Primary Voting Results Clearly Show Which Direction America Is Heading

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by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:

Elections have consequences, and the results that have been coming in from all over the country during this primary season are making it very clear where both major political parties are heading.  For the Democrats, we have seen a number of progressive candidates win extremely impressive victories lately, and that includes knocking off a couple moderate Democrats that had been serving in Congress for a very long time.  On the other side, conservative challengers have been soundly defeated by moderate Republicans over and over again.  As funny as this may sound, both parties appear to be moving in the same direction at this point.  Both parties appear to be moving to the left, and that has fundamental implications for the future of this nation.

This week, we witnessed a couple more examples which demonstrate how powerful the progressive movement has become.  In 2018, radical leftist Rashida Tlaib squeaked out an incredibly close victory over moderate Democrat Brenda Jones in a primary contest in Michigan, but things were completely different for this year’s rematch.

With about 90 percent of the vote in, Tlaib had almost twice as many votes as Jones did…

Ms. Tlaib, 44, defeated Brenda Jones, 60, the president of the Detroit City Council, The Associated Press reported on Wednesday morning. With 90 percent of votes counted, Ms. Tlaib had 66 percent of the vote to Ms. Jones’s 34 percent.

Frankly, I was stunned by her margin of victory.

After all of the outrageous things that Tlaib has done and said over the past couple of years, it boggles the mind that there are so many people that would be willing to vote for her.

But this is where America is headed.

And considering the fact that she is in one of the most liberal districts in the country, there is absolutely no chance that Tlaib will be defeated in the general election.

Meanwhile, we just witnessed a progressive candidate pull off an absolutely spectacular upset down in Missouri.

Representative William Lacy Clay has served 10 terms in Congress, and prior to that his father had held the same seat going all the way back to 1969.  But on Tuesday, Missouri voters decided to send a radical political activist named Cori Bush to Congress instead of him

Cori Bush, a onetime homeless woman who led protests following a white police officer’s fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, ousted longtime Rep. William Lacy Clay Tuesday in Missouri’s Democratic primary, ending a political dynasty that has spanned more than a half-century.

I don’t know how that could have possibly happened, but it did.

Bush’s victory is being compared to another stunning upset which happened last month in New York’s 16th Congressional District.  Somehow, progressive Jamaal Bowman was able to defeat Representative Eliot Engel, and that result sent shockwaves through the Democratic establishment in Washington.

Engel has served in Congress for 16 terms, and he probably thought that he would hold on to that position for as long as he wished.

But the progressives came after him, and they were able to take him down.

And next week the progressives will have a couple more opportunities to score big wins

Next week, squad member Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota will face a challenge from a well-funded opponent, Antone Melton-Meaux. On Sept. 1, progressive Alex Morse, the 31-year-old mayor of Holyoke, Massachusetts, will try to knock off Rep. Richard Neal, one of the most powerful House Democrats.

On the Republican side, we just witnessed another strong conservative go down in flames.

On Tuesday, Roger Marshall crushed former Secretary of State Kris Kobach to win the Republican Senate primary in Kansas.

Kobach is deeply hated by the liberals in the media because of his firm stance against illegal immigration.  During his time as Secretary of State, he pushed for a law “requiring voters to provide proof of citizenship to register to vote”

Kansas quietly filed its petition last week with the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate Kris Kobach’s signature policy requiring voters to provide proof of citizenship to register to vote.

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab’s office announced in June their plans to file the petition with the high court after a federal judge struck down the law in 2018. That decision was upheld by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals this year.

What is wrong with that?

Doesn’t it just make sense that people should be able to prove that they are eligible to vote before they are allowed to vote?

But that got him on the bad side of a whole lot of people, and now his political career is probably done for good.

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