As seen on â€œThe 700 Club,â€ Oct 24.: As Trump Stumps GOP Bumps, Giving Signs That Blue Wave Could Become Blue Blip; Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Defending President Trump's Opposition to Migrant Caravan; Trump Revoking Visas for 21 Saudi ...
- Well welcome to the 700Club, man we had a mega
million jackpot, could you imagine a 130,
what is it, a $130 million?
- I thought it was over a billion.
- Excuse me, over a billion, a billion
is so much money Ican't even count it all.
- No, I mean how could you spend it?
- They can spend, trust me.
They can find ways to spend it.
But good grief, this chasingafter fortune is just
I think the municipalities in doing the
people a great disservice,making them think
they can just get rich things.
But, yeah, over a 100, what is it now?
I've lost track, $130billion, 100 billion.
- I don't know, I just know it was--
- About 100 billion.
- In the billions, and I agree with you.
I'm not a fan of thelottery nor do I play it.
- The chances at winningabout as much chance
as you flying with wings up to mars.
Well with less than two weeks from what
could be one of the mostimportant midterm elections
of all time.
For months, there's beentalk of a blue wave of voters
giving the house and thesenate back to the democrats.
Now, that blue wave seemsto have broken up, Wendy.
- That's right, races aretightening up as voter
enthusiasm has grown inthe republicans favor.
A big reason is backlashfollowing the democrats
attacks on supreme courtjustice Brett Kavanaugh
during his confirmation.
CBN's Jenna Browder hasthe story from Washington.
- The plants and factories are
coming back like never before.
- One reason for therecent change in polling
is President Trumps nonstop campaigning.
So far this month, he's visited22 cities and plans another
10 rallies before election day.
His appearances are beingmet with great enthusiasm.
This Texas stadium packedwith 18000 supporters
while tens of thousands more wanted in.
It's this enthusiasm that'sgiving republicans increased
confidence, one administration official
tells us they think thePresidents campaigning
and the Supreme Court confirmation
of Justice Brett Kavanaugh will help them
pick up a seat or two in the senate.
The same administrationofficial also thinks the idea
of a blue wave has been overblown.
- Anger is the numberone issue on both sides.
- [Jenna] Most agree,including CBN's David Brody
who was on NBC's Meetthe Press this weekend.
Anger is fueling both sides.
- The democrats have theanti-Trump venom going for them.
They have the super soaker if you will.
The problem is is now Republican,problem for democrats.
Is that republicans nowhave their own super soaker,
and Brett Kavanaugh.
- [Jenna] A GOP source onthe ground tells CBN News
they've seen a majorenthusiasm shift because of the
ugly supreme court battle over Kavanaugh.
This source says it'smaking races in the toss up
states of Missouri, NorthDakota, and Indiana much tighter.
- She's going to befantastic Marsha Blackburn.
- [Jenna] In other stateslike Tennessee it's
neck and neck, hoping tochange that representative
Marsha Blackburn isfull on embracing Trump.
And appears to be pulling ahead
of her opponent, Phil Bredeson.
And according to a newWashington Post shar school pool,
the most contestedbattleground house districts
still remain too close to call.
With 50% of those polledsupporting democratic candidates.
And 47% backing republicans.
But from now until Novembersixth, voters can expect
to hear a lot of similar themes.
- This will be theelection of the caravan,
Kavanaugh, law and order,tax cuts and common sense.
- [Jenna] The question iswho can keep enthusiasm
high enough to drive them to the polls.
In Washington, Jenna Browder, CBN News.
- Thanks Jenna, David Brody is CBN's Chief
Political Analyst, and he'sjoining us now from Washington.
David, there was talkabout that blue wave,
where is it now?
- Doesn't feel much likea blue wave right now Pat.
Feeling a little bit like ablue basically a blue blip.
Which means if it's a blueblip, and let's remember,
you need 23 house seatsto flip for this to be
a blue wave and democratstake control of the house.
This is feeling a littlebit more like 15, 20 or so
in terms of a democrat pick up.
And so if that's the case,that doesn't do the trick
for democrats, indeed,republicans would keep control
of the house.
And in the senate, it'sactually looking even
better as Jenna just reported there,
administration officialsand quite frankly,
republican operatives on theground do believe that the
senate map looks maybepotentially one, two, even three
additional senate seatsfor the republicans.
So this idea of a bluewave is starting to fade
pretty quickly Pat.
- What's it gonna be picked up?
They've got something North Dakota,
they've looked atMissouri, Nevada has been
very highly contested and Arizona.
How does that look?
You want to go through the list of them?
- Absolutely, Arizona ofcourse, Jeff Flakes seat,
they've gotta keep that.
That's a republican seatthat they've got a hold.
Dean Heller in Nevada, they'vealso gotta hold that seat.
Both look iffy at one point,now they looked much better.
Of course that's whatI like to call the AK,
the after Kavanaughappearing instead of the BK,
before Kavanaugh, and sothat looks much better.
But Missouri, where ClaireMcCaskill, the democrat
is in danger of losing to
Josh Hawley, as a matterof fact, hearing now
just this morning thatthere'll be a big pastor
event this Friday in Missouri.
Pastors not just praying,
but doing a lot more activismon the ground in Missouri.
And I gotta tell you, in Tennessee, Pat,
this one's an interestingone, Marsha Blackburn
the republican verse PhilBredesen, the democrat,
and it's neck and neck.
Marsha Blackburn has donea full throttle embrace
of Donald Trump so it'sgonna be interesting to see
how that plays out.
I will tell you a republican operative
on the ground just telling me this morning
that after the Kavanaughhearings, many democrats
in Tennessee actuallypulled their yard signs
of Phil Bredesen, because they said hey,
Bredesen came out againstKavanaugh, and at that point
the yard signs went kaput, and they went
in the garbage pile as well.
- The usual thinking wasthat men would come out
for the republican rather strongly,
but women were going for the democrats.
Has the Kavanaugh thing,are the women now saying
that Kavanaugh got a rough deal?
- Well there's no doubtthere's been a Brett bounce,
and women have played a part of that.
Still, the problem for the Republicans
is gonna be thosesuburban, independent women
especially that are not too fond of Trump.
Remember suburban independentwoman, not suburban
republican women who havesoured necessarily on Trump.
They'll probably stickwith them, it's those
suburban independent women,and so then it gets into
the electorate, one of thethings I'm gonna be watching
on election night Pat, is howthis electorate is made up
exactly, how many suburbanindependent women turn
from supporting Trump andthe republicans in 2016
compared to 2018.
And also how manyminorities get out there.
How many millennials getout there, I think that's
gonna be important, of course,we know about evangelicals.
Pat, in every midterm, 26%of the electorate is made
up of evangelicals, that's huge.
As a matter of fact, thatdoesn't change from midterm
to midterm, in otherwords in 2014 it was 26%
of the electorate,2010, 1996, you go back.
They've gotta be norththough, evangelicals are
gonna have to be northof that 26% I think for
republicans and thiswhite house to do well.
Because of such antiTrump venom on the left.
- How about this caravan, it looks like
the things being set upby the leftist groups
the so called Libre downin Honduras and other
agitators, but the pressis presenting it as
a poor migrants who are suffering and need
to get let into this country.
What do you think themood of the electorate
is about that?
- Well I can tell you a couple things.
First of all, it'sinteresting you said that.
Just this morning I saw a headline at CNN
that they had a shot ofthe caravan and it said
A Desperate Journey.
I think other people mightterm it a bit differently
that believe that there arepotentially some bad actors
in that caravan, I mean, let's face it,
there's thousands of them in there.
Not obviously all ofthem, but some of them.
But look, this is a winningissue for Donald Trump
and the Republicans and more than that,
when you talk toindependents in this country,
folks that couldn'treally give a rip if they
were republican or democrat,but when it comes to
this idea of common senseand protecting our borders
and not letting folks thatwant to enter our country
illegally, and then goahead and grab some benefits
that belong to American'sthen it becomes a common
sense situation for independents.
And I think that's theproblem for democrats
here is that that middleground of Donald Trump
and republicans will win thoseindependents quite a bit.
Because they understandthat a caravan coming
to the United States likethis doesn't necessarily
bode well for what theybelieve America has stood for
for many many years.
- I understand that anotherone is forming in Guatemala.
They get one if it's successful,the next wave comes in.
What races are you following?
Of this seventh inVirginia, this Brett thing,
is a possible switch for the democrats,
did you have any other houseraces you're looking at?
- Well you're talking aboutDave Bratt in Brett for sure.
Remember he beat Erik Canterobviously a few years ago.
It was more than a few years ago now,
he was the house majorityleader at the time.
So that was a big one, yeah,he's in a toss up race.
Look there are about70 or so toss up races
around, these are house racesin the toss up category.
Besides Dave Bratt, there's acouple key ones in California.
Dunkin Hunter, down inthat San Diego area,
I'll be watching that one.
Dana Roarbacker in California 48,
that district, very very important.
These are toss ups, typicallySan Diego, republican
country down there overall.
But they're in toss up races,if they start losing down
there, that would signalpotentially a blue wave.
So we'll watch those for sure.
- Well historically, theparty out of power is picked
up in the house, as many as 30, 35 seats.
Are we gonna hold that do you think,
or is it Brett be in the 20's?
- Yeah it feels a little bitmore like the upper teams
maybe 20 or so that democrats pick up,
that won't do the trick.
That won't get them thehouse, I will say this,
that a lot folks havebeen making comparisons
to 2010, and 1994, thosewere big wave elections.
Remember 1994, Pat as youknow, contract with America
that was Newt Gingrich,and republicans dinged
up Bill Clinton pretty good in that one.
2010, same think happened to Barack Obama.
President Obama, wherethe tea party came in,
both movements fueled byanger from the electorate.
Now we move to 2018, andwe had anger before from
the democrats againstTrump, but after Kavanaugh,
the AK period in politicalhistory, after that Pat,
now you've got, as I like to call them,
a super soaker of anger on both sides.
And so therefore, I'm not expecting 2010
or 1994 because remember, therewas anger only on one side
back then, now you'vegot anger on both sides.
And there's super soakerfighting this whole thing out
so it's gonna be wet and nasty.
- Well I can hardly wait,thank you so much David.
The anger election, it'snot a question of having
anger is the question,do you get up and vote.
And I want to say it again,
your vote counts andespecially among evangelicals
which have been so solid.
But the evangelicals, againwhen a coin was presented
to Jesus and they said whoshould I pay taxes too?
Should I pay it to Caesar?
And he said render to Caesarwhat belongs to Caesar,
and to God what belongs to God.
Well what's Caesar in a democracy demands
his informed intelligenceactive citizenship.
And you need to vote.
All right Wendy.
- When did we ever care about the midterms
like we do right now?
- Well when you've gotthe control of this huge
agenda that Trump hasput out, deregulation,
tax cuts, booming economy,strength overseas,
all the things he's done, the democrats,
this old guy down inTexas says, first thing
I want to vote to impeach the President.
What'd he do, you'vegotta have high crimes
and misdemeanors, what areyou gonna impeach him on?
I'm gonna vote to impeachhim, that's what these
democrats are saying.
The minute we're in,we're gonna start giving
difficulty, we're gonnaslow everything down,
we're gonna be nothing buta force for negativity.
And that's not a winning thing, if people
go for that, there's something with them.
But never the less, that's what out there.
And that's what at stake.
I mean it's Trump, butTrump can you imagine?
22 cities, no President I think in history
has ever campaigned like he has.
- It's gonna be amazing at the polls.