As Democrats rang in the new year this past January, they celebrated with announcing a huge blue wave that would give them back control of both the House and Senate.
Some of them were already holding election victory celebrations.
Those celebrations remind me of someone celebrating the premature death of an adversary who is very much alive.
Like most huge waves, the blue wave has been steadily fading in size, intensity and strength.
The Washington Times is reporting that not only is the blue wave fading, but it’s getting more and more difficult to find it.
The Washington Times – Elections rarely live up to the hype. Reporters and pundits in hot pursuit of clickbait had barely begun recovering from the 2016 election before they began confidently predicting a comeuppance for Donald Trump in the midterm congressional elections. For months — indeed, more than a year — there’s been talk of a “blue wave” that will inevitably inundate Republicans.
They’re still predicting it, but with confidence diminishing by the day. Now just 10 days before voters finally go the polls, the picture is rather murky.
The expert consensus is that Democrats will likely win a number of governorships, ousting incumbent Republicans in Illinois, for example. They also have a chance of winning open, Republican held seats in Florida and Georgia. And even Republican rock star Scott Walker of Wisconsin is in a tough race for re-election. But Republican governors remain stubbornly popular in deep-blue Democratic states, such as Maryland, Massachusetts and Vermont. Indeed, two of the most popular governors in the country are Maryland’s Larry Hogan and Massachusetts’ Charlie Baker.
Republicans cling to a 51 to 49 advantage in the Senate. Yet for all the hype about the Democratic good fortunes — President Trump’s approval rating is under water — the GOP may even manage to pad its majority…
The election is just over a week away and polls are all over the place.
Liberals polls are still claiming the blue wave is alive and strong, but conservative polls show that the blue wave has turned into a ripple on the water, if that.
Many believe that the 2018 midterm elections are the most important elections in American history.
They could well determine the future of America and even the destruction of the America that many of us have loved and long to see returned.
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