Don’t let any splash on ya, that’s my advice.
Live from the line at the Toyota Center Trump Rally Houston. The blue wave showed up. pic.twitter.com/YwfgKVL3Mb
— Brooks Agnew (@brooksagnew) October 21, 2018
Via Hoft and PB.
Defeat is an orphan update! Okay, I have to admit that, as confident as I’ve been about the Blue Wave being a washout, I did NOT see this coming.
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said Monday that he has always thought this year’s elections would be close and that he doesn’t use the term “blue wave” to describe a possible big win for his party.
“We always knew that this election was going to be close — I don’t use the term ‘blue wave,’ I always talk about the need for the blocking and tackling,” Perez said in comments on CNN’s “New Day.”
“I always talk about the need for organizing, to make sure you’re leading with your values, and that’s how we’ve been winning throughout this year and throughout 2017.”
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) thinks there is reason to doubt the predicted “blue wave” in next month’s midterm elections, saying control of Congress will be decided by a few tight races.
“I know a lot of people talk about this blue wave and all that stuff, but I don’t believe it,” Sanders told Hill.TV’s “Rising” co-host Krystal Ball during an interview that aired on Monday.
Is the “blue wave” turning purple?
Republican-affiliated voters have outpaced Democratic-affiliated voters in early voting in seven closely watched states, according to data provided by TargetSmart and independently analyzed by the NBC News Data Analytics Lab.
GOP-affiliated voters have surpassed Democratic-affiliated ones in early voting in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Montana, Tennessee and Texas, the data showed.
Only in Nevada have Democratic-affiliated voters exceeded Republican-affiliated voters so far in early voting, according to the data.
One of the emerging lessons of the midterms is that if you’re a Democrat running statewide in Trump country, you have to run as a Trump Republican to have a shot at victory. Consider the handful of statewide elections currently considered toss-ups. Most of them feature Democrats trying to persuade swingable voters that not only are they not part of the Resistance, they actually agree with Trump on certain issues.
In Indiana, which Trump won by 19 points, incumbent Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly is running an ad campaign attacking “the radical left,” touting Trump’s border wall, and boasting about how often he splits from his own party. In South Dakota, which Trump won by nearly 30 points, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Billie Sutton, who is pro-life and pro-gun, is running on an anti-corruption platform with a former Republican as his running mate.
In Montana, which Trump won by 20 points, incumbent Democratic Sen. Jon Tester ran a full-page ad in 14 state newspapers ahead of a Trump’s visit in July, thanking the president for signing bills that Tester had pushed. (Despite the thank-you, Trump has been attacking Tester for allegations he made against Trump’s one-time secretary of Veterans’ Affairs nominee, Adm. Ronny Jackson.)
In each of these races, recent polls show the Democratic candidate with a slight lead. That stands in sharp contrast to Democratic candidates who are making no effort to embrace Trump voters in states he won. They aren’t faring nearly as well.
So, as always, they have to lie through their teeth and conceal what they really are, then. Nothing new about that.
After their enormous Kavanaugh blunder and last week’s attempt to tamp down fever-swamp expectations for the Mueller charade, the Demonrats are backpedaling so fast they’re liable to trip over themselves. None of this sounds or feels like a party confident of any impending “blue wave” to me. In the end, it all comes down to this:
“How many people do you know who voted for Trump (are) claiming that the Democrats need to win now because Trump has to be stopped and all this tweeting has to be stopped and all these bad manners have to be?”
“So why do you think the blue wave?”
“I saw it in the media. I saw it on TV. I see the polls.”
“Why do you believe it? Where is the trend that Democrats are winning elections?”
Seventy-seven thousand people have signed up to get into the Trump rally in Texas for Cruz that holds 17,000 people. Where do you get this idea Democrats are popular?
Meanwhile, in another huge tell, even their once-mighty Lord and Savior, His Most Puissant Highness Barrack, can’t draw flies. In light of all this, I’m thinking Bill and Her Herness might want to rethink that stadium tour of theirs, unless they’re willing to pay people to attend.
The Democrat Socialist jalopy is running on fumes, sputtering and farting and belching smoke; they’re praying for a miracle to help nurse the faltering old rattletrap back home before it falls completely apart and leaves them stranded in Nowheresville. Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of assholes, if you ask me.