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Welcome, welcome, welcome. Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. We will get to in just a moment what you need to know today, and it’s a big one. It’s a big one. It’s the wrap up after Virginia, New Jersey, Long Island, a few other places had elections this week. We’ll get to all that.
We’ll also talk in just a few moments with a couple of important people, people that I have really grown to respect. One is Andrew Pollack. Andrew Pollack is, of course, well known for his advocacy after his daughter was murdered in the Parkland shooting. And he’s an incredible guy, and I want to touch base with him. We’ll see how he feels about the issues around school safety and whether anything has been done to change it. He’s always good to talk to.
And after this election cycle these last few days, I think you’ll have a perspective that’s important. Also, we’ll talk with Karol Markowicz, who writes all over the place @Karol, K-A-R-O-L, K-A-R-O-L on Twitter. Great Twitter handle, on Facebook. Karol Markowicz. She’s a great writer – New York Post, other places. Lives in New York City, spent some time in Florida. She’s just a great commentator. We’ll talk to her.
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I have three points that I want to make regarding the impact of this week’s elections in New Jersey, in Virginia, in New York, a few other places. So three points. Number one, this is history. This is historical. This is directionally normal, meaning whoever has power in the White House and especially if they have power in both houses of the U.S. Congress, that party has the power and just generally, every single time in the off your election, about a year after the presidential election, the voters are dissatisfied.
And my point here, when I make three points again, don’t get distracted. Three points. One is this is normal. Normal in history. Except I told you before, it’s harder and harder to be a leader in this current environment because everything is seen so quickly by the public. People are dissatisfied so quickly, they can see how inept you are. And so it is normal. This is normal and it is what you’d expect.
But the intensity of the rejection of the Democrats is what’s different, what’s not normal. So my first point is you can expect this. You can expect in 2022 that the historical trend would be that the party in power, excuse me, would get thrown out. That’s what you’re seeing. And you’re watching all the people in Washington, D.C., Republicans, picking out the drapes, getting ready to be in power.
My second point is this: no one is noticing how much people hate the people in power. What do I mean? Well, what I mean is it is a drain the swamp moment. And what I mean by that is whoever is in power or perceived in power is going to be rejected. For reasons that have to do with all the imposition of lockdowns and masks and vaccines and the confusion around all that – it’s drain the swamp. I’ve told you before, the most powerful… You know, term limits is often what you get people to say. “Oh, yeah. I want term limits.” It never matters as an issue. They all say they like, everyone says they like term limits. It never matters. Not a number.
But drain the swamp? Terry McAuliffe looked like a swamp monster. He looked like a guy. He was best friends with the Clintons. He looked like a guy that made money off of being connected. He did. And he looked like what you reject if you want to drain the swamp. Same thing up in New Jersey. The governor there looks like he hung on his name’s Murphy. But he was a guy that was incumbent, in power, had all the trappings of power, all the attitudes, sort of arrogance of power. And he was just about thrown out in New Jersey. He should have won by ten. He won by ten votes. I mean more than that, won by 5,000, 10,000.
So first two points, one is the trend you’re seeing is somewhat normal. The intensity is not normal. Number two. Second point is drain the swamp is what people are feeling. People are sick of everything that has to do with the people in power, the elites in power, the bureaucrats in power, the elected in power, all the people that are in power. We the people feel like you have let us down, and it doesn’t matter what party. It really doesn’t.
Now the Democrats will pay a bigger price. That’s true. But you watch, mark my words, you will see a number of Republicans get primaried, not just Liz Cheney, but other Republicans that are more moderate, more establishment been around a long time. People aren’t going to tolerate, and some of them are going to lose. And then the Republicans, I think, will win in general in the general election.
But those are the first two points, which brings me to our third point. Don’t be distracted by who won this week in the election. There is only one winner and only one way to frame the winning. You’re going to be spun. Everyone’s going to spin you lots of ways. They’re going to spin you this way and that way, but the winning play, the winning viewpoint is Trumpism. It’s a rejection of the systems of the past, the systems of power that have for too long dominated people.
So you can say, Well, what do you mean, Ed? An answer is, well, Trumpism rejected the system of free trade. It was killing our jobs. Trumpism rejected the system of globalism, it was killing our country. Trumpism rejected the system of “Washington as usual,” the policies. By the way, he didn’t get them all. He didn’t succeed on all these. Trump didn’t. Trumpism rejected the notion that open borders is good for us. All these rejections of systems, of the systems of the status quo. That’s what Trump did. Trumpism, he said the news is fake. You should resist the news. Trump said that, Trump led on that. Trumpism is that. Trumpism is that you don’t trust big government because they misled us. Trumpism says…
And he said, by the way, Trumpism has pulled all the way, wrapped around to where a lot of us sound like old fashioned civil libertarians, because Trumpism said, you can’t trust the government now. The intelligence apparatus. Go back and listen to General Flynn on Tucker Carlson, that hour and nine minute interview. Unbelievable. That’s what Trumpism has said.
And that’s what happened. When you see the school teachers unions campaigning for Terry McAuliffe on the last day, and then you hear Democrats saying as they go into polling places and rallies, “I’ve never voted Republican, I’m a Liberal Democrat, but I can’t stand what they’re doing to the schools. I’m voting for Youngkin.” The system of the systemic racism of our public schools and the domination by the two school teachers unions of our schools is being rejected. That’s all Trumpism.
And you’re going to watch. And I’m seeing it even among some friends, people that I like. I respect. They’re saying, oh, we need all the Trumpism without Trump. Maybe. Maybe. It might be right. Sometimes I say, does anybody have the will to fight at the level that they’ll do because they tried down the stretch to take Youngkin out. They tried to engineer the kinds of things that they did.
And honestly, I’ll say this, it’s a little bit mean, but it’s true. Terry McAuliffe looked like Hillary Clinton was reported to look on election night. He looked like he’d been drinking lots of red wine. He came out with red wine lips. Have you ever seen somebody that was drinking red wine and has on their lips and stays on their lips? You need to kind of get a glass of water and wash it off. He came out and gave a speech like that and danced around. He didn’t look sober. And Hillary, by reports, wasn’t sober in November 2016.
But the thing that surprised them both is they thought that the system would deliver it to them. It didn’t matter what they said. It didn’t matter if they were unlikable. It didn’t matter if they weren’t respectful. It didn’t matter if the people were dissatisfied. The system was supposed to deliver it to them, and the system failed them.
But back to my point here: three things. History, meaning recent history… Number one says that it’s coming back towards the Republican Party. Footnote for another time, whether the Republican Party can lead actually lead for the country, not just lead for its own special interest, but that’s where it’s coming. The corollary to that first point is that it’s coming back harder. And it’s more dramatic because Biden is such a failure and the scrutiny of the press and not scrutiny, the transparency of what you see is known to all.
Number two, it’s drain the swamp. It’s a drain the swamp election. And what we need is a drain the swamp of the bureaucrats. We’ll see if people can do that. And then finally, it’s Trumpism. If you want it’s Trump, that is winning. It’s Trump’s vision that is winning. And the people that think that somehow we’re gonna go back to…
I heard people saying this. They said the governor candidate in Virginia, Youngkin, was like Romney. Nice guy and all that. He was nothing like Romney. He didn’t have the artificial, he wasn’t fake like Romney. He was a normal guy. But if the message from people is, oh, well, this was a nicer, more vibrant, more alive Romney. We can go back to those policies. Those are loser policies. It’s Trumpism that’s winning. Trumpism. And don’t forget it.
All right, we’ll take a break and we will come back. We will talk with Karol Markowitz. We’ll also visit with Andrew Pollack, the great Andrew Pollack, and catch up with him on what’s going on. So sit tight. Don’t forget to visit proomericareport.com, proamericoreport.com. Sign up for the daily email, the WYNK right there, because that’s what you need to know. Be right back. It’s Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. Back in a moment.