‘Actually Worked’: Victor Davis Hanson Tells Megyn Kelly What Happened In The Midterms | Eastern North Carolina Now | Conservative commentator Victor Davis Hanson told Megyn Kelly what he thinks happened in the 2022 midterms, as he explained that President Joe Biden’s “dark Brandon” speech attacking Republicans “actually worked.”

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Katie Jerkovich.

    Conservative commentator Victor Davis Hanson told Megyn Kelly what he thinks happened in the 2022 midterms, as he explained that President Joe Biden's "dark Brandon" speech attacking Republicans "actually worked."

    During the Sirius XM "The Megyn Kelly Show" podcast on Monday, the host read an analysis from Tom Bevan of Real Clear Politics that, "independents went for the incumbent party by two points." She also read that Democrats did vote "partisan lines and the GOP did too, but the Dems did it a little bit more."

    Hanson listed several things he thought was the cause for why the Republicans failed to not only take over the Senate but are projected to barely eke out a victory in the House despite rising crime and inflation. One big take away the conservative commentator noted was that the youth vote was successfully pandered to by Biden.

    "So, in the last 60 days, the youth of America was said, 'I'm going to cancel a lot of your student loans,'" Hanson shared noting Biden's promise. "We thought, 'ah that's just pandering. Nobody would believe that.'"



    "Then they [Biden] said 'we're going to give you amnesty for marijuana conviction,'" he added. 'Oh, who cares about that it won't effect that many people.' Or 'these people are going to take abortion away from you.' And those issues for that rubric and they're galvanized on the campuses ... they just were overwhelmingly deleterious the Republican cause."

    Hanson told Kelly that even the president's move before the election by "draining the strategic petroleum reserve," which he said probably brought gas prices down about ten cents a gallon, "apparently might've worked."

    "So what we consider pandering and demagoguery," the political commentator added. "Or whoever believed that 'Phantom of the Opera' speech that Biden gave that was so obnoxious and repellent, that actually worked."

    Hanson stopped short of repeating the idea that the only way to win in 2024 is to get rid of former President Donald Trump and said that Biden pushed his "effective propaganda" that Trump or those that support the former president were "un-American" or an "election denialist" or "semi-fascist."

    "And you are on the other side saying Joe Biden is 'non compos mentis...and it's all an attack on Biden," Hanson added. "And they're saying 'these people attack, they attack', then it becomes even more important to have a positive message...They [GOP] thought by attacking Joe Biden in negative terms, all justified and all true, they were going to reduce him into a caricature of a caricture. But what it did was it amplified the Democrat message that 'these people are shrill and they are angry. And they disrupt elections.'"

    He also said the party really needs someone like late-President Ronald Reagan that will appeal to all Republicans, noting that the person will have to appeal to not just those who came on board and supported people like late-Sen. John McCain or Sen. Mitt Romney but also those that joined the GOP because of Trump.

The Democrat leadership has made constant, profound and incredible pronouncements that one's supportive vote for Republicans is tantamount to surrendering Democracy forever. Understanding their sincere thinking in their extreme position: How will you still vote on this election day?
  Democrat; because the continuance of this Democracy from the existential threat of extreme Republicans is paramount.
  Republican; the process of having a choice is the democratic method within what so called "Democracy" does exists.
  For the best candidate; and to be clear: This Constitutional Republic /this Representative Republic is not a Democracy, and never has been.
208 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?

In the most recent Midterms Election, the "Republican Red Wave" turned out to be a "Republican Red Ripple," which, as in all elections, confounded the political prognosticators of what to expect down the governing /political road: What, and who, do you think is best for this meandering Representative Republic in the near future?
  Because they know how to best allocate the public's money back to the right part of the public, the Democrats will NOW always prevail and get my vote.
  With patriotic pragmatism the cornerstone of the best of the Republican Party, they will ultimately save this Constitutional Republic from self-destruction.
  Since the Executive Branch is so important to turn this Representative Republic around, I am still on Team Trump in 2024.
  Since the nation may need a different path to Conservative patriotism in the Executive, I am joining Team DeSantis.
  Because I am entitled to take the government dole, the prevailing favoritism whenever possible, I will support any, and every Democrat candidate.
65 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?

Go Back

Leave a Guest Comment

Your Name or Alias
Your Email Address ( your email address will not be published)
Enter Your Comment ( no code or urls allowed, text only please )

Dirty tricks by GOP House staffer cost GOP House supermajority Daily Wire, Guest Editorial, Editorials, Op-Ed & Politics Report: Kevin McCarthy Allies Made Failed Bid To Recruit Texas Dem As GOP Tries To Grab Slim House Majority


Latest Op-Ed & Politics

It turned out that some services like speedy justice and border security were provided more efficiently under the Taliban than under Western-influenced bureaucracies.
The FBI has dispatched surveillance teams after several reports surfaced of Christian Nationalists planning to spend a day thanking God for His blessings and praying for America.
Democratic operatives are reviving a partisan watchdog group to “investigate the investigators” and hound House Republicans who are preparing congressional investigations into the Biden administration.
As flagged by Barstool Sports, Qatar just pulled one of the greatest “bait-and-switches” of all times by pulling the plug on beer being sold at the stadium roughly 48 hours before the World Cup is set to kick off in the Islamic nation.
Program-value and debt-to-income data are sufficient to protect the public interest.
Attorney General Merrick Garland named Jack Smith, a former war-crimes prosecutor, on Friday as special counsel over two Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations into former President Donald Trump.
Local man Robert Thurdriftle took the day off work to tackle some of the 74 different things he had to do but, after puzzling about what to do first, eventually settled on doing nothing.
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), a fierce defender of American civil liberties, harshly confronted FBI Director Christopher Wray about the communication between social media companies and the FBI regarding social media users’ private information.
Law enforcement in the Bahamas revealed on Thursday that officials seized assets belonging to defunct cryptocurrency platform FTX and moved them to a government-controlled wallet for “safekeeping.”


Back to Top