The red wave ebbed into a pink splash. The Democrats are crowing and claiming victory while Republicans look for scapegoats. But what can you expect when it isn't a level playing field, and the non-socialist team is fragmented?
During the 2022 campaign, I chuckled while seeing ads where the same Democrats who voted for all of Biden's destructive programs tried to sound reasonable while calling all the Republicans "extremists" for opposing programs that were destroying the economy, the police, and the military. Well funded Democrat ads ran all day, far outpacing Republican ads. At the same time, most news programs and TV shows had a relentless Democrat slant. Social media (socialist media?) stories were even worse.
The two sides weren't equally matched and operated differently. In addition to seeing some of the same voting and ballot irregularities that were present in 2020, we saw many of the same problems with Republicans that we've seen for years. These included:
- Republicans still don't stay on track with simple, consistent messages.
- Republicans don't fight as a team.
- Republicans still play nice and often don't fight back.
On the other side:
- Democrats have simple messages that are repeated ad nauseam.
- Democrats continually attack by pairing themes with recent news stories.
- Democrats (and their surrogates) use every opportunity to push their talking points and bash opponents.
- And as my dad always said — the Bolsheviks never break ranks.
The real problem for Republicans is that they still don't understand what they are up against. They are still fighting the Democrats with a 1950 mentality, where political campaigns began a month or two before the elections and people were expected to be gentlemen. Republicans don't understand the totalitarian-style long game the Democrats have been playing for decades (and its effects are cumulative)..............Why the Midterms Didn't Surprise Me