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Red Wave Rising?

Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2021
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Two major crises now beset President Biden — the influx of illegal immigrants at the southern border and the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban following the botched evacuation. It is very early in the 2022 national mid-term election cycle, and predictions are therefore very speculative, but the crises and problems faced by the Biden administration are serious enough to begin thinking about a potential “red wave” election that returns the GOP to control of both chambers of Congress.

The border crisis is persistently downplayed by both the administration and the mainstream media, which has largely acted as a cheerleader for Biden since early in his campaign. The media, however, has turned on Mr. Biden for his handling of Afghanistan, which has become, by all accounts, a disaster characterized by many as a “betrayal.”

Photos and videos of chaos at the southern border showing the entry of illegal and unvaccinated immigrants during a new surge in the pandemic have driven Mr. Biden’s numbers down in the most credible polls.

On the pandemic, fewer than half of Americans now approve of his leadership. On Afghanistan, the President’s numbers are even worse. According to a CBS News poll, 74% of Americans believe the Afghanistan withdrawal has gone very badly or somewhat badly. The same poll found that less than 50% of Americans now believe Biden to be competent, focused, and effective. A separate poll from USA Today on August 24th found that only 26% of respondents approved of Biden’s handling of the situation in Afghanistan, driving his overall approval rating down to a record-low 41% after resting comfortably north of 50% just last week.

President Trump also favored ending our military involvement in Afghanistan, but he insisted on a conditions-based withdrawal in order to avoid the very situation the United States now finds itself in. While Biden has sought to blame previous presidents for starting or continuing the United States’ involvement in Afghanistan, ultimately the responsibility for leaving in an orderly manner fell to him.

Typically, local, state and regional issues often determine midterm election results, providing modest or mixed gains for the opposition party. If, on the other hand, the election is nationalized, the conditions exist for a wave vote and a landslide.

A nationalization of midterm elections occurred in 2010, primarily over the healthcare issue following the passage of Obamacare. As a result, Republicans flipped the House of Representatives and picked up six seats in the Senate. In 2002, the nationalization of the election after 9/11 helped Republicans gain seats in both chambers of Congress. It was the first time since 1934 that the party of a newly elected president achieved such gains in the first midterm election. In perhaps the best example of a nationalization of a midterm election, Newt Gingrich’s “Contract With America” in 1994 helped Republicans win control of the House of Representatives for the first in time in 40 years while adding to their majority in the Senate.

There are already some signs of the nationalization of next year’s midterm election. The domestic economy seems strong, with the stock market up and interest rates low — all usually positive political news for an administration. But clear signs of inflation, especially in food, gasoline and car prices, cast doubt on where the economy will be in the summer and autumn next year when voters make up their minds. Already, just 22% of Americans say the economy is good, and 55% say it is headed in the wrong direction. The risk to Mr. Biden is increased, conservative economists contend, by the Democrats raising taxes and massive deficit spending — a one-two punch that has so often knocked out a booming economy in the past.

Democrats are still considered favored to win Senate seats they already control in four southwestern states, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada. But Republican chances to flip one of those have increased. The border crisis is already a hot issue in Arizona.  And in Nevada, former state Attorney General Adam Laxalt recently announced his candidacy to replace incumbent Democrat Senator Catherine Cortez Masto. In his announcement video, Laxalt made clear he intends to nationalize his race, lambasting “the radical left, rich elites, woke corporations, academia, and the media” who are “taking over America.” Laxalt has also emphasized the issue of the border crisis that has seen refugees crowding into small towns and cities in many southwestern states, another issue that has galvanized Republicans nationally.

Republicans appear to be in good position to pick up Senate seats in Georgia and New Hampshire as well, and progressive Democratic policies of defunding the police, controversial educational theories, and packing the U.S. Supreme Court are endangering some other Democratic incumbents. In addition, such policies are also making it very difficult for Democrat candidates who are challenging potentially vulnerable GOP incumbents next year. A case in point is the Pennsylvania seat held by GOP Senator Pat Toomey, who is retiring. This open seat was considered a quite likely Democratic pick-up, but Biden’s anti-coal and anti-fracking energy policies have Democratic poll numbers sinking in western Pennsylvania, while defunding the police proposals are hurting liberal candidates in key Philadelphia suburbs.

Conservative prospects in the U.S. House are even better. While many pundits expect the GOP to win back control of the chamber next year, a wave election could produce a gain of 35-45 seats. Some Democrats, sensing an impending defeat, may already be cutting their losses. Ron Kind, a 13-term Democratic Congressman from Wisconsin’s 3rd Congressional District who is only 58 years old, recently announced his surprise retirement, which some have speculated is an effort to avoid defeat at the hands of a Republican next fall.

With 14 months until election day, no one can rule out Democrats surviving the usual midterm difficulties. But their current setbacks at the federal level are now also breaking out at the state level with the political problems of two of their most prominent governors. Andrew Cuomo has already resigned in disgrace in New York, and Gavin Newsom faces a looming recall vote in California. Should he lose that recall vote and should he be replaced by a conservative Republican, the demoralization of the Democratic Party in 2022 would be profound.

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Joseph
Joseph
2 years ago

Yes we can retake the House, if people show up and vote. It is the only way to put the brakes on this leftist insanity. But we must win by large amounts to account for fraud. We had large gains in the House in 2020. So show up and vote people. KAG

PFArizona
PFArizona
2 years ago

We have 3 excellent Republican Senate Candidates running against Mark Kelly in 2022. His voting record does not represent AZ Voters! He is gone.

Chris
Chris
2 years ago

“Red Wave Rising” Hopefully without the Rinos….I am so glad Tucker Carlson destroyed POS, traitor, phony, worthless, serial lying loser Lindsey Graham, yesterday.

Rodewar
Rodewar
2 years ago

This administration is a train wreck! Biden is a career politician and is a perfect example of why we need term limits. They have set up a two-tiered legal system and a class system, appointing themselves the ruling class and us the “peasants”.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
2 years ago

Red Tidal Tsunami coming for sure

gin
gin
2 years ago

What would be great would be to elect people with values such as integrity. Their yes should mean yes and their no, no. I don’t think any of that type still exist in the democrart party, which supports so many other Godless agendas. People should learn more about the people they vote for at lower levels besides congress and president. Shame on people who let people have their unmarked ballots to vote as they please. (Ballot harvesting) God is allowing things to happen, earthquakes, wars, etc., to get us to look up and follow Him. The bible predicts this to continue because people continue to be more interested in power, money, sex, etc. than Him. We are seeing the beginning of His judgement. He sent His Son to die for us to save us from sin, but we must ask Him to save us.
There is still time to be on His side.

J. Farley
J. Farley
2 years ago

Any Republican that doesn’t win is either a bad campaigner or lives in a a Socialist State, or region. For those that live in places like West Virginia and Arizona, don’t be fooled by Manchin or Kelly and throw out people like Cheney in Wyoming and and the little weasel Kinzinger in Illinois, lets make America great again .

Cathy L Neubauer
Cathy L Neubauer
2 years ago

What is there to guarantee there won’t be another rigged election? Seriously curious? Thanks AMAC for all your good work. To ALL my older friends I describe how AARP is a liberal puppet
and tell them about AMAC

Andre Bixby
Andre Bixby
2 years ago

What is truly, mind boggling scary, is that there’s anyone outside of insane asylums or DC that approve of this demented, old fools action.

Jerry
Jerry
2 years ago

He has a 41% approval? Who are these dumbA$$es that approve of this imbecile?

J. Kujawa
J. Kujawa
2 years ago

A red tidal wave would be the only thing that saves this country from total destruction at the hands of the dummocrats. I think all the dummocrats should have to undergo drug testing instead of covid testing on a daily basis. No sane person can say or do the awful things that they have in 8 months.

Al Wunsch
Al Wunsch
2 years ago

It’s either a red wave for republicans or we’re on a wave toward a red country – the progressives utopia otherwise seen as countries like Communist China, Russia, Cuba, Venezuela et al. But it won’t be easy as many of our younger voters are brainwashed by the public school syistem and are part of the “Woke” network

Hal
Hal
2 years ago

I regard it as a potential Anti-DemocRat Tidal Wave. But the Red Tide is well documented to poison everything in its path, so that does have an approriate characteristic with the DemoCrat politicians.

Karen
Karen
2 years ago

I would love it if the Reps did win in 2022, however, Biden is letting all these aliens in so they can vote the Dems in again, even if it is illegal for them to do so. But, somehow the Dems are never called for all the garbage they pull. I don’t know what to think at this point. Can only pray!

Mandy
Mandy
2 years ago

This is no thanks to the Republican party but because voters are disgusted by Biden’s obvious ineptness as president and Commie Harris is no better. As usual, the GOP just twiddles their thumbs and wait for election wins to fall in their lap.

Chuck
Chuck
2 years ago

Like it or not, the Republican Party is the McConnell/Romney Wimp Party. President Trump must be supported to primary these wimps out.

tony
tony
2 years ago

I’M A DISABLED VIETNAM VETERAN.I SERVED THREE TOURS IN VIETNAM. TOOK A OATH FOR GOD AND COUNTRY.NOT THESE SOCIALIST, COMMUNIST DEMOCRATS. I WAS A DEMOCRAT FOR A LONG TIME, NOT ANYMORE. WE HAS A POEPLE NEED TO STAND UP FOR GOD AND COUNTRY. OUR LIBERTY IS AT STAKE,FREEDOM OF CHOICE, FREEDOM OF LIFE, LIBERTY,AND TO WORSHIP GOD. OUR MORALS ARE GONE AND WE NEED TO GET CORRECTED ON WHAT THE TEN COMMANDMENT TEACH US. OUR MEN AND WOMEN NEED TO GET BACK INTO THE BIBLE AND THE INSPIRED WORDS OF GOD. GOD DIED ON THE CROSS FOR ALL MANKIND. REGUARDLESS OF COLER AND RACE. GOD LOVES US ALL. THEIR IS A WAR BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL. GOD DOES NOT CAUSE BAD THINGS TO HAPPEN. WE HAVE CHOICE, WE CAN CHOOSE GOD AND HIS WORD( BIBLE) OR LUCIFER OR SATANAND HIS SATANIC WAYS.IT’S OUR CHOICE. GOD IS A LOVEING GOD. SATAN HAS LOST AND WANTS TO TAKE HAS MANY CAN. READ MATTHEW CHAPTURE 24. DANIEL AND REVELATION WILL OPEN YOUR EYES. WE HAS A COUNTRY NEED TO PRAY AND GET ON OURS NEEDS TO GET RIGHT.THE MEN WHO WROT THE USA CONSTITUTION WERE NOT PERFIT BUT THEY WERE MEN OF GOD, WORKING TO BE FREE FROM TYRANNY AND OPPRESSION. WHY DO YOU THINK SO MANY PEOPLE WANT TO COME TO AMERICA. WE MUST FIGHT FOR OUR FREEDOMS. IT’S OUR CHOICE. DON”T LET SATAN AND SATANIC WAYS CONTROL US. GOD BLESS YOU ALL

Becky
Becky
2 years ago

I am amazed at the journalists and pundits who continue to discuss topics like this as if America is still ‘America’.
So what???
For the last 40+ years the GOP has done absolutely nothing to benefit America. Everything they do is to benefit themselves. There is ZERO reason to put the GOP back in control.
A Conservative? Yes..
A republican? No.

Dave Smith
Dave Smith
2 years ago

I’d rather wash down a covid burger and SARS fries with an Ebola shake than vote democrat. They are a diseased entity worse than any virus. They actually swear an oath to support and uphold the Constitution yet daily prove they have no concept of their duty to Americans. They are about power at any and all costs and are destroying our country from the inside due to the proven fact their socialist-communist friends can’t do it from the outside. Americans can no longer afford to believe our laws will work and protect us from the onslaught of liberal democrat destruction and and lies.

Stephen Lykins
Stephen Lykins
2 years ago

With the combination of the Afghanistan withdrawal fiasco, Taliban resurgence and virtually non existent security at the southern border, I would be very much surprised if Taliban funded terrorists are not already making their way to the border.

red green
red green
2 years ago

When the people allow the government to break the law for an emergency. the government will “always” create an emergency to break the law!

Dave
Dave
2 years ago

Fingers crossed….Keep calling out Dem damage and hypocrisy

dgl
dgl
2 years ago

So what? 80% of the republicans are just as worthless and untrustworthy as the democrats. I can think of possibly 15 republicans in Congress I’d trust as far as I could pee into a stiff wind when it comes to Constitutional issues, and my current congress-critter isn’t one of them…………………

gi2468
gi2468
2 years ago

Better concentrate on electing true conservative republicans instead of just anyone with an “R” behind their name. We have enough good for nothing RINO’s in congress already because people voted for the lesser of two evils. Evil is still evil regardless of their political party. There are already too many turn coat republicans now, we don’t need anymore of them working hand in hand with the democrats.

Earl P Chantrill
Earl P Chantrill
2 years ago

Republicans are better in Congress than Democrats regardless of how RINO they may be. Because RINOS will still vote appropriately most of the time, whereas Demos will rarely vote appropriately. In a perfect world, I would not vote for Mitt Romney, the junior senator in our state, and I plan to vote for the best Republican who primaries him. But if he wins the nomination again, I would certainly vote for him rather than his Democrat opponent.

Marc Ziegler
Marc Ziegler
2 years ago

Democrat’s always seem to be on the wrong side of every issue, from the open boarder to the lack of morals and now no foreign policy with this debacle in Afghanistan. How the Dem’s stay in power amazes me, now with a fool in the White House and the Speaker a blooming idiot, I can only say, God help America!! 2022 and 2024 cannot come to soon. MZ

HocasPocas
HocasPocas
2 years ago

Question, when does any of these treasonous workings of this administration ever going to be a problem for biden or any of those evil people? The only people I see as getting any problem out of this disaster is the citizens of this nation. This administration doesn’t give a hoot about what is to come. If anything, to them the disaster cannot come quick enough.

Mario Capparuccini
Mario Capparuccini
2 years ago

Encouraging news indeed. But, the Democrats already stole one election. I am concerned that the 2022 elections will be stolen as well.

BAE
BAE
2 years ago

The democrats will insist on a mail in election, so they have lots of time to corrupt the voting. Many false voting ballots for the Dems. They do NOT care about the tax payer.

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