The 2018 midterm election was one of the most highly anticipated elections in modern history.
Democrats were pushing for one thing — to take back their government.
But there was something they did not see coming.
A Minor Win, But a Major Fail.
For months, Democrats have been saying a blue wave is coming.
They fought for this wave in the election.
And they scored a minor win — but at the cost of a major fail.
Democrats won back the House of Representatives.
But it will not be enough to turn the tables on Republicans.
Despite the hype in the media, a blue wave did not come.
Rather, Democrats scored a small victory — but at a bigger cost.
Another Prediction Gone Wrong.
Democrats biggest promise was that there would be a blue wave coming.
But despite the media hype, the blue wave was nowhere to be found.
In his first midterm standoff, Trump did lose control of the House.
But that was only to be expected from Democrats who rallied and lost against him in the first place.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders promised this during her press briefing:
“So far, we feel good about where we are. Frankly, right now, the president’s had an incredible night.”
Nancy Pelosi was the first to predict this, but was quickly shot down by liberal commentator Stephen Colbert:
“Up until today, I would’ve said if the election were held today, we would win. Now, I’m saying is, ‘we will win,’” Pelosi declared. “We will win. We will win.”
“Please, don’t say that. Please don’t say that,” Colbert replied. “Do you want to say that on Hillary’s fireworks barge that she canceled. Please, please, please don’t say that.”
“We will win,” she shot back. “We own the ground. We’re not yielding one grain of sand … We’re just walking precincts and if everyone votes, we’ll have an even bigger victory. The Democrats will carry the House, if we have a bigger victory … the Senate, governorships. It’s going to be a great night for America.”
The End Results — And Why Democrats Were Dead Wrong.
Ultimately, the blue wave was no more than a ripple.
And this was largely due to Trump’s supporters.
While Democrats gained back small portions of the Midwest, Republicans held on.
Their votes ensured that the government will not turn into a political nightmare.
While Democrats run the House, Republicans hold tight to the remaining branches of government.
Republicans even increased their majority in the Senate.
And President Trump is leading the executive branch.
Republicans won these issues by paying attention to the issues — something Democrats have a hard time doing.
Read more about it here on Conservative Revival.
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