After most of the mainstream cable news media declared that former Vice President Joe Biden clenched enough electoral college votes to claim the White House, many Democrats in Congress and liberal pundits in the media immediately celebrated, with some even crying tears of joy.
However, instead of celebrating, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough rained down immense criticism on Democrats and warned them that while Biden is likely the victor of the presidential contest, the 2020 election was an “absolute repudiation” of the party, calling Biden’s victory a “one-off.”
“There is no way to put this other than to say … Joe Biden winning looks like a one-off. This election for the most part was an absolute repudiation of the Democratic Party as a brand. Their brand doesn’t work across most of America. It just doesn’t,” Scarborough said.
He went on to explain the reasoning behind his criticism of the party, pointing to the failed expectations of a so-called “blue wave” that was predicted to bring an outcome of a Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate and a stronger majority in the House of Representatives.
However, neither of those two predictions came to fruition and even worse for Democrats, Republicans ended up with a net gain in House seats, while currently looking as though the GOP is in a favorable position to hold on to a slight majority in the Senate.
“The weekend before the election, Republican pollsters were talking about hemorrhaging support in suburbs and couldn’t believe the numbers. They said, ‘We’re going to get destroyed.’ Well, it ended up [that] they couldn’t believe the numbers for a good reason. The numbers were wrong!” Scarborough said.
According to ABC News, after the dust settles, it appears as if Democrats will hold the slimmest majority in the House in 20 years, far from what was predicted by a vast majority of the mainstream media in the lead up to election day.
Admittedly, it was surprising to hear Scarborough inject a dose of reality into the Democrat party as they literally danced in the streets following Saturday’s victory call for Biden, but it was refreshing to see that at least some media talking heads realize that this race was, overall, quite devastating for the Democrats’ future.
The further left that House Democrats wander over the next year or two, the possibility increases that they’re setting up the party to experience a total political bloodbath in the 2022 midterm elections.