THINK PIECE – A ‘Blue Wave’ Is A Damn Dubious Prospect
The trippin’ Dems are delusional as usual.
At VIVISXN, we specialize in exotic global macro themes and under the radar vitties – weird art, cryptic fashion, youth culture and fringe phenomena. But since the culture war has become so thorny, so politicized a topic, we wanna weigh in for a hot sec on the psychotic state of the Left and its deranged electorate.
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Tuesday, Nov. 6, is the fateful date of the U.S. midterm elections that will determine the future composition of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. The outcome of those contests will determine whether or not President Trump is allowed to finish his ambitious, lightning rod agenda. We all have ants in our pants.
Whatever your personal take on Donald Trump, you can’t deny the diabolical and caustic treatment toward America’s blond bombshell bigwig kahuna. The press is vampiric, vindictive and vituperative. The coverage from The Washington Post, The New York Times, NBC, i-D, Vice, Vanity Fair, Vox, etc. is merciless and blood-thirsty. Even Teen Vogue, the dippiest zine ever next to Harper’s Bazaar, penned an anti-Trump/pro-socialist rant that glamorized Karl Marx last week. WTF!? Read this shit. They all want the POTUS snuffed out like Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) seeks to silence his pesky critics. Pop culture has basically gone haywire.
Trump gets zero street cred for increasing employment and amping up the ‘animal spirits’; cutting taxes, boosting growth, reducing onerous regs, achieving a breakthrough with North Korea, slaughtering ISIS (below – nice!) and standing up to the dictators in Syria, Venezuela, and China. Trump is even throwing shade at sadistic Saudi Arabia for its unwarranted, abysmal barbarism and ‘the worst cover-up ever’ (re: Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi – not cool).
Meanwhile, Trump is hammered continually on the bogus Russia collusion sham while Robert Mueller, doyen of the American ‘deep state,’ is celebrated for a relentless witch hunt, hurting countless reputations and prosecuting small-fry players in the process. The collateral damage is unnecessary and pitiful.
The mainstream pundits are predicting a ‘blue wave’ tsunami that will put the Democrats in control of the House of Representatives and trigger ill-natured impeachment proceedings by Q1 2019. That’s been the narrative for weeks now. Basically, Dem voters are currently ‘more stirred up’ than conservatives because their animus for Trump & Co. is volcanic and more rancorous than their Republican rivals. The Kavanaugh kerfuffle-cum-circus only inflamed Democratic emotions that will translate into a ‘voluminous turnout and a crushing defeat’ for the GOP, according to the experts. Progressives are totally, insurmountably triggered.
Yeah right. The gushing ‘blue wave’ sea swell is wishful thinking; it is by no means a foregone conclusion. The Left has sabotaged itself by unleashing an adolescent crapfest in the form of ANTIFA and the Cory Bookers and Maxine Waters of the world – windbags who evince a puerile and bozo addiction to the atavistic and the politically scatological.
They fuse together three dumbo worldviews to their detriment: ethno-tribalism, socialist utopianism and iffy propaganda (disinformation via George Soros, Thomas Sawyer, and storms of sophistry via outlets like MSNBC, Dazed, The Economist, etc.) mixed with a mob/putsch mentality, displayed mainly within four domains – the Congress, the college campus, the interwebs and in the streets. It’s the Left‘s pathological lust for victims and victimhood.
At this point in the culture wars, Americans have a super-sensitive antennae to the antics of the extreme Left and the radical PC movement that has pitted chick against dude, citizen against netizen, patriot vs. nativist, ideologue against rogue. Even a coordinated, all-out anti-Trump assault can’t goose the good news forever. Plus, we’re all sick and tired of debating America’s pestering politics during Thanksgiving dinner. Yawn. It feels like a Civil War of attrition.
Whether these rip-roaring times are durable or not is debatable, but ordinary Americans are witnessing their paychecks and purchasing power growing, their companies gaining market share, their investments posting positive returns, and their range of consumer selection (and freedom) increasing. That’s compelling. Good jobs are easier to come by. The Dems didn’t do that.
Using clever statistics, predictive analytics, applied mathematics, behavioral psychology and unicorn dust VIVISXN would like to call the election a fortnight out. The Dems will get dumped in droves and the radical Left – socialist goofs like Andrew Gillum, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and, yep, Bernie Sanders will get a good clobbering. Betting markets agree that there is around a 37% probability of the Republicans holding both chambers. That stat is creeping up second by second. It will likely be a landslide.
Don’t diss the data – cohorts break down into the following political/psychometric factors and weightings:
1 Progressive activists: younger, highly engaged, secular, cosmopolitan, angry (8%)
2 Traditional liberals: older, retired, open to compromise, rational, cautious (11%)
3 Passive liberals: unhappy, insecure, distrustful, disillusioned (15%)
4 Politically disengaged: young, low income, distrustful, detached, patriotic, conspiratorial (26%)
5 Moderates: engaged, civic-minded, middle-of-the-road, pessimistic, Protestant (15%)
6 Traditional conservatives: religious, middle class, patriotic, moralistic (19%)
7 Devoted conservatives: white, retired, highly engaged, uncompromising, patriotic (10%)
There is no mistaking the rightward tilt. And sentiment is skewing IRT towards the Right (especially #3, #4 and #5 using gradient descent). Identity politics is cannibalizing itself and devouring its young following a classic predator–prey model:
Anyway, conservatives are outpacing progressives by 7:1 in general favorability ratings. In economic terms, conservatives are eons ahead. More than half of America actually approves (peep this poll) of President Trump’s pragmatic, pro-growth policies and his fucking crazy horse style. ‘Jobs Not Mobs’ will be the Right’s rallying cry over the next two weeks and LAT-AM caravans (um, ‘mobile mobs’ with gangland embeds – a gift from Elohim!), Saudi assassinations, Chinese trade tiffs, border disorder, identity politics and racial subterfuge (yeah, you, Elizabeth Warren aka ‘Pocahontas’ 1/1,024 Cherokee – you doofus) will play right into the hands of Donald Trump & Co. and his hyper-galvanized, ideologically fertilized groupies.
The ‘blue wave’ is all balderdash. You heard it here.
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