particularly if he can make that ‘predatory strike’ that he’s so fond of.

    There are so many Swamp creatures that deserved to sink forever into the murky depths.

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  3. spetzer86 says:

    My thought has been that Trump was looking to be the next US president. He was historically a Democrat, and his whole family voted that way. But there was Hillary and what Trump wanted to do was not where the Democrats were going. The odds of winning the US election as an independent are almost non-existent. That left the Republicans. In 2016, the Republicans were relatively easy targets, so this right of center Democrat took them out one by one. This is why old-school Republicans don’t care for Trump, because he’s not from there. May also explain Boehner’s recent comment: https://www.msnbc.com/brian-williams/watch/boehner-there-is-no-republican-party-there-s-a-trump-party-1245982787710

    If Trump can form solid support from the disaffected Republicans, Democrats, and Independents, we may be looking at the formation of a third US party. Not a big deal for the rest of the world, but a serious shift for the US.

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  4. Shoshin says:

    Make sure you check out the blogs on Dilbert creator Scott Adam’s website, Dilbert.com. He’s doing some outstanding work on analyzing the Donald’s techniques and methods. Once you view the Don’s moves through the “Persuasion Filter” as Scott Adams calls it, DJT’s moves become a thing of beauty. It’s very predictable and actually funny to watch the media chase their tales around as they suffer in the throes of Cognitive Dissonance. Kind of like watching the Road Runner best Wile E. Coyote every time. We’re going to get him THIS time, right? Right? RIGHT???

    I agree with you Pointy, Trump is setting the table for an all encompassing Democrat scandal. The timing is everything though. It wouldn’t surprise me if it goes to Obama and Trump needs an Unsullied Sessions to root it all out.

    With that in mind, I think Sessions has been held in reserve by Trump on purpose. By recusing himself he becomes an unassailable wall between Trump and Mueller, but is free to be an off the leash mad dog against the Clinton machine. It’ll be fun to watch.

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  5. Oh for sure Pointy. The Dems are taking body blow after body blow now, mind you they are led by idiots.

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  6. gallopingcamel says:

    Pointy, I am in awe of your understanding of the situation here in the USA. Your perception is 180 degrees out of phase with our Fake Media which means that you are probably right on almost everything.

    Here is one of your comments that resonated with me:
    “…….the traditional GOP, who’ve also been as useless as the Dems in delivering anything concrete for them over the years.”

    The GOP has a (thankfully) dwindling bunch of RINOs. While that is encouraging, all of the current “Leaders” including Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Steve Scalise, Kevin McCarthy are RINOs. Even now there are at least 30 congresspersons who have openly declared themselves as RINOs by siding with the Dems on a “Discharge Petition” that has the potential to do immense harm to the GOP in the November mid-terms.

    This is “Business as Usual” for the GOP, this is the GOP brand…….voter betrayal…….snatching defeat from the jaws of victory…….cowardice in confrontations with the tyrannical deep state……licking the boots of the donor class……..enthusiasm for attacking other Republicans…….reluctance to attack Democrats.

    Two days ago I watched in dismay as Kevin McCarthy was interviewed on Fox News to make his case for taking over the speakership from Paul Ryan. He spoke in glowing terms about the many achievements of the current administration but could not bring himself to credit Donald Trump. To RINOs, Donald Trump is like Voldemort in the Harry Potter books…….”He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named”.

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  7. rapscallion says:

    Your bet is absolutely safe. I’m going to see if I can lay a bet for £100 here in England for Trump to win the mid-terms.

    It’s a numbers game as you said. The average Jane or John Doe between the coasts has benefited “bigly” by Trump, he’s given them back their pride and self-respect, and that goes a long, long way.

    Concur Pointman – there will be yet another beautifully timed scandal to hit the Dems late October or early November. Isn’t Trump great, he plays the Dems like a Boss.

    God Bless America

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  8. Another Ian says:

    A former state premier here in Oz used to refer to press conferences as “feeding the chooks”.

    Seems to me that Trump has taken this to an art form

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  9. Another Ian says:

    Pointman

    FYI – O/T-ish

    “Take a gander at this: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1002981958509584385.html. If true, someone’s been doing a lot of footwork and has been using their head for something other than a hat rack.”

    https://chiefio.wordpress.com/2018/06/02/russia-clinton-dirt-mueller/#comment-95850

    E.M.’s summation so far

    “Well, just in what I’ve read there’s a whole lot of stuff to digest.” with list

    https://chiefio.wordpress.com/2018/06/02/russia-clinton-dirt-mueller/#comment-95854

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  10. Pointman says:

    WOKE? Maxine Waters plays to empty seats as only 10 millennials show up to campaign event.

    http://www.theamericanmirror.com/maxine-waters-plays-to-empty-seats-as-only-10-millennials-show-up-to-campaign-event/

    The red wave. 10 people …

    Pointman

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  11. gallopingcamel says:

    Trump approval by Republicans is 87%. Only one GOP president exceeded that, namely George W. Bush at 95%, riding the 9/11 bump.

    The party that wins the presidency has only gained in the mid-terms on three occasions and the last time was in 2002 in the first term of our 43rd president, George W. Bush.

    Let is dare to hope that Trump’s popularity will benefit any Republican who decides to run on his coat tails

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  12. gallopingcamel says:

    The DoJ and the FBI are doggedly fighting congressional oversight. Trump could end it by ordering them to cooperate with the oversight committees but he has not done so.

    My guess is that he has the Deep State running scared……it is dawning on some of the rats that their ship is sinking. Trump will let them twist in the wind until October. The drip, drip, drip of leaks is working in his favor now so he wants it to continue until he is ready to issue a string of indictments that currently are sealed.

    It would not surprise me to find that the forgotten men (Sessions and Huber) are working like dogs out of sight of the media.

    Apologies for all the metaphors………I smell a rat and expect it to be nipped in the bud!

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    • Pointman says:

      If they’re withholding evidence, it means it’s bad for them. As long as he lets it drag on, the optics work in Trump’s favour. He will leave them hanging out for as long as he possibly can while the perception grows they’re nothing but a bunch of scumbags trying to save their asses.

      Pointy

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      • gallopingcamel says:

        We all know that Trump will go on the offensive at some point and won’t forget even one of the people who have conspired to destroy anyone associated with Trump. It must be very hard for him to stand by and watch as good people like Flynn are ruined by Deep State scumbags.

        Scumbags like Jim Comey, Jim Clapper, John Brennan, Rod Rosenstein, Sally Yates and Samantha Power flaunt their hatred for Trump. They can dish it out……….let’s see how well they take it when what goes around comes around.

        Poetic justice! Hannity’s boomerang!

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  13. Pointman says:

    Flores defeats Gallego in Senate District 19

    https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Polls-close-at-7-p-m-in-Senate-District-19-13239398.php

    If you’d any doubts the much touted blue wave is going to break well short of shore, this is the wake up call.

    Pointman

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