All of the “prophets” and wingnuts who boldly predicted that Republicans would sweep the midterms in a “red tsunami” are now scrambling for excuses. Mark Taylor said it did happen, but only “spiritually” (whatever the hell that means). Kat Kerr says it really did happen too, but she put an amusing twist on why we didn’t notice:
“I can let you know [God] does have a plan with the red tsunami,” Kerr said. “And yes, it did happen. And no, I will not repent for saying that because [God] has not repented and he knows his plan and what that means to him. The red tsunami did happen.”
“Those who represented the blue, some of those Democrats do not want socialism in this country,” she added. “Some did flip, on purpose, from Republican to Democrat to see inside the Democratic Party, what was going on. See, God does have scouts also. And so those who were sent as scouts and those who got elected as scouts in the Democratic Party will make a huge difference in the House.”
“Open your eyes and open your ears to the possibility that God has another plan besides yours,” Katt said, defensively. “He did send himself in the Senate and some in the Democratic Party, so pray for both places. Pray for what God wants to do in our country. Stop picking it apart, stop picking people apart and leave the prophets alone! It is not your job to judge them. It is not your job to demand that they repent for something! That is God’s job and you are not God.”
And Bill Mitchell has a handy excuse as well. It’s not that he was wrong, you see, it’s that the voters are clearly insane.
“I famously—or infamously, at this point—guaranteed that we would hold the House and that we would grow our lead in the Senate,” Mitchell said. “The reason why I made that guarantee was that I was using a recipe that actually included rationality as one of the ingredients, not insanity as one of the ingredients.”…
“It just boggles the mind,” he said. “I made that prediction because I just was working under the assumption that people were at least rational … [Democrats] were able to win back 27 seats in the House, they won seven governorships. I’m sorry, the governorship of Kansas? Are you kidding me? I don’t know if there was cheating going on—I don’t know what went on but some of it was just inexplicable.”
You just keep telling yourself that, Bill. Whatever it takes to soothe your macerated ego.