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The Left Will Make 2019 a Dark Year
townhall ^ | 1jan19 | Dennis Prager

Posted on 01/04/2019 10:18:58 PM PST by vannrox

I rarely make predictions -- whether of election results or anything else. My policy has always been to say what I believe should be done, not what will be done.

I am making an exception with regard to America in 2019.

2019 will be a dark year in America.

Thanks to the left's control of the House of Representatives and the news media, Americans will be kept in a fevered state throughout 2019 -- with innumerable hearings, exposes, criminal investigations and possible indictments of those around the president and the president himself. Truth will not be the point. Defamation will. Anything that might muddy the president, no matter how spurious, no matter how thin the evidence, will be pursued with gusto. The media will drop "bombshell" after "bombshell." If lives and careers are ruined, so much the better; no one should be associating with this president anyway, as far as the left is concerned. The Robert Mueller investigation into alleged "collusion" between the Trump campaign and the Russian government -- which has led to guilty pleas and imprisonment of people around President Trump for offenses having nothing to do with such collusion -- is a preview of what lies ahead.

The goal of the left to weaken, disable and impeach the president is the heart of its mission to undo the 2016 presidential election. If the Republicans had done anything comparable during the Obama administration, the Democrats and the media would not only have charged Republicans with racism -- as they labeled all criticism of Barack Obama -- they would have howled "fascism." And, for once, they wouldn't have been far from the truth. The misuse of government institutions for political ends is indeed a fascist tactic. But because most media serve as the propaganda arm of the Democratic Party, there will be no protest from the media, only support.

There is nothing Trump or any member of his administration has done that is comparable to Hillary Clinton's use of her own email server while U.S. secretary of state, or her destroying tens of thousands of emails after they were subpoenaed by Congress, or foreign governments' and corporations' paying vast sums of money to Bill Clinton and The Clinton Foundation while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state. Nor is there anything Trump or anyone in his administration has done comparable to the Obama administration's use of the IRS to suppress conservative nonprofits; its selling guns to Mexican drug cartels, at least one of which was later found at the scene where a Border Patrol officer was killed; or the lies it told about the cause of the murder of a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Benghazi. Yet any suggestion by Republicans that these activities be investigated is effectively shouted down by the Democrats and the media. And let's not talk about the real collusion in 2016 -- between the FBI, the State Department, the Clinton campaign and the Obama White House, using material sourced in part from the Russian government -- to undermine the Republican candidate for president and his presidency. The mainstream media isn't interested in that.

In other words, the Democratic Party and the media will do to American political life what it has done to the arts; the universities; the high schools; the Boy Scouts; race relations; religion; the happiness of so many women (misled by feminism regarding marriage and career); the moral fabric of American life (morality reduced to feelings); late-night television; mainstream Judaism, Catholicism and Protestantism; pro football; and the sexual innocence of the young: It will poison it.

From the French Revolution to this day, the two great aims of the left have been promising utopia to the malcontented and accumulating as much power as possible. All moral values are subservient to these goals. After all, what could be more important than "social justice" (the left's term for everything it advocates); "equality" (of result); women's liberation from the "sexist oppression" of the "patriarchy"; combatting "white privilege"; fighting the "rape culture" that pervades campuses; saving life on planet Earth from the "existential threat" to it; "resistance" to the "authoritarian," "fascist," "white supremacist," "racist" Trump administration; supplanting national identities and institutions with a "world citizen" identity and international institutions; and undoing the most fundamental built-in identity of the human race, that of male and female, in the name of transgender rights?

Compared with almost any country, America is freer; gives its people more opportunities to economically advance; is less racist, xenophobic and anti-Semitic; has a friendlier population; has less corruption; and has far more medical innovation. Yet this coming year, the left, the Democratic Party and the media will continue purveying the lie that the Trump administration is fascist, racist and authoritarian and poses a mortal threat to American democracy. (Given all this Trumpian fascism, how exactly did the Republicans lose the House?)

Thanks to Democratic control of the House of Representatives, the left will use the levers of government to keep the American people in a constant state of agitation. The only thing the left hates more than a happy population is losing elections. And it knows the two are linked -- because happy and grateful Americans rarely vote Democrat. The road to Democrat victories lies in convincing women, blacks, Hispanics, Jews and young people to be as unhappy, ungrateful and angry as possible -- in the greatest country ever made.

That is the left's agenda for 2019.

Nevertheless, in wishing a happy new year to my fellow Americans, I hope I'm wrong.


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1 posted on 01/04/2019 10:18:58 PM PST by vannrox
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To: vannrox

I suspect we are more at risk from the Democrats when/if the GOP and Trump works WITH them. If they go all radical on us and follow the harassment/impeachment path, they simply lack the power to do anything permanently damaging.

If however, they get nice, and play soft....surely eventually there’s a knife in the back. They will attempt to poison every bill they pass—and try to force the Senate to go along with it. If either Trump or the Senate majority folds, much can be lost.


2 posted on 01/04/2019 10:43:16 PM PST by AnalogReigns (Real life is ANALOG...)
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To: vannrox

There is no doubt the Dems will do everything they can to retain their power and control of Washington. They will not be willing to give up so easily what has taken them decades to establish - corruption in EVERY corner of our Republic. Republicans are to blame for much of this too. However, President Trump still has the support of the People. The Dems, media, The Establishment, The Swamp, Communists, etc., have tried to separate President Trump from his base but so far have been unsuccessful. The Dems hope their planted cells of judges will continue to give them what they cannot attain legislatively. The Dems also need a good bit of the illegal’s votes which is why it is imperative that they keep the borders open. It’s not about the money, Dems don’t care about the safety of Americans nor our national security. It’s all about CONTROL!!!


3 posted on 01/04/2019 10:59:32 PM PST by Dapper 26
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To: vannrox

It’s all up to Donald Trump.

Unless Trump counter punches a lot more violently than he did in 2017-18, the GOP, and America as we knew it, will not survive.

A good place to start?

Declassify and publicly release truck loads of sealed Deep State documents from the FBI and Department of Justice.


4 posted on 01/04/2019 11:28:27 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: nutmeg

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5 posted on 01/04/2019 11:31:49 PM PST by nutmeg
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To: zeestephen; All

Trump needs to figure out how to get the bad guys in prison.


6 posted on 01/04/2019 11:38:06 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: zeestephen
America is already dead. When a Congresswoman calls our President a "Mother F***er" and gets away with it, stick a fork in it we're done.

Me? Well, I'm just waiting for the REAL sparks to fly.

7 posted on 01/04/2019 11:39:22 PM PST by CivilWarBrewing (Get off my back for my usage of CAPS, especially you snowflake males! MAN UP!)
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To: central_va

Thinking of you.


8 posted on 01/04/2019 11:46:18 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: CivilWarBrewing

“Gets away with it”? What do you think the penalty should have been?


9 posted on 01/05/2019 12:08:40 AM PST by bigdaddy45
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Well written article and sadly, I suspect his predictions are right on the mark.

It will get way, way uglier in America over the next two years. Senile ol' Puglosi can't control the new breed in Congress and unless the handful of elected conservatives step up and start swinging the New Socialist DemonRat Party will be burning the country before they are done.

10 posted on 01/05/2019 12:24:30 AM PST by Sa-teef
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To: vannrox

I beg to differ.

Dumbocraps are revealing their communist loyalty, and we have a President who isn’t afraid to call them out.

We are at risk, we always have been. at least now the President is on our side.


11 posted on 01/05/2019 12:55:30 AM PST by 867V309 (Lock Her Up)
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To: Cobra64

Re: Trump needs to figure out how to get the bad guys in prison.

It’s not going to happen in Washington D.C.

96% of the potential jurors voted AGAINST Trump in 2016.


12 posted on 01/05/2019 12:59:57 AM PST by zeestephen
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I believe it will be a year in which I am very seldom on FR. God lives just fine in the ghettos of the canteens and the Religion section, but anywhere else, it is an exhausting effort to bring Him to bear on anything that is considered “conservative red meat.” It is like slogging up a nearly vertical hill.

That is just not where my soul wants to be going. Ever worse than darksome Democrats are Republicans who can’t look for light anywhere but in government, who don’t see the power of Christendom except as in an earthly voting bloc.

I wish everyone a good look at the light of Christ, but I mourn that it sure doesn’t look yet like it’s happening.


13 posted on 01/05/2019 1:43:25 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (May Jesus Christ be praised.)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

Re: “Me? Well, I’m just waiting for the REAL sparks to fly.”

I am hoping for a peaceful division of the former “United” States.

Economically, it took the Old South a hundred years to recover from our last disagreement.


14 posted on 01/05/2019 1:58:12 AM PST by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen
I'm to the point where I have to agree.

Give the land that California, Washington, Oregon to the leftists and say, "here ya go, set up your lefist utopia, see how long it lasts."

Leave the rest of the country to the moral, conservative, right-thinking people who know how to run a country correctly. We'll see who outlasts who.

15 posted on 01/05/2019 2:45:34 AM PST by ducttape45 ("Righteousness exalteth a nation; but sin is a reproach to any people." Proverbs 14:34)
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To: vannrox
Thanks to the left's control of the House of Representatives and the news media, Americans will be kept in a fevered state throughout 2019 -- with innumerable hearings, exposes, criminal investigations and possible indictments of those around the president and the president himself. Truth will not be the point. Defamation will. Anything that might muddy the president, no matter how spurious, no matter how thin the evidence, will be pursued with gusto. The media will drop "bombshell" after "bombshell."

And 63 million people need to drop in response, "So effing what!" Long past time that we ignore the RATS and the media instead of running around with our hair on fire at the latest breathless report. We know the media are by and large evil and have evil intentions, and deserve our contempt and derision at every turn. However, this classic from Berke Breathed's brilliant Bloom County comic strip is how we should view them and what they drop as bombshells.


16 posted on 01/05/2019 3:17:04 AM PST by Dahoser
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To: zeestephen

“Re: Trump needs to figure out how to get the bad guys in prison.

It’s not going to happen in Washington D.C.

96% of the potential jurors voted AGAINST Trump in 2016.”

Then what’s the point of declassifying anything? You just want to be able to read it in some basement, somewhere?

2016 showed every major TV and print media outlet in some form of “collusion” (OOOooooo!!!) with the Democrat party. So, what? Nobody did anything with the information.


17 posted on 01/05/2019 3:37:09 AM PST by Empire_of_Liberty
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To: vannrox
THIS must be proclaimed over and over again by we whom are supposed to travel a higher road if we will be smart and use their tactics against them.

HERE

I still have good, Christian friends that are offended by my Trump gear (hat and/or t-shirt) because "of the way he treats women", meaning the "grab them by the pussy" remark of two years ago.

They burnt that into the conscience of so many people in a relatively short time, that any adverse commentary, true or false, more easily found a nest in the decision making process.

It's our turn now.

At every opportunity ...

HERE

18 posted on 01/05/2019 3:52:24 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true; I have no proof .... but they're true.)
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To: AnalogReigns
THIS must be proclaimed over and over again by we whom are supposed to travel a higher road if we will be smart and use their tactics against them.

HERE

I still have good, Christian friends that are offended by my Trump gear (hat and/or t-shirt) because "of the way he treats women", meaning the "grab them by the pussy" remark of two years ago.

They burnt that into the conscience of so many people in a relatively short time, that any adverse commentary, true or false, more easily found a nest in the decision making process.

It's our turn now.

At every opportunity ...

HERE

19 posted on 01/05/2019 3:52:56 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true; I have no proof .... but they're true.)
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To: Dapper 26
TAKE BACK CONTROL !

THIS must be proclaimed over and over again by we whom are supposed to travel a higher road if we will be smart and use their tactics against them.

HERE

I still have good, Christian friends that are offended by my Trump gear (hat and/or t-shirt) because "of the way he treats women", meaning the "grab them by the pussy" remark of two years ago.

They burnt that into the conscience of so many people in a relatively short time, that any adverse commentary, true or false, more easily found a nest in the decision making process.

It's our turn now.

At every opportunity ...

HERE

20 posted on 01/05/2019 3:53:38 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true; I have no proof .... but they're true.)
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