Despite the fact that Republicans have lost a Senate seat and therefore gained yet another excuse to not get anything done, I would like to look at the positive things that come with this election loss. Yes, even in defeat, there can be positive takeaways and even teachable moments. This election loss serves that purpose as well.
This is the first time a Democrat has won a Senate race in Alabama in 25 years. Due to that, it’s expected for the Democrats (and the RINOs) to celebrate this momentous occasion. In what was likely going to be a tough battle for Doug Jones to win (and it was), the Left finally has something to be happy about in over a year.
Doug Jones defeated Roy Moore by 1.5% of the vote. And even with that, there are positive and negative things to take away. Some of the negatives include the obvious such as the fact that the Democrat defeated the Republican. But a key negative to take away (which won’t be too much of a negative and I’ll explain in one second why that is) is the fact that the Left will now use the sexual assault tactic on every single race, including the 2020 Presidential race (and possibly every race from here until it no longer works).
With Moore’s defeat, the Left has convinced themselves that the way to defeat their opponents is through sexual assault allegations. Nothing else in their playbook has worked out for them and they have lost significant election after significant election until last Tuesday’s election. This is a strategy that almost everyone knew about and could see through. Time and time again, I’ve mentioned how, with all of the sexual assault allegations made against multiple people on both ends of the political spectrum (mainly the Left), allegations made against people on the Right are most likely to be bogus and a political strategy.
I’ve mentioned how it’s ridiculous that the allegations made against Roy Moore are uncovered only when he’s running in an important election. Those allegations were decades old but only now the supposed victims are coming forward? These are the kinds of arguments I’ve been making for Roy Moore. And it seems as though I had been fighting harder for Moore’s case than he was.
Before we move on to what I believe to be the biggest reason Moore lost the election, I want to finally explain to you why this negative – that the Left will use sexual assault as a political weapon in every forthcoming election – isn’t as much of a negative as you might think. In fact, this strategy likely won’t work in many cases.
We’ve established that facts really don’t matter to people. That feelings are what counts, unfortunately. We’ve known that these allegations were all bogus and fake. But that didn’t matter much to the people of Alabama… well, to enough people. As an Alabama voter, the facts mattered in this case and, as you can see, I didn’t buy into the fake news of his detailed sexual past. But enough of my fellow voters were either convinced the allegations were true or, and this brings me to my next point, that Roy Moore was too defensive on it and didn’t have the willingness or strategic idea to go on the offensive.
That, I believe, was one of the reasons Moore lost. He never fought back against the Left. Yes, he denied the allegations and called the “victims” liars (because they are). But that’s all he did. He didn’t hit back at the Left. He only played defense.
I don’t know if he thought the election was guaranteed to go to him or what, but he made the mistake of not going to the jugular against his opponent and the Left. He didn’t finish the job he should’ve done.
He did right in defending himself from the allegations and saying they’re not true, but that’s not enough. Among the many, many reasons Trump won in 2016 is that he didn’t just play defense. Every Republican plays defense. But few of them play offense.
Trump didn’t just allow the Left to hit him with bogus claims of racism, sexism and bigotry. He didn’t just sit back and watch as he was called an idiot and “unfit for office” time and time again. No, he went on social media and on the campaign trail and tore the Left and the fake news a new one. He punched back ten times harder. He called out the fake news for constantly lying about him. But perhaps more importantly, he called out his direct opponents. He identified Ted Cruz as a liar. He identified Hillary Clinton as a crook. And, even though Trump never directly ran against Bernie, he made sure to call the lunatic socialist Bernie Sanders “Crazy Bernie”.
Had Roy Moore taken a page from Trump’s book on how to defeat the Left, he would’ve attacked Doug Jones for his hateful viewpoints. Most significantly: Jones’s belief that aborting a baby at any point during pregnancy is right.
You don’t even have to go further with anything. Moore could’ve just given Jones the moniker of “Baby Killer Doug” or “Murderer Doug Jones” or something to that extent. But he didn’t. The Democrat Party won last Tuesday in the same manner they had been winning in the last couple of decades. They attacked the Republican candidate and the Republican candidate defended himself but never switched to offense.
He never attacked Doug Jones for his disgusting beliefs. He never attacked the Left for what they are: hateful and dangerous. Yes, he fought back against the allegations, but he didn’t fight back against the individuals (aside from the “victims”) that spread lies about him day in and day out for months.
Had he switched to offense and called out Jones for what he is: a baby killer, and had he called out the whole of the Left for what they are: hateful and dangerous, he easily could’ve won. That’s one of the bigger reasons I think Moore lost (perhaps the biggest reason) and that’s one of the reasons this strategy of using sexual assault allegations against Republicans won’t work out in a lot of cases.
Of course, that’s all depending on one single variable: how willing is the Republican candidate to fight back against the allegations and utterly destroy his opposition? How willing is he to switch on to offense?
Trump is very willing to do that, that’s why he won. He also had sexual assault allegations made against him shortly before the 2016 race. He’s still being targeted for it in preparation for the 2018 mid-terms and, more importantly, the 2020 presidential election. But I’m confident Trump will win, at least in 2020 (I know I said I was confident Roy Moore would win, but looking over at things, I see one massive difference between him and Trump). Trump is a fighter. He will fight back against everything thrown at him and will throw some things back at his opposition.
What other Republicans need to do is follow Trump’s tactic of good defense, but a far better offense. Before this “sexual assault” card was the prominent tactic by the Left, the race card was king. All the Left needed to do was brand any Republican a racist and they’d either apologize for it or defend themselves but seldom, if ever, switch to offense.
Republicans tend to want to fight in the realm of ideas. Democrats don’t. Why? Because fighting in that realm, Democrats will lose 100% of the time. Almost every single one of their ideas suck and will amount to the increase of the size of the government and the reduction of people’s freedoms. Due to this, Democrats fight in the realm of feelings. And feelings are a big factor in today’s world.
A man can “feel” like he’s a woman and all of a sudden he has every right in the world to use women’s restrooms. Someone can “feel” like every religion in the world is equal and that they’re all true. Someone can “feel” like the fact that it gets hot in the summer and cold in the winter is due to Climate Change and that we have something to do with that.
Facts and logic don’t matter in the least to the Left. Due to that, they’re able to sell people that Trump is a racist for wanting to build a wall even though that has nothing to do with race. They’re able to sell people that Trump and Moore are both sexual assaulters even though no solid evidence is presented and sometimes, like with the infamous yearbook, evidence is forged and faked.
Because a lot of people don’t use their brain, they believe these things because they “feel” like they’re true and thus believe it’s unequivocally and utterly true.
The good news is that we’re not at a point where most people believe this garbage. In fact, most people DON’T believe this garbage. But when these accusations are thrown at someone and that someone either doesn’t fight back or fights back but not strongly enough to switch to offense, that turns off voters.
Personally, I was enthusiastic to support Roy Moore, but clearly not enough people were as enthusiastic. According to the Washington Post, 12 counties that previously voted for Trump flipped and went to Doug Jones. Of course, we have to account for the fact that plenty of Democrats didn’t vote in 2016, but that hardly matters. Had Moore campaigned in much the same way Trump did throughout the country, he could’ve easily retained those counties that flipped and soundly defeated Jones.
People weren’t enthusiastic to vote for Hillary. People weren’t enthusiastic enough to vote for Moore. They both lost as a result. Now, I’m not saying that people were more enthusiastic to vote for Jones, but enthusiasm is a big factor if you want to win any election.
Truth be told, had the Left not gone after Roy Moore at all, or at least to the extent and intensity that they did, I probably wouldn’t have voted in this election. I would never vote Democrat, so Jones was never going to get my vote. But if the Left hadn’t attacked Moore as much as they did, I might not have voted for him either.
Part of the reason I voted for Moore is that I didn’t want the Left to get a significant victory or for them to think that this strategy is one they can use in future elections. I knew Moore was conservative, but he himself didn’t get me enthused to vote for him. The Left did.
Regardless, Doug Jones won fair and square and I won’t deny the results of the election. And while the Left drives further into the insanity bubble they live in and believe that this election will mean the end of Trump, I will continue to make the case for why this could very well end up being like Scott Brown during Obama’s first year in office.
Brown was a Republican who won in a deep blue state (Massachusetts) and Republicans thought it was going to be the end of Obama. Brown wound up being defeated by Elizabeth Warren a few years later and Obama obliterated his opposition in his re-election efforts.
Surely, the Left will believe this means the beginning of the end for Trump. And I can’t wait to dismantle their arguments.
“’I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.’”
Author: Freddie Drake
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