Stephen L. Miller explains that no matter what the outcome of the presidential race, Republicans have made gains in ways that will alter American politics for a long time to come. President Trump built the perfect foundation for America. Miller writes (abridged):
At the time of writing, several key states are still tabulating or finding votes (depending on what side of the aisle you prefer). Joe Biden presently looks to be headed to the White House as the 46th President of the United States. Yet oddly there is no exuberance flooding out from Democrats or their voters.
So why are Democrats still acting deflated? For starters, Republicans look poised to hold the Senate, rendering any Biden agenda dead on arrival. Filibuster remains.
No Green New Deal. No court packing. No statehood for Washington DC and Puerto Rico and with them four new Senate seats. No massive defunding and restructuring of police. Nothing. The activist left has been neutered for now. Thanks to a newly tilted Supreme Court, Biden’s attempts to executive-order his way around Congress have been severely crippled as well.
There are other enormous warning signs for the Democratic party and its leadership, both electorally and demographically.
Democrats failed to unseat a single House incumbent.
Republicans flipped several seats, with five of them now belonging to young Republican women. There was also a massive demographic shift among the Latino community particularly in Florida and Texas.
For example, in Zapata County in the Rio Grande Valley, Trump lost to Hillary Clinton by a margin of 65 percent to 32 percent. This election he won the same county 52-47.
The Cuban Latino population is largely being credited with putting Florida in the win column for Trump.
The Democratic party will face far more questions about its leadership and its relationship with radical ideologies and policies being driven by way-too-online activists and media-endorsed protest-to-riot movements.
They might be rid of Donald Trump, but Joe Biden will be a hamstrung and moderated president. This is the best possible election outcome imaginable for the country.
Stephen L. Miller