Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued a warning to Democrats following the red wave last night that saw Terry McAuliffe’s lose to Glenn Youngkin and other GOP candidates sweep the top spots while the GOP flipped the state House.
But it wasn’t just Virginia. In Seattle, a Republican is set to win a race not won by a GOP candidate since 1989. In Minneapolis, the residents rejected the Dem-led initiative to dismantle the police department.
In New Jersey, the Governor’s race is too close to call a massive swing to the GOP in a state Biden win by 16 points. DeSantis said quite simply that Americans are “rebelling” against the Democratic agenda. He said:
“People are rebelling against what the Democrat Party stands for nowadays – the never-ending mandates and restrictions because of COVID, using our school system for leftist indoctrination rather than high-quality education.
“And then the Biden regime failures from Afghanistan to the southern border, gas prices, inflation, supply chain.
“I think you had Glenn Youngkin, who really, I think did a great job, was a great candidate, and I think he really represented a contrasting vision that was much more appealing to the majority of Virginians.
“And I do think this wave is building.
“I think it was strong last night, but I think it’s going to keep building all the way into 2022.
“And if you go back to the 2010 wave that Republicans had, I think there’s more dissatisfaction with what’s going on in D.C. today than there was at this time in that election cycle.
“And that is good news for Republicans, and that is bad news for Joe Biden and his regime.”
From The Hill:
Tuesday was a grim day for Democrats, and not only in Virginia.
The closeness of the New Jersey race was a real shock. And in a disappointment for progressives, a ballot measure to replace the Minneapolis Police Department with a new public safety agency went down to defeat in the city where George Floyd was murdered in May 2020.
There will, at a minimum, be renewed tensions between centrist and progressive Democrats.
Centrists are already arguing that the results demonstrate a need to chart a more cautious course or face electoral disaster.
But the left is in no mood to trim its sails. A collective statement from several progressive groups, including Justice Democrats and the Sunrise Movement, released after midnight branded the McAuliffe campaign as one that was “designed to fail” and had “no rebuttal to Republican race-baiting bullshit.”
One thing’s for sure: Republicans are as of today on course to take back control of Congress in next year’s midterm elections.
— X Strategies LLC (@XStrategiesLLC) November 3, 2021