Democrats have been crowing about the fact that Doug Jones was just sworn in to his new role as U.S. Senator from Alabama, taking over Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ former seat. Jones’ unlikely victory brings the number of Democrats in the Senate up to 49, giving Republicans just a razor-thin majority in Congress’ upper chamber.
However, instead of recognizing Jones’ win as an everration, Democrats somehow think that it was a sign that a liberal “Blue Wave” is going to crash during the 2018 midterm elections and that they are going to win back both the House and the Senate. The Republicans, of course, see things much differently.
Complicating the Democrats’ plan is the fact that several of the Democratice Senators up for reelection in 2018 are in states that voted for Republican Trump in the 2016 election. The Republicans have a golden opportunity to gain up to 8 more Senate seats, which would bump conservatives’ total to 59.