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LETTERS

Media wrong about 'blue wave,' missed 'green wave'

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Mark Goddard

Friday, November 30, 2018

Now that the mid-term election is finally over, the dishonest, destroy-Trump media once again was incredibly wrong about almost everything. Simply put, there was no “blue wave.”

There was however, an unprecedented “green wave” that the media failed to report.

Despite the sheer volume of money generated by left-wing billionaires and activist groups who hate President Trump, the Republicans won re-election as governors in New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Maryland, three clearly blue states and one purple state in the Northeast. The best example of the green wave’s failure is Rep. Beto O’Rourke in Texas. He became the darling rock star of the media and the lunatic left in Hollywood in taking on Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, who the media despises almost as much as Trump. O’Rourke raised more than $70 million, a record for a U.S. Senate race, and after all the liberal media hype, and the sheer volume of money from the green wave, O’Rourke lost.

House Republicans hurt themselves by allowing their number of House incumbent retirees to become larger than any time since 1930. Despite this institutional disadvantage, President Trump’s House losses were far less than either the 54 seats President Clinton lost in 1994 or the 63 seats President Obama lost in 2010. Measured against the Clinton and Obama standard, you would have to say that Republicans and President Trump did well in keeping Republican House losses to a minimum and setting the stage for a Republican majority comeback in the 2020 presidential election.

All in all, this was not the night Democrats had hoped for. Trump and Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., will continue getting judges and other nominees confirmed by the Senate, blocking left-wing actions by the Democrats, and setting the stage for key legislative achievements the American people want.

The simple fact is that the media and Democrats aren’t really after Trump, they’re after conservatives, Trump is just in the way. 

Mark Goddard

Moyock

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