Prior to the 2018 midterm elections, TheDove TV’s Perry Atkinson regularly invited right-wing political analyst Gerard Lameiro to appear on his “Focus Today” program to assure views that Republicans would easily retain control of Congress.
Lameiro, who brags about having been called “America’s #1 Political Analyst” and the “Nostradamus of Political Elections,” repeatedly declared that Democrats were “campaigning under a delusional paradigm” by attacking President Trump, and guaranteed that Democrats would lose the midterms while Republicans continued their success in “building a conservative era.”
Lameiro declared that the Democrats “were on the verge of extinction” and that the midterms would show “the blue bubble bursting,” resulting in “Trump policies passing in the House and the Senate like we haven’t seen before,” especially once Rep. Jim Jordan took over as House Speaker.
Lameiro’s predictions obviously turned out to be wrong, but he has a convenient explanation: His forecast model was simply looking too far ahead.
“The bottom line is Trump won the House by cleaning out a lot his opposition,” Lameiro claimed while appearing on TheDove TV yesterday. “There were at least 30 people who opposed Trump who lost their seats, and Trump gained an awful lot of seats, maybe 30 seats of people that are more conservative who support him and will support him moving forward. I think this is a win for Trump—I don’t think people see it because the House changed hands, but I think that’s a temporary two-step process of: eliminate establishment Republicans, elect conservative Republicans. That will happen in 2020.”
“I have this problem sometimes with forecasts,” he added, “I’m a few years ahead. I look pretty far ahead in my forecast models and I really think my forecast model is going to fit perfectly for 2020.”