The Down Ticket Effect of Donald Trump


Donald_Trump_August_19,_2015_(cropped)With the GOP nomination all but locked up by Donald Trump, now the real soul searching questions begin for both the mainstream Republicans and Conservatives who may or may not be supporting Trump. And it is far more than just who will be supported or not supported for President.

In every election, the down ticket is effected, sometimes more, sometimes less. But in this 2016 election, the potential effect on Trump on the down ticket is immense. Almost immeasurable and, quite frankly, dangerous to liberty.

First, there is, of course, the Supreme Court. If Hillary wins, you can bet that Merrick Garland is going to look like a Conservative next to the Judge who will be nominated by President Hillary. And, if Harry Reid is correct, the down ticket effect that might give the Senate to the Democrats would mean that the new nominee would be approved, even if it means using a nuclear option.

Those aren’t going to be effected much by California, which is both going to go to Hillary and to Kamala Harris for the Senate to replace another Democrat without changing the balance of power. But… there are other, more liberty threatening items on the California ballot that WILL be in play on the down ticket, assuming the Trump nomination. Additionally, the potential for the return of the 2/3rd’s majority exists.

So the question becomes whether or not an individual voter is so repulsed by Trump that they just stay home or do they accept that there is more at stake than which person becomes President of the United States?

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About Dave

Talk Show host, lifelong Baseball and Star Trek fan, US Navy Submariner and Fire Control Technician (Ballistic Missile) 1st Class Petty Officer (Submarine Qualified), Dave is married with four daughters, one son, two sons-in-law and two grandchildren plus one on the way. He resides quietly in Manteca, CA, where he records his podcast, Plausibly Live, three days a week. He also writes for several other blogs and as a "Stay at home Dad" plays a lot of games with his son. Dave loves books, history and is learning to weld and drive a forklift. Just for fun. Dave is also a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans and a Member of the US Submarine Veterans.

Posted on May 3, 2016, in 2016 Presidential, Donald Trump, Elections, Hillary Clinton and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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