Donald Trump’s cornucopia of controversy and bigotry has finally caught up with his presidential ambitions: he has slipped in the polls, and Hillary Clinton is maintaining a substantial lead over him.
Voter apathy toward the Republican presidential nominee has given Democrats an astonishing opportunity to exploit the GOP’s Trumpian chaos, and 2016 is increasingly likely to elect a Democratic wave into Congress.
Beyond Trump’s personal fall from political grace, Trump’s toxic campaign has smeared the Republican brand in state elections across the country, and Republicans look likely to lose control of the Senate.
In the House, Democrats are poised to pick up numerous seats, and flipping control of the House is gradually becoming an outlier possibility as Republicans publicly struggle with whether they can continue to morally support Trump or they should instead throw him under the bus.
The Clinton campaign has reacted to America’s electoral punting of Trump’s racist nativism with flirtatious media advertising purchases in states not previously presumed to be competitive for Democrats, such as Arizona and even Texas.
Clinton’s hope is to elect down-ballot Democratic leaders in order to incubate a favorable political environment willing to embrace her liberal agenda nationally if she is elected, and Trump is truly doing her a favor by increasingly adopting conspiratorial delusions and responding to criticism with impulsively self-destructive vengeance. Trump’s ongoing “civil war” against Paul Ryan’s future House speakership is not helping the GOP’s Congressional troubles.
With only three weeks to go until voting day, Hillary Clinton is poised to expand on President Obama’s 2012 electoral landslide by winning Arizona and taking back North Carolina. Republicans under Trump’s leadership are not helping themselves stay relevant in presidential elections, and America’s voting trends suggest even the GOP’s electoral cornerstone, Texas, is quickly marching toward the Democratic Party.
The Republican Party has become an embarrassing mess, though Republicans did it to themselves with the insultingly selfish and stupidly backward hyper-politics that led to Trump’s nomination. Karma is a blue kick in the ass.