Pres. Donald J. Trump plays a big game, succeeds and he likes to talk about it. Why not? After winning the presidency against a seasoned opponent, a biased media that dogged his every word and misled the American public, Pres. Trump deserves his victory lap. These days, his Midas touch in special elections has Democrats reeling as he drains the mythic “Blue Wave.”
Democrats are fast-learning the Trump Train continues to pick up steam and his endorsement of Republican candidates ramps up Republican voter turnout. Pres. Trump is a winner and Americans like winning.
The recent special election win in Ohio’s 12th Congressional Districted pitted Republican Troy Balderson against Danny O’Connor in what looked like a prime opportunity for Democrats to gain a seat.
Liberal political pundits toned down much of their earlier talking points that elections were a “referendum on Trump.” Instead, the fake news media spoke about how Pres. Trump’s MAGA agenda was dragging conservative candidates down. In reality, Balderson was previously on shaky ground with suburban Ohio voters.
That’s why Politico, a left-leaning media outlets that routinely tries to skewer Pres. Trump, pushed propaganda that the president was unpopular in suburbs across the nation.
“Deep suburban antipathy toward President Donald Trump has turned the old GOP electoral coalition inside-out in many areas in 2017 and 2018 — like Ohio’s 12th District, which for two decades sent former Rep. Pat Tiberi to Congress on the back of his popularity in the Columbus suburbs,” Politico states. “His anointed successor, Republican Troy Balderson, took a different path to a small special-election lead, instead building on Trump’s rural strength while Democrat Danny O’Connor cut deeply into Tiberi’s old base.”
The point such editorializing repeatedly tries to make is that Pres. Trump — not necessarily the candidate — lacks popularity with certain voters. Politico would have readers believe that Pres. Trump was the one running for office. Upstarts such as Balderson rarely enjoy the loyalty voting of the mainstays before them and Politico prefers this false apples and oranges comparison.
Politico, like many anti-Trump media outlets, fails to attribute the slim Balderson win to his close alignment to Pres. Trump. But the president was quick to crow about how his endorsement completely shifted the election in Balderson’s favor.
“When I decided to go to Ohio for Troy Balderson, he was down in early voting 64 to 36. That was not good. After my speech on Saturday night, there was a big turn for the better. Now Troy wins a great victory during a very tough time of the year for voting. He will win BIG in Nov,” Pres. Trump tweeted.
This would be the last special election before the November midterms, and Balderson was quick to thank Pres. Trump and Vice Pres. Pence while referencing the MAGA agenda.
“Over the next three months, I’m going to do everything I can to keep America great,” Balderson reportedly said.
GOP campaign consultants such as John Brabender strongly believe that Pres. Trump’s endorsement can energize everyday Americans to vote Republican.
“There are a lot of people out there who are supportive of the president’s agenda, and they’re much more loyal to this president than they are to the Republican Party,” Brabender reportedly said. “The challenge for Republicans between now and November is to harvest the president’s ability to go find voters who have not always a strong affiliation for one party or the other, but do for this president and get them to show up and vote Republican.”
Pres. Trump has gone six for six in special elections. That perfect record means his endorsement remains political gold heading into the midterms. While the party not holding the White House generally enjoys significant gains in these elections, liberal pundits remain eerily quiet on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s endorsement.
Consider that Pelosi has been 0-6 in special election endorsements. When upstart Rep. Conor Lamb upset a Republican in Pennsylvania, he literally ran an anti-Pelosi campaign.
Promising moderate voters in the state’s 18th Congressional District that he would oppose the radical policies of Pelosi provided the former Marine with an upset victory over a non-Trump endorsed candidate. These outcomes seem to beg the question few are asking: Are these special elections a referendum on Pelosi?
The political tides are fast-shifting in Washington, D.C., and a “Blue Ripple” could wash Pelosi out to sea. Upwards of 50 Democrats are lining up to oust the Pelosi from her leadership role and at least two will vote in favor of Pres. Trump’s proposed border wall. The “resist” and “obstruct” policies have diminished Democrats with moderate voters as MAGA ramps up the U.S. economy.
The president remains undefeated in special elections, and his endorsement could very well drain the imagined Blue Wave come November.
~ Conservative Zone