The midterms are historically, a nightmare for first-term presidents.
As a rule, the opposition party gains ground in the House and Senate and often times even in the gubernatorial races and Democrats are hoping that history repeats itself.
Democrats have been hoping and touting a huge blue wave that will sweep the congressional control away from Republicans and put them in a place to stop many of President Trump’s agenda plans.
That huge wave has been steadily shrinking over the past few months and some have described it as no more than a gentle lapping of the water along a shore.
Democrats were hoping that making the Ford and Kavanaugh hearings public that it would rebuild their blue wave, but in some areas, it’s having the exact opposite effect and helping to build the GOP red wave.
(Fox News) – The historic partisan rancor surrounding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh could wind up helping Republicans keep control of the Senate in November, new polls and on-the-ground data suggest, as the controversy appears to galvanize conservative voters.
Political headwinds normally work against the party of incumbent presidents in their first midterm elections. According to an analysis by former George W. Bush administration official Bruce Mehlman, in the past 11 such midterm seasons, new presidents saw their party make net gains only once in the House, four times in the Senate and zero times in state gubernatorial contests.
But a new round of Fox News battleground polls, released Wednesday, suggests the 2018 midterms might buck that trend — at least in the Senate, where the 35 seats up for election largely are in GOP-leaning states.
The surveys show a noticable uptick in Republican enthusiasm across the board in the past several weeks, concurrent with the increasingly heated confrontation between both parties over Kavanaugh’s confirmation and the sexual misconduct allegations leveled against him…
Interestingly, I was watching one of the major mainstream media morning news shows and they were reporting that Democrat support was growing in leaps and bounds due to the Kavanaugh scandal.
It just goes to show that you can’t trust many of the mainstream news outlets to report the truth or report it in an unbiased manner.
The same news announcers reported that the FBI investigation of Kavanaugh was a joke because Trump restricted who they could interview, yet when the investigation was announced, Trump shown on television saying he hadn’t restricted and that the FBI could interview whomever they wanted.
Another interesting note, if you recall, Democrats were all up in arms when Trump and Republicans questioned the FBI’s botched handling of the Hillary Clinton email scandal, but now they are the ones accusing bias on the part of the FBI.
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