2020-08-01 18:01:24 UTC
There is about 40% of the country that is going to vote Republican in 2016 and 40% who is going to vote Democrat no matter what. That leaves the election in the hands of the so called swing voters. These are the people who tip the scales one way or another in both presidential elections, Senate races in states that are neither blue nor red and House races that are also in swing districts. These people tend to be moderate voters who could be Democrats, Republicans, or independents.
I'm wondering if these people realize just what is at stake in the 2016 election. Trump is not very popular among these people largely because of his brash style of governing. That has been further exacerbated by the crisis of Covid-19 and the accompanying economic downturn. They look upon Joe Biden as the moderate voice of reason, but is he really? That might have been the Joe Biden of previous decades but that is not the Joe Biden of 2020. Even if one doesn't accept that Biden's mental faculties are deteriorating, it is clear he has shifted sharply to the left on a wide range of issues. He has pretty much surrendered the party platform to he Sanders/AOC wing of the party on just about every issue from economics, to the climate, to gun control. As president, Biden will be little more than a figurehead, following the dictates of the radical left rather than being the leader of the party and this nation.
To make things worse, the possibility exists the Democrats could flip the Senate which would give them control of all three levers of power. They have already signaled their intention to end the filibuster. That would mean they could pass the most radical legislation without a needing a single Republican vote in either House. They could follow through with their threat to pack the Supreme Court with as many as 15 justices. That would mean 6 new liberals appointed to the court as well as likely liberal replacements for Ginsburg and Breyer. If that happens there will be nothing to stand in their way of transforming this country into a radical socialist bastion. The America we know and love will be a thing of the past. We will cease to be a great nation. All of that is a distinct possibility should the swing voters in this country opt to replace Trump and give the Democrats control of the Senate. I'm not a swing voter but I ask the swing voters whether that is a better alternative than four more years of Trump.