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Bloomberg: UK elections are the “canary in the coal mine” to 2020 Democrats

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Axios – Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling Boris Johnson’s decisive victory in Britain’s election the “canary in the coal mine” for the Democratic Party about its chances of unseating President Trump in 2020.

The latest entry to the Democratic presidential primary field said Friday the U.K. results reinforce the idea that it’s simply not enough for Democrats to assume they will beat Trump next year. That should push Democrats to have more concrete plans and policy ideas than they might otherwise come up with, Bloomberg told a small group of reporters and local climate volunteers in Alexandria, Va.

Mike Huckabee, when appearing on Fox, Huckabee said that Boris Johnson’s conservative landslide victory in the UK would be similar to Trump being elected in a “landslide” in the coming 2020 presidential election. When making this claim, many on the left thought this was just political rhetoric on Fox. Opponents of the conservatives said it was mere Brexit fatigue and had nothing to do with conservative ideas. See here Mike Huckabee making his claims:

Politico – So Bloomberg’s words are quite telling. The Trump impeach inquiry is starting to look even more dubious, where some Democrats are getting cold feet. Opting for perhaps a mere censure rather than impeachment. A small group of vulnerable House Democrats is floating the longshot idea of censuring President Donald Trump instead of impeaching him, according to multiple lawmakers familiar with the conversations. Those Democrats, nearly all representing districts that Trump won in 2016, huddled on Monday afternoon in an 11th-hour bid to weigh additional – though unlikely – options to punish the president for his role in the Ukraine scandal as the House speeds toward an impeachment vote next week.

Perhaps part of Boris Johnson’s conservative win was Brexit fatigue, but there is something else going on with the electorate. Here is our list of policies that conservatives and the majority of voters want, that leftists oppose, that drove much of the Brexit thinking and will play heavily in the 2020 election:

  • Voters do not agree with the “open borders” policy of the left. Though certain lawful immigration is reasonable, voters are wanting those coming to their country to adopt more basic principles of the country, rather than the other way around.
  • Voters are fed up with the social justice warrior political correctness that permeates political discourse on the left. If you oppose the Progressive agenda, one can be banned from social media, doxxed, lose one’s job, and even be physically attacked for having alternative views – all while Progressives can attack conservatives at will. This is viscerally unacceptable to conservatives.
  • As exemplified in Brexit, many voters are rejecting the leftist socialist agenda of a behemoth social state. Rather still believe in individualism, less taxes, free and fair free-market capitalism with less government control from upon high government elites.

These fundamental values and policies are being rejected by many voters. Specific well thought out plans may be considered. Plans on healthcare, infrastructure, “right” regulations, “reasonable” foreign policy, and immigration are just a few. Here is a list of voter issues from the 2018 midterms. Identity Politics and the Trump impeachment is not on this list, though this is what Democrats seem to be focused on. Bloomberg and a few democrats seem to get it. But conservatives, in the meantime, will continue to win the debate.

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Luckily, he is the only one able to see it