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“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.” – Thomas Paine, The American Crisis
I have two questions for everyone who is sure that Donald Trump will lose this November:
- Do you know anyone who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 who will not vote for him on 2020?
- Do you know anyone who did not vote for Trump in 2016 who plans to vote for him in 2020?
I suspect the answer to the first question is no and the answer to the second question is yes.
In the first question, I mean someone who actually voted for the man in 2016; not folks who tell you today they voted for him, but you know were never-Trumpers in 2016 and either did not vote for him or voted for Hillary. People who told you the day after the 2016 election they voted for Trump and tell you today they will not vote for him this time. Do you personally now anyone enthusiastic for Trump in 2016 who plans on voting for Biden in 2020?
Similarly, the polls show the Republicans are headed to be blown out in 2020. That we will lose the Senate and the Democrats will widen their margin in the House. And yet . . .
People know the Democrats are extending the lockdowns, people know the Democrats are supporting the riots, people know the Democrats are supporting the Maoist cancel culture, people know the Democrats’ policies are hurting minorities.
The Democrats are the British Army in this second American Revolution. They seem all-powerful, holding the cities. But who won the first American Revolution. A raggle-taggle set of colonists.
You are being gaslighted by a Democrat media and a largely pro-Democrat elite. People are holding Back the Blue rallies which go unreported. Blacks and minorities are deeply unhappy about defunding the police, but this goes unreported. People in America’s heartland know what will happen to their right of self-defense and their right to bear arms if the Democrats win in November. People are deeply unhappy about what the Democrat-backed education establishment is doing to their children’s education.
Yet we are expected to believe that sheeplike, people will bury this anger and fall in line behind the Democrats in November.
Maybe. I will believe it only after I see it. Yes, there are some “conservatives” who support this. But they did not support the conservative agenda in 2016 and we won without them.
My advice is to stop listening to the news and the polls and listen to your common sense instead. Nothing that the press is telling us makes sense. We know they lied to us about Russiagate, about Neil Gorsuch, about the “mostly peaceful” riots, and about the true danger of COVID. About a lot of other things, too. Listen to what your common sense tells you instead. Do not despair. That is what the Democrats want. Do not be a sunshine soldier or a summer patriot. Push on until November.Published in