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Biden hails Democrats' 'strong night,' acknowledges concerns

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“How is Trump going to explain himself?'”

With a huge serving of bs waffle about voting machines and a new donations page. His supporters are so fundamentally broken that he needn’t skip a beat.

It’ll all be a monumental waste of time and money, but undoubtedly entertaining.

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As the Georgia race will go for a runoff (to be held in the early Dec), it remains inconclusive. And whatever outcomes, it will be very open to interpretations.

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As long as trump with a small T does not have a chance in H@LL to come back, that's all I care about.

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Take a victory lap Joe, you deserve it....

It was a historically bad night for the Repubs for an off-year election...which Fox News was forced to admit with one talking head calling it a "disaster"...

https://thehill.com/homenews/3726972-fox-newss-marc-thiessen-says-midterms-a-disaster-for-gop/

In the meantime at Mar-A-Lago, a team of illegal immigrant maids are wiping all the ketchup stains off the dining room walls....

ROFL...

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Say what you will about Biden’s age, but he still sounds a helluva lot more intelligent and sensible than Trump ever did.

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45 and mtg both threatening desantis against running for president.

This cancel culture is running amok!

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and he planned to change nothing about his approach

Aren’t even liberals disappointed to hear this?

lost the House, learned nothing, change nothing, will now think he run again.

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The red tsunami turned out to be more of a red shart at best.

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The Republicans sure are excelling at losing elections these last few years. They haven't picked up the popular vote since 2004, and they just keep losing over and over and over.

Trump/Greene 2024

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I think Republicans need to campaign harder on banning all abortion. That seems to be a winning strategy that will definitely take the white house in 2024. They should also campaign on making gay marriage illegal.

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Yeah ok. Total deflection from the actual results of “losing”.

it’s really disappointing that there was not enough of a red wave to prevent liberals from thinking this wasn’t a win.

But a red win it was. And this is what we all get stick with by your pretending you won.

“Biden teases 2024 announcement early next year”

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Yeah ok. Total deflection from the actual results of “losing”.

Um, you guys were going off for months about winning in a red tsunami. You were silly enough to believe the polls apparently. Typical Republicans.

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“Biden teases 2024 announcement early next year”

Trump is announcing his campaign next Wednesday. He'll win easily, right?

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The GOP still won the House. Gridlock Government for the next two years. Biden is a lame duck.

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Fox news on why Oz lost: because his opponent got more votes.

Go figure.

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The GOP still won the House. Gridlock Government for the next two years. Biden is a lame duck.

Heh, but you guys thought you were going to be in power. All sorts of talks off impeaching Biden, and going nuclear on the left. And yet, here you are, lame ducks for the next two years, with Trump about to announce his candidacy.

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But a red win it was. And this is what we all get stick with by your pretending you won.

Sure. Is that why ‘your team’ are suddenly rehashing voter fraud this morning?

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Aren’t even liberals disappointed to hear this?

Any disappointment liberals might have had today got dissipated by the joy of seeing all Trump followers finally giving up on him after years of turning him into their fake God.

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but you guys thought you were going to be in power. 

We are going to be in power.

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But a red win it was. 

You sure left Trump in the trash bin, eh? LOL.

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We are going to be in power.

Heh, the gong show begins. Did you guys forget that you couldn't even block healthcare when you held both houses and the presidency? How are you planning on doing anything when you may not even have the house?

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Yeah ok. Total deflection from the actual results of “losing”.

Seems like one Florida resident thought it was "losing"....

Former President Donald Trump "is livid" and "screaming at everyone" after many Republican candidates backed by him underperformed in Tuesday's midterm elections,

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-livid-screaming-head-off-152742331.html

it’s really disappointing that there was not enough of a red wave to prevent liberals from thinking this wasn’t a win.

Repubs only eked out a win because of all the RINO candidate wins - the folks you consistently berate and call "traitors" - so are they still traitors?

But a red win it was. And this is what we all get stick with by your pretending you won.

Even Fox News called it a "disaster"....guess they're wrong huh....ROFL...

https://thehill.com/homenews/3726972-fox-newss-marc-thiessen-says-midterms-a-disaster-for-gop/

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How are you planning on doing anything when you may not even have the house?

By having the House. and maybe the Senate.

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By having the House. and maybe the Senate.

So you guys plan on pandering to the RINOs now? If not, how will you get the votes you need?

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Could have won by more, sure.

but flipped 16 House seats so far compared to 4 for Dems. Replaced RINO Pat Toomey with Fetterman, still 50/50 in Senate at worst.

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but flipped 16 House seats so far compared to 4 for Dems. Replaced RINO Pat Toomey with Fetterman, still 50/50 in Senate at worst.

The above is proof of how deep into far-right extremism Blacklabel is. Even his beloved Fox News is admitting this was a disastrous loss for the right, and Trump.

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So you guys plan on pandering to the RINOs now? If not, how will you get the votes you need?

Who are these RINOs in the Congress? I think you are thinking of governors.

Canadians might not know but….don’t governors don’t vote in Congress.

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The far-right extremists can't understand that the people hate them, and that's why they keep losing, and losing, and losing, and losing. Even with a leader as weak as Biden, and an ecomony in the dump, the left won this election.

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Who are these RINOs in the Congress? I think you are thinking of governors.

Lindsay Graham is a governor?

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Although the counting hasn't finished, I can hear Joe Biden's democrats sighs of relief in Kochi Japan.

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Even his beloved Fox News is admitting this was a disastrous loss for the right, and Trump.

How can it be a loss if you retake the House, and the Senate is 50/50 just like it was, at worst?

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How can it be a loss if you retake the House, and the Senate is 50/50 just like it was, at worst?

Ask Fox News, they're the source of truth for the claim of this being disastrous for the right.

Unlike you, they've suddenly realized Trump can't win in 2024, and they're panicking.

But yes, continue thinking this is a win, and keep pushing Trump/Greene 2024, please.

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So do you still think Trump can win in 2024 Blacklabel?

I do. If he doesn’t then DeSantis will.

im sure Team liberal will claim they won too if it’s Desantis not Trump.

I would be disappointed but it’s still a team win either way. Desantis is better off as VP in 2024 and do his own thing in 2028 and 32.

so when does the “buuuuut Desantis” stuff start?

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It's good to beat the polls, but if the Dems lose the House it will be a defeat that will gridlock the government for the remainder of Biden's presidency and undermine their chance to actually do anything that would pull more votes across in 2 years time.

They need to analyse why people voted in specific states to stand any chance at the next election. Did the abortion ban come to their rescue? Is a strong dollar suppressing inflation? Are people turning to Trump or against him?

Surely the US must have younger candidates who can be widely popular amongst the US public. Biden can barely move and Trump can't manage a competent sentence. It's as much of a farce as Johnson and Truss.

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The problem with Dems labelling this as a win is Dem's then won't make an effort to do better. 40% of registered voters are independents - a share that has risen from 30% decades ago. That's evidence that the country is not a divided binary, but rather that party knights no longer seek the vote of those outside the castle walls.

Democracy is not a static perfect crystal, it is a living thing that requires constant care and attention. The US doesn't have proportional representation, which means for Democracy to work for Dems, they have be "inclusive" of more than just 30% of the voters.

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Such a disaster that if Repubs win NV (winning) and AZ (projected to barely win by even Washington Post) we have the Senate too?

I will take that as a “disaster” any day.

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Trump's control over the GOP is not looking good for them.

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A big voter turnout does not give the GOP the wins they thought they would have.

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What is ironic is how seriously a country that never has had an election where a significant portion of its population wasn't denied the ability to cast a vote, that has turned itself into what used to be derisively called a Banana Republic (no real options other than a candidate who would put the whims of corporations and oligarchs first, the wants of the candidates second, with the needs of the population a distant third) takes its claims to be the epitome of democracy and the sole judge of whether any other country is a democracy.

It's rather like the way Trump seriously thinks he's the epitome of truthfulness and the sole judge of whether any other person in truthful.

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Trump claimed on TV if his sponsored candidates win he owns them. If they lose he doesn't know them. More like the Wizard of Oz.

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It’s not fraud, yet. 

but the inability (again) of Arizona and Nevada to actually count and provide results. Why are there still 45 house races not finished counting?

The MAGA crowd see the US as a banana republic.

A pity they’ve been trained like that. The US is a fine place.

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RINOs like DeWine, Kemp, Raffensberger, etc...

None of those people are in the Congress, seems an American would know that?

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RINOs like DeWine, Kemp, Raffensberger, etc...

None of those people are in the Congress, seems an American would know that?

Your posts are full of "your team" - so are they "Team Red"? Or are they "traitors" as you've described them before?

My metrics?

After predicting for weeks in your posts of a huge "Red Wave" - explain to us why this wave didn't appear...

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Trump's choice candidates fizzled, but the Dems' final report, "must do better!", won't be good enough to stop the inevitable rise of the right-wing Floridian caudillo leaderless Trump republicans with their eye on 2024 will now repair to as an off-ramp from their floundering soon-to-be-indicted former idol.

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Why is this being heralded as a great victory for the Democrats?

Because U.S. politics has become like a sporting event for people on who gets bragging rights. You notice people on here that aren't even American somehow hop on the bandwagon.

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The MAGA crowd see the US as a banana republic.

A pity they’ve been trained like that. The US is a fine place.

It has been one for a long time, we're just being honest about it now. Dems want to turn America into Brazil, so what's the difference?

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“I think the American people will look at all that for what it is, almost comedy,” he said.

Yes, the republican comedy, LOOOOOOL !!!...

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Well, I was wrong about the red wave, but at least I can admit when I'm wrong. The important thing is that the Republicans will control the House. The Senate, who knows yet... But at least the Republicans, if they behave themselves, can block Biden's handlers from doing much new damage, but they're probably stuck with damage continuing with the "policies" already in place.

The Democrat supporters, on the other hand, are celebrating this loss as a "win". How in the grand scheme of things can you claim losing the House as a win? Sure, you weren't wiped out like so many, including me and plenty of Democrats, were predicting - probably due to the Trump factor. I've also heard it tossed around that many would-be R voters decided not to vote at all this time around due to concerns the integrity of vote counting. I don't know if that's true or not, or if they just don't care anymore.

In any case, as much as I appreciated Trump - for all his flaws - as a positive disruptive influence in a system of people so profoundly corrupt that it almost defies comprehension - his time has passed and the Rs need a new generation of leaders accountable to the citizens, not special interests. That's a lot to ask, and likely not achievable to the full, but someone needs to take a wreaking ball to the worst elements and work with good people trapped in a bad system to start setting things right again.

Could Desantis be one of those people? Possibly. He's been doing well and doing good in Florida, and was returned with a thumping majority for his efforts. He's certainly far more level-headed than Trump, and seems to have a better mora compass. And the left-wing nutter hate him. That's a good start.

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GBR48Today  09:45 am JST

It's good to beat the polls, but if the Dems lose the House it will be a defeat that will gridlock the government for the remainder of Biden's presidency and undermine their chance to actually do anything that would pull more votes across in 2 years time.

Sometimes a gridlock is a good thing, as it prevents further damage and forces the administration to change tack towards a different (less destructive) path if they want to get anything passed.

If the Democrats want to pull more votes among swinging voters two years from now, they could start by refraining from spending money they don't have like drunken sailors on destructive policies and programs, bring the financial-military-pharma complex into line (won't happen, of course), and stop dividing the country with disastrous illegal immigration and race-baiting.

I don't think they're capable of dong that under the current leadership.

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Biden hails Democrats' 'strong night,' acknowledges concerns

How much more out of touch can this guy be? He is losing the House.

Big win for the Republicans.

So far, no election denial from Abrams this time.

https://freebeacon.com/politics/abrams-the-election-was-stolen-from-the-people-of-georgia/

Algernon LaCroixToday  11:40 am JST

Well, I was wrong about the red wave, but at least I can admit when I'm wrong. The important thing is that the Republicans will control the House. The Senate, who knows yet... But at least the Republicans, if they behave themselves, can block Biden's handlers from doing much new damage, but they're probably stuck with damage continuing with the "policies" already in place.

The Democrat supporters, on the other hand, are celebrating this loss as a "win". How in the grand scheme of things can you claim losing the House as a win? 

Very very good points, worth repeating.

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The voters were also clear that they’re still frustrated," he said. “I get it.”

I really wish Biden and the Dem establishment did but I don't think so.

It is time to look toward 2024, and like they mistakenly did in 2016 and successfully in 2020 the Dems are hoping to run against Trump.

The neo-liberal establishment of Biden/Pelosi/Harris have high negatives and against someone like Desantis who can hit all the MAGA cues without the Trump baggage...

The Democrats need to use this opportunity to be more than just the 'anti-MAGA'.

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U.S. President Joe Biden claimed vindication the day after the midterm elections, saying Democrats had “a strong night” 

Philadelphia Phillies lost the World Series in 6 games, not 5!

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Fetterman will be an excellent senator. At least as good as some of the others currently in office. He should start preparing for a presidential run in 6 years.

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The Government of China/Russia, Europe are closely focused on these US midterms.

The war in Ukraine is reaching a pivotal point, the failure of European Union member states, UK, to fully hedge against a Energy catastrophe, a sovereign debt crisis, a cost of living predicament, and a failure to show a united face.

There could well be a stagnant, destabilising US congress when the numbers are tallied up.

There is no valid reason to gloat, or suggest victory, to pat backs to hail we did better than expected.

The USA political parties must work together. Anything less will be the Government of China/ Russia gain

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The MAGA crowd see the US as a banana republic.

A pity they’ve been trained like that. The US is a fine place.

It has been one for a long time, we're just being honest about it now

When did it become a banana republic? I’m ‘using banana republic in the sense of corrupt elections.

I think Trump has claimed large-scale electoral fraud in 4 different elections from 2016 onwards. I may have missed one or two here and would appreciate anyone who could fill in any blanks.

Is anyone here on board with all 4 claims? I’ve met some with a buffet-style approach to this.

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At the very least, will someone please give Beto a participation trophy. 0-3 now.

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JimizoToday  12:25 pm JST

I think Trump has claimed large-scale electoral fraud in 4 different elections from 2016 onwards. I may have missed one or two here and would appreciate anyone who could fill in any blanks. 

Sounds like Democrat's conspiratorial hysterics.

For our non-US citizen posters, a little history:

Hillary Clinton claims presidential election was 'stolen' from her

https://news.yahoo.com/hillary-clinton-claims-presidential-election-220135269.html?fr=sycsrp_catchall

Democrats challenge Ohio electoral votes

https://www.cnn.com/2005/ALLPOLITICS/01/06/electoral.vote.1718/

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This is probably the beginning of the end for Trump. If I were a Trump fan I'd switch to DeSantis.

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This is probably the beginning of the end for Trump.

I doubt it,

If I were a Trump fan I'd switch to DeSantis.

Naw, although if RDS ran and would actually win, I would support him because he's MAGA without the lefts diatribe obsessions.

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Fetterman will be an excellent senator. At least as good as some of the others currently in office. He should start preparing for a presidential run in 6 years.

Ok, that is just never, ever going to happen. That would be like saying Obama switched parties.

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