We have the worst inflation in 40 years, the highest crime in decades, a President who can’t remember where he is, an energy crisis, high gas prices and a diesel shortage, the open border, and Republicans couldn’t pull off the red wave they promised.
Did Republicans overpromise? If so, how and why?
“Did GOP optimism outrun reality?” Byron York of the Washington Examiner asked. A media narrative “leaned increasingly toward predictions of a Republican wave when underlying polls did not necessarily support that conclusion,” he concluded.
Going into Election Day, the landscape looked bad for Democrats, and the President appeared to be a drag on Democrats. But that alone isn’t enough to bolster Republicans.
“Candidate quality” was a familiar phrase by news pundits when discussing the close Senate races of Republicans Mehmet Oz and Hershel Walker.
In California, Independents, Libertarians and Republicans are wondering why they even vote when Lanhee Chen, the near-perfect candidate for Controller and endorsed by the Los Angeles Times, can’t even win against a personally fiscally irresponsible candidate.
Regardless of how bad the conditions are in California – dramatically increasing violent crime, record high inflation, highest taxes in the country, highest gas prices in the country, water shortages, annual wildfires, and abortion on demand – Democrats still won every statewide constitutional office, and maintained supermajority of the California Legislature.
What is working in California besides the beautiful weather?
- Businesses are fleeing the state.
- Residents are fleeing the state.
- California schools, once the best in the nation, now rank last in the nation.
- We have the highest poverty level in the country.
- California’s cities are rampant with violent crime.
- California has the most welfare recipients in the county.
- California has the most homeless living in the streets in the country.
What were Democrats voting for? The “D” behind candidate’s names? Looking at the list of issues, what is working for Democrats in California? Are Democrats righteous in their belief of their own Party, despite the policies that get us more crime, homelessness, water shortages, inflation, high gas prices and failing schools? These issues affect Democrats as well. Is the Party more important than quality of life?
Spectator World asks, “Why didn’t Democrats pay a price for their extremism?”
The California Secretary of State has 30 days from the Nov. 8th Election Day to process ballots and count the votes, California’s congressional wins could still change. The Secretary of State reports “100% of Precincts Partially Reporting.
Here is what we know right now with California’s closest congressional races:
Rep. Michelle Steel (R) holds a commanding lead over Jay Chen (D).
House candidate John Duarte (R) pulls ahead of Assemblyman Adam Gray (D) in a toss-up California Central Valley congressional race.
Rep. Mike Garcia (R) is ahead of Assemblywoman Christy Smith (D) in Congressional District 27.
Rep. David Valadao (R) holds a slim lead over Assemblyman Rudy Salas (D) in congressional race.
Rep. Josh Harder (D) leads Tom Patti (R)in close race for Stockton, California congressional district.
Assemblyman Kevin Kiley (R) holds lead over challenger Kermit Jones (D) in District 3 congressional race.
Rep. Young Kim (R) maintains a lead over challenger Asif Mahmood (D) in congressional race.
Rep. Katie Porter (D) barely holds a lead over challenger Scott Baugh (R), 84,614, 50.3% to 83,676, 49.7% in congressional race.
Notably, Rep. Adam Schiff (D) holds a significant lead over challenger Maebe A. Girl (D) in congressional race.
An astute political colleague shared his analysis with the Globe: “Media, both state and national have gone out of their way to protect the sins of Democrats. One example, we are supposedly NOT in a recession but if there was a Republican President in office the media would report the opposite. Unless Republicans understand and address this fact they’ll never gain any momentum.”
The Globe will update all of the races as results are provided.
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