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Anyone and everyone who is attempting to put a single reason forward as to the outcome of the 2022 election results is being simple-minded and intentionally disingenuous. They are willingly playing a fool’s game in a biased attempt to suggest that the results of the entire 2022 election were due to a single person, or a single issue for that matter. This was not a national election in any way.
Surely it was a referendum on Joe Biden and his idiotic policies, but that was a sideshow, not the main event. It is the only factor that kept Republicans in a close race in a rigged game. Politics is local, and surely that was the biggest factor in deciding these election results. Pennsylvania Senate race?! That is all on the voters of PA, more specifically in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh and the other large cities that vote Democrat dutifully without regard to the candidate (see: Frankenstein wins).
As of right now, they are not calling the Senate races in Georgia, Arizona, Wisconsin, and Nevada. Why is that?! What election does that remind you of? The longer the counting goes on, the higher the probability the Democrat wins. Cheating works.
The very idea of a ‘Red Wave’ in 2022 was, at best, a dream and most likely irrational exuberance. This is a divided nation and the number of extremely close Senate races (49.5 -50.5) illustrates that. The voting decision is not one of logic for those who vote Dem. It is a dutiful reflex born of brainwashing. The typical Democrat voter has been marinated in the ‘party line’ since grade school, and after schooling was over, it was the social media of their peers that did the marinating. If you didn’t vote Democrat, you were an awful human being. Welcome to the new America. The Democrat party is a cult and its peeps have drunk the purple Kool-aid. Deeply.
And besides, the Stoopid Party is divided when it needs to unite if it actually wants to be a competitive party. I’m not convinced that they do, otherwise they wouldn’t shoot themselves in the foot over pettiness. Mitch is at fault as much as President Trump. And if Mitch wins the majority, he does nothing with it, which is why the base of the party want to elect people to replace Mitch. And then Mitch torpedos his own party candidates. Dumb. Unless you don’t want to win. That is not President Trump’s fault. Mitch fought President Trump hard in every primary that he could (why?!). One can only assume that he did this to retain his own powerful position as his party and the people of the country get harmed.
There was no clear ‘national message’ for the Republican candidates due to this war within. I put most of the blame for that at the feet of do-nothing Mitch rather than the former President who saved America from the reign of Hillary Clinton.
Lastly, this was an election decided by turnout and the enthusiasm gap was a problem for the Republican Party. When Fetterman outdid Oz 51 -40 in the enthusiasm contest, you knew that it wasn’t going to be a great night.
It is a joke that by Noon of the day after election day, we still don’t know the winning US House and Senate candidates! Technology is better than that. The only people who don’t want better election tabulation processes are the Democrats who don’t want to give up their ability to cheat!
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