The 2020 election was a hard one for Democrats. Other than the White House and the Senate, Dems suffered at election polls. The party lost 11 seats in the House and faced the narrowest majority in two decades. Add to this the damage the pummeling Dems took in state races, and 2020 seemed like a beating indeed.
The Biden White House has not made things easier. The party is handling the infighting between moderates and extreme-left members, and the president’s approval is terrible. On top of these issues, Congressman John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) became the latest in 10 key Dems to announce their retirement before the 2022 election cycle just last week.
Because of this, the 2022 midterms are looking more and more terrible for Democrats, and they are starting to freak out over it. Back in Sept., Dems were already speaking about a “bloodbath” on progressive items, but their mood is quickly becoming more fearful.
From The Hill:
“To be blunt, I am not feeling good about our position,” one top Dem congressional aide said. “It was never going to be easy. Our success was always sort of contingent on what had to be done. I just believe we are starting to understand how fragile everything is.”
The numbers do favor the Republicans. The GOP only have to win five seats from Dems to get a majority in the House, and that is even without redistricting coming into the picture, which will also work to the Republican’s advantage in 2022.
The Senate currently has 50-50, with VP Kamala Harris as the tie vote, and several Dems are vulnerable, including Raphael Warnock (Ga.), who won his special election to fill a seat that was up for reelection in 2022.
The 2022 election is also an obvious referendum on President Joe Biden and his liberal agenda, which have given conservatives plenty of ammo to use during the campaign season. Approval numbers and recent issue polls don’t look well for Joe Biden and his party.
On top of all these real concerns for the left, a slew of new “longshot” candidates have come into crucial races, getting attention and donations away from Dems who have a better chance of winning their elections. Liberal strategists have their hands full with some very bad candidates.
So, all in all, it is looking like 2022 will be the end of the road for Democrats ruling America. And they know it.
Author: Steven Sinclaire