Pat Buchanan is sounding the alarm bell over the 2018 elections. If the GOP doesn’t wake up and begin fulfilling the promises it has made to the electorate, November could go very badly. The inability to repeal Obamacare is the most blatant example of GOP failure, but unmet promises on immigration, waffling about on the Second Amendment, and continuance of foreign interventionism are driving away those who voted for an America First president. The tax cuts were a good start, but voters are not satisfied. Pat writes at The American Conservative (abridged):
After Donald Trump’s victory in 2016, the GOP held the Senate and the House, two thirds of the governorships, and 1,000 more state legislators than they had on the day Barack Obama took office.
“The Republican Party has not been this dominant in 90 years,” went the exultant claim.
A year later, Republicans lost the governorship of Virginia and almost lost the legislature.
Then came the loss of a U.S. Senate seat in ruby-red Alabama.
Tuesday, Democrats captured a House seat in a Pennsylvania district Trump carried by 20 points, and where they hadn’t even fielded a candidate in 2014 and 2016.
Republicans, lately congratulating themselves on a dominance not seen since 1928, might revisit what happened to the Class of 1928.
In 1930, Republicans lost 52 House seats, portending the loss of both houses of Congress and the White House in 1932 to FDR who would go on to win four straight terms. For the GOP, the ’30s were the dreadful decade.
Is the GOP staring at another 1930?
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