The GOP establishment is already trying to ding The Donald for its own underwhelming strategies and messaging. Do not buy it.
No, the Democrats did not run better campaigns. They cheated, as usual. And Emerald Robinson has posted the receipts.
Thank YOU. Finally some truth and sense into the whole situation. GOP needs to take accountability for their mess. Do not blame it on Trump. The GOP leaders are smelling like the globalist Dems. Sickening.
Absolutely "conservatives" have got to embrace the "culture wars," or else "MAGA" is going to rapidly dwindle to a few church-goers and a tiny collection of aging, silver-haired septuagenarians complaining about how America used to be "back in the day." Because at present the "conservative" party is less than useless and, ultimately, it stands for nothing.
I'm speaking as a 36 year old. Before "MAGA" came along I despised Republicans. I still do, in most cases, on account of the prevailing "I got mine" mentality most common to the "Boomer" generation. For my entire life the "Republicans" did nothing while the economy tanked, the nation was sold out to globalist interests and the "American Dream" became largely unobtainable. Well - they did nothing other that screaming at people "work harder, lazy, entitled snowflake millennial" while jobs were simultaneously off-shored, eliminated, reduced to part-time, or placed behind the Great Wall of "you need a BA, MA, two certifications and three years of experience to even apply." The only reason why I am not a card-carrying Dem-lunatic socialist if because that BA and MA that I happened to need in order to quality for employment above the level of "you want fries with that" coincidentally happened to be in the field of history. Fortunately I was clever enough to see the end-results of "National Socialism" (and centralized government and censorship) in action. My "peers" - not so much. They vote Left because those supposedly wonderful "opportunities" in the "land of opportunities" started diminishing in the 1970s and, at present, by and large no longer exist. They vote Left because their grandfathers could hold a job, invest in a home, and support a family on ONE salary, while they themselves cannot. They vote Left because they know of no other way of living, beyond struggling to make ends meet with two and three part-time jobs -or one job that required a tens of thousands of dollars investment in college indoctrination to even qualify for, which thereby largely negates the "salary" of said one job! They vote Left because they are told to "care" by a generation of people who didn't care a whit about them. Not enough to push back against the cultural takeover or the economic collapse.
Realistically what do they have to point to as a contrary? Decades of failing economics, a spineless GOP, and a disaffected legion of meek, mute, judgmental "conservatives" who are as much in their bubbles as the women of The View? "I got mine," and "you can just work harder" followed by "gee, why did Gen-Z and the Millennials vote Democrat?"
Trump came along, and for the first time in my life, briefly, I could financially breathe. And the "establishment" hated it with a furor that nearly borders on demonically unhinged. GOP and DNC alike! But how many times did Trump get in his own way while fighting that establishment? Realistically, how many times did his ego get in the way of his otherwise miraculously good actions?
Yes. The GOP "McLeadership" must change. Whether that involves leadership by Trump or DeSantis or some other individual all together is less clear at present. But what people - especially young people - need is living examples of "this is what it means to be an American" to point to. People need to see fighters, not establishmentarians. If the Left wants to "burn the system down" then the present age needs men and women who are willing to go scorched earth if that's what it takes.
Most importantly, "Conservatives" are going to need to look into the eyes of two-plus generations of Americans and say "we understand that the opportunities that we had 40-50 years ago by and large don't exist any more because of decades of fiscal mismanagement, offshoring, outsourcing, and overregulation - here's how we are going to bring them back." And then they are going to need to follow through on that promise. If that doesn't happen then you can bet in 10 years this will be a socialist nation.
That is what the Dems and Rep establishment want everyone to believe, they do not want Trump to run again and they are trying to make it look like he's the reason the Red Wave didn't happen....we all know it was because of cheating!
Great commentary Raheem...best I've seen today. I understand why Bannon was playing footsie with Rhonna and the rest...trying to bring these people together with MAGA will never work. Thanks
I went to bed last night thinking many people have been brainwashed. I would like to change that to brain dead.
2nd. I would like to know what turnout was compared to historic turnout levels. I would to see that further segmented between blue and red states and then further segmented between "in person" voting and " all other". Once i have this data in cross tabs I will feel much more comfortable drawing conclusions.
Pretty awesome RK You nailed it!,
I truly hope that America First Patriots DO NOT lose faith in #MAGA because the Red Wave was more of a trickle vs blowout. If they knee-jerk "blame" Donald Trump, they're missing the correct & deeper analysis in Raheem's excellent analysis in this article.
I wish Raheem had been advising on some the messaging in the GOP leadership. Time for NEW GOP Chair--Ronna McDaniel must go...consider someone like AZ's Kelli Ward, she'd be a fighter and effective.
I agree with most of what you said. However I think Trump stepped all over his own messaging by saying he would declare his own intentions in a couple of weeks. I think all of that should’ve waited until after everyone had voted because it discouraged Democrats from crossing the aisle and voting for the Republicans they really wanted to vote for.￼
Red Wave Wannabe, guilty as charged -- but Biden fails were generational. And will be worse under investigation. Voter turnout in my blue area was lighter than 2016 when Trump won. I don’t fully buy the motivated Dems idea .. Trump fought like a lion .. MAGA fought .. RINOS need to be trickled out ..
Voting machines across the country "went down" in key states. Thousands of voters disenfranchised. There's no question what really happened. Salty popcorn posted Emerald Robinson's substack. Read all about it.
While mcconnell and the other loser, useless republicans in office do nothing to help get good American patriots elected, DJT who is not in office works his ass off to get fighters who love America in office! He spends his time and money to help them all! Trump is a patriot and hero! They are wining wimps! There was cheating all over the country, and when this all dies down the republicans will have taken back both house and senate and important governor- ships throughout the country! These fighters will end the tyranny the elected congress allowed for the last two years! All winers need to shut their fucking mouths, as they had nothing at all to do with the victories that occured! The people who may have lost these races need to verify their losses, because we know the leftists cheat like hell... ie machines stopped working, WiFi went down, the toilet won't flush, and all the other bs these demons come up with! Ultimately, we end with fighters, fighters who love America, love law and order, love the constitution, love the bill of rights, and want all freedoms for America, something sorely missing in the 90% useless Republican party!
The Democrats didn't run better campaigns .. Did Biden’s meddling help?
Biden signed Executive Order 14019 back in March 2021 asking all 600 federal agencies to "consider ways to expand citizens' opportunities to register to vote and to obtain information about, and participate in, the electoral process."
"The details of what was actually done remain unclear. Perhaps Democrat voters were surgically mobilized? Perhaps voter identification rules were relaxed?
We will never know because Biden refused to share details about its coordinated efforts to engage in a federal takeover of the administration of elections.
This concealment makes it very suspicious." (https://www.zerohedge.com/political/midterms-post-mortem-comprehending-gops-underwhelming-performance)
Bidenbucks: How the Federal Government is Quietly Taking Over Elections - https://thefga.org/blog/bidenbucks-how-the-federal-government-is-quietly-taking-over-elections/
"On March 7, 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order (EO) 14019, vaguely titled 'Promoting Access to Voting (https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/03/10/2021-05087/promoting-access-to-voting).' Hidden inside the executive order are new directives that, if left unchecked, could involve partisan federal agencies in voter registration and ultimately sway the results of future elections.
The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) acted quickly (https://thefga.org/blog/fga-v-doj-bidenbucks-scandal/) to publicly expose this scandal, bring the fight to the Biden administration in court, and help states stop Bidenbucks at the local level throughout the country. But with Election Day nearly here, the administration is doing everything it can to run out the clock.
The executive order requires the head of every federal executive agency to provide a strategic plan to the president’s Domestic Policy Advisor… (https://www.wsj.com/articles/voter-drive-whats-biden-hiding-justice-department-freedom-of-information-foia-transparency-corruption-lawsuit-foundation-for-government-accountability-11650403740)"
Zuckerbucks via Executive Order: How Biden Is Trying To Turn Election Offices Into Partisan Get Out The Vote Operations
I'm surprised you did not mention cheating. There is no way someone like Fetterman could win without a lot of illegal help. Only Mike Lindell really gets it. But yes, people like Steve Bannon had us all expecting a Red Tsunami. While Bannon is an excellent host and interviewer, his judgment is almost always overly optimistic.
The McRinos need to go!
Your comments are absolutely right. The MAGA movement, the America First Movement are bigger than President Trump and come as his creation for us to properly respect, honor and dutifully carry out. Raheem thank you. The Mc and Romney cast must be cut. Their purpose is not for American First, or Making America Great Again. Their purpose is simply for themselves. President Trump is far above such self interest. They underestimate and ignore his selection, it is not earthly.