Tag: Brexit Derangement Syndrome

November 2020 and December 2019 Elections


Ballot boxA friend told me this weekend about his longtime neighbors, another data point in this unusual election season. This couple in their 80’s are lifelong Democrats. They voted for Ronald Reagan, and no other Republican ever. They voted for Hillary in 2016. Now they cannot wait to get to the polls and vote for President Trump. The political establishment, of both parties, and the whole lot of broadcast and cable media drove them to this point.

This octogenarian couple say it is because of the outrageous way President Trump has been treated every day since November 2016. It has been one long violation of our basic civic principles, a refusal to peacefully transfer power. This dyed-in-the-wool Democrat couple will vote for Trump as they voted for Reagan, to punish the bad behavior of the political class. 

This is the same as the British voters who stunned the political establishment last December. Voters who had voted NO on BREXIT were so disgusted by the outrageous contempt for the people’s voice, shown by the whole British political establishment, that they crushed Labour and rewarded Boris Johnson with an overwhelming victory in the UK 2019 General Election. No, the polls did not predict anything of the sort, and the leftist media were all in against Boris Johnson.

Will Brexit actually happen? Do young Brits want it to? William F. Buckley Fellow (and Scotland native) Madeleine Kearns rejoins the Young Americans to answer these questions (after a fascinating digression about her experience with study drugs). Also, stay tuned to the very end to experience several firsts for this podcast.

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