Ice Road Trucker: The New Face of the Republican Party

Robb Myers of North Pole, Alaska is a middle aged family man, a professional truck driver with virtually no political experience.  Upset with the state of affairs in Juneau, he decided to run for the State Senate, challenging its most senior Republican, John Coghill.  70 year old Coghill is the son of former State Senator Jack Coghill, a delegate to the 1955 constitutional convention, a conservative stalwart, and one of the founders of the Alaska Republican Party.

Myers ran as an economic populist and social conservative, alleging that Coghill had abandoned the creed of his father.  He won the Republican primary by 14 votes, and faced an experienced and well funded Democrat in the general election.

Myers is emblematic of the New Republican Party.  He doesn’t wear a suit, belong to a country club, or attend meetings of the Chamber of Commerce.  He’s not beholden to the oil industry, or any other special interest.  He is a Christian and a patriot, a hard working man who doesn’t make a living behind a desk. 

This is the future of the Republican Party.  The election of 2020 sealed it.  The Republicans are now the party of the working men and women of this country, of all races and creeds.  They, all of them, are its future, and their success will be its success.

For 20 years the national Democratic Party has waited patiently for its emerging majority. Iron laws of demographics doomed Republicans to minority status. By 2020, the process was supposed to have played out. Rising numbers of minority voters would overwhelm the whites who comprised the bulk of Republican support.

It was all nonsense, and this election proved it. Blacks are no longer automatic Democratic voters, Hispanics are trending Republican, and the fastest growing minority — Asian-Americans — are as well. These new Republican voters think of themselves as normal, hard working, patriotic Americans  — like Robb Myers — not so much as members of an oppressed minority

Not long ago Democrats could still claim to be the party of the working man and woman, and this was the key to the “Blue Wall” of upper Midwest states (MI, MN, WI and PA — 56 electoral votes). But they have abandoned these voters, and Republicans can now win them all.  2024 will be a banner year for the Republican Party.

The elections of 2022 will be key. Republicans need to take the House, keep the Senate, and replace the Democratic governors of fraud-prone state like Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Nevada and Minnesota. These new Republican governors, working with their Republican state legislatures, need to reform the election process in their states to prevent cheating in 2024.

If Biden wins, he will have no claim to an agenda. To the extent he had one, it was rejected when Republicans kept the Senate, and made gains in the House.  He  will accomplish nothing. Not only will the Senate be against him, his own party is split between socialists and moderates. The fight for Democratic leader of the House, as Pelosi retires in 2022, is a huge headache for Democrats.  AOC and the radicals are pitted against the beleaguered and dwindling moderates  —  it will get ugly.

Biden would be a lame duck from the day he’s sworn in. He barely staggered across the finish line this time. He would be lucky to finish one term, much less run for another. Because Kamala Harris is such a flaming leftist, she will not inherit the nomination in 2024. She’ll have to fight for it. And that fight will consume a Biden presidency, and tear the Democratic party apart.

Adding to his troubles is a five member majority on the Supreme Court to check any executive action which is unauthorized in the Constitution. And I think this court may have the courage to go on offense, and begin to reverse some of the previous rulings which have perverted our legal system. The area of administrative law is one obvious target. Biden and the Democrats can be put on defense

Robb Myers is a long haul trucker, running his 18 Wheeler on the treacherous Dalton Highway, north from Fairbanks to the oil fields of Prudhoe Bay on the shores of the Arctic Ocean.  On Wednesday of this week he was fighting the weather on the Alaska Highway, somewhere in the Yukon Territory, heading back from Haines, when he got the news.  The delayed count of absentees showed he’d won, and would serve a four year term in the Alaska Legislature’s upper chamber.

Only in Alaska.  Only in America.  And only in the new, improved, Republican Party.

Fritz Pettyjohn was an early and avid supporter of Myers for Senate.  In the early 1980’s he served in the Alaska State Senate with the recently deceased Jack Coghill.

[This appeared a couple days ago in American Thinker]

The Emerging Republican Majority

Since 2002 Democrats have waited patiently for their emerging majority. Iron laws of demographics doomed Republicans to minority status. By 2020, the process was supposed to have played out. Rising numbers of minority voters would overwhelm the whites who comprised the bulk of Republican support.

It was all nonsense, and this election proved it. Blacks are no longer automatic Democratic voters, Hispanics are trending Republican, and the fastest growing minority — Asian-Americans — are as well. These new Republican voters think of themselves as normal, hard working, patriotic Americans, not so much as members of an oppressed minority.

20 years ago, Democrats could still claim to be the party of the working man and woman, and this was the key to the “Blue Wall” of upper Midwest states (MI, MN, WI and PA — 56 electoral votes). But they have abandoned these voters, and Republicans can now win them all with a less polarizing candidate than Donald Trump.

Why did so many Republican House and Senate candidates win more votes than President Trump, at the top of the ticket? Was it all election fraud, all across the country? Or was it voters because liked Trump’s policies, and voted for them, but couldn’t bring themselves to vote for him?

Trump has done more for Alaska than any President since statehood. Elections in Alaska are controlled by a Republican Lieutenant Governor, and are as clean as any in the country. How to explain both Republican Senator Dan Sullivan and Representative Don Young, who are solidly pro-Trump, outpolling the President?

Trump wasn’t just a non-politician, he was an anti-politician who enjoyed antagonizing, mocking and belittling his opponents. Politicians don’t do that sort of thing. And Trump was compulsively honest, uttering truths which a politician would avoid. This endeared him to his base, and annoyed a lot of other people. Add his bragging, history of misogyny, and flamboyance, and it was a turn off to many who might have supported him.

If a normal politician, like Vice President Pence, had run instead of Trump, he would have won. Pence could have run on exactly the same platform, and prevailed convincingly. The stage is set in 2024 for a massive Republican win, of such size that it can’t be stolen.

The elections of 2022 will be key. Republicans need to take the House, keep the Senate, and replace the Democratic governors of fraud-prone state like Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Nevada and Minnesota. These new Republican governors, working with their Republican state legislatures, need to reform the election process in their states to prevent cheating in 2024.

If Biden wins, it will be because he’s not Donald Trump. Trump, personally, may be replaced, but his policies have been accepted by the American people. Biden has no claim to an agenda. To the extent he had one, it was rejected when Republicans kept the Senate, and made gains in the House.

Biden will accomplish nothing. Not only will the Senate be against him, his own party is split between socialists and moderates. And he’s a lame duck from the day he’s sworn in. He barely staggered across the finish line this time. He’ll be lucky to be able to finish one term, much less run for another. Because Kamal Harris is such a flaming leftist, she will not inherit the nomination in 2024. She’ll have to fight for it. And that fight will consume a Biden presidency, and tear the Democratic party apart.

Adding to his troubles is a five member majority on the Supreme Court to check any executive action which is unauthorized in the Constitution. And I think this court may have the courage to go on offense, and begin to reverse some of the previous rulings which have perverted our legal system. The area of administrative law is one obvious target. Biden and the Democrats can be put on defense.

You have to back aways, to 1976, for a comparison. Jimmy Carter won because President Ford was Nixon’s Vice President, and had pardoned him for Watergate. So Carter had no mandate, other than to be honest with the American people.

Carter didn’t pick up any Senate seats. Biden looks like he’ll pick up one. Carter gained one House seat. Biden will lose six to ten. Carter was a one term wonder, as will be Biden.

In 2020 we lost a battle. The never ending war of American politics resumes in two short years. We’ll win again.

Fritz Pettyjohn has been an Alaska political consultant for 40 years.

Biden has no mandate

If Biden wins, it will be because he’s not Donald Trump. Trump, personally, may be replaced, but his policies have been accepted by the American people. Biden has no claim to an agenda. To the extent he had one, it was rejected when Republicans kept the Senate, and made gains in the House.

Biden will accomplish nothing. Not only is the Senate against him, his own party is split between socialists and moderates. And he’s a lame duck from the day he’s sworn in. He barely staggered across the finish line this time. He’ll be lucky to be able to finish one term, much less run for another. Because Kamal Harris is such a leftist, she will not inherit the nomination in 2024. She’ll have to fight for it. And that fight will consume a Biden presidency, and tear the Democratic party apart.

Adding to his troubles is a five member majority on the Supreme Court to check any executive action which is unauthorized in the Constitution. And I think this court may have the courage to go on offense, and begin to reverse some of the previous rulings which have perverted our legal system. The area of administrative law is one obvious target. Biden and the Democrats can be put on defense.

You have to back aways, to 1976, for a comparison. Jimmy Carter won because President Ford was Nixon’s Vice President, and had pardoned Nixon for Watergate. So Carter had no mandate, other than to be honest with the American people. They didn’t think he would lie to them, so they elected him.

Biden looks to pick up one Senate seat. Carter didn’t pick up any. Carter gained one House seat, at least. Biden will lose six to ten. Carter was a one term wonder, as will be Biden.

For once in his life Trump needs to set his ego aside, and not seek office again. He’s a divider, not a uniter, and the Republicans need to be united to ever win again.

Fox News died on election night. People switched off in droves. In our house, we went over to a nature show. Conservatives in general, and Trump Nation in particular, need a news network to watch. Fox played that role for many years, but no more. Someone needs to start up a replacement. There’s a lot of money to be made if it’s done right.

And who’s better at TV than Trump? Creating a new force in the media, ready to go toe to toe with all the rest of them, is work that Trump would do well, and have a great time doing it. And there’s the money.

For 2024 I like Ron DeSantis. I can’t think pf anyone nearly as attractive as a presidential candidate. Plus, he’s Italian, and it’s about time we had a son of Italy in the White House.

Black men will elect Trump

If Trump pulls this off, it will be with black votes in Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Michigan. No Republican in my lifetime has worked harder to win over black Americans, and Trump may well be rewarded for his efforts with a second term.

Maxine Waters says she will never forgive these blacks for abandoning Biden. President Donald Trump will never forget them. And neither will his base. Every time we see an angry Black Lives Matter hooligan, we’ll remind ourselves that black American patriots saved us from four years in the deep state swamp.

If Trump pulls this off. We’ll have to wait a while to know. Really, can the year from hell have ended any other way?

A Drained Swamp Exposes the Evil that Lurked Below

The ruling elite is a vast swamp, and draining it is not the work of one year, or one administration. The swamp is so deep it will take a full generation to drain. As it empties out, things that had been submerged come into view. The closer we get to the bottom, the more that will be revealed.

We’ve really just begun. Trump’s first three years he was on defense, as the swamp fought to preserve itself. The tables turned a year ago, and in his second term the President will be unrestrained in his fight against all the forces aligned against him, and the American people.

The swamp will violently resist. They are in a life or death struggle with an implacable, relentless President of the United States. Trump doesn’t want to punish his enemies. He wants to destroy them. By any means necessary. He is a vengeful man, and he will not quit.

Domestically, the next four years will be a giant reality TV show, which I call “As the Swamp Drains.” It will feature prosecutors, defendants, witnesses, indictments, trials and sentencing. But there will only be one star in As the Swamp Drains: President Donald J. Trump, playing the role of a lifetime.