Vote in Nov. Even if You're Stuck With a Sucky RINO. America's Future Depends on It.


The midterm elections are fast approaching. On Nov. 6, America will decide whether President Donald Trump will have a chance of getting his agenda through during the next two years by keeping the House and the Senate in Republican hands.

Ever since the Republicans took both houses of Congress back in 2014, the GOP has been disappointing. The polls show it.

In numerous states, voters are stuck with RINOs on the Senate ballot. I’m not going to call out anyone here; you can probably take a guess. The situation is even worse in the House, given that more seats invariably means more disappointments.

In short, the Republicans have disappointed conservatives on numerous fronts. They haven’t protected your health care. They haven’t protected life. They haven’t moved in favor of smaller government.

But, we desperately need to get out and vote for them.

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Yes, even the RINOs.

Why? Well, for starters, losing either the House or the Senate would be devastating for the president’s agenda and anyone who supports it. Let’s start with the House.

If you think the budget is bad now, what do you think it will be like when the Democrats control the purse strings? Remember that all budgets originate in the lower chamber — and that, unlike the Republicans, the Democrats have no problems shutting things down if they don’t get what they want.

More importantly, the House is also the body which votes to impeach the president. Yes, conviction requires two-thirds of the Senate, but that doesn’t mean the Democrats can’t force the administration to effectively shut down for months — if not years — defending itself against spurious charges.

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But what will those charges be, you might ask? Well, whatever the Democrats want them to be. Sure, there’s been no impeachable offense uncovered yet, but that’s not the point.

Rep. Maxine Waters, the thoroughly irrational California congresswoman who’s become the new moral lodestar of the Democrats in the Trump age, summarized their thinking for us. “Impeachment is about whatever the Congress says it is. There is no law that dictates impeachment,” she said.

“What the Constitution says is ‘high crimes and misdemeanors,’ and we define that.”

Most Democrats aren’t coming out and saying that’s what they’re going to do, although they might be willing to hint at it. Whatever the case, if the Democrats become the ruling party in the lower House, the next two years will be focused on getting Donald Trump out of office.

Losing the Senate is no less dire of a proposition.

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Keep in mind that the possibility of the Democrats winning the upper House is part of the strategy behind the delaying of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. If they manage to kick the can far enough down the road, they suddenly don’t have to vote in any replacement to Anthony Kennedy — or any replacement for any judgeship that Trump might proffer a nominee for.

Confirmation problems would be a bigger nightmare than just getting Kavanaugh or another Supreme Court justice through. In fact, when you look at what far-left judicial activists have been able to do in order to thwart the president’s agenda, the lower courts could be even more important. There, the Democrats could simply refuse to confirm anybody, resulting in a backlog nightmare.

So, yes, it may be painful to vote for someone who’s let you down so many times on Nov. 6. You may be sick of so-called conservatives who refuse to deliver on conservative values. I know the feeling.

Let me assure you, the alternative for America is much, much worse. If it makes you feel better, just think of that other possible future when you’re in the ballot box — and how it would waste at least two years of Trump’s presidency.

We can’t allow the ideas of free speech, religious freedom, and the Second Amendment to be thrown onto the ash heap of history.

This election is just as important as 2016 — if you like the agenda President Trump has been implementing these past two years and don’t want to see it thwarted, then get out the vote for Republicans in November — and tell your friends to do the same.

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C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.
C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Aside from politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially British comic novels and modern Japanese lit), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (of both American and world varieties).
Morristown, New Jersey
Catholic University of America
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English, Spanish
Topics of Expertise
American Politics, World Politics, Culture