The coming civil war. One of the old definitions of civil war is the struggle for control of the government by rival political factions. If you were to apply that definition then this November America will reach the conclusion of another civil war. Every two years the entire House and 1/3 of the Senate set out to do battle, either to remain in power or to take power.
The primaries are now over here in Florida, now the winners of the republican and democrat primaries will set about trying to sell themselves to the voters. One good thing about the primaries being over is that less electioneering material will be cluttering up my mailbox, though it will continue until November.
Here in Marion County there was also a yes or no vote to continue a 1 mil tax for the Marion County School District, for 4 long years. As always when it comes to taxes I voted no, but I am sure the measure will pass. Last election there was a 1% sales tax for the County and it passed. I cant understand why voters continue to vote for higher taxes. Politicians, republican and democrat, do love them some taxes. Whether they impose those taxes or hoodwink the voters into imposing them on themselves. Update it passed with 73% voting yes, good grief.
Any way back to the civil war. When the primaries are all over the fight for control of the government will get underway in earnest. Not only will it for control of the government it will also be for control of the people. Remember government is all about power and control.
For the left(socialist democrats)this up coming election will be about gun control. The NRA will be nowhere on the ballot, that will not deter the left from demonizing the NRA and any politician who accepts donations from the NRA.
I do wish the voters would open their eyes for just a moment and look at those who are screaming the loudest for gun control. The politicians touting gun control are surrounded by armed security personnel. The millionaires and billionaires who fund these groups are surrounded by armed security. When elected to political office they have an entire police force protecting them. Yet they want you to give up your right to protection. It is not about the elimination of firearms, it is about controlling who has firearms.
There has been much speculation over which color the wave will be, red or blue. I look at it this way there is a 50/50 chance the socialist democrats will take either the House or the Senate or both. If you do not believe that then check out the turnout for the primaries in your state. As for me I am not buying into the “walk away” scam, where supposed democrats are saying they have left the democrat party, no not for a minute.
Now let us look at the possibilities coming with the conclusion of this civil war.
The socialist democrats take control of the House of Representatives but the republicans retain control of the Senate. A divided congress, not much in the way of meaningful legislation will make its way to the President. 50/50 chance of impeachment charges against the President, pretty much meaningless the republicans still hold the Senate. Just as meaningless as the republican controlled House and Senate sending legislation repealing the AHA to BHO(oddly enough something they can not do while a republican president sits in the Oval Office)they knew he would veto it.
The socialist democrats gain control of the Senate but the republicans retain the House. Again a divided Congress. Impeachment goes out the window. Impeachment proceedings begin in the House.
The socialist democrats take control of both the House and the Senate. A divided government. No meaningful legislation will get to the president’s desk. 50/50 chance of Impeachment of the president.
On a side note, look for a government shutdown or threat of a shutdown in each of the above scenarios over illegal immigrants(DACA or Dreamers).
Nothing changes, the republicans retain both the House and Senate, President Trump is still President. This one is a double edge sword, both good and bad. The GDP is above 4%, the economy is humming right along and unemployment is at record lows. None of that matters to the left.
This scenario is or should be the one causing law-enforcement the most angst. If this scenario come to fruition the leftist protesters(rioters)will take to the streets the same as when President Trump was elected. This time it could be much worse, and most likely will be. Law-0enforcement could have its hands full and quite possibly could be overwhelmed, unable to maintain law and order.
On a side note look for a government shutdown or threats of a shutdown over illegal immigration(DACA and Dreamers)and/or if the republicans refuse to go along with gun control legislation.
Politically this nation is a “tinder box” and some on the left continue to add gasoline. The confrontations between left wing and right wing groups are becoming increasing violent. When people show up to protest wearing helmets and carrying things that could quickly become weapons or weapons that appear to be something else they are not there to protest or counter protest they instead have come to fight.
At this rate it wont be long until some dumb-ass tosses a lit match into that “tinder box”, then it is gonna be “Katie bar the door”.