While Democrats may have won the House, they still felt a sense of loss, as the great “Blue Wave” failed to manifest.
The Week reported on the “blue wave” asking where it went. What blue wave?
Yes, the Democrats seized control of the House of Representatives in Tuesday’s midterm elections. That’s a victory. Especially when it comes to Democratic oversight of the executive branch and the White House — including, most troubling for the president, subpoena power.
This is big. It’s important.
But look beyond a few dozen House races, and it’s clear there is no blue wave sweeping across the country, toppling Republican power from coast to coast with a historic surge of opposition to the president’s party.
The mainstream media, who had predicted and reported on the “massive blue wave” for months, had to eat some crow last night, and admit, there was no wave that swept across the country and sunk Republicans.
From Daily Wire
Many mainstream media personalities and analysts expressed their surprise or disappointment with the results of the 2018 midterm elections as the “blue wave” they were hoping for did not materialize.
Here is the reaction of mainstream media figures:
CNN’s Jake Tapper: “A lot of the Republicans who were critics of President Trump … they are being defeated.”
CNN’s Jake Tapper: “When you look at what is going on here tonight, this is not a blue wave.”
CNN’s Dana Bash: Democrats have suffered “big heartbreaks” in 2018 midterm election.
CNN contributor Peter Beinart: “tonight is feeling horrifyingly familiar”
CNN’s Van Jones: “This is heartbreaking, though. This is heartbreaking … it’s not a blue wave.”
NBC’s Chuck Todd: “No signature win for Democrats” in statewide races.
NBC’s Savannah Guthrie and Chuck Todd: There is no “blue wave.”
NBC’s Savannah Guthrie: “Maybe it’s a red wave on the Senate side at least.”
Leftist New York Times columnist Paul Krugman: “Well, I’m in midair but online. And not happy. The House could go either way, but clearly Republicans are doing better than expected after a closing argument based entirely on fear and lies. This is going to be very grim.”