He might not have been on the ballot yesterday, but President Biden is the runaway biggest loser following a 2021 Election Day bloodbath for his party.
As results were coming in, it was impossible for networks to avoid comparisons between 2020 and 2021.
In Virginia, where Biden won the state by 10 points, Republican Glenn Youngkin defeated Terry McAuliffe relatively comfortably, with most networks declaring his victory before the night was out.
Perhaps more shocking, New Jersey, where Biden won by 16 points, Republican Jack Ciattarelli is in a virtual dead heat with incumbent Democrat Phil Murphy, a tight race nobody saw coming.
Two states which Biden dominated in 2020 have flipped direction – big time.
Additionally in Virginia, Republican momentum was even further apparent as they swept their way to statewide victories – Winsome Sears winning the race for Lieutenant Governor, becoming the first black woman in the office, and Jason Miyares winning his race for Attorney General, becoming the first Latino to hold the office.
There is a lot of talk regarding parents being the deciding factor in the Virginia race, highlighted by McAuliffe’s absurd comment during the campaign suggesting parents shouldn’t have a role in telling schools what to teach their kids.
That it was a result of a revolt against wokeism being taught in our schools.
It was about that. But the entire Biden agenda was also on the ballot last night. And it was a cataclysmic crash and burn for the President.
Exit polls show about one-third of Virginia voters called the economy the most important issue facing the state – not education.
Fox News polling of Virginia voters early this morning shows they disapprove of the job Biden has done in his 10 short months in office, and a vast majority think the country is heading in the wrong direction.
But that doesn’t explain the shocking results in deep blue New Jersey, where the negative view of the President seems to have carried over there as well.
Voters are fed up with the extremist Democrat agenda. They’re fed up with race-based education in their schools. They’re fed up with vaccine and mask mandates. They don’t like what they saw in Afghanistan. They don’t like what they’re seeing at the border. And they’re fed up with the floundering economy.
In a clear sign that even Democrats recognize the only reason Biden won the 2020 election is that he is ‘not Trump,’ McAuliffe did everything he could to drag the former President into the race and make it Trump v. Biden all over again.
It was all for naught.
Fresh on voters’ minds wasn’t the 2020 election, but Biden’s many recent miserable failures – the economy, the border crisis (don’t underestimate anger over stories involving payments to illegal immigrants), the Afghanistan debacle, inflation, supply chain problems, and on and on.
Those failures are not being addressed by the White House. Instead, they focus on faux ‘infrastructure’ bills, taxing job creators, and climate change.
How strongly was the Biden agenda on the line for the 2021 election?
Every major party figure campaigned for McAuliffe in an attempt to sell the Democrat agenda. Barack Obama, Kamala Harris, and of course, the President himself all made a pitch.
And he still lost.
Republican Rep. Darrell Issa (CA) warns Biden supporters that this is “only the beginning.”
The results could shift support for the President’s multitrillion-dollar spending plan – another significant blow to his already floundering agenda.
“If you’re a Democrat sitting on Capitol Hill and you’re from one of these swing districts in suburban areas, are you rethinking tonight your vote on this reconciliation package?” David Axelrod, an adviser to former President Obama, said.
“Are you thinking, maybe it’s best, we shouldn’t do it.”
If his spending bill goes down in flames, President Biden will have zero significant victories in his first year in office, and a whole host of significant defeats on his resume.
Biden’s losses aren’t just current problems. The 2021 election points to a red wave coming in the 2022 midterms.
Everybody knows it – including Vice President Kamala Harris.
“What happens in Virginia will, in large part, determine what happens in 2022, 2024, and on,” she said while campaigning for McAuliffe.
And that was before anyone knew New Jersey would also be in play.
Biden and his entire left-wing agenda lost big time last night. But it will be nothing compared to what he’s going to suffer in the next election cycle.
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