By Marcos Nelson Suarez
Traditionally, the party in power usually loses seats during the midterm election.
We are now entering a crucial phase of the presidency of Donald Trump with serious gains in the economy and with the business sector at one of its highest confidence. We have seen more than 600 companies giving bonuses and increasing salaries to employees, all thanks to the tax reform.
Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 2.3 percent in the first quarter of 2018 and it is possible that it could reach 3% by the end of the year.
Just a few weeks ago, North Korea signed a peace treaty with South Korea and Kim Jung Un declared the possibility of eliminating his nuclear weapons.
Despite the anxiety of the rest of the world, the U.S. embassy in Israel is in the process to move to Jerusalem.
Trade agreements, which are detrimental to the interests of the U.S., are in the process of being renegotiated, including the Paris Climate deal, the Transpacific Partnership, and NAFTA.
Trump has imposed tariffs to a few imports from China and other countries in an attempt to renegotiate the deals, which are based mostly on the huge trade imbalance with China. Although many analysts believe that this could start a trade war, a negotiation will most likely be made to level the playing field..
The country seems to be on the path to regain control of its borders.
Some of Obama’s Cuba policies has been rolled back.
For all intent and purposes, ISIS is on the run and has mostly been defeated.
All of this could be lost if Democrats regain control of the House or Congress.
According to ABC, Democrats have flipped state legislative districts in nine different states since Trump’s inauguration, some in deep red states, including Oklahoma and Georgia. However, their biggest gains came last November in Virginia, where they flipped 15 seats and nearly took control of the state House of Delegates.
These gains have energized Democrats and the midterm elections will be a test of the resolve of the left.
If Democrats are able to flip either the House or the Senate, they could apply the brakes on the agenda of the Republican Party and the White House.
Complacency is our worst enemy.
The president needs the support of Congress in order to continue the White House agenda.
There is a real hate for President Trump. This hate is enough to mobilize millions of Democrat voters in this coming election.
Republicans need to do the same. Talk to your neighbor, friends, and family. Getting Republicans and Independent out to vote has to be the goal of this upcoming election. The future is in your hands.