Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., took to Twitter following his state’s primary election on Tuesday, crowing that “a Democrat will advance in every House race,” touting what he described as “a groundswell of energy.”
“While some votes are still being counted, it looks like a Democrat will advance in every House race in California! There is a groundswell of energy here in the Golden State that will help change the direction of the whole country,” Schiff tweeted.
While some votes are still being counted, it looks like a Democrat will advance in every House race in California! There is a groundswell of energy here in the Golden State that will help change the direction of the whole country. Full statement: https://t.co/KChrZi9Gb0
— Adam Schiff (@AdamSchiff) June 6, 2018
Lest we remind you, California is an open primary state with almost 4 million more registered Democrat voters than registered Republican voters.
A confident electorate responded to Schiff’s optimistism by rubbing it in the nose of those on the right, to include Republican President Donald Trump and conservative actor James Woods.
“[H]ere’s some tea leaves for you,” read a tweet from the social media user.
The tweet prompted a reply from Thomas Wictor, one of those tagged, who failed to see the excitement of there being a Democrat in every race.
A social media user responded to Wictor’s tweet to taunt Schiff as the guy who “is always right about stuff,” while noting that Republican turnout was higher.
“It’s the tea leaves!” the tweet declared.
Adam Schiff ?? This guy is always so right about stuff. I can retweet a post from a GOP senator reminding this guy that turnout for Republicans country wide was higher.
It’s the tea leaves!
— Nobel Patriot ?? (@nobelpatriot) June 7, 2018
National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Steve Stivers appeared on Fox News following Tuesday’s election to state, “It certainly doesn’t look like a blue wave, it might be a blue dribble.”
“We had more Republican turnout in every congressional district that’s competitive except one,” Stivers said.
President Donald Trump wasn’t buying into the Democrats “blue wave” narrative, as he celebrated a “great night” for the GOP.
“Great night for Republicans! Congratulations to John Cox on a really big number in California. He can win. Even Fake News CNN said the Trump impact was really big, much bigger than they ever thought possible. So much for the big Blue Wave, it may be a big Red Wave. Working hard!” the president tweeted.
Conservative political commentator and Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce was less than impressed as well.
“Dems were relying on 7 CA ‘vulnerable’ districts & the open primary to start their fantasy ‘blue wave,'” she tweeted. “Media swamped reliable CA for ‘blue wave’ stories. The new spin? ‘Democrats seem poised to avoid getting shut out of key California House races’ LOL!”
Dems were relying on 7 CA 'vulnerable' districts & the open primary to start their fantasy "blue wave." Media swamped reliable CA for "blue wave" stories. The new spin? "Democrats seem poised to avoid getting shut out of key California House races" LOL! https://t.co/VV1HinhViL pic.twitter.com/xRHtPJ9fKQ
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) June 6, 2018
While Democrats may have little to fear just yet, is Schiff’s confidence well founded?
Maybe. Maybe not.
“Here’s something rarely heard after a California election: Republicans had a pretty good night,” Sacremento-based KCRA-TV reported.
Republican businessman John Cox advanced to the November governor’s race in California’s open primary system and the NBC affiliate reported that the state GOP “engineered the recall of a Democratic state senator and held its ground, at least for now, in a string of contested congressional races that could figure in the fight for control of the House.”
— kcranews (@kcranews) June 6, 2018
This coming on the heels of Google search results showing “Nazism” as a principle of the California Republican Party in the days leading up to Tuesday’s election.
Here’s a sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:
He doesn’t understand how right he is that “There is a groundswell of energy here in the Golden State that will help change the direction of the whole country”. He’s just mistaken on the source.
— FriendOfQ (@FriendOfQ1) June 7, 2018
Schiff: “Math is hard. But those dice sure are pretty!”
— Nameless Source (@strawman_chan) June 7, 2018
Tom, he’s full of Schiff. Anything that comes out of his mouth is complete Bullschiff.
— texasseanpatf (@TexasSeanPatF) June 7, 2018
The amount of stupidity it takes to tweet about a “blue wave in California”…it almost drives me insane. I swear, sometimes I don’t know why I just don’t delete twitter
— Joe Kays (@JoeyKays) June 7, 2018
I had no idea the #BlueWave would include a Republican on the November ballot for Gov in California. ?
— Christie (@RepRepublic) June 6, 2018
Things aren't looking too good for the Blue Team right about now. 🤨 https://t.co/wJj6xdJHnG
— Marushia Dark (@MarushiaDark) June 6, 2018
It looks like a red wave to me https://t.co/xC9IF4bQzu
— Steve Ferguson (@lsferguson) June 6, 2018
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