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Released: Filed Under: Extemp
There are only two weeks till the midterm elections. This has been heralded in the media as the most contested, most dramatic and most definitive midterm election in our lifetimes. If history has its druthers, Democrats will win back the House of Representatives and perhaps the Senate. This would serve as a voting charge against Donald Trump’s first two years. The so-called “resistance” to the Trump agenda would be validated.
But Donald Trump’s first two years has been different than most recent presidents. Arguably, no new president has gotten more of his promised agenda finished than the current one. Two Supreme Court justices appointed, tax reform enacted, realignment of the world order, massive deregulation, and much more has solidified the conservative base unlike any Republican president since, perhaps, Abraham Lincoln. Of course, this has only charged up those opposed to a conservative agenda. The Washington Post reports over $1 billion in campaign funds raised by Democrats, something of a fundraising record.
As they say, anything can happen in politics that can sway an election. With two weeks left, extempers will have to be at their best to sway their judge in the extemp round.
This week’s final round goes deep into midterm election issues. Other topics include Saudi Arabia, Pope Francis, China’s economy, Facebook saving face in the UK, and much more!
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