- Political AnalystDavid Brody joins us now
talk about the Evangelical vote.
what was said about if they'dbeen raptured in Florida,
the Republicans would've lost.
What about that?
- Pat, I have to tell ya, look,
when Evangelicals show up,
especially when they show up in droves.
And that's what we saw lastnight in specific states.
For example, in the Senate,
look at the three states that flipped.
We had Indiana, Missouri, North Dakota.
In all three of those states,
and here's what I mean by that.
The national average,
the Evangelicals made up
of the national electorate.
26% of the national electorate.
But, if you actually go intoeach one of those states
that I just mentioned,
Evangelicals made up40% of the electorate.
North Dakota, 37% and what happened?
Goodbye, Heidi Heitkamp,
goodbye, Joe Donnelly,
who's the other guy?
I just forgot.
North Dakota, Indiana, Missouri,
I mean, that's the bottom line.
And so I think that has been,
it's been a huge night,or was a huge night for
the Evangelical vote
nationally, that figure is 26%.
In other words, 26% of theelectorate was Evangelical
and I have to tell ya, Pat,
because of that, therewere problems in the House
because in 2014,
the national Evangelical electorate
was also 26%
and they needed to do better than that
over all and that's whythere was some problems
in the House.
- Well how is the White Houseresponding to the results
of this election?
Have you talked to anybody?
- Well, yeah.
my phone was blowing upall night, so to speak,
from Senior White House officials who are
pretty happy, actually, overall.
Yeah, they lost the House, but
they are very excited aboutthat they're gonna grow
their majority in theSenate and let's be honest,
did anybody ever predict that the,
the Republicans wouldhave potentially 55 seats
in the Senate?
No one was predicting that.
Now I will tell you privately
that some White Houseofficials that didn't wanna go
on the record with itbefore the elections,
but I can probably say it now,
they were thinking they mightget to 55 and guess what.
If Arizona and Montana happen,
Martha McSally out inArizona, the Republican there,
and if John Tester, theDemocrat loses in Montana,
they'll get to 55
and so that is huge.
So the White House,
very happy with the fact that
this blue wave that weheard so much about,
well it started in the Housebut then all of a sudden,
the blue wave,
you talked about it being a blue stream
because what happened was
it kinda came crashing down on this sandy,
red beach called the Senate
and that's what happened.
- What do you think of...
I was suggesting that
they could call
both Senate and House back in the session
a repeal of Obamacare anda replacement measure,
which I think they already had one
in the House
and the President signs it into law
the Democrats in the Housecouldn't take that away.
- Well they could do it, for sure.
I don't get a sense that they will.
I think Trump will, believe it or not,
extend the olive branchfor a little while.
Now, with Donald Trump, it could be
a day and a half,
but they'll try it, I thinkat the beginning for sure.
But you know, Donald Trumpwith a press conference
or today's Wednesday, excuse me,
that he's gonna have,
my guess is he'll start out with
some conciliatory language and then boom,
we're back on.
And it doesn't surprise me, Pat that
in a divided nation thatwe had a divided outcome
on Tuesday night.
No surprise at all.
And I gotta tell ya,
I personally think thisis a big win for Trump.
they're gonna grow theirmajority in the Senate
and now what do they have?
Now, Donald Trump, when he runs in 2020,
will have a foil to play against.
House Democrats, Nancy Pelosi as Speaker,
and talk about some of those Chairmen.
You mentioned Jerrold Nadler now,
Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
Adam Schiff, we know all about him,
he's gonna be head of theHouse Intelligence Committee,
and then of course, Maxine Waters,
and we definitely know about her.
She'll be Chairman of theHouse Finance Committee.
Can you imagine Donald Trumpand the Twitter feed on that?
Get ready, Pat.
what do you think,
is he setting up,
how soon is he setting upfor the Presidential run?
That's gonna be the bigthing that's coming up next.
- Yeah, it's already
pretty much in place.
I mean, he's technicallymade that announcement
that he's already running, technically.
they'll start that.
They'll be some White House,
you'll hear in the media
that there's this,
gonna be this big WhiteHouse shakeup coming.
Pat, you know the deal,
it's not a shakeup, allWhite Houses do this.
So yeah, there'll besome turnover for sure.
But look, 2020 starts today
and the reason I say that is because
when Donald Trump hasthat press conference,
he's gonna be already laying out
a little bit about what hewants to get accomplished
in the next few years andalready the Democrats,
Kamala Harris, Cory Booker,
Elizabeth Warren, many others
are already gonna start talking about 2020
or at least if they don't talk about it,
they sure will be
pseudo-talking about it, if you will.
So it's on, Pat.
- Well they, the Democrats
with the last--
with Elizabeth Warren
and of course, Bernie Sanders,
they are so far to the left and
it looks like the Americanpeople don't buy that.
I don't understand
what their game's gonna be coming up
the next two, three years.
- Well, it's a good point, Pat.
And you kind of bring up
a larger macro picture of the Democrats
shifting to the left here.
They have to figure out
who they are as a party,
and I think that's a big deal.
And this is whereoverreach may be a problem
because we've heard so much about
if Democrats control the House
that impeachment may start to happen
or at least, you know,they'll talk about that,
or subpoena aftersubpoena will happen with,
they'll ask the White Housefor document upon document
and all of that.
And my guess is all of that will,
definitely the subpoenaswill happen, for sure.
But the question is
when does it become too much?
In other words, whendoes it become overreach
for the Democrats and they just look
and Donald Trump can use them as a foil
and more importantly for Democrats,
if you wanna win back
some of those Independents in the middle
and some of those Democratsthat voted for Trump in 2016,
you've gotta be very, very careful
that you don't justcater to the liberal base
because if you're playing for 2020,
the obstructionist label is notone that you need right now.
- David, thank you so much
and we look forward tomore of your commentary.
God bless you.- Thanks.