Tuesday night, Democrats in Texas lost their ability to use the “blue wave” narrative when more than 1.5 million people voted in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, setting a new record that surpassed the 2010 midterm benchmark that served as a massive wave for Republicans in Congress.
Instead, Democrats were met with brutal headlines in the aftermath of a contentious primary.
Check out some of these headlines:
The Washington Post: Signs of a blue wave in Texas? Not so fast.
ABC News: Texas primary results leave democrats in Limbo
Politico: National Democrats' strategy comes up short in Texas
The Week: Reboot the Democratic Party
US News & World Report: Democrats’ Tough Slog in Texas
Vox: Top Texas fundraisers were also some of the biggest lowers in the 2018 primary
Town Hall: Well, The Whole Notion Of Texas Turning Blue Got Shot To Tell Last Night
The Economist: A Democratic war in Texas’s seventh district
And that's not all, the DCCC was blasted for their attempt to meddle in the primaries:
Huffington Post: Progressive Democrat Blasted By Her Own Party Advances In Texas
Slate: National Democrats Went Nuclear on a Progressive Challenger in Texas. She Survived.
Vox: The DCCC’s scorched earth campaign against Texas Democrat Laura Moser backfired
The Intercept: LABOR RALLIES BEHIND LAURA MOSER AFTER SHE OVERCOMES PARTY EFFORT TO STOMP OUT HER CONGRESSIONAL BID
Slate: After a Texas Stumble, What Will the DCCC Do Next?
The worst by far must be…
…when progressive propaganda machine Mother Jones titles an article: The DCCC’s First Big Test of 2018 Blew Up in Its Face
“It’s been a bad week for the Democrats, as it was made clear on Tuesday that this so-called ‘blue wave’ sure isn’t coming to the Lone Star State. While Democrats continue to subject their candidates to their party's dysfunction and make these already brutal primaries worse across the country, Republicans had record turnout in Tuesday’s primaries and look forward to electing representatives with Texan values in November.” – RNC Spokesperson Christiana Purves
Elections House 2018