What Do The 2018 Midterm Election Results Mean?

The 2018 midterm elections have come and gone, and Democrats have won control of the House of Representatives. What is one of the first things Democrats are talking about, gun control. Now that Democrats are in control of the house some of them are saying gun control will be passed.

However, GOP still controls the senate.

President Trump is unlikely to sign any serious gun control bills.

Democrats from gun friendly conservative states know they voter base does not want gun control.

With all of that in mind, I doubt any type of gun control will pass. This is mostly political posturing to make the far left happy.

Gun Control

As of when this post was posted I am 50 years old and have been watching politics since the late 1980s. I have various gun magazines from the 1980s and 1990s talking about serious gun control issues of the time. So I know the ups and downs of the gun control debate.

When Obama was president democrats were unable to pass any kind of gun control. For two years 2008 – 2010 (if I remember right) Democrats had control of both houses and the presidency. Even with all of that in place not a single piece of gun control legislation was passed.

Several years ago I there was a political commentator talking about about how no control laws have been passed in over a decade. Even after Sandy Hook no new national gun laws were passed. Some were passed on the state level but not the federal level.

Democrats are going to talk, but they have some serious battles to fight besides gun control.

Impeaching President Trump

The idea of democrats impeaching President Trump is laughable.  What “exactly” did President Trump do that would warrant impeachment?

For the sake of discussion let’s  say the house does impeach Trump, Republicans still control the Senate.

If Trump is impeached, chances are his popularity will go up.  During the 2020 election Trump will use this against Democrats.

Final Thoughts

The party is splintering between conservative blue collar democrats and the new socialist agenda.

  • Impeaching Trump
  • Protecting Social Security
  • Medicare for all
  • Gun Control
  • Raising taxes… and those are just a few on the list.

What I see coming for the next two years is stagnation with nothing being passed.

Let’s be honest – Democrats are more focused on Trumps tax returns than they are on gun control.

However, hopefully we can get some real healthcare reform, such as Medicare for all.  The nation can not afford to pay these high insurance cost anymore.

What will the next two years look like?  Gridlock, that is what it will look like, GRIDLOCK!!!