Fox News, the conservative standard-bearer, has projected the House of Representatives for the Democrats. And Republicans are doing better than expected in the Senate – their total could crest 53 seats.
Compared to 1994, 2006, and 2010, this would appear a tamer reaction to an embattled president.
Because of the hyped-up expectations for this elections, many on the left are going home disappointed tonight. Beto O’Rourke, Andrew Gillum and Stacey Abrams are on their way to the losers’ aisle.
It’s not wrapped up yet, but a Democratic House is a Democratic House. Subpoenas and calls for impeachment from some on the Left are certain. It looks like a split decision. As Steve Bannon told the Spec on this scenario last month: ‘Stalingrad every day.’
Even still, there are poor omens for 2020 for the Democrats. Florida – the state that angry Puerto Ricans were supposed to deliver to the Left – appears to be veering hard right. Tea Party darling Rick Scott and Trumpist tribune Ron DeSantis appear on their way to somewhat unexpected triumphs.