Republicans won the annual Congressional Baseball Game on Thursday for a second consecutive year.
The victors didn’t hesitate to call the 10-0 shutout a bad omen for Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections, the Washington Examiner reported.
Republicans win Congressional Baseball Game
Republican Stephanie Bice (Ok.) said of the final score, “This is the red wave.”
While the game is supposed to inspire bi-partisan feeling, Democrat Rep. Linda Sanchez (Ca.) was spotted giving the middle finger to her Republican opponents. There was more incivility observed outside Nationals Park where disruptive climate change fanatics were arrested by Capitol Police.
Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.) said that Thursday’s game was an opportunity to relax and “have a little fun” with GOP colleagues, who she has previously described as the “enemy within.” Ties between Democrats and Republicans have significantly deteriorated since the January 6th riot.
The Congressional Baseball Game is an annual bi-partisan tradition that dates back to 1909. The tradition was violently disrupted in 2017 when a crazed Bernie Sanders supporter shot up a practice, seriously injuring Republican Steve Scalise (La.).
— Jeremy Art (@cspanJeremy) July 29, 2022
Red wave incoming?
Republicans are feeling optimistic about this year’s elections, which are expected to be brutal for the Dems.
The party has been burdened by the deep unpopularity of President Biden, who has lost the confidence of voters amid soaring inflation even as his bizarre behavior continues to raise questions about his fitness for office.
There was more bad news for the country and Biden Thursday when it was reported that the economy shrunk for a second consecutive quarter, signaling a recession. The White House has gone to extreme lengths to downplay the report, leaving some to say the administration is playing word games.
Biden has for months sought to cast blame for the worst inflation in decades on Russia, labeling it “Putin’s Price Hike.” Biden has nevertheless sought to take credit for recent marginal decreases in the price of gas.
Biden received a bit of a lift when Senator Joe Manchin (D-Wv.) surprisingly agreed to a revamped version of Biden’s Build Back Better bill this week. Biden is touting the crudely titled Inflation Reduction Act as the answer to the nation’s prayers.