By Cliff Kincaid

November 18, 2022

The Republicans blew an opportunity to reverse the damage done by China Joe. They were assisted by conservative media and MAGA commentators who ended up with egg on their faces after deceiving tens of millions of conservatives about what was really happening.

These organizations include the New York Post, Fox News, Fox Business, Mike Lindell’s Frank Speech channel, the Clay & Buck radio show, PJ Media, Townhall, the Daily Caller, and the Real America’s Voice network.

The New York Post predicted a “Red Tsunami” but then blamed former President Trump when it did not materialize. “There will be a big red wave” declared Conservative Political Action Coalition chairman Matt Schlapp on the Fox Business Network show Varney & Co. Mike Lindell’s Frank Speech channel called election day “Red Wave Day.”

On November 8, the day of the elections, Rush Limbaugh successors Clay Travis and Buck Seton declared, “The Rout Is On!”  and said, “Make sure you vote today, then go home and watch the Red Tsunami.”

Kurt Schlichter of Townhall said “The next few days will be very difficult for the progressives, pinkos, commies, and other Democrats…”

The Daily Caller ran a “Red Wave 2022” feature.

The “Red Tsunami” turned out to be a Red Trickle or Whimper.

Clay and Buck are on 400 radio stations, where they promoted a series of GOP losers. Clay Travis told Ann Coulter: “And what we’ve been talking about is, you look at Washington, I think Tiffany Smiley could eventually beat patty Murray.” Coulter responded, “Yeah. Yeah. That’s wild. Patty Murray is the stupidest senator.”

Murray beat Smiley by 14 points.

Coulter had also predicted a massive Red Wave, saying on October 14, “Maybe it’s not a wild and reckless prediction, but the news this week suggests that the media are slowly edging up to the truth, and that Republicans could be on track to well outperform the polls.” Then, when it failed to materialize, she blamed Trump!

Stephen K. Bannon, who was fired by President Trump, had declared, “I see 50 [House Republican] seats in 2022. Keep this up.”

On Bannon’s “War Room” show on Real America’s Voice on November 3, Sebastian Gorka of the Salem Media Group had commented on “an obvious trend line” in favor of the GOP and cited estimates about “submerged voters” who would deliver the House to the Republican Party by as many as many as 54 seats.

In a column before the November 8 elections, former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich predicted that Rep. Kevin McCarthy would become Speaker of the House after the election of “a surprisingly large GOP majority.”

“We see a global awakening with populist and nationalist and capitalist and pro-human people being elected all over the world,” Alex Jones told Jack Posobiec of Human Events and Real America’s Voice.

This prediction came before the Marxist Lula won in Brazil.

By contrast, I warned in advance in my column “How to Lose Winnable Elections” that the Republicans would disappoint. I said:

  • Republicans didn’t do their job when Barack Hussein Obama was president and set America on this Marxist course. They didn’t impeach him because they didn’t want to be accused of racism for going after America’s first black president.
  • Republicans think they can win because of the bad economy. But the Marxist welfare state has hooked many people on federal payments of one sort or another. They look to the Democratic Party for welfare. That includes illegals but many Americans, too.

Stephen K. Bannon at CPAC declared, “we are at war … a political and ideological war.” Clearly, however, he doesn’t know how to win the war.

But the new House has an inviting target: crypto billionaire and Democrat donor Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF), whose firm has gone bankrupt. There are reports that Bankman-Fried may have donated as much as $100 million to Democrats, including China Joe in 2020. He became the new George Soros, the hedge fund operator who manipulated foreign currencies to make billions and used part of his fortune to fund “progressive” groups.

As noted by Minnesota Republican Rep. Tom Emmer, there are indications that the Biden-appointed Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman, Gary Gensler, was allegedly part of a Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) scheme through the now-bankrupt FTX exchange to monopolize the crypto industry. Gensler, the chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission under Obama, was sold as a “Wall Street critic” by the liberal media.

Emmer, just elected as the Republican Whip in the House, the third-ranking post in the new GOP majority, can help lead the effort to expose the SBF fraud scheme involving top Democrats. But Emmer, who has a solid conservative voting record, has been falsely attacked by fake conservative media as a “liberal” and RINO (Republican in Name Only).

Exposing SBF through a class action law suit and congressional hearings could topple the entire Democratic Party structure. The FTX bankruptcy is far bigger than Hunter Biden’s financial shenanigans.

Having been disappointed by the failure of conservative media to directly meet the challenge of a Marxist President, Barack Obama, ASI launched a national television channel on YouTube, with 500 videos, which has now been terminated for violating “community standards.” That demonstrates how we were right on target with our analysis of the current crisis and Obama’s role in creating it.

With another crop of commentators totally misreading the electorate and blowing coverage of the 2022 election, it’s time for conservatives to demand accountability. We hope to do this through a new truth-telling ASI channel on a new platform.

My new “World Revolution Report” documents everything that went wrong with coverage of the midterms with screen shots and direct quotes and goes into far more detail than this column. We have an established 40-year track record of independent analysis, on the cutting edge of conservative research with more than a dozen books, including three on the “Permanent Revolution” initiated by Obama and carried on by China Joe.

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