I was very sorry to see that Rep. Mayra Flores lost the seat she had held only since winning a special election in June. She's one of the most exciting new voices in the GOP, and she made history as a new face of female Hispanic Republicans who won in a border district that’s getting hammered by Biden’s open border policies. Unfortunately, the deck was stacked against her when her district was altered to include a lot of Democrats in San Antonio. This is a setback for her, but I predict she will have a very bright future and continue causing nightmares for Democrats who hate minority voters and political leaders who think for themselves.
In assessing winners and losers of this election, many are too obvious to mention. So I’ll mention a few losers that might get overlooked:
Respect for human life was a big loser. Several states had abortion laws on the ballot that helped increase pro-abortion Democrat turnout. And in California, voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 1, making unrestricted abortion a right under the state constitution. It advances Gov. Gavin Newsom’s ghastly ambition to turn California into America’s premier location for killing your own child in the womb. See, and you thought he couldn’t sink any lower in my estimation.
It also was not a good night for former President Trump. Many of his House picks won, but they might have anyway in heavily red districts. He’s facing backlash from some Republicans for backing candidates who fell short in Senate races, like Walker and Oz. His kingmaker reputation has taken a blow, with accusations that he may have influence in Republican primaries, but he picked the wrong people for races in purple states with less conservative voters and where his endorsement may not be a positive for Independents.
Finally, and this may seem counterintuitive, but the Democrats may soon realize there was a big downside to not getting drenched in a red wave. At least such a repudiation would have given them cover to remove Biden and bring in fresh blood for 2024. Now, Biden can brag that his horrible policies are somehow popular with voters, which will convince him all the more to run again in 2024 when he's 80 years old, which is the last thing smart Democrat strategists want.
If you’re looking for a silver lining to this election, that might be it. At least until all the votes are finally counted and we learn who will have a majority in the House and Senate. Keep praying for America.