(PatrioticPost.com)- The Republican Party did not perform well in the midterm elections as they initially hoped, sending a death blow to the rumored “red wave” that so many anticipated, according to a report from defense and national security website 19FortyFive.
With the Senate clinched by Democrats after the election victory of Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto in Nevada, even if Herschel Walker were to defeat incumbent Raphael Warnock in the December runoff, Vice President Kamala Harris is the needed tiebreaker.
The win is considered to be a major boost to President Biden’s legislative agenda, according to ABC. The president will now retain the ability to appoint judges and other officials without significant enough pushback from the GOP, which only enjoys a slim majority in the House.
The major losses for Republicans come despite President Biden’s low approval ratings, high inflation, surging crime in Democrat cities, and international disorder. The political landscape reportedly represents a failure for the GOP.
Donald Trump’s impact on the party was not as significant as it was initially projected either, as Republicans who espoused lenient views on giving aid to Ukraine were seen as more favorable than those who mimicked Trump’s foreign policy stance.
The notable exception was JD Vance, who gained a Senate seat in Ohio while endorsed by Trump. But Vance did not perform as well as expected in a state reportedly shifting red. The low momentum was also seen in Dr. Mehmet Oz’s race for the Pennsylvania Senate seat against John Fetterman, who was severely criticized for his inability to speak and understand questions without closed captioning.
In these winnable races, Republicans have struggled and were largely defeated.
The GOP did overperform in Florida, however, where the “red wave” was palpable. With the re-election of Gov. Ron DeSantis and Sen. Marco Rubio, among others, the state is seen as shifting deeper red. The usually left-leaning Miami-Dade County also went red for DeSantis.
Overall, Republican messaging has reportedly fallen flat, with the overturning of Roe v. Wade and the January 6 riot as potential factors still more important to voters than crime and inflation.