Unreal Midterm Elections and the Search for Common Sense in America

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Last week’s elections defied reality.

For example, John Fetterman, the Democrat who won the U.S. Senate race in Pennsylvania, promised more inflationary spending, more lenient treatment of criminals amid a wave of violent crimes, and more of the radical sex agenda of the left that dispels the parents. Yet he won.

Do you really believe that a majority of Pennsylvanians voted for a hardened, stroke-damaged leftist who comes across as a pro wrestling villain?

I do not know.

Famous doctor Mehmet Oz was not the strongest Republican candidate and was seen by many as a RINO. But he should have won in an election in which Democrats had to defend the sinking of the Biden train.

Even when the president is popular, the opposition party wins at least 20 to 30 seats in the House and several seats in the Senate. The GOP should have taken 50 or 60 seats in the House and won 10 more seats in the Senate.

With raging inflation, millions of illegal aliens as well as fentanyl dealers crossing the unsecured border, President Biden exhibiting deep mental deterioration and his polls in the dumps, any reasonable person would expect a correction. cap major.

But that didn’t happen. Republicans apparently barely won the House and could have cringed to take the Senate by a vote or two. Why didn’t they win big?

Here are some theories. It could just be that the Free Stuff Army that Democrats have been nurturing with “woke” education for decades has come of age and votes for whoever promises more freebies. Never underestimate the power of envy, the beating heart of the Democratic Party.

Voters aged 18 to 29, the primary target of Mr. Biden’s transfer of billion-dollar student loan debt to taxpayers, broke for Democrats by 28 points.

Democrats took advantage of the Dobbs decision on abortion, portraying Republicans as extremists who ground pregnant women, force them to give birth and then take them to jail. Democrats also falsely accused Republicans of plotting to end Social Security and Medicare. Maybe the smears worked.

Finally, in some areas, voter fraud can be built into the system, especially in single-party urban districts. Although some states have increased election security after 2020, others still have extended early voting excused by COVID, no photo ID, unmanned drop boxes and millions of ballots mailed from of compromised registration lists. Plus, hackable voting machines.

Does this prove that there was electoral fraud? No. Fraud is difficult to detect and difficult to prove. Examining election anomalies that defy rational explanation is like detecting a huge expanding ripple in the sea. You didn’t actually see the tail, so you can’t prove a whale was right there. But you know, something big was.

Either way, while the rest of the country scratches its head in disbelief at so many Democratic victories, Texas and Florida have excelled for the GOP.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott crushed gun grabber and celebrity favorite Beto O’Rourke. Republican Monica De La Cruz has won the new South Texas Congressional District 15. But Mayra Flores, who stunned observers by winning a special election in another South Texas district, lost to a Democratic incumbent in a newly drawn district.

In rock-solid Oklahoma, Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt topped millions spent on attack ads and beat Joy Hofmeister with 55 percent of the vote. In Ohio, JD Vance easily beat Democrat Tim Ryan, who had been backed by self-immolation Liz Cheney.

But the biggest Republican feel-good story of all was Florida, where Governor Ron DeSantis crushed Rep. Charlie Crist by 20 points and Senator Marco Rubio retained his Senate seat with a 58% to 41 victory. % on Val Demings. They won big in heavily Hispanic Miami-Dade County, which has turned Democratic over the past 20 years.

Senator Rubio is vocally anti-Communist. Mr. DeSantis worked to thwart voter fraud and governed with efficiency and boldness. He has kept his state open and prosperous, thwarting COVID-19 hysteria. He and his attendants attack the establishment without backing down. This includes the media, Disney, teachers unions, LGBTQ activists and federal health commissioners.

For example, the Florida Department of Health in July filed a petition championed by Mr. DeSantis and Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo that proposed banning doctors from experimenting on confused minors.

Under rules approved Nov. 4 by two Florida medical boards, doctors are no longer allowed to provide puberty-blocking drugs, hormone therapy and surgery to people under 18. This is what mental health looks like.

In October, Dr. Ladapo outraged Big Pharma and the medical establishment by issuing a recommendation for young men to refrain from getting the COVID-19 vaccine. A Florida Department of Health analysis found “an 84% relative increase in cardiac deaths among males 18-39 years of age within 28 days of mRNA vaccination.”

So, Dr. Ladapo acted.

Elsewhere, courageous and dissenting doctors are being silenced. But not in Mr. DeSantis’ Free Republic of Florida, a sanity condition.

Regarding the election, the left-leaning editorial board of one of my former employers, the Sun Sentinel, posted a scathing tweet titled “Nice to meet you, Florida.” They declared the state to be a “crimson hellish landscape”.

Want to win elections? To govern like this.

• Robert Knight is a columnist for the Washington Times. His new book, “Crooked: What Really Happened in the 2020 Election and How to Stop the Fraud” (D. James Kennedy Ministries, September 2022), is available on his website, roberthknight.com, and at djkm.org/crooked .

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