Sunday, July 14, 2024

Who would have thought it would go so bad so quickly…? everyone, literally everyone.


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Does it seem like we have lived a 4-year presidential term in just 18 months? Does it feel like time is slowing down as the amount of liberal ‘wokeness’ just continues to steamroll across the country at a phenomenal pace? When President Biden was sworn into office the major messaging from the administration was that the “adults were back in charge”, that we had a cool operator with his aviators that would unite a fractured country that had been through a tumultuous time of darkness after the 2020 election and the January 6th protest. President Biden used the words “unity”, “together” and “as one” 19 times during his inaugural address to the nation. How did this all go so wrong so quickly?

Election integrity issues aside, the main motivation for the left to vote for a candidate, any candidate was that the “orange man” was bad, he did not hold true to the decorum of presidential manners, and he was too rough around the edges for the people. From the moment Trump came down the golden escalator to announce his candidacy both the Left and the Right have publicly and privately fought him every step of the way. Trump still holds the dubious honor of being the only president in history to be impeached twice and the only one to beat the impeachment process as many times. The beleaguered 45th president was getting it from all sides from the people who just wanted things to go back to normal after all the stumblings of the global pandemic. Once you sprinkle in the beatification of St. George Floyd and the “mostly peaceful protests” of the summer of 2020, the country was at a tipping point and those who knew could see the change coming.

During the months leading up to the election, the Democratic caucuses had this gradual shift to the far left that Joe Biden was not able to keep up with. He had fashioned himself different from Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Michael Bloomberg as a more moderate candidate and in the first few contests he was trampled. Joe needed a victory and then South Carolina happened, and Joe was able to break out and win the all-important black vote. Make no mistake about it the black vote in South Carolina was what saved then-candidate Biden from destruction and propelled him to the nomination.

Throughout the process Joe telegraphed exactly what he would do, seeming to pivot to a more leftist approach that lost him the contests in Iowa and New Hampshire. He moved further to the left with “bold ideas” about killing the oil and gas industry, stopping the Keystone pipeline on day one, making the move to electric cars, getting back into the Iran Nuclear Deal and Paris Climate Treaty, withdrawing from Afghanistan, and forgiving student debt that was “crushing” American families. Is it any wonder we find ourselves in this situation now with skyrocketing inflation, staggering fuel prices, a failed withdrawal from Afghanistan that cost American lives, a war in Ukraine and worker participation at an all-time low? Like it or not, Joe did and is currently doing exactly what he said he would do.

The question now becomes ‘what do conservatives do about it’? There are only 2 legal ways to remove a president, the impeachment process and the 25th amendment trigger with the cabinet voting to remove the president. At that point, we get Kamala Harris who has been a serious disaster for a job no one wants and has very little authority. How she managed to mess it up is anyone’s guess. We have another 2 years of this administration barring some sort of tragedy. The tactics now come down to the 2022 midterms, the local & state races and the process of “insulating” states from the madness going on in DC. While there are many things we cannot control about the DC swamp, electing leaders who will stand up to the administration and create conservative havens for people to grow and thrive in, need to be the priority above all.
All one must do is look at the recent migratory patterns of people fleeing blue leftist states to see that we are in the midst of a major shift in this country and people are voting with their feet (or moving trucks as the case would be). States like Florida, Texas, Arizona, and Tennessee have carved out policy stances that create an area and foundation for growth without government overreach. Governor DeSantis in Florida has taken amazing strides in bringing freedom to his state with major wins on COVID and his effort to combat the woke ideals attempting to metastasize in his state. Governor Abbott in Texas has started a genius policy of shipping illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities and allowing them to work out their sanctuary status in full view of the rest of the country. It is easy to be a sanctuary city or state when Canada is your closest neighbor.

These narratives and current events bring me to the state of Wisconsin, my home state. I look around and wonder who is running this place. How is the GOP not winning and just crushing the left-wing democrats in this state? Why is Michels vs Evers even a race? When a simple question that could define the entire election is not being asked and hammered home by the GOP candidates I question where we are headed. The question is, “Are you better off with Governor Evers now than you were just 4 years ago?” The voters 4 years ago in my opinion experiencing election exhaustion elected Evers as a “we just don’t want any more Walker” and look where we are at now. A state rich in natural beauty, resources, business, agriculture, and hardworking people has devolved into a crime-ridden, high tax, low service bastion of liberal wokeness where the left is more concerned with a person’s preferred pronouns and teaching kindergarteners about gender autonomy.

Wisconsin needs to take a page from Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin’s playbook and mobilize and weaponize the suburban moms that are concerned with their children’s future. Generally, those mothers are more concerned with the education of their children, the quality of food that is being consumed by their families and the cost of that food. These suburban mothers, especially the religious ones, are just about immune to the abortion noise and want to see a return to the focus of the children and making their futures bright. These very simple issues could spell a massive victory for the conservative right in the 2022 midterms because we have seen exactly what Biden, Evers and the crazy left-wing looneys have promised and delivered in the past 18 months. They promised this misery under the guise of moving us “forward” and in the end misery was all they delivered.

In Wisconsin, the conservative right has to decide who it wants to be. Do they want to be separatists that freely hand over the general election in 2022 to Evers and the democrats because they refused to get behind the candidates that won the primary? Or will they give the GOP candidates in Wisconsin a chance to change the narrative and direction of this great state? Will they wake up in time and realize that writing in their preferred candidate who did not win the primary or not voting is a nonstarter for change? Will they assert their self-righteousness by proclaiming that they are “principled” and make the RPW “pay” for their missteps? If change does not happen soon this will be the clearest path to victory for people who are not afraid to bring misery and more of it, they have promised it and they intend to deliver on it.

Mike Grajeda
Mike Grajeda is the founder and host of the Mike is Always Right Podcast, a conservative leaning podcast focused on local Wisconsin politics and national news headlines. Mike believes in limited, small government, the sanctity of life and the second amendment. Born and raised in Southern California, Mike's political views shifted after moving to Texas, the lone star state. Seeing firsthand how California government handouts and lack of accountability failed to empower its citizens, Texas' stance on taxation and less government oversight was a breath of fresh air. Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, Mike took to the air waves to shed light on the fake news era, the deterioration of our American freedoms and the steady march toward socialism. Having a strong understanding of national politics drives Mike's passion to bring a voice to local candidates and elections. The Mike is ALWAYS Right Podcast will always be free. conservative. talk.

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