ANALYSIS: With Republican Karen Handel’s big win in Georgia’s expensively contested Congressional race and Ralph Norman’s victory in South Carolina Tuesday, Democrats are now 0-4 in their efforts to illustrate the “Trump Resistance” and apparently are still unable to acknowledge that their message is the problem.
Maybe the party will finally get it that high taxes, double standards and a state-of-denial philosophy are losers with voters, the majority of whom actually do want to “make America great again.”
The country is moving ahead while Democrats are standing on the loading platform, mired in what seems like a stubborn temper tantrum since Donald Trump defeated Hillary Rodham Clinton in an election that liberals took for granted. The party is controlled by its far left element, which continues to behave like spoiled children in need of adult supervision.
Perhaps the Seattle Times – which has noticeably reduced opportunities for reader feedback on many stories lately – summed it up by noting that “Handel’s thank you to President Donald Trump in the same speech Tuesday night is unlikely to comfort backers of the Democrat who came to symbolize anti-Trump resistance.”
And Fox News reported that Handel’s victory over Democrat Jon Ossoff in the most expensive Congressional race in history “(denied) Democrats a chance to deliver a rebuke to President Trump.”
(You Tube, Fox News)
While Democrats have been sending a message that fewer voters care to hear, the past four special elections have been sending Democrats a message their party leadership obstinately refuses to acknowledge. The party needs to understand that:
- People really don’t like big government. They are not fans of a welfare state. They want the country to stay safe and be a good place to raise families.
- There really is a Second Amendment, and it protects a fundamental individual civil right to keep and bear arms. It doesn’t say you must have a gun, but it does say government can’t prevent or discourage honest citizens from having guns if they want them.
- People are tired of “victim politics” and they are not keen about special interest “entitlements” that drain budgets in deference to good schools, smooth highways, safe drinking water and safer neighborhoods.
- Average citizens simply wish to be left alone to follow their own dreams, not the ones some condescending politician or bureaucrat chooses for them.
Most importantly, Democrats have to realize that “hope and change” may be good campaign slogans, but in the long run, “pride in accomplishment” is really what has driven the national spirit; what people have earned through their own hard work, rather than what government gives them after taking it from somebody else.