90 Miles From Tyranny : ‘Blue Wave’ Fizzles As Gun Control Appears To Fail

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

‘Blue Wave’ Fizzles As Gun Control Appears To Fail

Ever since 2016, Democrats have predicted a Blue Wave to sweep through the halls of Congress and put President Trump in check. This was echoed by allies in the news media and it didn’t hurt them that history was working on their side. After all, the president’s party tends to lose a lot of ground in the midterm elections.

Over the last few weeks, some experts worked to temper expectations. They weren’t so sure the Blue Wave was going to materialize, but others were convinced that it was a foregone conclusion.

Then last night happened.

The “Blue Wave” Became “Red Dead Redemption” as the supposedly dead-in-the-water Republicans pulled out a huge upset all across the country in what has to be taken as a partial rebuke of gun control policies.

One of the biggest examples has to be the failure of Beto O’Rourke to unseat Republican Sen. Ted Cruz despite running the most expensive Senate campaign in American history. While O’Rourke was already being mentioned as a possible candidate for president in 2020, he still failed to win a statewide race to get into the Senate, at least in part due to his radical anti-gun views.

Republican Rick Scott, who may still be on the naughty list with many Florida voters after signing a host of gun control bills into law following the Parkland shooting, managed to pull out a win in that state. While many pro-gun voters were still upset with Scott, that didn’t stop many from holding their nose and voting for him over Bill Nelson.

However, Scott’s win over Nelson wasn’t the only rebuke of gun control Florida voters gave. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum campaigned at least in part on dismantling the series of laws that led to Florida earning its “Gunshine State” moniker, yet he fell to former Congressman Ron DeSantis.

Amusingly enough, it looks like candidates caught on video supporting gun control they wouldn’t support publicly had a rough night as well.

Sen. Claire McCaskill will now be former Senator McCaskill, probably at least partially due to a Project Veritas video showing her says she wants more gun control. In New York, congressional candidate Tedra Cobb fell to Elise Stefanick as well.

While Arizona’s still too close to call, Krysten Sinema’s own brush with Project Veritas doesn’t seem to be doing her any favors as she’s trailing Martha McSally.

Another race that’s too close to call is here in my home state of Georgia, where Republican Brian Kemp is leading the anti-gun Stacey Abrams who is refusing to concede as of this writing. She’s convinced the absentee ballots will kick this one to a runoff election. I’m a little skeptical that she’ll make up the two-plus points she’s trailing just by absentee ballots unless something hinky is going on.

Even John Tester, who the polls had as a favorite going into yesterday’s voting is currently trailing Matt Rosendale. Don’t think Tester’s support for universal background checks didn’t play a role in Montana voters’ minds.

Overall, gun control crashed and crashed hard.

Today, many Democrats are wondering just what the hell happened. Now, to be fair, they did gain control of the House, which isn’t going to be helpful for President Trump and it’s not very helpful for us. It means there’s absolutely no chance of the SAFE Act, which would in part legalize suppressors, will make it to the floor for a vote. Even if it did, there’s no way it would pass now.

But because the GOP held onto the Senate and even looks to have made some gains, it also means gun control...
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3 comments:

  1. Please do note that "Little Marco" refused to campaign against his good buddy Billy. Just more Shrub stench, because after all "Little Marco" is their adopted son.

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  2. Not so fast with Scott: Seems that Nelson called for the recount after the difference between them dropped to 0.4%.

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  3. Hey Mike;

    Yep the Abrams-Kemp thing right now still is in limbo according to the Atlanta mouthpiece WSBTV, I think that the democrats will try to tie up the governor's race with legal challenges.

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