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As we continue to wait on tenterhooks, with bated breath and dwindling confidence, for the ballots to be counted in the election for governor of Arizona, nearly a week later, we can’t help but wonder . . . What in the blue blazes is going on in this state (and I do mean “blue”)? How can this be happening again?
But we also wonder about the midterms overall. What went wrong? What happened to the red wave? Why did it dissolve into a red trickle, or maybe even a red mirage? I mean, weren’t the conditions in the country, which were directly caused by Biden and his lunatic party, bad enough to have caused more citizens to question their leadership and policies such that they would give the other party a chance? You know, like almost every other midterm election in American history? (The 2002 midterm was a notable exception having to do with 9/11.) Apparently not so much, as it turned out, and assuming the tallies were honest, which may be a foolish assumption to make, at least across the board. (Again, what the heck is going on in Arizona?)
A lot of theories have been bandied about — voter concern over abortion rights; unexpected turnout of brainwashed Gen Z voters; unmarried women who have become more dependent than ever on government — and I have no others to add. But I will say that a couple of concepts seemed to have been verified as a result of the midterms (again, assuming the vote count was honest and accurate):
1.) The blue states are gone, lost, unrecoverable, irremediably broken, and given over to Democrat depravity. No amount of mismanagement or destruction can persuade a majority of blue-state citizens to consider a different path. They are apparently satisfied and content with moral rot, rampant crime, open borders, out-of-control inflation, the sexualization and transgendering of children, and just a general downward spiral. So they reelected governors like Gavin Newsom, Kathy Hochul, and Gretchen Whitmer, for instance. These three are all depraved COVID tyrants, crime enablers, rainbow warriors, abortion lovers, and civilization destroyers, but the majority of voters in their states enthusiastically said, “Four more years!” Apparently, until the day comes when those voters are literally rummaging through garbage looking for food amongst the smoldering ruins of their cities, it’s all good. They love abortion and Republicans are racist, so they’ll just keep pulling the lever for “D.”
2.) Red states, by contrast, are savable, as evidenced by Florida, but that comes with a gigantic caveat. They can be saved if, and only if, they receive the strongest, bravest, and wisest leadership that is humanly possible and which, therefore, is also vanishingly rare. But nothing less than that has any chance of stopping the onslaught of leftist depravity that has engulfed much, if not most, of the country.
But wait a minute, you might be thinking. Aren’t all red states effective havens from the ravages of leftist depravity? Not on your life! Other than Florida, no red states are deeply red in the same way that blue states are deeply blue. Most red states are afflicted with and accepting of various degrees of leftism: COVID tyranny, the rainbow agenda, belief in apocalyptic climate change, belief in systemic racism, de-incarceration of criminals, etc. All of these things occur routinely in red states because so many of their leaders accept so many of the premises of leftism and then govern accordingly. In this day and time, when the spirit of the age is so destructive and pervasive, nothing less than a righteously defiant DeSantis-type can withstand the onslaught.
By the way, I wonder how many people understand how close the state of Florida came to disaster when DeSantis was elected by a pretty thin margin in 2018. Here’s a fun fact: Florida almost elected to the governorship Andrew Gillum, a guy who, a couple of years later, was found puking and incoherent in a hotel room with an overdosing gay escort and bags of crystal meth laying around. The former mayor of Tallahassee, Gillum would have been Florida’s first black governor (!), but alas, no such precedent was to be set. Which was to the remarkable and great fortune of the state of Florida. It really is startling how close Florida came to electing this reprobate who would have done untold damage, but instead it elected someone who has become the best governor in the country by leaps and bounds. Florida went from purple to deep red, all because of the leadership of DeSantis and he was richly rewarded with a landslide reelection victory.
The best hope for America going forward is more red states electing fearless leaders like DeSantis. That’s the only way decent, rational, God-fearing people are going to be able to live in some semblance of a free America that once was. And forget about the blue states. They can’t be fixed, so just kiss ’em goodbye.
Meanwhile, back in Arizona, as of this writing its fate is still being tabulated nearly a week after the election. Well, stuff happens, right? Malfunctioning tabulating machines, faulty printers, and so on. Guess nobody had a chance to check them before the election, the date for which has been known since . . . well, since Arizona became a state in 1912, cuz, see, they occur every two years on the first Tuesday of November, so it’s pretty foreseeable. But nothing funny’s going on, right? Just some technical snafus.
If Kari Lake wins the governorship in Arizona, there is the potential for that purple state to be saved and become like the free state of Florida. That’s because Lake is fearless, extremely articulate, even-tempered, imbued with common sense, and eager to call out the Pravda-like Democrat media at every turn. If it goes the other way, though, that could put it on an irreversible course to becoming another . . . Pennsylvania, for instance, where the people chose for senator an incoherent stroke victim who looks like a character from the Addams Family over a Republican who’s hardly more conservative than Mitt Romney and would have amounted to little more than a speed bump on that state’s desired road to perdition.
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock . . .
Still waiting for the results, but the more time that elapses, the harder it becomes to believe that Arizona will escape a blue fate.Published in