During this season of thankfulness, it can be all too easy for conservatives to sink into an attitude of lethargy, compounded by despair. After all, since March 2020 we’ve seen government spending and the power of bureaucrats explode as never before – in reaction, allegedly, to the coronavirus pandemic.
Worse, just one year ago, we suffered a humiliating triple defeat in the 2020 election, with the dastardly Dems capturing the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives. Conservatives differ on whether, or how much, this election was “free and fair,” but regardless of the answer our loss was still a tragedy of gargantuan proportions.
The fact is, however, that we “deplorables” have much to be thankful for.
Just with regard to the 2020 election and its ramifications, we can count our lucky stars that President Trump motivated 12 million additional Americans to vote for him and for GOP candidates (compared to the 62 million who supported Trump in 2016), because that surge of enthusiasm on the right kept the Democratic majorities in the Senate and the House paper-thin. That has made it well nigh impossible for Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to push through “transformative” legislation, and it has given the few “moderates” left in the Democratic Party substantial leverage over the Biden agenda, such as it is.
In short, the damage a Dem-led Congress has done could have been far worse. There is even a very goo