The bigger picture
Updated: Nov 14, 2022
So your preferred candidate lost to another Republican in the primary.
It's time to remember the bigger picture.
Recently, a good friend said she absolutely refuses to vote for a certain Republican nominee in the November elections. Campaigns are tough on candidates and their supporters, and her preferred candidate had lost a bruising primary campaign. The fight had left a bitter taste in her mouth. Now, she couldn’t forget the mudslinging and support the Republican nominee. “I’m going to write in X’s name,” she told me, referring to the candidate she supported in the primary and still – in spirit – supports today. This declaration by a good friend (and solid Republican!) really worried me. She might as well have looked me in the face and said she was going to throw away her vote in a year when we have never needed her vote more! The fact is, writing in the name of someone not on the ballot, or not voting at all, are both sure-fire ways to elect the Democrat.
It’s time to put any remaining bad feelings aside and make the shift to the bigger picture.
We are on the cusp of something great – or something terrible – in our country. If Republicans take the US House of Representatives, and (less likely but still possible!) the US Senate, there is hope that we can reverse the destruction of our Republic. If we lose, we may lose something far bigger than an election or even Congress: we may lose the United States of America as we have known it. Sure, maps of the world will still show a country called America, but that country will, in fact, be a very different place.
Our opposition is not each other: it’s the liberal and progressive, authoritarian Left that make up today's Democrat Party. (Whatever you thought of the old Democrat Party -- it's dead.) On September 1, Joe Biden called 73 million Americans a “threat to our democracy.” He was talking about us, you and me: people who believe that the United States of America is still the greatest country in the world, who still believe our Founding Fathers knew what they were doing when they wrote our Constitution (every bit as relevant today), who love the USA!
So how do we fight back? By keeping our eyes on the bigger picture! We must put aside our smaller, intra-party differences and any remaining bruised feelings from the primary and VOTE for the Republican candidate on the ballot!
These are tough words, I know. Those who know me know I don’t mince words! My intent is not to offend, but to get your ire up! On November 8th, you must look at the options presented to you: We can elect candidates who will work to save our country and keep the Montana we know, or risk passively electing leftwing, climate change-worshipping, woke Democrat fools who will support Biden-Harris in their mission to transform this country into something unrecognizable to any of us.