GOP needs to 'wake up' as midterms approach: Bauer

Monday, February 12, 2018
 | 
Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

GOP and Dems duking it outAs the 2018 midterms approach, Democrats in Washington, celebrities, and a complicit media continue to savage President Trump – and it appears to be having an effect in the polls.

Take your pick of late-night comedians – you're not going to hear anything positive about President Trump:

Jimmy Kimmel: "And then he opened his mouth and all manner of stupid came out."

Seth Meyers: "Consider how embarrassing it is ..."

Stephen Colbert: "A lot of people have called Donald Trump a racist – but only because of what he says and does."

Over at NBC News, Andrea Mitchell sat down with former Vice President Joe Biden to commiserate on the state of the country.

Joe Biden: "The only thing that's right for me to do now is to try to stop this enormous erosion of the moral fabric that's at the hands of Donald Trump and the Republicans."

Gary Bauer of American Values says it's important to realize just who Biden is attacking – and why. "They're attacking [President Trump] with such vitriol because he is fighting for the values that many of us, that millions of us – at least half the country – believe in," he observes.

Bauer, Gary (American Values)But the negative press seems to be working. According to RealClearPolitics, eight separate generic polls conducted since late January all indicate a preference for Democrats to run Congress. One of those polls has Democrats up by 11 points as the calendar rushes toward November.

"I'm deeply worried," responds Bauer. "In the House, history is not on our side." Midterm elections historically are bad for the party that controls the White House. Yet some Republicans are buoyed by improving numbers in some recent polls.

Still, Bauer remains cautious. "In addition to [midterm history], because of this anger on the left, their grassroots is on fire," he points out. "And we're seeing in special election after special election [that] they're turning out the vote at the levels they turn out in presidential elections, whereas conservatives are turning out at much lower levels."

Bauer says unless conservatives wake up and start mobilizing, it will be they who wake up on November 7 feeling like they've been run over by a Mac truck driven by Democrats.

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

What is the most laughable claim by the Left over Russian 'collusion' and now an FBI informant?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

  NFL's policy could mean a new playbook on protests this fall
  Officials: Weinstein to surrender in sexual misconduct probe
  Latest: 3 lava flows now reaching ocean off Hawaii
  Tesla in Autopilot sped up before Utah crash
Trump cancels North Korean summit, citing 'tremendous anger'
Dem, GOP leaders to get classified briefing on Russia probe
Border Patrol agent kills illegal immigrant after attack

LATEST FROM THE WEB

North Korea was no-show for summit planning meeting in Singapore last week, White House reveals
North Korea responds to Trump cancelling summit
Jury rejects Planned Parenthood claims against pro-lifer
What if school walkouts don't work?
In calling MS-13 gang members 'animals,' Trump was kind

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
No longer on defensive, Trump plays offense at CPAC

Donald Trump mean decisiveOne conservative political scientist believes that it will be extraordinarily difficult for Republicans or Democrats to oppose President Donald Trump's initiatives following his speech before a conservative gathering near Washington, D.C.