Are We Tired of Winning Yet?

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It’s a great time to be a conservative. The pendulum continues to swing in favor of the right and most signs indicate that, at least for the time being, Democrats are starting to lose in terms of political power and even in the culture war. It might bring to mind the time when former President Donald Trump famously intoned:


“We’re gonna win so much, you may even get tired of winning. And you’ll say, ‘Please, please. It’s too much winning. We can’t take it anymore. Mr. President, it’s too much.’”

It looks like Trump was right. Even though he is out of office, the impact of his presidency can be keenly felt, much to the delight of his supporters and the consternation of the left. Republicans are winning decisively in several key areas and, barring divine intervention, will be riding this wave to a victorious outcome in the upcoming congressional elections.

We can start with the topic that is on everyone’s minds: Roe v. Wade.

Thanks to the Supreme Court’s ruling, which was finally handed down last Friday, states will once again be the ones who decide how abortion is regulated. Indeed, several states are already working on legislation to determine when the procedure would be allowed. Democrats are scrambling to find ways to subvert the new laws and safeguard their favorite sacrament. There is still more work to be done for those seeking to save lives, but this was a significant victory for the pro-life movement.

Proponents of gun rights have also scored a critical win thanks to the Supreme Court, which handed down a ruling last week declaring New York’s gun licensing scheme unconstitutional. The ruling has essentially done away with the idea of a “may issue” state, in which residents must prove they have a valid need to carry a handgun outside their homes. It was the first case the court has reviewed since Heller v. District of Washington, and is seen as a landmark ruling and a tremendous step toward defending the Second Amendment.


Naturally, the anti-gunner lobby is none too happy about the ruling. Democratic politicians like New York City Mayor Eric Adams and others are also looking into alternative ways to limit legal gun ownership while doing little to halt the spread of illegally-obtained guns, which are used in the vast majority of gun crimes. Even still, while Democrats try to limit the carrying of firearms in more places, it will be much easier for people to obtain licenses to conceal carry in states like New York, California, Maryland, and the rest of the “may issue” states.

The Supreme Court has granted even more victories to the conservative movement, especially when it comes to religious freedom. However, one significant development that is not related to the court is the fact that more than 1 million voters have switched their party affiliation to Republican over the past year. This just cinches the fact that Democrats will lose big in the upcoming congressional elections–even with the Supreme Court’s decision on Roe.

But even more, it is a harbinger of what is to come for the Republican Party and conservative movement. The right is now set up to win big politically over at least the next two elections. In November, the GOP has a favorable chance to retake both chambers of Congress. Even better, the party will likely take the White House in 2024. Prospects are looking good for the right when it comes to state and local races, as well.


I am not exaggerating when I say the nation could very well be on the cusp of a conservative renaissance. The right is not just winning politically, they have also gained the upper hand in a myriad of cultural battles, as well. On subjects like education, crime, trans issues, and others, the majority of Americans agree with conservatives, not progressives.

Of course, it is worth pointing out that we cannot put it past the GOP to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. It is highly likely that the majority of those switching their votes are doing so more because the Democrats are pushing them away with their feckless ineptitude than because Republicans have enticed them with a better offer. Conservatives should not take this as a sign that they have finally won. It will take tremendous effort to maintain this momentum. Hopefully, we don’t squander it.


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