Missing from the national dialogue is any rational discussion of the consequences of the election. The reason is likely due to egos and the personal political agendas of most of the people behind the candidates.
But the most important consideration is not being addressed. It is, in fact, being ignored by both the media and political observers.
And it is profoundly important. More important than either candidates’ positions on anything.
Neither Trump nor Hillary will be able to get anything controversial or of consequence through Congress. Republicans will continue to hold the House, the Democrats will control the Senate. It will be as gridlocked as government has been under Obama.
There are few things in life as certain as the fact that the party in the White House loses midterm elections. One can take to the bank that if Hillary is elected the Republicans will do better in the 2018 midterm elections than will Democrats. The consequences of which will be much more critical than in most midterm cycles, as a failure by Democrats to recapture a majority of statehouses will mean that Republicans will be able to do in 2020 what they accomplished in 2010, gerrymandering congressional districts after the Census. Republicans will be able to control the lower house of Congress for another decade. Democrats will not have a prayer of a majority in the House of Representatives until 2030 at the earliest.
The graphic, above, demonstrates how gerrymandering works. In this case, there are an equal number of Democrats and Republicans in the state, but by drawing lines to maximize their power, the Republicans get 5 out of 6 Congressional seats.
A Hillary presidency will be a political disaster for the Democratic party. Only those hoping for jobs or influence in her administration have any logical reason for supporting her.
If Trump wins, Democrats will sweep the 2018 midterms. They will likely also sweep local and state races as well. Thirty two governorships are up in 2018. Winning a majority will give Democrats control of reapportionment in 2020, and controlling reapportionment means the Democrats will hold a House majority for ten years!
A Trump win also means that Hillary and her Wall Street allies will no longer control the Democratic party. They will not be able to stack the DNC as Obama did, they will be unable to thwart progressives in pursuing Bernie’s political revolution. Democrats will almost assuredly nominate a true progressive in 2020 who will easily defeat Trump.
Democrats would control the White House, the Senate and the House in 2020.
Most apologists for Hillary are either unaware of the problem of the 2018 midterms or do not have a sufficient understanding of their gravity.
Similarly, Trump supporters, caught up in the euphoria of possibly winning the White House, seem equally oblivious to the disaster that awaits the Republican party if he is elected.
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