Blank Page 1

Meet
Our Hosts

Terrell George

Many podcast series provide an associated website with links and show notes, guest biographies, transcripts, additional resources, commentary, and even a community forum dedicated to discussing the show’s content.

Kay Buford

Many podcast series provide an associated website with links and show notes, guest biographies, transcripts, additional resources, commentary, and even a community forum dedicated to discussing the show’s content.

Support the show

Help us make the show. By making a contribution, you will help us to make stories that matter and you enjoy.

Never miss an episode

Subscribe wherever you enjoy podcasts:

EP. 85: Why There Was No Red Wave The Right Take

The polls predicted a red wave, historical trends suggested a red wave, the economy and current president should have led to a red wave. But all we got this year was a red ripple. After a three-week hiatus, Eric and Jacob dig into some of the specifics of high-profile races and break down the why. Why were Republicans not able to follow through on an easy layup and deliver a blow to Biden's agenda and legacy?   00:00 Intro and Thanksgiving Tales 10:04 Twitter Back!!! 13:25 American Voter Geography 19:25 Republicans' Epic Senate Fail 41:58 Recap of the Red House Ripple 42:38 No Red Wave in New England 49:42 The One Northeast State that Had a Red Wave 51:55 Red Wave Dammed Up in the Mid-Atlantic 01:03:44 The South's Mixed Bag 01:15:32 The Western Draw 01:35:30 Discussion and Debate on the Why No Red Wave Materialized   SHOWNOTES Eric’s article summarizing how both parties are wrong about 2022: https://amgreatness.com/2022/11/14/the-last-election/  Eric’s interview on The Officer Tatum Show, with Carl Jackson, further explaining what happened in 2022: https://righttakepodcast.com/2022/11/17/erics-interview-on-the-officer-tatum-show-with-carl-jackson/  Eric’s interview on Carl Jackson’s podcast, expanding even more on 2022 and what to do in the future: https://righttakepodcast.com/2022/12/01/erics-interview-on-the-carl-jackson-podcast/  Five states, including two deep-red states, vote in favor of abortion: https://amgreatness.com/2022/11/09/five-states-vote-in-favor-of-abortion/ Washington Post article tracking the wins and losses of candidates who called out voter fraud in 2020: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/interactive/2022/election-deniers-midterms/  CNN exit poll showing Zoomers supported Democrats this year by a 28-point margin: https://twitter.com/dellavolpe/status/1590190476334096386?cxt=HHwWhIDTsYT0vpEsAAAA  The young vote is being widely credited as the main reason for Democratic victories: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/nov/11/young-voters-us-midterms-democratic-youth  Young voter turnout was the second-highest for a midterm in the last 30 years: https://www.npr.org/2022/11/10/1135810302/turnout-among-young-voters-was-the-second-highest-for-a-midterm-in-past-30-years  Joseph Cotto’s take on how demographics are the main reason for the GOP losses this year: https://twitter.com/JosephFordCotto/status/1590216329675837440?t=ssW6AVhwZQ3jyivAkd1N_g&s=19  A solid Twitter thread on how the GOP must start employing quick and easy fear tactics, like the Democrats, if they’re to maintain any hope of future victories: https://twitter.com/Niggledom/status/1590376901289263104?s=20&t=5OrVS2Gj3OOs69pAH4tuvw  How turnout should have favored Republicans in 2022: https://www.politico.com/news/2022/11/08/election-day-midterms-exit-polls-00065768  New York Post cover story declares DeSantis to be “DeFuture:” https://nypost.com/2022/11/09/ron-desantis-shows-hes-future-of-the-gop/  Newt Gingrich is still living in the 90s, thinks the Democrats are socialist—or at least still thinks calling them that is the best way to beat them. https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/3760487-newt-gingrich-gop-must-learn-to-quit-underestimating-biden/ New York Post cover story mocks Trump as “Trumpty Dumpty:” https://nypost.com/2022/11/09/heres-how-donald-trump-sabotaged-the-republican-midterms/  Vox chart on how “candidate quality” played a role in many outsider candidates’ defeats: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2022/11/16/23458896/republicans-senate-candidate-quality-trump
  1. EP. 85: Why There Was No Red Wave
  2. The Right Take’s Official 2022 Predictions
  3. EP. 83: Could the GOP Flip New York?
  4. Ep. 82: Speaker Newt McCarthy?
  5. Senator McMuffin? With Guest Josh Heckathorn
  6. Suggestions to Republican Officials to Fix Higher Education before We’re all Dead
  7. ”My Son Hunter” Movie Review
  8. ”My Son Hunter” Movie Review
  9. The Wonderful Doctor of Oz, with guest Kyle Winner
  10. Is Mitch McConnell Sabotaging His Own Party?