Conservatives React to ‘Non-Red Wave’: ‘This Was Not a Resounding Victory for the Democrats’

Lauren Shank | November 10, 2022 | 11:30am EST
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(CNS News) – The talk of a “red wave” coming to the polls and pivoting the election results to a landslide Republican majority did not live up to expectations as final congressional races are called.

In the U.S. Senate race, the Republican Party has so far secured 49 seats, while the Democratic Party has secured 48, as reported by Real Clear Politics on Nov. 10.  The U.S. House race currently has 210 Republican seats and 196 Democrat seats filled. With 31 of 36 seats up for election called in the governor race, the GOP have taken 24 seats, while the Democrats have 23.

A major upset in the lack of an apparent “red wave” caused a variety of responses from the GOP, attempting to identify why Republican-sweeping results did not turn out.

President of the Heritage Foundation Kevin Roberts tweeted, “The lesson thus far from the non-wave election: bold leadership, with a clear policy plan, matters. Conservatives, as I’ve said all year, needed a bolder plan, and much earlier.”

“I understand things didn’t go as well as we wanted them to last night, but I find the utter depression I’m seeing to be a little melodramatic and unhelpful,” conservative commentator Allie Beth Stuckey tweeted. “1) We had some great wins last night and 2) Jesus is the same yesterday, today, & forever (Heb 13:8).”

Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh commented, “There was no red wave but neither was this any sort of resounding victory for the Democrats. We’re left with an electorate divided, confused, and uninspired. Neither party has a coherent message or competent leadership.”

“We were promised a red wave and we got a red puddle,” ACT For America Founder Brigitte Gabriel stated.

“Tonight is a disappointment for the Republican Party,” Nigel Farage, former member of the European Parliament, tweeted. “The polls were wrong and the red wave is a ripple. Massive early voting has changed American politics.”

Texas Congresswoman Mayra Flores suggested, “The RED WAVE did not happen. Republicans and Independents stayed home. DO NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT THE RESULTS IF YOU DID NOT DO YOUR PART!”

Larry Elder, a political commentator and conservative talk radio host, stated, “Let me get this straight. 72% of voters say America is ‘on the wrong track.’ Only 42% say they ‘approve’ of the job Joe Biden is doing. 58% say they feel ‘more worried that America’s best years may already be behind us.’ Yet, no red wave?!?”

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