It appears, in an ironic twist, President Joe Biden has succeeded in the goal he stated during his inaugural address in January to unify the country.
Unfortunately for him and the Democratic Party, the unity is in opposition to their radical agenda.
Everywhere up and down-ballot from New York and New Jersey to Virginia and Texas, the GOP made improbable gains.
Of course, at the very top of the red wave is the governor’s race in Virginia where Republican Glenn Youngkin upset former Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
Keep in mind Biden won the Old Dominion State over former President Donald Trump by 10 percent just a year ago.
Youngkin wasn’t the only Republican to win statewide in Virginia for the first time in over a decade.
U.S. Marine veteran Winsome Sears took the lieutenant governor’s race, becoming the first African-American woman elected to statewide office in the commonwealth’s history.
THANK YOU, VIRGINIA! ?? pic.twitter.com/BntaS0hpI7
— Winsome Sears (@WinsomeSears) November 3, 2021
Additionally, GOP candidate Jason Miyares, who is Hispanic, is currently in the lead in the attorney general’s contest.
Republicans are also on track to take back control of Virginia’s House of Delegates, where the Democrats held a 55 to 45 majority.
The news keeps getting worse for Dems in VA, where the correction of a reporting error appears to have flipped another House of Delegates seat to the GOP. Republicans now on track for 52R-48D, pending provisionals/recounts. #VAHoD https://t.co/1MLJFbyVB4
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) November 3, 2021
Moving north, the GOP also had an impressive night in deep-blue New Jersey, which Biden carried by nearly 16 points.
The race between incumbent Gov. Phil Murphy and Republican Jack Ciattarelli is, as of Wednesday afternoon, too close to call.
Murphy had been well ahead in the polls, so Ciattarelli surging into a Tuesday night lead shocked political poll watchers.
Still votes to be counted in NJ but it appears the GOP’s Jack Ciattarelli could flip Morris, Atlantic, Gloucester and Cumberland counties after Biden carried them last fall.
Still, looks like Murphy is in the driver’s seat for a victory pic.twitter.com/4WCsb3rva0
— Allan Smith (@akarl_smith) November 3, 2021
In neighboring New York, Republicans won four contested city council races in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island with the potential of picking up a fifth, the New York Post reported.
One winner was Inna Vernikov, an unabashed Trump supporter, who trounced her Democratic opponent Steve Saperstein by nearly 30 points for an open seat in Brooklyn’s 48th Council District.
Congratulations Councilwoman elect @InnaVForNYC.
We just flipped another seat from Democrat to Republican! pic.twitter.com/JZ742HQrO8
— Brooklyn Republicans (@KingsCountyGOP) November 3, 2021
Former New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind tweeted on Monday ahead of the election, “For the first time in a century, a Republican has a good chance to win a seat for office in ultra liberal Brooklyn. Electing @InnaVForNYC would send a strong message to Democrats that their destructive reign in major American cities will not go unchallenged!”
Next door in Pennsylvania, The Philadelphia Tribune reported that Republicans are poised for a clean sweep in statewide judicial elections, including picking up a seat on the Keystone State’s Supreme Court.
? clean sweep in PA judicials for GOP ?
— Mark Davin Harris (@markdharris) November 3, 2021
You’ll recall that’s the same Democrat-controlled Supreme Court that kept rubber-stamping all the changes to Pennsylvania’s election laws and procedures Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration made during the 2020 election cycle, contrary to the state’s constitution, which vests that power in the legislature.
Republicans also received good news coming out of the Lone Star State, where John Lujan won his special election, flipping a state House seat located in San Antonio from blue to red.
Our story: Republican John Lujan wins special election runoff to flip Texas House seat in San Antonio
— Patrick Svitek (@PatrickSvitek) November 3, 2021
Biden carried the district by 14 points last November, The Texas Tribune reported.
Overall, it was a very bad night for Democrats, and at least part of the blame undoubtedly falls on Biden.
Americans, by a wide margin, are dissatisfied with the current direction of the country with seven in 10 respondents (71 percent), including nearly half of Democrats polled (48 percent), saying the U.S. is “off on the wrong track,” according to an NBC News poll released over the weekend.
Just 42 percent approve of Biden’s job performance and 54 percent disapprove.
Biden’s approval number is down 7 percentage points, and his disapproval is up 6 percentage points since August.
Gallup reported last week that the 46th president’s approval rating dropped from 56 percent in the first quarter of this year to 44.7 percent in the third quarter, an 11.3 percent drop — the largest registered by any president since World War II.
Based on Tuesday’s election results, Biden has succeeded in unifying the country in the belief that he is leading it in the wrong direction.
Short of a major course correction, Democrats better prepare to run smack into a mighty red wave in next year’s midterms.
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