Below bottom of the barrel

To the Editor,

Finally, just when it looked like Republicans would control the House of Representatives for 40 years (much like the Democrats had) a blue wave came crashing down.

How could everything go so wrong for the GOP? Well, for one thing, the drawing of lines for Congressional districts became a function of the judicial system in some states. Curiously, Dems found no problem when they drew the lines favorable to their party while they were in control of legislatures.

Nancy Pelosi will now be able to make the next two years a plague for President Trump. Maybe they will launch 50 or so of the 89 resolutions calling for Trump to be impeached. What crimes has he committed? “Don’t know, doesn’t matter.” The Dems want him out. Though the Dems, or Locofocos, as they were called in Lincoln’s time, claim to be the party of the working man, they gladly shipped our jobs to Mexico and China while they sat comfortably in Congress. How soon we forget.

Rising employment figures, lower unemployment rates, tax reduction and an improved economy were not enough to overcome a Democrat dominance of minority voters. The Dems (or Locofocos) saw soaring voter numbers for a mid-term election, and as they soared, the stock market took a dive. I don’t pretend to know all the reasons for the House of Representatives flips from Republican to Democrat but I am aware of some.

At least six Republican seats in California flipped to the Dem side, while on election night, it appeared all six Republicans had been elected. The voting machine totals, the absentee ballots and a count of the provisional ballots gave the lead to the Republicans.

Do you think they should have won? Not so fast, dear readers. Suddenly the boxes of ballots carried in by the paid (and sometimes “volunteer”) vote harvesters were to be counted. Say what?

Ballot harvesting is completely legal in California. “Ballot harvesting?” you ask dumfounded. Yes, a worker for the party can go from house to house searching for any who have not voted. Then the worker supplies the ballot, offers to return it faithfully and even may offer “assistance” (Just make a mark here to vote Democrat) in completing it. All California state offices are now controlled by one party–Democrat.

Once it was a privilege to be able to vote. Now we are fast approaching a situation where the deep state demands that you vote or else. You didn’t get an absentee ballot. You just didn’t feel up to going to the polling place when you could be seated on your sofa at home sipping pina coladas and watching TV re-runs. Sit back, relax, a vote harvester will soon come by to make your day. Is this perversion of the Founding Fathers’ ideals limited to just one political party? Guess again.

Just when you believe politicians have hit the bottom of the barrel they come up with a new scheme. Makes you want to vomit, doesn’t it?

Linda Wickstom