(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) Fox News host Laura Ingraham unloaded on GOP swamp dwellers Tuesday night, after Democrats officially avoided a red wave midterm when wife-abusing, tenant-evicting and America-bashing Sen. Raphael Warnock won reelection in a Georgia runoff to help his party gain majority control of the U.S. Senate.
Warnock’s win over Republican challenger Herschel Walker secures Democrats a 51-49 Senate majority, after gaining a seat from the current 50-50 split with Democrat stroke victim John Fetterman’s victory in Pennsylvania.
The win in Georgia also means Democrats will be able to run roughshod over committees, giving Majority Leader Charles Schumer virtually unfettered control to push legislation and nominees to the Senate floor. Democrats will also no longer have to rely as heavily on a tie-breaker vote from Vice President Kamala Harris.
“We don’t change anything,” Ingraham said of the disappointing midterms and the Georgia runoff. “We have the same people in place in leadership, the same people in place, apparently, at the RNC, perhaps that’s not changing.
“We just keep doing the same thing over and over again. I’m pissed tonight, frankly,” Ingraham said. “I’m mad.”
Tuesday’s runoff was the result of neither candidate breaking the 50% mark in the Nov. 8 election. Warnock barely edged over Tuesday, building on a significant early-vote lead to muster 51.3% versus Walker’s 48.7% with 98% of precincts reporting.
“The numbers look like they’re not going to add up,” Walker said late Tuesday night, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “There’s no excuses in life, and I’m not going to make any excuses now because we put up one heck of a fight.”
While some critics laid blame for the loss on the lack of a so-called quality candidate in Walker, who was backed by former President Donald Trump, others criticized the GOP for failing in its red wave ambitions by sticking with eye on maintaining the establishment status quo.
“I’m not denying Herschel was a flawed candidate but seriously, ‘candidate quality’ is a cope people are using to justify the failures of national Republicans to elect the candidates Republican voters choose in primaries and when the flawed Dem candidates win and ours lose,” wrote XStrategies senior digital guru Greg Price.
“Candidate quality matters.” Well, Democrats were able to election a senile geezer Joe Biden who nobody likes and John Fetterman who can’t complete a sentence. Republicans can win with the worst candidate ever if we understand that elections in 2022 are ballot counting operations
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) December 7, 2022
Walker, plagued throughout the campaign by a mainstream media focused on allegations he had paid for a woman to have an abortion, took responsibility for the loss on his own shoulders.
“There’s no excuses in life, and I’m not going to make any excuses now because we put up one heck of a fight,” he told supporters Tuesday night.