The midterms are usually the time for the “opposition” or the party which doesn’t have the White House or the Presidency to conquer and re-take power in Congress. However, former President Donald J. “Papa Don” Trump wasn’t able to do that. All projections right now seems to be that the House of Representatives will just narrowly be in control by the Democrats and the Senate will be the same. Meaning the Republican Party or the GOP stays as the Minority Party in Congress until the next election in 2024.
That is a huge loss for the cultist leader and supposed serial winner, Donald J. Trump. Papa Don should have this in the bank. He and his allies should have hand-picked the voices of the people. The gerrymandering and the ruthless electoral legislations in the states should also ensure a victory. Nevertheless, that isn’t the case.
The people that Papa Don has vouched for or endorsed haven’t gotten in. If it is becoming governors, representatives or senators. Only a very few who managed to beat the odds. There was a promise of a red-wave, but we didn’t see that.
It wasn’t like under Barrack Obama when the “Tea-Party” Republican’s came in and stifled the works of the President in Congress after midterms. No, they MAGA crowds and the Qanon candidates didn’t bring the voters. There has been a loss of relevance and uniqueness.
Maybe the Roe Vs. Wade ruling has backfired. The Gen Z and Woman vote has gone to candidates who supporters gender equality and women’s rights. Instead of voting in people who will police their bodies and have “commissions” to decide what they can do or not.
Papa Don endorsed people who supported the “Stop the Steal” and the January 6th Insurrection. He supported election deniers and this has not yielded results. Trump defeats across the board has been massive. The quality of these candidates plus the messaging hasn’t resonated with the voters.
What is more striking is that the re-elected Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is called for and is the apparent heir of the party. That most sting for a fragile man like Papa Don. He hasn’t endorsed or even been friendly with him. Even if they are both living in the same state and keeping the Republican control of it.
There was a supposed “red wave” coming but it never came. The Republican party self-sabotaged and trusted the instincts of Papa Don. A man who clearly don’t envision or have the foresight of what the people wants. His delusion and self-interests trumps the party. That is the gist of things and DeSantis can capitalize of that.
Papa Don is vulnerable now… as his own candidates are losing and only a chosen few got on. His support and campaigning isn’t it. We know also after all the reporting that Papa Don didn’t share his abilities to fund the campaigns or help candidates. The Republican campaign was mostly run by the leaders of the House McCarthy and Senator McConnell. Both which has failed it too…
This here is lecture on how not run campaigns and let the Primaries run. Especially, if you want to overcome the White House and hit the current ruling party. Neither has the Republican party had a narrative or a story to sell. Instead it has all been personalized and weaponized the Democratic Party, which could use the Supreme Court decision in its favour. That is a losing a strategy in combination with weak candidates that wasn’t popular across the states.
Papa Don isn’t the winning ticket and his a lucky loser. That is the message from this midterms. He should have had in the bag. The Republican party could have ensured a massive defeat against the Democrats. Instead, the Democrats are hanging in there and possible keeping control of congress. Which didn’t even seem possible that long ago. Peace.