Though Republicans may still win back the U.S. House, and at press time the jury is still out on the Senate, the New York Times has already crafted its obituary for the “‘red tsunami’ that didn’t materialize” and is, predictably, blaming Trump and abortion.
“Across the East Coast, in Virginia’s northern suburbs and mixed areas of Rhode Island and New Hampshire, embattled Democrats managed to hang on,” the paper noted. “They even knocked off a few Republicans here and there.” It declared, “In many tight races, abortion and Trump’s looming presence may have been the GOP’s undoing.”
The reason? Abortion, and a party branded by Trump, the paper conservatives view as dripping with partisan leftist views reported.
“The Democratic base showed up,” the paper argued in one bold subheading. The reason why? Democrats began “feeling” a certain way, the New York Times explains, and that feeling “grew after the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade and the Jan. 6 hearings over the summer.”
What exactly was that feeling? Well, it was some sort of a sixth sense only liberals feel, which informed them “that their core democratic rights were increasingly at risk.”
The next bold subheading explained, “Abortion put Democrats in the fight.” The paper’s third? “Trump saddled Republicans with weak candidates.”
In other words, the Grey Lady is bragging about how successful the Democratic strategy was last night. It was a multi-faceted strategy that involved repeatedly bringing up January 6, warning women that Republicans want to control their reproductive organs, and regularly reminding Democrats that Donald Trump exists and is mean.
Regardless of how many people watched, the Democrats enlisted veteran TV producers to create movie-quality edits of the same January 6 scenes, then aired them during prime time television – and around the clock – until it stuck: “Republicans are scary. Stick with us and we’ll keep the boogie men away.”
Then, the fervor was driven to fever pitch when the Supreme Court released its opinion on Roe v. Wade and the Democrats successfully convinced a critical mass of women that the possibility of having to travel out of state in order to find a doctor who can murder their unborn child represents a genuine loss of freedom.
Both sides hit the streets in spectacular fashion, often embarrassing themselves. The left’s radicals even started firebombing conservatives, who filed police reports and hoped for the best.
The New York Times almost seems to admit it early in their article, opening with the admission that “Democrats tried to outrun history — and the lead weight of a wounded president” before bragging about its wins.
As in 2020 – which took the COVID-19 pandemic, the death of George Floyd and ensuing Summer of Rage, then combined them with absurd and often last minute changes to the voting rules for the Democrats to pull off a victory – the left wing party once again got its perfect storm in 2022.
The Democrats may have outrun history, but the genuine and reasonable frustrations behind the red wave they’re running from will not go away.
And what did their perfect storm accomplish? The Democrats will likely hold the Senate and can now claim, with some evidence, that voters don’t hate them yet two horrific years of one party rule.
What did it cost? Republican frustration will continue to grow, and next time they may not get their perfect storm or be able to outrun history.
Next time either Donald J. Trump or Ronald D. DeSantis will be on the ticket.