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  • Latest House results confirm 2018 wasn't a blue wave. It was a blue tsunami.

    12/08/2018 7:42:22 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 102 replies
    CNN ^ | December 6, 2018 | Harry Enten
    The final votes are being counted from the 2018 election. They confirm that the Democrats crushed Republicans. Let's start in the seat count. Republican Rep. David Valadao of California's 21st District conceded on Thursday to Democrat T.J. Cox. Cox's victory combined with other election results means that Democrats have picked up a net gain of 40 seats. As has oft been repeated, this is the largest Democratic House gain since 1974. It's a larger gain than Democrats had in the wave elections of both 1982 and 2006. We can go back even further and see how unusual it is that...
  • These Swing Elections May Not Really Be Wave Elections

    12/04/2018 10:41:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2018 | Salena Zito
    BEAVER FALLS, Pa. -- Mike Mikus speculates there are a fairly decent number of voters around here who have voted over the past 20 years in turn for Ron Klink, Melissa Hart, Jason Altmire, Mark Critz, Keith Rothfus and Conor Lamb. That is, they've swung their congressional vote from Democratic to Republican to Democratic, and then Democratic to Republican and now back to Democrat. "While it is not like an overwhelming majority, but I bet you about 15-20 percent of the voters that at one point have voted for each one of those winners of that seat," said Mikus,...
  • Salena Zito: These swing elections may not really be wave elections

    12/02/2018 3:08:10 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    The Washington examiner ^ | December 2,2018
    But does the coast-heavy Democratic leadership know anything about the districts outside of their super ZIP codes of the Beltway, California, New York, and Chicago? American voters, in particular independent voters who actually deliver these swings back and forth between parties, keep sending Washington a message with their votes. And Washington keeps misreading that message. It tells us in part that these rapid and large swings show a disconnected middle that feels a distrust with both parties and an allegiance to none. But the magnitude and frequency of these swings tell us something more important: Nothing seems to be working....
  • 54,543 Voters: That is the Extent of the "Blue Wave" on November 2018

    11/30/2018 7:22:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/30/2018 | Michael Hammond
    54,543 people. Less than 2 hundredths of one percent of the U.S. population. That's the extent of the "blue wave" which occurred on November 6th. True, that isn't what you've heard on MSNBC, who crowed that 8,805,130 more voters voted for Democratic House candidates than voted for Republicans -- a record. That figure isn't wrong. Just irrelevant. The 8,800,000 wasted votes in places like California, New York, and Boston that piled up massive "blue" supermajorities in "super-blue" urban districts and states isn't a good thing for the Democrats; it's their central problem. The fact is that control of the House...
  • Black Voters Propelled Blue Wave, Study Finds

    11/20/2018 8:36:07 AM PST · by SMGFan · 85 replies
    rollcall ^ | November 19, 2018
    African-Americans increasingly associate GOP with Trump, racist rhetoric Democratic wins in the 2018 midterms were driven largely by African American voters — particularly black women — who increasingly associate the GOP with President Trump’s perceived hostility toward people of color and immigrants, according to an analysis released Monday. The report by the NAACP, the racial justice nonprofit Advancement Project, and the political action group African American Research Collaborative found that across competitive elections 90 percent of black voters supported Democratic House candidates, compared to 53 percent of voters overall. It also found 91 percent of black women, 86 percent of...
  • How a Blue Wave Wiped Out Republicans in the Largest County in Texas

    11/20/2018 5:31:33 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 50 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 20, 2018 | Dan Frosch
    HOUSTON—An energized Democratic electorate wasn’t enough to defeat Texas Sen. Ted Cruz this month, but in the state’s most populous county, it created a blue landslide. Nearly every Republican in Harris County, home to Houston, was unseated on Nov. 6, including 59 judges and the top executive, Ed Emmett, a moderate who won in 2014 with 83% of the vote. Mr. Emmett, whose official title is county judge and who was widely lauded for steering the county through the devastation of Hurricane Harvey last year, lost to political novice Lina Hidalgo, a Democrat who said she has never previously attended...
  • No blue wave, but a tsunami of hate

    11/14/2018 4:54:18 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 13 Nov, 2018 | Brigitte Gabriel
    In the early evening following the midterm elections, Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s wife was home alone when she suddenly became startled by a loud thumping at her door. The thumping came from a group of Antifa radicals, whose desire it was to strike terror into the hearts of Mr. Carlson’s family. Susan Carlson ran upstairs as the mob of vigilantes that CNN prefers to refer to as “protesters,” screamed disgusting threats at the Carlson residence, spray-painted the driveway and continued to try to force entry through the front door, which they broke. The only thing seemingly missing from this...
  • CNN’s Stelter Claims Media ‘Underplayed’ the Size of the ‘Blue Wave’

    11/11/2018 4:58:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | November 11, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    CNN media reporter Brian Stelter is known for saying ridiculous things seriously and pretending they’re reasonable while leaving everyone else scratching their heads. He even once suggested it would be “okay” if CNN’s ratings would plummet 40 percent after President Trump left office. Well, during Sunday’s Reliable Sources, Stelter beclowned himself when he suggested the liberal media somehow “underplayed” the size of the so-called “blue wave” that supposedly swept the nation on Election Day. “Did the news media underappreciate the strength of the blue wave in the House on Tuesday night? Five days later it sure looks that way,” he...
  • Democrats face tough 2020 battle after blowing chance at blue wave

    11/08/2018 12:42:54 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/8/2018 | Kristin Tate
    If there’s one thing that the left is consistently poor at, it’s managing expectations. Since President Trump’s inauguration, his opponents hung their fortunes on the idea of a massive blue wave to sweep away congressional Republicans in the midterms. Instead, we saw a modest Democratic gain in the House of Representatives and a strong Republican gain in the Senate. Democrats lost crucial races where they ran candidates too far left to carry moderate or conservative districts; it was moderate Democrats who had the best shots, while most of the hardcore leftists lost race after race Tuesday. The left believed that...
  • California Blue Wave: Will it Lead to Insolvency Faster?

    11/08/2018 7:48:01 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/08/18 | Katy Grimes
    There is only so much we faithful, native Californians can take. How much beautiful weather is worth this leftist insanity, and/or before this leftism turns into liberty crushing authoritarianism? Just sayin... The midterm elections have turned out as most observers expected, nationally, statewide, and in Sacramento. By historical standards, nationally, the Democrats underperformed and lost a number of high-profile races. There was no Blue Wave—more like a blue ripple. However, California is another story, remaining as blue as can be, and headed right into insolvency. In the contest for governor, California voters chose Democratic politician Gavin Newsom over Republican businessman...
  • Blue wave crashed into Trump tsunami, giving America exactly what it wants

    11/07/2018 5:05:21 PM PST · by Boomer · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/7/18 | John Solomon
    Two election waves — one blue, the other Trumpian — collided on Tuesday night and left the electorate with a split decision that defies history and further exposes the tale of two Americas.
  • Retiring RINOS Bought the Drive-By Media’s Blue Wave Scam

    11/07/2018 1:46:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 7, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I had so many people last night worried that there was actually a blue wave happening. There was no blue wave last night. In fact, let’s look at the record numbers of losses by a sitting president to the opposing party in midterm elections. The most House seats ever lost by a president’s party in power was Obama in 2010. He lost 63. Next was Bill Clinton in 1994. He lost 52. In 1958, Eisenhower lost 48, as did Ford and Nixon in 1974. They lost 48. Lyndon Johnson in ’66, lost 47. Harry Truman in ’46 lost 45...
  • OORAH! No Blue Wave, No Beto O’Rourke, No Andrew Gillum

    11/07/2018 7:40:20 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/07/18 | Judi McLeod
    Take courage, President Trump supporters, while you have the hope of better days because of the president you elected, all the Democrats have to go on with the 34 seats mega millions bought them, is HATE The Robert Mueller III special counsel pinko puppets are already threatening to have mega subpoenas slapped on President Donald Trump, as a result of the seats they gained in yesterday’s Midterm elections. Problem is they had nothing but the cowardly Christopher Steele’s dirty dossier as evidence of Russia-Trump collusion going into the Midterm race— and still nothing two expensive years later.
  • ‘Heartbreaking’: CNN Reluctantly Admits There Was No ‘Blue Wave’

    11/07/2018 6:15:55 AM PST · by Morgana · 29 replies
    mrcNEWSBUSTERS ^ | November 7, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    With vote totals flooding in early in the night, it was painfully obvious to the liberal media that the so-called “blue wave” they’ve been hyping for a year crashed against red breakers. It was early in the nine o’clock hour when CNN anchor Jake Tapper admitted “what's going on here tonight, this is not a blue wave. This is not a wave that is knocking out all sorts of Republican incumbents.” His evidence was Democrats failing to take Kentucky’s sixth district: Now, there are all sorts of ways Democrats can regain the House without Amy McGrath having defeated incumbent Congressman...
  • Could Asian-Americans Turn Orange County Blue?

    11/06/2018 9:35:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 5, 2018 | Viet Thanh Nguyen
    When I was a freshman at the University of California, Riverside, in 1988, I drove a carload of excited fellow Vietnamese students to nearby Orange County. It was only 13 years after the end of the Vietnam War, but already there was a Vietnamese American Dream, symbolized by our destination, the Asian Garden Mall in Westminster. To the strains of Vietnamese pop music, we ate Vietnamese food, browsed Vietnamese goods, and sat in the balcony of the American-style mall, sipping Vietnamese iced coffee while we watched Vietnamese people. The mall was the heart of the Little Saigon in Orange County....
  • Nate Silver in final midterm projections: 'Democrats need a couple things to go wrong' to lose House

    11/05/2018 7:09:09 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/05/18 | Brett Samuels
    FiveThirtyEight founder and election forecaster Nate Silver on Monday offered his final projections for the midterm elections, arguing that a number of factors are conspiring to make Republican chances of keeping the majority in the House "fairly slim." Silver gave Democrats a roughly 86 percent chance of winning the majority in the House. The party must pick up at least 23 seats on Tuesday to retake the majority. "Democrats need a couple of things to go wrong to lose tomorrow because not very much is going right for Republicans," Silver wrote. Silver said Republicans still stand a slim chance of...
  • Dems Open Up A Big Lead On Eve Of Midterms, But Trump Gets High Marks On The Economy: IBD/TIPP Poll

    11/05/2018 9:58:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 112 replies
    IBD ^ | 11/05/2018 | John Merline
    With voter interest in the midterm elections at historic heights, Democrats opened up a 9-point lead over Republicans on the question of who should control Congress after the midterm elections, while President Donald Trump's approval rating remained unchanged at 40%, according to the latest IBD/TIPP Poll. The two top issues for voters in the midterm elections are the economy and health care, which benefit each party. The poll also found that Trump still hasn't closed the deal with the public on his trade policies. There's no question that the interest in the midterm elections is incredibly high for both Democrats...
  • Whoops! Nate Silver now HEDGING his ‘blue wave’ bet for Democrats

    11/05/2018 10:40:26 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 53 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 11/5/18 | USA Features
    Red Wave: All last month political guru Nate Silver predicted that Democrats had an 80-85 percent chance of retaking the House at least, but now that the midterm elections are just a day away, he seems to be hedging his bet. “This last set of Upshot/Siena polls has been pretty good for D’s. They’re polling in 11 districts now, and on average, the polls are coming in about 2-3 points better for Dems than the 538 Classic forecast from before the poll was entered,” the editor of FiveThirtyEight.com tweeted on Saturday.
  • House Democrats in position to gain (210 to 225 seats) but still face hurdles — CBS News poll

    11/05/2018 5:05:21 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 38 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | November 4, 2018 | By Jennifer De Pinto, Anthony Salvanto, Kabir Khanna, Fred Backus and Jennie Kamin
    It may not be easy for Democrats to take the House majority, as they have to win a string of districts in Republican territory and get strong turnout, but they head into Tuesday in position to do so — even if narrowly. CBS News ran three scenarios. Scenario one is our best estimate as of today: 225 Democratic seats — just beyond the 218 needed for a majority — to 210 Republican seats, with a margin of error of plus or minus 13 seats on each, keeping the possibility open that Republicans retain control...
  • CNN Reporter: I Don't See A Blue Wave Coming

    11/04/2018 1:46:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 126 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 4, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    The polls are saying Democrats have a commanding lead in the national generic ballot for the 2018 midterms, but it’s quite a different story when you look at the 40+ competitive districts that will decide the outcome of who control the House of Representatives. In these areas, the generic ballot advantage for Democrats is “statistically insignificant.” It’s a dead heat. The blue wave could very well happen, though it’s a GOP lock in the Senate. Republican could increase their majority to 53 or 55 seats, though the latter is the rosiest projection. The Washington Post’s poll added that the booming economy...