With his growing unpopularity, mounting difficulty with getting re-elected and speculation about his declining health, Donald Trump’s demented antics are dominating the news cycle. Even attempts from his allies to prop him up haven’t exactly been going well, as they betray the fact that Trump has nothing to offer but the usual bluster and gloating about things that are usually non-existent. Trump isn’t the only Republican, however, who is clearly rattled by his prospects of re-election in November.
On Tuesday, Mitch McConnell decided to go on record with the rattled statement: “I think the American people should know what it means if the Senate shifts control.” He went on to discuss a nightmare scenario where Democrats in charge of the Senate kill the filibuster, hoping to scare Republican voters into supporting their candidates for re-election across the board. This would probably be a good thing in the eyes of most Democrats, as it would mean the end of GOP obstruction and a real possibility of putting the plans of a Biden administration in motion from the beginning. For McConnell to even entertain this scenario, it must mean that things aren’t looking as bright as he had hoped.
But McConnell didn’t stop there. He went on to warn voters that Washington, DC could soon be granted statehood, making it inevitable that the chamber will have two new Democratic senators in the not far future – a scenario that no Democratic candidate is talking about right now. He knows that his voters are much more receptive to fear than we are – and that he’s running out of excuses to defend his own long record of destroying democracy in Washington. The good news is that there’s more of us than there are of them – and it’s the surest sign yet that your efforts to get out the vote are paying off. Let’s keep at it and vote Democratic across the board by November 3.
James Sullivan is the assistant editor of Brain World Magazine and an advocate of science-based policy making