Despite months of predictions to the contrary, Boris Johnson soared to victory in the UK — leading experts to wonder if this big win spells bad news for Democrats here at home.
In the face of dire predictions that Johnson would fail in the elections, he instead soared to the greatest conservative win in Britain since Margaret Thatcher’s 1980s victory. The win says a lot about voters who don’t speak up before the election, but who do show up at the polls.
The win echoes President Donald Trump’s victory at home in 2016 when experts predicted he would lose in a big way to media favorite Hillary Clinton. The Johnson victory came in part because of working class voters who want to return to work or to have stronger jobs.
The outcome in the UK may make US Democrats nervous. Johnson’s landslide victory was against a known and outspoken socialist. Jeremy Corbyn ran on a socialist platform, promising to take over and nationalize much of the UK’s economy. Like Bernie Sanders in the USA, Corbyn was adored by celebrities, young adults and activists – but did not have much to offer for people who work for a living or pay taxes.
Even the usually blissfully unaware Joe Biden has noticed that the UK results could spell doom for more leftist candidates in the United States:
“Look what happens,” he said, when you move “so, so far to the left.”
Despite this, the remaining Democratic Presidential candidates are in a constant competition to see who can show off the most leftist, extreme views. If the US follows the UK and people vote based on their own economic interests and to support those that work for a living – then the Democrat’s extreme focus on social justice, taxation and political correctness in all things could backfire.
The results from the UK also showcase that voters still have patriotic pride and national spirit. Democrats, particularly those in recent years, have been swift to criticize or apologize for the United States. Johnson’s personal style has also been compared to President Trump’s.
While the victory is good political news for conservatives, it is also good news for the country. The win means Brexit can finally happen after years of stalling. The departure could begin as early as January in 2020. This will make a free-market Britain and free the nation from the growing socialism that has been sweeping the continent in recent years.
The Boris Johnson victory is great news for the hard working people of the United Kingdom and for the United States. This victory could be an early sign that the 2020 elections will go well for conservatives here as well. The UK media and leftist activists are still struggling to come up with a “reason” for Johnson’s win, just as Democrats here floundered after President Trump’s 2016 victory.