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The 2018 Midterms: Lessons, Opportunities

president donald trump heading to marine one for flight to 2018 midterm election rally

During the leadup to the 2018 Midterm Elections, U.S. President Donald Trump walked to Marine One for a short flight to Andrews Air Force Base then on to a political rally in Columbia, Mo., last week. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

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Wednesday, 07 November 2018 11:33 AM Current | Bio | Archive

Yesterday, American voters gaveth and tooketh away from President Donald Trump.

They rewarded him and Senate Republicans for fighting for Brett Kavanaugh, increasing its GOP caucus’ numbers and conservative cohort.

By contrast, the House Republican leadership’s fecklessness contributed to the electorate’s decision to replace thirty-five GOP legislators with Democrats, many of them self-described centrists. If there’s any silver lining, it is that conservatives will be more influential in the new House minority.

Which means that elections to be held next week may prove extraordinarily important for both Mr. Trump and America. If Republican lawmakers properly respond to 2018’s lessons, they will repudiate and replace their existing leaders with scrappy conservative ones.

By so doing, they may be able to forge winning, bipartisan coalitions behind robust policies favored by President Trump – and that are likely to be rewarded by voters in 2020.

Frank Gaffney, Jr. is president of the Center for Security Policy (CSP), a columnist for The Washington Times, and host of the nationally syndicated program, Secure Freedom Radio. Read more reports from Frank Gaffney, Jr. — Click Here Now.

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The House Republican leadership’s fecklessness contributed to the electorate’s decision to replace thirty-five GOP legislators with Democrats, many of them self-described centrists. If there’s any silver lining, it is that conservatives will be more influential in the new House.
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