Liberals act like Trump was some sort of accident.
He only won because of the Russians! Because of Wikileaks! Because of racism!
Democrats would have you believe that the country was inevitably, inexorably sliding left – and that Hillary Clinton was inevitable. Trump was just some sort of hiccup.
None of it is true.
In the last eight years under Barack Obama, more than 1,000 elected seats have switched to Republicans – the largest political loss under one president in decades.
The number is actually 1,030 according to The Daily Mail. All spots in Congress, state legislatures and governor’s mansions lost by Democrats just during Obama’s presidency.
This from a president who claimed to be a “grassroots community organizer.”
“What’s happened on the ground is that voters have been punishing Democrats for eight solid years — it’s been exhausting,” South Carolina state Senator Vincent Sheheen told the paper. He lost two gubernatorial campaigns to Nikki Haley, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for ambassador to the UN. “If I was talking about a local or state issue, voters would always lapse back into a national topic: Barack Obama.”
Leftists heralded the election of Barack Obama as a new era in liberal domination of American politics. Minorities, young people and other “disenfranchised” voters would flock to the polls and take over the country. But quite the opposite has happened.
As it stands, Democrats now control the governorship and both legislative chambers in just five states: Oregon, California, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware. Republicans on the other hand, have complete control in 25 states, giving them a trifecta in half the country.
Republicans control the governorship in two thirds of all the states, 33 – and that’s up two this election.
Republicans have veto-proof majorities in 17 states. Add the coming control of the Supreme Court and Republicans will have more political party than at any time since 1928, before the Great Depression and FDR’s ascendance.
To be sure, the president’s party almost always loses seats in midterm elections. But, according to experts, Obama’s tenure has marked the greatest number of losses under any president in decades.
“Obama just figured his important actions on policies like immigration and health care would solidify support, but that hasn’t really materialized,” said Daniel Galvin, a political science professor at Northwestern University and the author of a book on presidential party building. “He’s done basically the minimal amount of party building, and it’s been insufficient to help the party.”
Obama’s advisers have blamed the losses on “structural trends.” They point to a flood of Republican super PAC money and a resurgence of GOP political power in statehouses. That state-level dominance has given Republicans the ability to redraw district lines and created voting rules that could benefit their party for years to come.
But don’t you believe it.
This is a backlash to liberal politics and a resurgence of conservatism, led by Donald Trump.
The question is: how long will it last. We all know what happened right after the Great Depression.