(FreedomBeacon.com)- The week before the midterm election, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich suggested the coming Red Wave would be more like a Red Tsunami, telling Fox & Friends that the coming Republican wave on November 8 was “going to be huge.”
Newt Gingrich wasn’t the only one caught flat-footed by Tuesday’s Red Dribble. Many people were, including pollsters who projected Republicans would pick up between 20 and 30 seats in the House and as many as 3 seats in the Senate.
As it stands, it appears the Republicans will retake the House but not by the projected 20 to 30 seats or Red Tsunami. So far, Republicans have a net gain of only 8 seats.
Meanwhile, over in the Senate, things are still up in the air.
Democrats picked up one Senate seat, flipping Pennsylvania. But by Friday, the results in Nevada and Arizona’s Senate races were still not known while Georgia’s Senate seat remains undecided pending a run-off election between Warnock and Walker.
If Republicans lose both Nevada and Arizona, the Democrats will have 50 seats, meaning it will all come down to the Georgia run-off. If Walker wins, the Senate remains split 50/50. If Warnock is reelected, the Democrats will have 51 seats in the new Senate.
On Wednesday morning, Newt Gingrich was back on Fox & Friends where he expressed surprise that Republicans failed to deliver the wave he expected, especially with the economy in shambles and inflation so high.
Gingrich surmised that what kept the GOP from what should have been an easy sweep was President Joe Biden’s “despicable” strategy of “demonizing Republicans,” which he conceded had an impact on the election.
While there are probably a number of factors that shut off the spigot before the Red Wave could flow, Biden’s demonizing strategy could have had an impact, especially since the media happily amplified it.