Let’s be honest: things are NOT looking good for the Democrat Party headed into the 2022 midterm elections next November. In fact, I don’t ever remember a political party as desperate as is this Democrat Party. From Biden policies that bypass Congress that are being quickly put in place to legislation being rushed through Congress without regular order evidence that desperation is running the show.
Think about that: Democrats had no committee hearings in which to call witnesses, examine documents, offer amendments, and vote whether or not to send proposed legislation to the full House. They simply rammed bill after bill straight to the floor for voting!
I doubt that many in the Democrat Party expected to see the Biden/Pelosi/Schumer government simply ignore the will of the People. They must believe fundamentally that the 2020 election results were a mandate from Americans for their top-down policies to be swiftly implemented. The problems that those policies initiated so quickly when initiated caught Democrat leadership by surprise. Their knee-jerk reaction was just to double and triple down, rushing legislation through the House. Additionally, they’ve used executive fiat from Biden to implement as many additional far-left policies into existence.
Why not? With even just a slim majority in the House and a virtual tie in the Senate gives them a great opportunity to do just what they’re doing. Only losing the House and/or the Senate in 2022 can stop them — if that can even happen.
But the reaction from voters on every front that Democrats have created since the January 20th inauguration is creating problems for their party. And Dems have reacted poorly, simply pushing harder, screaming louder, all while diminishing pushback from their GOP counterparts. It’s as if they are building a Democrat-controlled government without relying on the peoples’ votes. And Americans have awakened and have taken notice.
That creates even MORE roadblocks for Democrats. And a large number of career Democrats subsequently are headed for the exit. And American voters are watching all this develop. And Americans are NOT happy.
The Democrat Party Is In Trouble
When the Washington Post reports that the Democrat Party is facing a “Superstorm” of revolt from voters, you know the political landscape looks pretty bleak for Democrats. Virtually every national political analyst and pollster is predicting that Republicans will easily win back majority control of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2022.
A recent ABC News/Washington Post poll revealed that if the midterm elections were held now, 51% of all registered voters would vote for a Republican in their congressional district. Only 41% of those surveyed said they would support a Democrat. That’s the largest lead for Republicans in more than 100 surveys taken by ABC and the Post since 1981.
Even more troubling for liberals is how this same survey found that 62% of participants said the Democrat Party is “out of touch” with the concerns of most citizens. Mainstream news outlets are offering their usual excuses for the Republican wave, saying it’s a historical trend that the party occupying the White House loses congressional seats in midterm elections. News coverage also blames Democrat troubles on redistricting efforts in several states that will give Republican candidates advantages in 2022.
While these factors are true to a degree, centrist Democrats such as Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Mark Warner of Virginia, Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, and a few others are voicing serious concerns about the broader agenda, the direction, and the political tone of a Democratic Party that has become hijacked by aggressive, outspoken activist members who demand unpopular, even frightening, policy changes in our country.
When Republican Glenn Youngkin won the governor’s race in Virginia race this month, he did it by campaigning on “kitchen-table” issues such as parental involvement in education and an immediate end to the politicization of public school classrooms. Youngkin called for lower taxes, and he voiced respect and support for law enforcement.
Youngkin’s Democrat opponent dug in on education, siding with shrill activists who lashed out at the parents who dared to question education officials. School board officials went as far as calling in the Department of Justice to intimidate parents and label them as domestic terrorists. Parents in Virginia have alleged that FBI agents are infiltrating school board meetings. When Democrat Terry McAuliffe said during a candidate debate that parents have no business telling schools what they should teach, he sealed his own political fate.
More voters are becoming aware of a Democrat political agenda that is not focused on voter top priorities such as reducing inflation, growing the economy, and strengthening border and national security. Instead, many Democrats are actively promoting race-based education, brazenly moving to defund police, and needlessly expanding Medicaid, which has bloated the program to a record 83 million people, a 12% increase over March of 2020.
Biden has also focused on pushing policies that actively discourage work. The administration illegally expanded food stamps by 25% over pre-pandemic levels, even as many choose not to work. Democrats pushed for expanded unemployment benefits and bonuses that were ultimately extended on multiple occasions. Not working became more lucrative for many in America than returning to a job, according to Foundation for Government Accountability research. In September, a record 4.4 million workers quit their jobs, greatly compounding a national labor shortage of more than 10.4 million workers.
So, what are most Democrats doing in the wake of this sobering negative reaction from voters in Virginia, New Jersey, and other states? National Democratic leaders are not advocating for moderation or compromise. They are, according to Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy, “doubling down on stupid.”
And while prominent Democrats try to spin a good line about their chances in the 2022 elections, others see the reality of an ugly election cycle ahead. The results of the November elections in Virginia and typically blue New Jersey are slapping Democrat candidates like a thunderclap. Democrat Rep. Jackie Speier of California became the 14th House Democrat to announce she won’t be running for reelection in 2022. That list also includes House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth of Kentucky and House Democratic Steering Committee co-Chairwoman Cheri Bustos of Illinois. And a most senior Democrat, Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, the longest-serving member of the U.S. Senate, also announced he is calling it quits.
Many members of Congress and Hill staff have said over the years that it’s not nearly as gratifying to serve in the minority party. If Democrats don’t learn from these early election results and adopt more social and physically responsible policies, they might relegate themselves to permanent minority party status.
I’m not certain who first used this line, but it certainly describes what we’re watching from the Democrat Party: “Symbolism over Substance.”
Candidate Joe Biden made a massive list of promises in exchange for votes. I know, every candidate does the same thing. The previous inhabitant of the White House certainly promised many things. But “promising” is where any similarity between Trump and Biden ends. Donald Trump accomplished more of his campaign promises than has any other president in my lifetime. Biden, on the other hand, DID fulfill several of his promises, like the cancellation of the XL Pipeline permit and stopping exploration and gas and oil production on federal lands. He promised to spend a bunch of money on giveaways, although none were described to be giveaways. Those he’s received permission from the Democrat-controlled Congress turned into pork and more pork.
He promised he would bring Americans back together; that he would unite the nation again. He would “kill COVID-19,” and would be the President “of all Americans, not just Democrats.” He’s failed miserably.
We could go on and on, but doing so would only be a waste of time. The purpose of sharing all this with you today is to demonstrate exactly how far in the tank is this Democrat Party. And in less than a year it’s obvious who they are and what are their plans under Joe Biden.
Have you noticed their desperation? It’s as if the world will burn if they don’t get anything and everything for which they ask, but demand from Americans. Their promises are hollow and empty. Their accomplishments are massive in spending and replete with promise after promise that can in no way be fulfilled, even if their intentions really were to do that!
My conclusion is that their desperation is driving this legislative and executive action tyranny. Why are they so desperate? Many Democrats in government have seen the handwriting on the wall: they’re doomed to lose the control they have seized. And it almost certainly will happen in the 2022 midterms in November.
The saddest part of this all is their diminishing their oaths of office, the concerns and support from those who elected them, and have abandoned facts, honesty, and commitments. For what? Lust for permanent control of not just Congress, but all of the federal government.
Prove that wrong and I will apologize. Until then, I suggest we all begin looking at ways to minimize the Democrat Party damages that are already resulting from their actions in this very young administration.
Don’t think things are going to improve under this president. The opposite is likely. Let’s just do everything we can to soften the impacts of all the unlawful executive actions by Mr. Biden and massive spending that dwarfs any ever seen by any government.
It will NOT be easy between here and 2024. Let’s pray that our leaders in Congress who have awakened to these horrors will find ways to mitigate the damage and maybe stop some pending before it’s too late.
Last, of all, let’s pray!