And the Ballots’ Red Glare, the Polls Bursting in Air, Gave Proof Through the Night That Our Flag Was Still There - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
And the Ballots’ Red Glare, the Polls Bursting in Air, Gave Proof Through the Night That Our Flag Was Still There
Sen. Lindsey Graham’s victory speech last night (YouTube screenshot)

As this is being written, way past midnight on the East Coast on Tuesday night, the presidential race still is tight, but the Republicans have held the Senate. That means the Republic survives Democrat braggadocio and declarations that they will pack the United States Supreme Court, add the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico as states, kill the filibuster, and end the electoral college. Amy Coney Barrett remains our ninth Supreme Court justice out of nine. Our judicial system survives. The Republic survives. We remain on course for the United States to make it to a quarter of a millennium.

The polls that had Joni Ernst losing her GOP Senate seat in Iowa. Baloney. They again had that leftist character, Ossoff, winning a Georgia U.S. Senate seat for the Democrats against David Perdue. Baloney. They had Susan Collins going down in flames to Democrat Sara Gideon in Maine. Baloney. They had Thom Tillis losing in North Carolina to that guy, Cunningham, who fotzed around with that narcissistic woman (who texted about her irresistible sexual power with men). Baloney (and Baloney). Lindsey Graham in peril. Baloney. Steve Daines losing in Montana. Baloney.

As this is being written, Republican Martha McSally’s seat does seem in deep peril in Arizona. Republican Cory Gardner went down in Colorado, as we all sadly expected. But so did the Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama. In all, it is appearing that the Republicans apparently may have lost a net of one United States Senate seat. Moreover, at least meanwhile, as of this writing, Republican John James’s insurgent challenge is looking quite interesting in Michigan. And — something no one dreamed — the GOP actually gained several House seats.

Bottom line is that the Democrats needed to grab a net of four pickups to take over the U.S. Senate if President Trump would be reelected, or a net three gain if Biden would get in because the vice president casts tie-breaking votes in the Senate. The Democrats have failed to take the U.S. Senate despite their enormous spending advantage in excess of Republican campaign funding of Senate races. Our Republic survives.

That ends the immediate Democrat threats to destroy our constitutional protections and our historic institutional checks and balances. The House of Representatives alone simply cannot pass legislation that is not likewise passed in the Senate. Yet the Senate alone advises and consents on judicial selections and major government appointments. And the Senate alone conducts trials following impeachments. All those threats by House megalomaniacs and Democrat strategists to pack the courts? Or to make a small Democrat urban enclave, the District of Columbia, into a new 51st state of the United States? Or to add two more Democrat U.S. Senate seats by making Puerto Rico a 52nd state? And, for that matter, why not make Cuba a 53rd state, Venezuela a 54th state, Russia a 55th state, China a 56th state, Ocasio’s congressional district in Queens a 57th state, and Ilhan Omar’s district a 58th state, and her hometown of Somalia a 59th state, and her beloved Iran a 60th state?

Ain’t gonna happen. None of it. With the ballots’ red glare in critical Republican states, the Fake News polls bursting in air, we emerged with proof through the night that our flag is still there.

We still will await results and challenges in the Presidential tallying. It is going down to the wire, with Wisconsin, Michigan, and Nevada all inching. The president may emerge victoriously over the finish line or stymied at 268, just two electoral votes short. Regardless, were any Trump supporters surprised that the polls were so profoundly wrong on so many of those battleground states? (Hint: No.) If those tilted polls aimed at cheating the president and weakening his chances by demoralizing his voters into believing that their ballots would not matter, in fact the deficient polls backfired. They stimulated  Trump voting in Florida and Ohio to assure he would carry those states. They energized rural voters in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin to try up-ending the Corrupt Fake News monopolies once again and thus put all three states in play for the president. Perhaps most importantly, the incredibly wrong polls helped persuade Joe Biden to stay in his basement for months, hiding out of trouble, hiding out of sight, and hiding from a campaign trail that might have bolstered one or two or three Democrats running to flip U.S. Senate seats in close races.

Thank you, polls. Thank you for persuading Biden to lie low. Why should he have campaigned at an energetic, even frenetic, pace — and in person — for Wisconsin and Michigan when the polls from the Washington Post and ABC called it a lock, with some saying he would take Wisconsin by 17 points? Aw, c’mon, man. Relax. That relaxation strategy worked so well for Hillary. Besides, a guy could catch a cold in the Midwest this time of year.

It will be an interesting 24 to 72 hours ahead, as the presidential race’s results clarify. But what is clear now is that the Democrats cannot reverse the courage of the Republicans, led by the GOP standard-bearer in the White House, to add Justice Barrett to the Supreme Court. Democrats warned Republican senators that they would be destroyed on Election Day if they voted to confirm the president’s fabulous SCOTUS appointment. The media predicted that the single deed of confirming Justice Barrett would ensure turning the Senate over to the Democrats. And, instead, we see just the opposite: Republican voters get stimulated and energized to come out and vote when their elected representatives demonstrate backbone and guts, stand their ground, and resist the Bush–McCain School of Republicanism that suggests they will do best if they vote like Democrats. We saw it after Kavanaugh. We see it again.

Schumer again will be Senate Minority Leader, consigned to belly-aching. Mitch McConnell, just reelected, is now set for six more years. If he has a Republican president in the White House, count on a blitz of more great federal judges. If not, then still hope for a demonstrable change from Republicans rubber-stamping Democrat judicial choices to a new era of subjecting them to strict scrutiny and bartering judicial nominees in exchange for House accommodations on legislation.

And guess what drain pipe awaits flushing down of any more Pelosi impeachment detritus.

More: By retaining the Senate, in defiance of the polls, the GOP holds Senate committee chairs for another two years. That means that John Durham — if he is a real guy, if there really is an actual person by such a name conducting an investigation into the Swamp — will not get swept under the rug if he appears sometime in the next two years. It means there now is time and opportunity to investigate Hunter Biden, his laptop, and whatever else — and whoever else — was on his lap. The Democrats will be unable to bury the corruption from being brought to light.

So much remains at stake as the White House election results remain ever so close, from Georgia to Wisconsin to Michigan to Nevada. Maybe we will have four more years of an excellent president, one of the five or six best in our history, who will be even better now that he “knows the ropes” and has the All-Star team in place that he lacked four years ago. Alternatively, we are looking at a Kamala Harris presidency in short order. Either way, most importantly, what matters immediately is that the worst of the evil has been vanquished. The Democrats will be unable to vote 50-50 to eliminate the filibuster, then 50-50 to pack the Supreme Court, and then 50-50 to pack the stars and stripes with bogus new states.

The Senate has held. The Republic has survived. The star-spangled banner yet waves for at least two more years over the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Dov Fischer
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Rabbi Dov Fischer, Esq., a high-stakes litigation attorney of more than twenty-five years and an adjunct professor of law of more than fifteen years, is rabbi of Young Israel of Orange County, California. His legal career has included serving as Chief Articles Editor of UCLA Law Review, clerking for the Hon. Danny J. Boggs in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and then litigating at three of America’s most prominent law firms: JonesDay, Akin Gump, and Baker & Hostetler. In his rabbinical career, Rabbi Fischer has served several terms on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America, is Senior Rabbinic Fellow at the Coalition for Jewish Values, has been Vice President of Zionist Organization of America, and has served on regional boards of the American Jewish Committee, B’nai Brith Hillel, and several others. His writings on contemporary political issues have appeared over the years in the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Jerusalem Post, National Review, American Greatness, The Weekly Standard, and in Jewish media in American and in Israel. A winner of an American Jurisprudence Award in Professional Legal Ethics, Rabbi Fischer also is the author of two books, including General Sharon’s War Against Time Magazine, which covered the Israeli General’s 1980s landmark libel suit.
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