Blue wave not tidal one

The Republican Herald - - OPINION - Ann Coul­ter

That’s all you got?

Two years of non- stop cam­paign­ing, de­nounc­ing and dox­ing — and all the Re­sis­tance has to show for it is a House ma­jor­ity smaller than the one Repub­li­cans cur­rently have and a net loss of three Se­nate seats? ( Thank you, Jus­tice Brett Ka­vanaugh!)

Demo­cratic lead­ers may try say­ing, “THIS IS JUST WHAT WE WANTED! We wanted to be down by three Se­nate seats.” But I think their vot­ers are say­ing, We were hop­ing for more of a re­buke.

The me­dia ex­hausted it­self on this elec­tion! Can they go back to that level of hys­te­ria to­day?

Pres­i­dent Clin­ton lost 54 House seats and eight Se­nate seats in his first midterm, as vot­ers re­sponded to Hil­lary’s at­tempt to so­cial­ize health care. Pres­i­dent Obama lost 63 House seats and six Se­nate seats in his first midterm, as vot­ers re­sponded to the Democrats’ suc­cess­ful party- line vote to so­cial­ize health care.

Amer­ica’s response to Trump’s first two years? Repub­li­cans lost fewer than 40 House seats and gained Se­nate seats. ( Again: Thank you, Jus­tice Ka­vanaugh.)

And that was with more than 40 House Repub­li­cans be­ing spooked into re­tir­ing rather than go down to cer­tain de­feat in what the me­dia con­vinced them would be a big blue wave.

It’s al­ways a bad idea to give Democrats con­trol of any part of gov­ern­ment. You don’t want those guys run­ning a lemon­ade stand.

But — wow — are there sil­ver lin­ings!

First, all the worst Repub­li­can House mem­bers were de­feated, such as cheap la­bor advocate Kevin Yoder of Kansas and Florida’s Rep. Car­los Curbelo, a sec­ond­gen­er­a­tion im­mi­grant who goes around call­ing his fel­low Repub­li­cans white su­prem­a­cists. ( Al­leged white su­prem­a­cist Steve King won and Curbelo lost — ha­haha!)

As the movie char­ac­ter Ninotchka said of Stalin’s reign of ter­ror: “The last mass tri­als were a great suc­cess! There are go­ing to be fewer but bet­ter Rus­sians.”

Sec­ond, the main ac­com­plish- ment of the Re­sis­tance in the first midterm was to help Trump win his re- elec­tion bid.

Even vot­ers skep­ti­cal about Trump will em­brace him af­ter two min­utes, let alone two years, of watch­ing Speaker Nancy Pelosi run the House, Rep. Max­ine Waters chair the House Fi­nan­cial Ser­vices Com­mit­tee, Rep. Jerry Nadler head the Ju­di­ciary Com­mit­tee and Rep. Adam Schiff run around is­su­ing sub­poe­nas.

How about Rep. Al­cee Hast­ings, an im­peached and con­victed bribe- taker? His se­nior­ity surely re­quires giv­ing him a com­mit­tee chair­man­ship! Is Pelosi go­ing to dis­crim­i­nate against Hast­ings just be­cause he’s a proud black man? Right now, Pelosi is try­ing to de­ter­mine which com­mit­tee chair­man­ship re­quires no hon­esty what­so­ever.

If you were hop­ing the Democrats would seize this op­por­tu­nity to make ut­ter fools of them­selves — im­peach­ment hear­ings, res­ur­rect­ing the Ka­vanaugh gang rape claims, and Rus­sia, Rus­sia, Rus­sia — I’ve got good news! That’s ex­actly what their base is de­mand­ing. I prom­ise you, Max­ine Waters is not go­ing to say, “Don’t worry, guys. I’ll be keep­ing a very low pro­file.”

Vot­ers will be plead­ing, Couldn’t we get an in­fra­struc­ture bill? Will you please do some­thing about all these crim­i­nal aliens in my sanc­tu­ary city? And the Democrats will be car­ry­ing on about Trump’s taxes.

The Se­nate math was on Repub­li­cans’ side, but coun­ter­ing that were sev­eral GOP re­tire­ments. Repub­li­cans not only held the Se­nate with a big­ger mar­gin ... but now with no Jeff Flake, John Mccain or Bob Corker!

The only GOP sen­a­tor to lose his re- elec­tion was Dean Heller of Ne­vada. That makes him the fourth Repub­li­can who sup­ported Marco Ru­bio’s 2013 amnesty bill to lose his seat. Inas­much as about 85 per­cent of in­cum­bent sen­a­tors win re- elec­tion, at least for the past quar­ter- cen­tury, this is quite an ac­com­plish­ment!

Mer­ci­fully, of the 14 GOP traitors who voted for Ru­bio’s amnesty, only six re­main in of­fice. Four were beaten, three re­tired one step ahead of the guil­lo­tine and one passed away.

Which raises the ques­tion: What ex­actly was Se­nate Ma­jor­ity Leader Mitch Mccon­nell’s plan for vic­tory? Hope a Supreme Court jus­tice re­tired and the Democrats would make vi­cious and false claims against our nom­i­nee?

The Repub­li­cans’ stun­ning Se­nate vic­to­ries re­sulted from noth­ing they did. These are the guys who ran like lit­tle girls from Trump’s cam­paign prom­ises on im­mi­gra­tion. Repub­li­cans didn’t even bother forc­ing Democrats to cast wildly un­pop­u­lar votes on the wall, sanc­tu­ary cities or an­chor ba­bies. Repub­li­cans did very

lit­tle of in­ter­est to any vot­ers. The one and only rea­son Repub­li­cans picked up Se­nate seats in a midterm elec­tion is the ut­ter de­range­ment of the Re­sis­tance, which — by com­plete hap­pen­stance — was re­cently put on dis­play when Democrats got the bright idea to falsely ac­cuse a sweet nerd like Brett Ka­vanaugh of gang rape.

As Trump is ac­cused of the foulest trea­son over the next two years, he might want to re­mem­ber Ka­vanaugh.

You think hav­ing MSNBC gloat over your tax re­turns and Robert Mueller ac­cus­ing you of col­lu­sion with Rus­sia is out­ra­geous? I imag­ine it was also un­pleas­ant to be ac­cused from ev­ery me­dia out

let of gang rape. But Jus­tice Ka­vanaugh and his fam­ily sol­diered on, win­ning the nom­i­na­tion — and win­ning three Se­nate seats for the GOP.

Just re­mem­ber, Mr. Pres­i­dent, ev­ery time Adam Schiff ap­pears on TV, the RNC should be send­ing a re­ceipt to the Democrats.

( Coul­ter is a writer for Univer­sal Press Syn­di­cate)

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