(National Sentinel) Midterms: You’ve heard it for a year or more now as campaigning for today’s midterm elections began last fall: The party in power always loses seats during the midterm elections.
But will that happen today? When all is said and done, will Republicans suffer the same fate as Democrats did in 2010 and 2014?
Or will POTUS Donald Trump’s madcap campaign pace keep the House and Senate red, as well as several gubernatorial races around the country?
“There’s something going on,” said Trump in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity just prior to beginning his Monday night rally in Missouri, where the host appeared with the president and radio talk legend Rush Limbaugh in his hometown of Cape Girardeau. “There’s an electricity that feels like 2016.”
“While we often hear that all politics is local, there’s just no getting away from the fact that Trump’s policies are on the ballot,” said host Laura Ingraham on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” during her opening monologue, Lifezette reported.
“And that should mean that Republicans do very, very well [on Tuesday],” she added, noting that the president’s accomplishments and promises kept are more important to voters than his rhetoric or his tweeting.
“Trump promised and Trump delivered,” Ingraham said, ticking off his first two years’ worth of accomplishments to include record low unemployment figures, a new trade deal, soaring consumer confidence, and other indicators demonstrating that the United States economy is moving ahead briskly.
Meanwhile, Democrats have delivered mobs, hate, violence, and character assassination. Their ‘priorities’ include endless (and pointless) investigations into POTUS Trump as well as impeachment.
“There isn’t a single elected official in either party who can do what this is tonight,” Limbaugh told the raucous Missouri crowd last night, a reference to POTUS Trump’s unique ability to fire people up.
“There is no other politician with a connection to voters like this,” Limbaugh further noted.
“Donald Trump is the only bullhorn who matters,” said Monica Crowley, a guest on Monday’s “The Ingraham Angle.”
“If you want to continue this extraordinary record of achievement that Donald Trump and the Republican Congress has delivered to the American people, both in terms of a stronger economy and a stronger international position, vote for those Republican candidates, even if you don’t like particularly your member of Congress. Just do it, because this president needs back up,” she said.
Will enthusiasm for POTUS Trump carry Republicans to victory today? Fox News‘ Ed Henry noted that at the beginning of the year the political pundits and experts were all predicting a “blue wave,” claiming that the country ‘learned its lesson’ with POTUS Trump and was regretting electing him so much they would ‘punish’ Republicans the first chance they got.
Which will be today.
But, Henry noted, the pundits are now hedging their bets.
“But it’s closing with elite pundits [like Nate Silver] now hedging on whether Democrats will even take the House as Republicans are poised to perhaps increase their majority in the Senate,” he said.
Over the weekend, Vice President Mike Pence declared confidently that the GOP would indeed keep the House while expanding their Senate majority.
Either way, it’s clear that excitement over POTUS Trump has not waned one iota since the 2016 campaign, as evidenced by his ability to continue drawing major crowds wherever he goes.
And that could very well translate into GOP upsets during today’s midterms.
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