Democrats turned in a better-than-expected election night.
Liberals gloated over the results.
And Joe Biden said five words about the election that Never-Trumpers cheered.
Joe Biden’s campaign fundraised off the fact that Kentucky Democrat Governor Andy Beshear defeated Republican challenger Daniel Cameron, Ohio voters approved a ballot initiative enshrining abortion-on-demand up until birth in the state constitution, and the Democrats flipped control of the Virginia House of Delegates.
In a post on social media, Biden declared that it was the night that “democracy won and MAGA lost.”
Biden’s campaign even needled critics in the press and Democrat Party fretting over polls showing Trump leading him.
“Voters vote. Polls don’t,” Biden added. “Now let’s go win next year.”
Trump critics tried to blame the fact that Beshear defeated Cameron on Trump endorsing him.
Nothing is as simple as “it’s Trump’s fault.” Cameron obviously is responsible for his own race.
But Cameron was enthusiastically Trump-endorsed, and Trump was the centerpiece of his campaign.
It’s disingenuous to just hand wave that away because it’s inconvenient.
— Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) November 8, 2023
RINO former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made that same point on CNN.
“Daniel Cameron was a rising star in the Republican Party until he decided to throw his lot in with Donald Trump. I mean, let’s face it, Donald Trump is political and electoral poison down the ballot. Down ballot, his endorsement has led to Republican defeats in the House— in the Senate rather, and the House in ’18. In ’20, we lost the United States Senate and the White House. In ’22, we underperformed miserably. And tonight, you’re seeing us lose again. Daniel Cameron made a huge mistake by embracing Donald Trump and selling his soul to him, and that’s what he did, and the voters in Kentucky — a very red state, as you noted — gave their verdict on politicians who sell their soul to Donald Trump,” Christie added.
The Kentucky race was far more complicated than that.
Republicans easily won the races for Secretary of State and Attorney General.
Andy Beshear is the son of a former two-term popular Governor.
And Beshear’s own approval ratings stayed above 50 percent thanks in large part to how he handled a pair of natural disasters.
But Beshear’s win allowed both Never-Trumpers and the Democrats to write Donald Trump’s political obituary for the umpteenth time.