- Drew Berquist - https://www.drewberquist.com -

Red Storm Rising: Republicans Win Upset Victory In South Carolina

We heard the term in 2018, Red Tsunami. It had no credence then, as all indicators pointed towards a Democrat victory, and those who used it had, and probably still have, the political intelligence of a slow-witted marsupial.

History was on the Democrat side in 2018, as all parties in the White House, except Bush the Younger in 2002, have lost Congress since 1994. Now the shoe is on the other foot and with razor thin majorities in both chambers of Congress the Democrats are not in a good mood going into 2022. That mood just got worse. Could a red storm be rising?

In a South Carolina city in a county so blue Republicans don’t put up candidates and Joe Biden won by 40 points in 2020, a Republican pulled off an upset victory in a mayoral race on Tuesday night. This was not a lucky roll of the dice or a coincidence. This was because of two factors, Joe Biden and the hard Left takeover of the Democrats. They are alienating voters of their own party and motivating Independents and Republicans to turn out heavy against them. Well done Democrats, you Bolshevik yutzes.

FNC: “Endorsements from former President Obama and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn in reliably blue Columbia, South Carolina, were not enough to push the city’s Democratic mayoral candidate over the finish line.

Republican Daniel Rickenmann, a businessman and Columbia city council member, defeated Democrat Tameika Isaac Devine 52% to 48% on Tuesday night in Columbia, which sits in a county that President Biden carried by almost 40 points in 2020.

Republicans are likening Rickenmann’s victory to the GOP’s successful push in Virginia weeks ago that elected businessman Glenn Youngkin as the commonwealth’s next governor despite Virginians voting reliably blue for several cycles. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, celebrated Rickenmann’s victory as part of a ‘red wave.’ ”

In related news, in a recent USA Today/Suffolk University poll there is a 37.8% approval rating for Biden with a 59% disapproval. He’s more than 21 points down. Forty-six percent of those in the survey said Biden has done a worse job than expected, and 64% said they don’t want him to run for another term. Congressional Democrats fare no better. The USA Today/Suffolk University poll also gives Republicans a 46%-38% advantage on a generic congressional ballot. A potential storm indeed.