The Future Is Looking Bright for The GOP

I enjoyed watching the Republican Convention this week. It was like a breath of fresh air. And it filled me with hope, inspiration and confidence as we head into the 2020 election and beyond.

There are several reasons for this based on what I saw at the convention:

The Rising Stars

I hadn’t really thought about just how many young folks were representing the Republican Party in government collectively. People like Nikki Haley, Tim Scott, Pam Bondi, Marsha Blackburn, Elise Stefanik and others. Then there are ones I have just discovered, including our own former PolitiChicks contributor, Kimberly Klacik. There’s Madison Cawthorn and Kristi Noem. And let’s not forget others in the Trump family who could enter politics.

We’ve got a lot of great people in the bullpen just ready to come in and take their spot. I’ve always felt Trump would win re-election but concerned about what would happen in 2024 and beyond once he was gone. Who would step up next? Not just as a presidential candidate but as a leader. After this week I am starting to relax and breathe a bit easier. Any of these folks would be great.

Strong Women

Throughout all four nights accomplished women were promoted. Women who have achieved great things on their own without having to play the victim or ride someone’s coattails (unlike Hillary Clinton and Kamala Harris). The Democrats talk ad-naseum about how they are the party that supports women. How about Ronna McDaniel who runs the Republican Party? Love what she said about the DNC:

“Democrats started their convention last week with Eva Longoria, a famous Hollywood actress who played a housewife on T.V. Well, I’m actually a real housewife and a mom from Michigan with two wonderful kids in public school.”

How about Kellyanne Conway who is the first woman to run a winning campaign. And just an aside-if I was Kellyanne I would have long ago punched my husband in the nose (or hit him in another strategic place). She has been a great warrior and ally for Trump. Then there was the courageous and heartfelt story by Kayleigh McEnany about her health struggles. I really believe that the first women president will come from the Republican Party. And whoever she is, she’ll do a great job.

As usual the leftists couldn’t handle it seeing these strong, self made women (who have a beauty that comes from within):

Mia Farrow: “so many women in Trump world look similar…Barbies”.

Yes they do look similar. They look SUCCESSFUL.

Then there was Steve Schmidt: “It is important to remember that Kayleigh McEnany and Kellyanne Conway are congenital liars who have deceived the American people thousands of times. They have desecrated their oaths and their appearance as Sr. White House officials is illegal and grossly inappropriate.”

Actually what’s important to remember is that this is the guy who was a total failure in running McCain’s campaign in 2008 and then hid behind Sara Palin and blamed the loss on her. A weak and pathetic man. And a total loser.


This is the most pro-life platform I have ever seen. Abby Johnson’s graphic description of an abortion and exposing PP for what it is, is something people need to hear and come face to face with.

Sister Dede Byrne said she was not only pro-life but pro-eternal life. I just loved that! Here is the full context:

As Christians, we first met Jesus as a stirring embryo in the womb of an unwed mother and saw him born nine months later in the poverty of the cave. It’s no coincidence that Jesus stood up for what was just and was ultimately crucified because what he said wasn’t politically correct or fashionable. As followers of Christ, we are called to stand up for life against the politically correct or fashionable of today. We must fight against a legislative agenda that supports and even celebrates destroying life in the womb. Keep in mind the laws we create define how we see our humanity and we must ask ourselves what are we saying when we go into a womb and snuff out an innocent, powerless voice’s life? As a physician I can say without hesitation life begins at conception. While what I have to say may be difficult for some to hear, I am saying it because I’m not just pro-life, I’m pro-eternal life and I want all of us to end up in heaven together some day.”

And President Trump spoke to it in his acceptance speech:

Democrat politicians refuse to protect innocent life, and then they lecture us about morality and saving America’s soul. Tonight, we proudly declare that all children born and unborn have a God-given right to life. During the Democrat Convention, the words under God were removed from the Pledge of Allegiance. Not once, but twice.”

The GOP has long been pro-life in general but hasn’t given it this kind of attention since the Reagan era. And millions and millions of lives have been snuffed out since then. It’s time to put an end to this evil atrocity.


I have enjoyed watching President Trump stand up and fight back for the American people. But for the most part he’s stood alone. For so long the GOP has been a party of wimps who leave their spine at the door when entering the political arena. Finally, FINALLY, the party is fighting back. Trump has unleashed his army of allies to counter the tsunami of lies from the left in this country. From the Russian collusion hoax, to the lie about Charlottsville to Covid to the denial of the rioting, the left has attacked Trump pretty much unopposed. That came to a screeching halt this week. Our country is at stake and as Margaret Thatcher once said, “This is not the time to go wobbly”.

The Forgotten American

The RNC featured many citizens that make this country run. Farmers, doctors, nurses, small business owners and more. One of the main reasons the Democrats lost in 2016 was that they ignored them. And they are doing so again. While the left featured Hollywood hosts, performers and radicals, the GOP is giving the average everyday American a chance to be heard. And the message is inspirational: this is America and you can fulfill your dreams.


The Democrats love to accuse Trump’s base as being bigoted white supremacists. But it’s the darnedest thing. I saw a lot of diversity in this convention. Someone in the GOP is obviously falling down on the job! Blacks, Hispanics, homosexuals, Asians,Native Americans (REAL ones not fake like Elizabeth Warren). Even a blind Chinese man warning about the dangers of socialism while reading his speech in braille (Chen Guangcheng). And of course Democrats who are crossing the aisle to vote for Trump like Vernon Jones.

Love for America

You wouldn’t think it would be necessary to include a category like this. But sadly we do. When was the last time you heard a Democrat praise the country? These past few days I have enjoyed watching so many folks express their patriotism. It makes me realize I am not alone. And proud to be an American. I was moved by the naturalization ceremony and how happy those people were to become citizens of this great land. And I was blown away when quadriplegic Madison Cawthorn STOOD UP to recite the pledge. I hope Kaepernick and Lebron James we’re watching. That young man has more courage in his paralyzed body than both of them put together. Drew Brees could learn a lesson about courage from this man too!

Law and Order

While the Democrats and their puppets in the media have ignored or denied the rioting (until recently when they realized it was hurting them in the polls), President Trump was again quite clear on where he and the GOP stood:

We can never allow mob rule. In the strongest possible terms, the Republican Party condemns the rioting, looting, arson, and violence we have seen in Democrat-run cities like Kenosha, Minneapolis, Portland, Chicago, and New York, and many others, Democrat- run. There is violence and danger in the streets of many Democrat-run cities throughout America. This problem could easily be fixed if they wanted to just call, we’re ready to go in. We’ll take care of your problem in a matter of hours, just call. We have to wait for the call. It’s too bad we have to, but we have to wait for the call. We must always have law and order. All federal crimes are being investigated, prosecuted, and punished to the fullest extent of the law.

My administration will always stand with the men and women of law enforcement. Every day, police officers risk their lives to keep us safe, and every year, many sacrifice their lives in the line of duty.

Missing In Action

Who we didn’t see (and glad of it!): No Romney (aka Mr. Severe Conservative). No Bushes. No Flake (Jeff that is). Peewee Herman (oops, I mean Paul Ryan) wasn’t there. John Kasich was absent (thank goodness!). Did you know his daddy was a mailman? Btw there’s no truth to the rumor that the song “Mr. Postman” was about Kasich’s dad. Also MIA was Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska (can Sara Palin please run for the Senate in Alaska and oust this woman?). And lastly no Collin Powell (he spoke at the DNC). Awww. Brings a tear to my eye. In three short years the GOP has been made in the image of Trump. And that’s a good thing, both for now and the future.


Last but certainly not least, this convention was a celebration of life and faith. About optimism that tomorrow will be better than today. That law and order will (and must) prevail. That religious freedom is essential to the well being of the nation. During the four nights of this convention, there were 156 references to God. That has to have the left tearing their hair out.

And there was JOY! It’s an amazing gift God has given us. Joy can be found despite out current situation. It’s why Madison Cawthorn can rise up to run for Congress (and literally to say the pledge). It’s how Kayleigh McEnany can smile and talk about how her faith in Christ sustained her during her health crisis. No doubt it’s how Donald Trump gets up everyday knowing that his opponents will unleash more savage attacks on his character and his family. And it gives us hope that we can do the same when the trials of life come knocking on our door.

So I believe there is much to be hopeful about in the Republican Party. Both for 2020 and beyond.

John Baldwin

John Baldwin is a native of Roanoke, Va located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of SW VA. He is a husband and father of three children. He has been a devout Christian since he surrendered his life to the Lord Jesus Christ and accepted the free gift of salvation in 1988. Politically John is a conservative who's political views were formed during the administration of Ronald Reagan. John's fulltime job is as an Applications Analyst (Software programming). John is also the host of two online radio shows on Victory Radio - "The Front Porch Gospel Music Show" and "Victory Talk Radio" (interview show). He is also an avid "oldies" music fan and is the DJ of the weekly "J-Bal Oldies Show” on the Doo Wop Cove.

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