Democrats are much noisier and more belligerent than in campaign losses past. I think they were confident in 2016 that they would be able to win and continue to implement their socialist-globalist agenda without much resistance.They had everybody in their corner except the voters. But voters were not happy with the Obama agenda and supported Trump’s agenda to reverse the damage.
Democrats usually go underground when they don’t occupy the Whitehouse and continue to plant more landmines in their Bills and regulations.
When Ronald Reagan won the Presidency in 1980, Democrats went underground. They carped a little, but didn’t become hysterical. Democrats controlled the “Deep State” and the Cold War gave them cover. Reagan faced a Democrat Congress and they were willing to agree to Reagan’s military build-up as long as they could get their welfare program funding and government got bigger. They knew Reagan wanted a Tax Cut and some regulations repealed. They knew that government was unpopular after the Vietnam War and the imposition of the Welfare State in addition to high inflation and gasoline prices. Democrats didn’t view Reagan as a threat to their quiet march to socialism and welfare was safe. Americans were reeling over the loss of the Vietnam War and they didn’t want to elect anybody that could be labeled as a “peace-nick” and the Democrat candidate George McGovern lost.
Democrats had already infiltrated the US Universities and the Courts and most government employees were Democrats.
There are two kinds of Republicans. The Liberal Republicans referred to themselves as Rockefeller Republicans. These are internationalists and statists who agree with Democrats on most issues. The Conservatives referred to themselves as Goldwater Republicans. Ronald Reagan was a Goldwater Republican we came to call Conservatives.
After Reagan left office in 1989, the Liberals were again in charge. This time with a Republican Liberal, George HW Bush, who had been groomed in the “Deep State”. Democrats unleashed a boat-load of regulations and George signed them. He became President as the Soviet Union collapsed in 1989, did a great job winning the Gulf War in 1990, but was defeated in 1992 when Conservative Republican Ross Perrot ran as a third party and siphoned off Republican votes. He had signed on to UN Agenda 21 and supported global governance.
Democrat Bill Clinton followed Bush I in 1993 signed the Executive Order to implement UN Agenda 21 in the US. He then introduced “socialized medicine”, but it failed to pass the Republican Congress. Clinton benefitted from the PC revolution of the 1980s, the Reagan tax cust and the “peace dividend” that resulted from the end of the Cold War and he balanced the budget in 1994. But he and the Liberal Republicans gave away all of our US middle class jobs in trade deals like NAFTA in 1993. Our manufacturing jobs went to Mexico, Canada and China and the Japanese were already dominating the auto industry in the US. Our US economy was taking a hit. Clinton served 2 terms and left a $5 Trillion debt
Republican George W. Bush was elected in 2001 and became a “War President” with invasions in Afghanistan and Iraq.. But he was asleep at the switch and failed to avert the 2008 Financial Meltdown. Bush II served 2 terms and left a $10 Trillion debt.
Republicans were in trouble in 2008 and Democrats were about to take over.
Democrat Barak Obama was elected in 2008 and launched Obamacare to install “socialized medicine” in the US. His plan was to have the young and healthy pay the medical costs for the sick and poor.
Republican Donald Trump was elected in 2016 and his campaign was eerily similar to Ronald Reagan’s. He accurately articulated voter concerns and he told the truth. Voters in 2016 were even more disenchanted than they were in 1979. Like Reagan, Trump had spent decades thinking this through; he not only had a vision, he had a plan. He has made impressive gains and is continuing to implement the plan to bring back jobs and enforce the rule of law.
Democrats are doing everything they can to derail Trumps plan, but voters know he will continue to slog his way to completing his plan. The Democrats lost the majority of the voters and most corporations and have not yet articulated a plan to win them back.
Norb Leahy, Dunwoody GA Tea Party Leader