Perhaps Garth Brooks said it best with his song: “Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers. Remember when you’re talkin’ to the man upstairs. And just because He doesn’t answer doesn’t mean He don’t care. ‘Cause some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.”

Republicans were hoping and praying for a massive red wave. Didn’t happen. Didn’t even come close. Republicans do control the House and they will use it to great effect. But the reality is that things are really bad, and they are very unlikely to improve while Joe Biden is in the White House. That bad news is that more bad news is on the way. The good news is that Democrats, which control the Senate and the White House will get most of the blame. If Republicans had gained control of the Senate, the usual suspects would have been demanding they fix things.

Nothing demanded by the MSM, and RINO Republicans has any chance of working, but since when has that mattered? The theme would be “we gave you your chance and you blew it.” But now, since Democrats control the Senate and the White House, there will be more limited opportunities to play the blame game.

Nancy Pelosi is gone and so are her top Lieutenants, we don’t know who will replace this team of clows, but almost anything would be an improvement. Whoever replaces her will definitely have a lot less power.

Donald Trump is also extremely disappointed at the failure of the red wave. He was counting on coasting into the nomination and defeating the remains of Joe Biden. Now it is far from certain that Trump will even be nominated. He is going to be challenged, and even if DeSantis wisely stays out of this, there will be no shortage of candidates. Keep in mind that Biden is now the oldest person to ever be President of the United States and if Donald Trump wins in 2024 he will surpass that record. He is currently 76 years old and would be 78 in 2024. Whether fair or not, at least some of Biden’s incompetence will be considered to be at least partially the expected consequence of his advanced age.

While Donald Trump may not win the nomination, some RINO Republicans who are trying to kick him on the way out are likely to destroy themselves in the process. The new generation of Republicans are not extremely interested in the Paul Ryan, Chris Christie, Nicki Haley segment of the party. They may decide to move on from Trump, but only after moving on from the malcontents who made him necessary in the first place. In other words, even if these RINOs manage to succeed in destroying Trump, they will get no reward, only additional scorn.

Among the big losers are the “consultants” who always wax eloquent on how Republicans “should act” only to learn the voting public always prefer real Democrats rather than RINO imposters. This includes people like Frank Luntz, and Karl Rove, who are great at focus groups and charts, but not so good at getting results. I will miss them even less than the irritating arrogant voice of Joe Buck who has succeeded in ruining so many major sporting events.

The MSMS is also changing. It is not that they will become fair, honest, and transparent. It is rather that they are tired of carrying the mail for people only to be embarrassed. When the Republicans finish with the hearings regarding Hunter Biden and the big guy, a lot of people are in for a world class amount of embarrassment. The facts are there. The seriousness is beyond obvious. The only thing lacking was the willingness of too many people in the MSM too willfully ignore the obvious. The day of reckoning is at hand.

Finally, the repeat of vote counting fiascos in Pennsylvania, Arizona and Nevada has alerted a lot of people to the sad reality that if Republicans don’t demand change, nothing else will matter. We either level the playing field or accept the reality of perpetual defeat. Sometimes humiliating defeat is the first step toward the ultimate victory.

Most of all, we need to give thanks for the blessings we did receive. Contrary to what you hear or read from the MSM, no, the world is not at risk of extermination because of global warming. Most of us have good homes, good health and compared to much of the world, a great lifestyle. More importantly, this is still the freest nation on earth. It is a good time to remember the last verse of “I heard the bells on Christmas Day.”

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
“God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The Wrong shall fail,
The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men.”

True then, in the midst of the Civil War, when things were beyond dark and dreary. True now. True tomorrow. Give thanks,