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The Heartland Blues

Red Wave 2018

For many years, the Democrats have sown the wind in the Heartland Midwest, confident that the white working class that anchors the region would never turn to the elitist GOP establishment (Mittens quickly comes to mind).

… Then came The Donald and the Donks reaped the whirlwind.

And those scattered breeze-blown seeds?

It looks like they have taken root and are on the cusp of sprouting a bumper crop of fresh red votes.

American Greatness has a very necessary read entitled Is the Midwest the next South for the Democratic Party?

Here is the money quote:

The latest Economist/YouGov poll has lots of bad news for Democrats about Midwestern voters. A majority—53 percent—of Midwesterners have an unfavorable opinion of the Democratic Party, the highest of any region.

Seems that the Bitter Clingers and Deplorables have finally had their fill of the Donks.

Credit President Trump, the Great Disrupter:

Trump’s charm offensive in the Midwest seems to be working. The president is the most popular in the Midwest, where 46 percent approve of the job he’s doing and 44 percent view him favorably. Midwesterners give Trump the highest grades for being strong, patriotic, effective, inspiring, steady, and caring about them. They are the most optimistic about the next few years of Trump’s presidency and the least worried about losing their job. In other words, they like the guy.

The fear is beginning to germinate in upper echelons of the Donk brain trust:

Democrats, especially in the Midwest, are getting nervous.

[…]

Midterm elections are still six months away, but with the economy thriving, international foes on their heels, and the Mueller probe imploding, the election prospects for once-confident Democrats are shrinking fast. If the party loses even more ground in the Midwest in November, the Blue Wave could instead turn out to be a bloodbath that will haunt the party for a generation.

Bruno Strozek

Written by Bruno Strozek

Bruno Strozek is the author of occasionally semi-coherent piffle and has been a Writer/Editor at Sparta Report since July 2016.

Strozek, along with his alter-egos the decadent, drug-addled Sixties refugee Uncle Bruno and his intolerably feminist SJW Cousin Brunoetta have been riding the not-yet crested wave of deplorability with posts covering politics, sports, entertainment and zombies.

Aptly described as both "hilarious and deeply disturbed" Strozek has enthusiastically embraced the recommendation of the late Raoul Duke that "when the going gets weird the weird turn pro."

Although he has fallen far short of his bucket-list goal of writing for such respectable rags as The National Enquirer and The Weekly World News Strozek is grateful for the opportunity to pen his unhinged screeds at Sparta Report and is constantly amazed and delighted at the reception his pieces receive in the cements.

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