Republicans are facing a “dire” political climate that could cost them the U.S. Senate, according to the Cook Political Report.
With about 100 days remaining before the election, the Cook Report said “Trump is the decided underdog against former Vice President Joe Biden in our Electoral College ratings and Democrats could end up expanding their House majority.”
“That leaves the Senate as Republicans’ firewall—the final barrier to unified control for Democrats in 2021,” according to Cook. “While GOP incumbents are trying to run races independent of the president, if Trump’s polling numbers remain this dismal come November, that’s an unenviable and likely unsuccessful strategy, according to several top party strategists. As of now, Democrats are a slight favorite to win the Senate majority.”
If this happens, American gun owners are in big trouble. There will be no more conservative appointments to the federal courts to protect Second Amendment rights from onerous gun control laws. The country could wind up looking like Virginia, where anti-gun Democrats led by Gov. Ralph Northam steamrolled their gun control agenda earlier this year despite a turnout of some 22,000 alarmed gun owners at the capitol in Richmond earlier this year.
Joe Biden would become president and be able to fulfill his threat to put anti-gun former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke in charge of gun policy for his administration. He would undoubtedly have an equally anti-gun vice president.
The Cook Political Report quoted an unidentified GOP pollster who observed, “It’s grim. There’s just so many places where Democrats either have the upper hand or are competitive in states that six months ago we wouldn’t have considered at risk.”
This is just more unpleasant news for conservatives and gun owners, who have sometimes been their own worst enemies due to voter lethargy and apathy.
MEANWHILE, it appears House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has gotten away with a bit of hypocrisy. Earlier in the week, she referred to federal agents from the Department of Homeland Security as “stormtroopers” after allegedly unidentified agents went to Portland, Oregon and began grabbing protesters off the streets and taking them away in unmarked cars.
Unidentified stormtroopers. Unmarked cars. Kidnapping protesters and causing severe injuries in response to graffiti.
These are not the actions of a democratic republic.@DHSgov’s actions in Portland undermine its mission.
Trump & his stormtroopers must be stopped.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) July 18, 2020
Twenty-five years ago, Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, was roundly criticized for alluding to federal agents as “jack-booted government thugs.” At the time, it caused quite an uproar, but Pelosi appears to be getting the soft glove treatment by the media.
However, according to Newsmax, “The Conference of Jewish Affairs has called the use of the term ‘stormtroopers’ by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., in reference to federal officers sent to Portland to quell violent protests in the city ‘offensive to Jews across the world.’”
What has changed in the past quarter-century? Is it that the difference is Pelosi’s political affiliation?
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