Republicans' anti-mandate battle cry could save the US from Covid tyranny
Polling for November midterms show freedom is a real vote winner
By Adam Edwards
THE world would look a very different place right now if the pollsters had been correct four years ago.
Two weeks before Florida’s 2018 gubernatorial election, the Democrats looked set to whoop Republican Ron DeSantis (below) by 12 per cent in Florida.
Had that happened, the US and the rest of the developed world would almost certainly be in some form of lockdown right now. Vaccine passports would also likely be a permanent feature of US life. And due to America’s global sway, there is a good chance people across the Western world would be unable to live any sort of life today, lest they had received their latest state-mandated “booster”.
The only reason this future did not take root is because a few thousand Floridians tipped the scales of history in 2018 and gave America a leader with the balls to take on the mandates – and the lying scientists and media pushing them.
If Florida had fallen to the Democrats in 2018, there would have been no “control group” to highlight the fallacy of all the Covid measures in 2020 and 2021. The only other US state to resist the pseudoscience, Republican-controlled South Dakota, would have been dismissed as “too small” to draw any sort of comparisons from and the fall in cases and deaths that happened in Florida and South Dakota in the absence of lockdowns, masks and vaccines, would have been credited on them in Florida and ignored in South Dakota.
Unfortunately for the Democrat press, the Florida experiment not only worked. It leaked.
Fast forward to November 2022 and Florida, once a bellweather state, is now a solid Republican red under DeSantis.
Having enthusiastically embraced his anti-mandate stance, Republicans are now surging in the polls elsewhere too. They flipped the once-solidly Democrat Virginia last year, with promises to ban vaccine mandates and vaccine passports.
And if polling is to be believed, even “Blue” York could, theoretically turn Republican red on November 8.
Seizing New York may be a long shot; most polls have the Republican challenger, Lee Zeldin (below), trailing the Democrat incumbent by several points. However, one right-leaning polling group, co/efficient, which correctly predicted last year’s Republican takeover in Virginia, had Zeldin actually leading Governor Kathy Hochul by 0.3 per cent this week. A similar poll by them in September had Hochul six points in front of Zeldin, highlighting just how much of a last-minute surge the Republicans have enjoyed.
For the Republicans to even get within single digits of taking New York is seismic. But it should not come as too much of a surprise for Democrats. The Republicans missed out on taking neighbouring true blue New Jersey by three percentage points in last year’s gubernatorial vote.
Meanwhile, the Republicans are expected to take control of hyper-Democrat Oregon in November, where disillusioned “progressives” have chosen to split the vote and cast their ballot for an independent, rather than give the Democrats another four years in charge.
If blue-haired Oregonians cannot even bring themselves to keep out a Republican, the Democratic party, which once had hopes of flipping Texas and Kansas, is in trouble.
From Pennsylvania to Michigan, Ohio to Georgia, Democrats are now steadying themselves for a possible “Red Wave”.
Meanwhile, the odds of the Republicans seizing both houses of Congress and thus blocking Joe Biden’s presidential programme, are growing by the day.
This week saw an almost vertical explosion in Republican polling and corresponding collapse in Democrat chances, following the CDC’s decision to add the Covid 19 shots to its list of recommended childhood vaccinations.
American parents have rejected the experimental Covid “vaccines” for their children. Ninety-five per cent of parents of school starters have refused to let their children have even one mRNA shot, never mind three.
After resisting months of “anti vaxxer” smears by the media for refusing the jab, parents are now faced with the prospect of having their kids banned from ever attending school again while the Democrats are in charge.
Childhood mandates have already become partisan, with several Democratic politicians, including New York’s mayor, Eric Adams (above), promising to introduce a “no vax, no school” policy. New York’s would-be governor, Zeldin, on the other hand, is promising to outlaw all mandates if elected.
Seizing on this open goal, Republican candidates across the country are publicly pledging to ban vaccine mandates and seeing a bounce in polling as a result.
In Arizona, the Republican candidate for governor, Kari Lake (below), has even won the support of a 2020 candidate for the Democrat 2020 presidential nomination, Tulsi Gabbard, who is so fed up with her former party over Covid that she has been campaigning on behalf of Lake.
Lake is odds on to win the state of Arizona. And the same is happening in Georgia, where the swing away from Republicans under Trump might soon be reversed.
What’s more, if Republicans can win enough seats in elections for the Senate and the House of Representatives on November 8, they will also be able to introduce nationwide legislation banning Covid mandates in states that are not undergoing gubernatorial contests this year, like California. Its Democrat governor, Gavin Newsom, has already promised to bar “unvaccinated” children from ever going to school in his state.
Controlling both houses of Congress will also give Republican politicians the power to force America’s chief medic Anthony Fauci to testify under oath about his financial connections to the Wuhan lab that created Covid, as well as the pharmaceutical companies whose products he effectively mandated.
Like them or loathe them, the new breed of conservative Republicans may just be all that stands between the old democratic order and democratic collapse.
From the UK: bring it on ! Governot DeSantis represents a return to autonomy, common sense and freedom.
Now the UK needs to follow.