But believe it or not, the Blue Wave that pundits have been feverishly predicting the past two years? It actually was a Blue Wave, and it’s important not to lose sight of that.
Since there’s no real definition of what a “wave” is, you can call it whatever you like. Sean Trende actually took a shot at defining it:
What Is a Wave Election, Anyway? | RealClearPolitics
Democrats look poised to have a good showing on Tuesday. They are almost certain to gain seats in the House, and may…
…as 1.5 standard deviations in seat shift compared to prior elections. I believe that 2018 will not qualify, although it comes close.
So, if you feel good about calling it a Blue Wave, good for you. I feel good about it from the perspective of a record number of House open seats the GOP had to try and win without the benefit of incumbency, that the Senate was held and probably expanded despite the undertow of Trump, and the fact that every 2–4 years after the Dems win big, they hand it right back to the GOP.
The other thing which makes us feel good is that progressivism got taken out back and shot in the back. The winners out there were centrist Dems, not moonbats making promises that can’t be kept.
So, there’s plenty to like on the right. Especially the possibility that we’ve already passed the year of “peak progressive.”