Victor Davis Hanson: Prepare for desperate Dems to ‘frighten everybody’ with doomsday scenario

(Video: Fox News)

Every week marks another crisis for the Democrats to address and, as they foresee losing their grip on control this November, Victor Davis Hanson suggested to win the midterms they’ll fall back on their strategy from 2020, “We frightened everybody.”

Before Fox News host Laura Ingraham brought in the senior fellow from the Hoover Institution, she presented a recent prediction from a White House official that COVID infections would be on the rise again late this year. The forecast of as many as 100 million cases sweeping the United States just so happens to coincide with the upcoming elections in which Democrats are expected to get trounced.

With that in mind, Ingraham asked the author of “The Dying Citizen: How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are Destroying the Idea of America,” about the possible political motivations to keep the COVID panic going.

“Well I think every week,” Hanson began, “in the larger landscape, it’s either January 6 or, now it’s Roe v. Wade, [Russian President Vladimir] Putin’s price hike or the Ukrainian war because they are desperately looking for some magic escape route. And they can’t escape because they won’t change and they’re ideologues and they’ve run the economy and the country into the ground.”

“So they look back and they think how did we win in 2020? It was COVID. It was the lockdown,” he argued. “We frightened everybody and we had all the mail-in ballots.”

As Ingraham had said in April 2020 before any doubts were cast about the integrity of the presidential election, “Of all the scams perpetrated through the COVID nightmare, the effort to change voting is perhaps the worst. Anything to create more opportunities for ballot harvesting or even voter fraud.”

“Maybe that will work again,” Hanson offered. “Maybe we can say we’ve got a new model that says we’re all gonna have to be locked down or we’re all gonna get COVID; we better have 90 percent mail-in ballots. I don’t know. But it’s pretty pathetic…or maybe they think they can stop inflation, Laura, by just shutting everybody back in and not spending, I don’t know.”

“But it’s pretty desperate because they won’t change, they won’t say, ‘these are what Americans are concerned about: they’re worried about gas, and inflation, and the border and overseas, and here are the solutions,’ and they won’t do it because they’re self-created problems and they won’t change,” he continued. “So, it’s gonna be every week we’re gonna hear one of these.”

Sen. Elizabeth Warren offered proof enough of that when she insisted the only way to secure a win during the midterm elections was to ram the progressive agenda through Congress before voters could have their next say on who their representatives are.

“They can’t change,” Ingraham added to the discussion. “They are addicted to fanaticism. They know they’re being hurt politically and yet they’re, ‘We’re gonna do it again. We’re gonna do it, it’s gonna have a different result.’ But it’s not gonna be a different result.”

As to where the varied crises du jour originate from, Hanson couldn’t help but point out a bit of corporate cronyism, noting how much billionaire Bill Gates has profited when his interests are aligned with Democrat policies.

“I think he’s made a fortune in China and he’s made a fortune in telecommunication. Anything that profits Bill Gates becomes, all of a sudden, a moral issue for everybody else,” he said. “It’s pretty simple.”


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