It’s a new day in America.
God is in his glory and loves this country enough to guide it through thick and thin and the midterm election yesterday was another example of that.
As I predicted (almost) the Republicans picked up Senate seats and lost House seats. The almost part comes because I thought the R’s would lose 15 or 20 House seats and just barely hold on – and instead, they lost 35 and did not hold on.
But this outcome, upon reflection, pleases me.
As usual, the American people — are smarter than me.
My new view:
This will be a good check on Trump.
This will ALSO give Trump a foil, a negotiating platform with an adversary he knows — and simultaneously make the Democrats accountable to the American people and to the newly empowered progressive minority within their party.
Most importantly, this will pacify tens of millions of Americans that were going crazy with TDS because they felt they were completely out of power.
Paradoxically for Dems, this outcome also legitimizes Trump.
He’s been in power now for 2 years and the public GAVE him additional power in the Senate. This was not an accident.
If the American people thought Trump was a danger to the country, a crazy, Orange Man Bad – they would not have cemented his power base in the Senate, and Nancy Pelosi knows this, that her victory was razor thin, all of which gives her no legitimate impeachment argument.
Impeachment, in the end, is political. Although in this case, there is also, now, after 2 years, no evidence of Trump wrongdoing whatsoever.
Pelosi knew all this, all along, of course.
She just couldn’t negotiate without any power.
That’s out of the way now, the American people have spoken and both Trump and Pelosi will listen and hopefully start to do deals.
It’s what they both live for.