President Trump Beats the Green Wave and the Liberal Media


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President Donald Trump Beats the Green Wave and the Liberal Media

USA – -( The big story of the 2018 election is how totally the news media missed the issue of what waves were building.

  • There was no red wave. If there had been, Republicans would have kept the House and had even more pickups in the Senate.
  • There was no blue wave. If there had been, Democrats would have gained control of the Senate.
  • There was an underreported green wave, which attempted to drown Republicans in left-wing money.
  • There was the usual anti-Republican liberal media wave, which tried to prop up Democrats.

This was a fascinatingly complex election in which unique Republican personalities won re-election as governors in New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Maryland — three clearly blue and one purple state in the Northeast.

The biggest change in this election was the sheer volume of money generated by left-wing billionaires and activist groups who hated Trump.

In congressional race after congressional race, Republicans suddenly found millions poured in against them on a scale that resembled Senate races in the past.

House Republicans had hurt themselves by allowing the number of House incumbent retirees to become larger than any time since 1930 when the Brookings Institution started tracking it. Breaking an 88-year record for retirees is a tough way to start an off-year election for the incumbent president’s party.

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-Obama standard, you would have to give President Trump an A+ for keeping Republican House losses to a minimum – and setting the stage for a Republican majority comeback in the 2020 presidential election.

In the Senate, the President, working with Leader Mitch McConnell, put together a great, focused campaign that has reversed historic norms and gained seats. In fact, as I am writing this, it appears that enough Republicans will have won Senate seats that it will be far more difficult for Democrats to have a shot at winning a Senate majority in 2020 than anyone might have expected.

The best example of the green wave’s failure is Congressman Beto O’Rourke. He became the darling of the media – the Left’s political rock star to battle Senator Ted Cruz (who the media despises). O’Rourke raised more than $70 million, a record for U.S. Senate races – and an amount we used to associate with presidential campaigns. After all the liberal media hype, and the sheer volume of money from the green wave, O’Rourke lost. Once again, the voters of Texas disappointed the liberal media by refusing to elect their darling.

Republicans gained Senate seats to an unprecedented degree because President Trump personally crisscrossed the county holding massive rallies (which dwarfed the size of Obama’s rallies).

This was President Trump’s victory, and he and Senate Leader McConnell will use it well to continue getting judges and other nominees confirmed, to block left-wing actions by the Pelosi Democrats, and to set the stage for key legislative achievements the American people want (probably starting with infrastructure investments and reforms).

I will write in more detail in a few days on the green wave and the scale of the Left’s commitment to defeat President Trump.

For the moment, suffice it to say that the President defeated both the money wave and the liberal media – and had a very successful midterm election for a first-term president.

Your Friend,

Newt Gingrich
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  • 8 thoughts on “President Trump Beats the Green Wave and the Liberal Media

    1. Oldmarine
      Breaking the Oath of Office is actually a very serious crime but I can’t understand why no-one charges those who do it. Breaking Oath Of Office is—
      1.Committing Financial Fraud against the people ( Political Pay Gains )
      2. Purgury under Official Oath. ( publishable by prison term )
      3. Conspiracy against State Voting Laws.
      4. Violating a Citizens Constitutional Voting Rights.
      And that isn’t all there are also Civil charges that should filed also.
      Voters have the right to charge Oath violators and on the civil side to Sue them. Voters should join and file multiple charges in Oath breaking situations.
      We have this power provided by the Constitution
      I personally feel that an Oath Breaker Is among the lowest crawling mud sucking stinking animals that fowls the earth. That is because it is the worst type of Lies.

    2. Liberal \Lib”er*al\ (l[i^]b”[~e]r*al), a. [F. lib[‘e]ral, L.
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      pleases, E. lief. Cf. {Deliver}.]
      1. Free by birth; hence, *befitting a freeman* or gentleman;
      refined; noble; independent; free; not servile or mean;
      From Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

    3. Par for the course.
      Maryland has a Republican Governor.
      That in itself is a BLESSED RELIEF. The DemocRAT who wanted to be governor is a good little “NWO” obedient IDIOT!
      ‘jelous’ wanted to:
      Raise our taxes,
      Confiscate OUR weapons,
      TRAMPLE on most of OUR – – RIGHTS.
      The BIGGEST problem Maryland has with Governor Hogan is that he is doing NOTHING to defend ALL of the RIGHTS which the Constitution REAFFIRMS Americans have. To be more specific, Governor Hogan is doing NOTHING to support the Second Amendment.
      The Second Amendment is the RIGHT of We the People to defend ourselves against a TYRANNICAL GOVERNMENT!
      The Second Amendment also gives the RIGHT to be ARMED no matter where We the People happen to TRAVEL.

    4. Unique Personalities??? Get off it Newt. Charlie Baker is as much a Massachusetts Republican as Angus King is an Independent from Maine. As Green Mtn Boy says, a win, hardly!

      The only good to come of the 2018 election is that hopefully more people will see the folly of trying to get change by voting. Burn The Reichstag!

    5. “This was a fascinatingly complex election in which unique Republican personalities won re-election as governors in New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Maryland — three clearly blue and one purple state in the Northeast.”

      Newt You may know the worthless RINO from Vermont,Benedict Phil Scott,he Has lied to the people of Vermont.he has violated his oath of office,the Vermont and federal Constitutions and isn’t qualified to be elected dog catcher,Oh but we have our RINO governor, a win ,hardly.

        1. That was tried and the RNC backed their RINO to the hilt,so the election came down to Benedict the RINO versus Dave,er I mean Christine Halquist,the RINO won.

          1. @GMB, Yep, the “parties” have been corrupting our system since the very beginning. If We the People outlawed parties and lobbyists, can you guess at the number of people that would go into panic mode at the thought of having to earn an honest living!

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