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Joe Rogan Thinks the Possible Midterm Red Wave ‘is Going to be Like the Elevator Doors in ‘The Shining'”

Joe Rogan Thinks the Possible Midterm Red Wave ‘is Going to be Like the Elevator Doors in ‘The Shining'”

“That’s what I think. I think people are just like ‘what the f**k are you saying?’”

Joe Rogan seems to think there really will be a red wave in the midterms next week. During a recent episode of his podcast, he suggested that the red wave is going to resemble the iconic ‘elevator scene’ in the 1980 horror film ‘The Shining.’

If you’ve ever seen the movie, you know that it’s a vivid mental picture.

FOX News reports:

Joe Rogan predicts Republican red wave in 2022 midterms: ‘Like the elevator doors opening up in The Shining’

Popular podcast host and UFC commentator Joe Rogan predicted massive success for the Republican Party in the 2022 midterm elections. His comments came during an episode of the “Joe Rogan Experience” that was released Saturday and featured a conversation with comedian Bridget Phetasy.

“The red wave that’s coming is going to be like the elevator doors in ‘The Shining’,” Rogan said, citing the 1980 horror movie based on a Stephen King novel.

“That’s what I think. I think people are just like ‘what the f**k are you saying?’” he continued.

“They’re making Republicans,” he said.

“I don’t know how they’re doing it,” Phetasy responded. “I had a family member who is a boomer and a die hard liberal, and they told me when I was home this summer that they would vote for DeSantis,” she continued.

“And I’m like, how did you lose this person? How did you lose this person? This is a like go to the ballot and vote blue no matter what and you’ve lost even the boomers,” she said.

Watch the clip below:

This is funny to me because we just did a post about favorite horror movies for Halloween and The Shining was at the top of my list. For anyone who hasn’t seen it, this is what Rogan is referring to:

Democrat pollster Doug Schoen seems to agree. He writes at The Hill:

How the impending red wave could become a tsunami

The Republican Party’s midterm prospects have markedly improved over the last several weeks. But will 2022 be a red wave election year on par with GOP victories in 1994 and 2010?

The warning signs are clearly flashing for the Democratic Party. Recent polling finds that support for Republicans — both generically and in individual races — has increased substantially amid heightened national concerns about the economy and crime, two issues that the GOP leads on. Meanwhile, protecting abortion rights, the crux of the Democratic agenda has become a much less salient issue.

Based on current trends, Republicans will likely gain between 30 to 35 House seats, and come away with a one or two-seat advantage in the Senate. This outcome would flip both chambers of Congress to GOP control, but wouldn’t necessarily rise to 1994 or 2010 levels, when Democrats lost 53 and 63 House seats, respectively.

We’ll find out in about a week.


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The Dems have a week to manufacture the craziest wack-a-doodle news story to run 24/7 in order to suppress Republican votes on election day or boost their own flagging cheerleaders. I have no idea what it could be, since every election they dream up another fantasy but I can guess.
— Investigators (and their dog) from the SF police reveal that the Pelosi attacker was really Donald Trump in a rubber mask.
— A giant meteor is about to destroy the world, and the only people permitted to board the Dem space-ark will be the ones who voted Dem this year.
— Invisible cooties have been printed on all ballots under the R box, and anybody who puts a mark there will die in a week unless they donate $1k to the DNC.

    BierceAmbrose in reply to georgfelis. | November 2, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    “— Invisible cooties have been printed on all ballots under the R box, and anybody who puts a mark there will die in a week unless they donate $1k to the DNC.”

    They’re putting yoeman’s effort into ginning up another plague panic, so, there’s that.

— Invisible cooties have been printed on all ballots under the R box, and anybody who puts a mark there will die in a week unless they donate $1k to the DNC.

I wouldn’t reveal that one if I were a tyrant. Let it happen and no more opposition.

But will 2022 be a red wave election year on par with GOP victories in 1994 and 2010?

If that happens an even more important question is will the GOP do what is necessary so another red wave is not required in a decade or so to put the breaks on another radical leftwing fascist socialist attempt to seize total power and rule the nation forever?

Clearly the GOP failed miserably to prevent that after 1994 and 2010. Because here we are again needing another red wave to put down another leftwing attempt to seize total the power over the people.

The power given the federal government — and in turn the Democrats who dominate and run the largest most powerful government bureaucracy in the history of the world — and the policies that catalyzed the 1994 and 2010 red waves was newer rolled back.

    Tiki in reply to JHogan. | November 2, 2022 at 1:54 pm

    Was 1994 the Contract with America election? The one time the GOP offered clearly worded national-regional policy commitments in written form? It was a bullet point list. And vigorously pursued those policies? And then never again offered us that type of policy plank?

      henrybowman in reply to Tiki. | November 2, 2022 at 2:11 pm

      They pursued those policies, but most of them not vigorously. Then they gave the excuse that the “contract” extended only to bringing them up, not actually winning them.

It’s not that people are being converted. GROUPS are being converted. It’s a realignment of parties.

Working people are moving to the GOP. Wealthy people and government dependent people are the new Democrats.

The Gentle Grizzly | November 2, 2022 at 1:59 pm

“ If you’ve ever seen the movie, you know that it’s a vivid mental picture.”

I haven’t. What happened?

BierceAmbrose | November 2, 2022 at 2:33 pm

More people have figured it out. The long form goes;

— This isn’t working for me — bigly.
— A yuuuuuge part of the problem is govt working against me.
— The parties have access to govt locked up.
— BUT, the parties aren’t interested in what works for me: I’m resources to consume, not someone to help.

‘OK, got it. I stand a chance, maybe, if I vote for someone who needs my support to win, to take over one of the parties n do anything at all that doesn’t suck.’

The short form:

“Anyone but those clowns, even an orange-haired, vulgarian, sketchy NYC real-estate developer. Look what these jackholes are doing to me. Still. Some more.”

The election is going to poorly for d/prog. Some media have been attempting to ease their d/prog media consumers into the coming reality check by the only poll that matters. The d/prog true believers still cling to abortion access as if it will magically save the day. Many voters at the time though the Dobbs decision outlawed abortion. The d/prog made hay over the summer off that ignorance. Now most voters understand that their State govt will be able to reflect the will of their voters.

IOW Massachusetts can be Massachusetts and Mississippi can be Mississippi. As folks have been sorting themselves through domestic migration over the past two decades into areas compatible with their own beliefs the need for National level fights in the culture wars is far less necessary; Federalism will solve the political tension issues if only we allow that to occur.

Voters now mostly understand that if they live in State then they will likely have access to abortion. This works to defuse the issue and allows the voter to worry about inflation, gas and groceries, not to mention crazy Rona policies and the many weirdos trying to indoctrinate their kids in schools.

The shrieking weirdos who haven’t come to terms with the idea of their grand utopian ideal being potentially rejected by voters are gonna flip out again just like on election night in 2016. The news readers calling this or that CD or Senate seat for a r is going to gut them emotionally. The tears will be delicious.

Joe Rogan is no conservative, he supported Bernie for God sakes

He has said he would vote for DeSantis too!


Well he’s the cool choice, he’s at try,
Young and ballsey

They don’t have the cojones to vote for the Lion that
Made DeSantis who he is.

DeSantis would not
Have won the Governorship without President Trumps backing, for God sakes he voted for TPP, he’s in the pocket of the billionaires, he’s investing millions of florida money in “green” business… He even made up an excuse while in NY, after committing to a campaign stop for Zelensky to pull
Put because he meet with a billionaire donor in NY that told him so Not sure the change but somehow he was given”permission “ to support now

Trump is the real
Deal, we need this lion, this bull, we need him badly.

I’m not saying DeSantis hasn’t been an effective Governor, he has, but when the time to support President Trump was needed, Mara Lago, he was found lacking

He even endorsed the wacko republican senator nominee that came out and said God awful things about Trump, so no

I.know.who you. Are.Ron….

We have been here before

    CommoChief in reply to gonzotx. | November 2, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    Using solar power in the ‘Sunshine State’ doesn’t sound crazy. DeSantis spoke out against the DoJ targeting DJT at his home, Maybe he didn’t use the precise language you wanted but it is false to claim he didn’t.

    If DeSantis wins the primary will you support him in the general election? I ask because I will happily support DJT or DeSantis should either win the primary. Your vehemence seems to imply that you would not be willing to support any candidate other than DJT.

      gonzotx in reply to CommoChief. | November 2, 2022 at 9:21 pm

      DeSantis waited 5 freaking days and he didn’t even use his official Twitter account, used his personal, And so not go to the media, hold a press conference… it was in his freaking state?

      On top of that the FBI have to inform the State what they are about to do, usual local sheriffs come along, so there is no “misunderstanding “

      So he knew, didn’t inform President Trump, you know there are ways, his for 5 days and then did a pathetic job

      He’s actually buying vehicles in the “green” new deal

      gonzotx in reply to CommoChief. | November 2, 2022 at 9:28 pm

      I will only support DeSantis IF President Trump does

      DeSantis running against President Trump is a dumb dumb move. There are 70 million Trump supporters that would put him in the box with Pence

      President Trump took the slings and arrows for us, he still is, he’s the King maker, not DeSantis, he’s the one that took on the swamp, he’s our Patton. And they STOLE his Presidency from him and us and YOU think that it’s OK that DeSantis run against him?
      DeSantis has the privilege of having a supportive legislature AND associates that President Trump did not. He had the RINOs, Courts, FBI, CIA, DOJ, traitors on all
      Levels, knifes coming every which way, no one, no one could have withstood what he did, yet he fights
      Give me a break
      You just want the pretty boy, “new deal”

      He hasn’t had much of anything slung at him, but he’s got $200 million and growing from the corporations…

      You do t think he’s going to “owe” them?

        CommoChief in reply to gonzotx. | November 2, 2022 at 10:20 pm


        I get it you want DJT to win the r primary. Fair enough. Please stop projecting ideas and statements and positions onto me and others who refuse to annoint DJT as the 2024 r party nominee without a primary campaign.

        That’s one of the reasons why you are ineffective as an advocate for DJT. You seem to view anyone who doesn’t immediately and unambiguously adopt your view as your enemy. You have consistently displayed the same sort of arguments that Biden uses; everyone who disagrees is not only wrong but immoral.

        If DJT is all that and a bag of chips then he will win the primary. If not he won’t. Either way the purpose of the primary campaign will have been fulfilled; finding the best candidate with the most support for the 2024 election.

        The 2020 election is over and done. We are unfortunately stuck with Biden and the mess he has/is/will make until his term ends. Shenanigans occurred. Social media and many traditional media were in the tank for Biden. Rona was used an excuse to upend ballot security. All that happened. No serious person denies it.

        That said the election of 2024 will be about the issues of 2024 and not about a ‘stolen’ election in 2020. Biden is POTUS, deal with it, we can’t change the fact he was inaugurated. It sucks and I don’t like either.

        Finally the fact that my simple question created such a vehement response full of innuendo and supposition is very telling. You state that ‘you will support DeSantis if DJT tells you to’.

        I really try to stay away from labeling Only Trump folks as being captive to a cult of personality but your answer implies that you have outsourced your vote and decision making to DJT. Seems a little bit like a cult of personality to me.

          gonzotx in reply to CommoChief. | November 2, 2022 at 10:50 pm

          Ahh, 2020 is “over, how convenient.
          No it’s not over, it won’t be over until the truth is exposed that the 2020 election was stolen, plain and simple so
          somehow we can get our Republic back
          This was an American Presidential election stolen over a running toilet in the middle of the night! This destroyed America moving forward, we are being INVADED in Texas, hmm, illegal aliens ( about 5 million more already), this was about about American jobs for all, this is about freedom of choice so that you can say “NO” and not lose your job, your house, your way of life.

          Now we can’t get infant formula, shelfs are bare in grocery stores, children are being taught they are racist for being white, and dancing disgusting perverts are reading to our children.

          It’s About our freaking constitutional government turned into a facist government with the DOJ, IRS, CIA and FBI ALL openingly trying to destroy any opposition. .

          It’s about a man, that had billions and a wonderful life, didn’t have to swim in this swamp, but he loved this country more than
          He loved his billions,
          Oh how he loved his billions!
          They have been trying to destroy him for 6 years, they have put him and his family thru he’ll, yet he fights, he fights for you , me, this once great country day after day.

          But you say , “ move on, let the best man win”…. Are you that blind?

          But, it’s hard, move on, we’re tired already, move on, spilt milk,

          You have got to be kidding

          Trump 2024…. Period

          CommoChief in reply to CommoChief. | November 3, 2022 at 8:36 am


          You’re getting closer to presenting the issues that will frame the 2024 election cycle.

          Children being targeted by weirdos, insane Rona Vax policies lingering on, inflation, crime wave, open borders, failed foreign policies, massive govt debt, rampant govt spending, crony capitalism, corruption, fraud, DEI, CRT, ESG

          If DJT will spend his time in the r primary campaign laying out how he will deal with those issues he will almost certainly win. If instead he, like you, insists on looking backwards to 2020 he will hurt his chances.

          He has been characterized as always trying to make everything about himself, fair or unfair if he harps on 2020 shenanigans it will reinforce that image. It also comes across a little bit whiny. Sure he got several low blows that the refs ignored but the fight continues and once that round is over he has another new round in front of him.

          Bottom line is if he makes 2024 about himself and how 2020 went down he is less likely to win the primary or general election.

        Hominem Humilem in reply to gonzotx. | November 3, 2022 at 8:41 am

        I like the analogy of Trump to Patton. Patton was an effective and aggressive battlefield general. But the Presidency is a different game; it calls for strategic leadership, not tactical acumen (the subordinates need that set of skills). To follow your analogy, you need to figure out who your Eisenhower is–the guy whose administrative expertise and people skills kept the various 50-pound egos (Patton, Montgomery) in check to keep the strategic plan going. Trump is someone to employ as a battering ram to strike fear in the heart of the enemy at certain decisive points and create a breach for others to exploit.

        maxmillion in reply to gonzotx. | November 3, 2022 at 1:32 pm

        Hey, I like Trump even more than you do, but unfortunately at this point he’s a lame duck one-termer. Better to go with the long game, and back someone who can serve for two back-to-back terms, and has the youth to do so too.

And I do t give a sh!t if you say I’m a cultist

I know the truth, I am
Loyal to the only man that can help
Save this nation, one so rich he couldn’t be bought

How many millions does DeSantis already in his coffers from BIG billionaires? 98% of his money is from billionaires. 95% of Trumps are small Donations

Connect the dots…

Are those stars in DeSantis eyes?

What do you think he owes those billionaires?

    CommoChief in reply to gonzotx. | November 3, 2022 at 8:41 am

    So if DJT gets hit by a bus and dies the Nation is doomed? There’s no one else? Not one person? That’s a lot of eggs in one basket.

    IMO, no one is indispensable. Graveyards are chock full of ‘indispensable men’ and the Nation survived.


Maybe read this, clearly better presented than my cultist ideas but, you’ll get the picture…

    CommoChief in reply to gonzotx. | November 3, 2022 at 8:57 am

    I agree that DJT should run in the primary. I have not suggested anything else. I simply refuse to anoint him without a primary contest.

    The primary contest does several things. It separates the serious candidates from the also ran. When the field is narrowed to the serious candidates they have to go toe to toe with each other. It strengthens the eventual nominee because it forces them to hone their message and build a competitive organization.

    The primary contest is very useful for voters because we can see in real time how the candidates respond to and with each other. If someone is intent on being a backstabbing weasel everyone gets to see that. If the media put their thumb on the scale for a candidate we see see it. Same for the party bosses.

    Bottom line is iron sharpens iron. Whomever wins a competitive primary emerges stronger and more prepared for the general election contest. That is the true fight, to get the d/prog boot off our necks. Everyone needs to understand that and support the eventual nominee, it’s too dangerous to stay home because our favorite candidate lost in the primary.

      gonzotx in reply to CommoChief. | November 3, 2022 at 10:00 am

      There is no need for anyone to run against President Trump

      That’s what you don’t really get

      He’s the one, the only one , anyone else is just part of the problem, including The Bank of America DeSantis

        CommoChief in reply to gonzotx. | November 3, 2022 at 1:51 pm


        Which r nominee since WWII that wasnt an incumbent did not face a primary challange? Like it or not DJT isn’t the incumbent. Biden was inaugurated and is the POTUS.

        You continue to ascribe some sort of messianic qualities to DJT and continue to insist that ‘no one else’ will suffice. Indeed you suggest that without DJT becoming not only the r nominee but being elected in 2024 that our Nation will be irreparably damaged.

        I ask again what happens if DJT gets hit by a bus, becomes incapacitated or decides not to run? What happens if he is unable to complete his term of office which you claim he must do in order to correct our course as a Nation?

        I keep asking because you keep avoiding the question. The logical inference is that you are well aware that if DJT isn’t an option you will find and support the candidate you consider the next best thing. You are smart enough to know that refusing to back another r nominee only helps elect the d/prog. I don’t believe you would be so foolish or spiteful to allow the current regime to continue their abuses. Not for one minute.

        That alone informs us all that DJT isn’t indispensable after all. He is simply the preferred candidate of you and a great many others in the upcoming r primary campaign. Though this is all rather academic as no one has officially declared their candidacy as yet.

        Whomever emerges victorious from the r primary we must all unify and support them against the d/prog. If only to prevent the worst excess of the d/prog. I will crawl over broken glass to support and elect the r nominee because anything else just hands the election and power back to the d/prog.

        That’s who the opponent is; the d/prog. Please don’t lose sight of that.

Voter Fraud. The Democrats control more fake votes than voters in every single State with a blue city.

I recently wrote a column about why I believed Trump should not run in 2024. I was wrong. I allowed my distaste for Trump’s personality to override his virtues, which are considerable. Some people want Trump without his vices. I was among them — until yesterday, when I watched and listened to Tom Klingenstein’s speech titled “Trump’s virtues.” It was masterful and shamed me that I did not make the distinction between Trump’s character and his virtues, the former being deeply flawed, the latter being almost perfect. I need to man up in my defense of the former President’s virtues. The speech was among the most pointed I have heard and deserves some exposure. Klingenstein says:

Other Republicans say some version of “I like Trump policies but I don’t like the rest of him.” This gets it almost backwards. Although Trump advanced many important policies, it is the ‘rest of him’ that contains the virtue that inspires the movement… Trump was born for the current crisis, a life and death struggle against a totalitarian enemy I call woke communism… that control all the cultural and economic powers in America…

[Trump] revealed, not caused, the divide in this country. In war, you must make a stand… Trump is a manly man… traditional manhood, even when flawed, is absolutely essential… Trump plays to win… There are no clean hands in a fistfight…Trump is unreservedly, unquestionably pro-America… Trump is a refreshing break from the guilt and self-loathing that marks our age…

Unlike most politicians, when Trump sees a problem, he goes out and fixes it. He fixed our porous borders. He moved our Israeli embassy to Jerusalem after decades of inaction. He eliminated hate-America critical race theory in his administrative agency. He developed a vaccine in record time. He achieved energy independence and much, much more.

His accomplishments far outweigh his personality quirks. No other president did so much in so little