Democrat Insiders Fear ‘Screwing Up’ Midterms: ‘G**dammit Man, It’s So Infuriating’

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Democrat insiders are disquieted about the likely drubbing the Democrat Party will receive in the 2022 midterm elections.

With 71 percent of Americans believing the nation is headed in the wrong direction, Democrat insiders whined to Politico about how difficult it will be to retain the House and Senate. According to a January poll, Republicans lead Democrats on a generic ballot by 12 points. The poll is significant because it reveals for which party Americans will vote without knowing the specific candidate.

“Things could change,” said David Axelrod, an adviser to former President Barack Obama. “But with only a quarter of the country believing things are headed in the right direction, the president sitting at a 40 or 42 [percent] approval and inflation at a 40-year high, the atmosphere clearly is not promising for Democrats to buck historical trends.”

Axelrod’s hope that things could change was contradicted by Julie Roginsky, a former top adviser to New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D). Roginsky expressed that Democrats must not deceive themselves into thinking they will maintain control of the House and Senate, citing 40-year-high inflation and soaring gas prices.

“We’ve got to stop fooling ourselves here,” Roginsky said. “It would be a challenging environment, anyway, because the midterm election of an incumbent president whose party controls both houses always is. Layer on top of that concerns about inflation, concerns about the economy generally.”

Irene Lin, who is managing Democrat Tom Nelson’s Senate campaign in Wisconsin, echoed Roginsky’s worries but conveyed the Democrats’ concerns are larger than policy failures. “They just see it as, ‘You guys are in charge, and you’re screwing up,’” she said about the Democrats’ inability to lead the nation past President Biden’s manufactured crises.

During Biden’s presidency, more than two million migrants have been apprehended at the southern border, fentanyl became the greatest killer among 18- to 45-year-olds, inflation has soared to a 40-year high, gas prices increased to all-time highs, weekly wages shrank, supply chain woes have persisted, and the deadly Afghan withdrawal deeply embarrassed the nation.

Kelly Dietrich, a former Democrat fundraiser, lashed out at Americans for turning away from Biden’s party and towards the GOP. Dietrich’s worries are confirmed by polling. Seventy-five percent of swing voters in competitive districts say Democrats are “out of touch” with reality or “condescending” towards them, a National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) poll revealed last week.

“Goddammit man, it’s so infuriating,” Dietrich said outright, criticizing Americans for turning their backs on Democrats. “It’s easier to tear shit down than it is to build shit up … It’s much easier to frame people who are actively trying to build and accomplish things as failing and incompetent than it is to provide your alternative solution.”

“Our society seems to have gone batshit,” he added.

The midterm outlook has become so grim for Democrats that 55 powerful and influential House Democrats are reportedly financially stiffing the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). The members are failing to pay the dues they owe, likely because of the great odds that Republicans will retake the chamber.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has reportedly tried to force her members to pay their dues, but Pelosi is grappling with her own problems. Her approval rating makes her the most unpopular Democrat politician, according to the NRCC.

The Democrats’ challenges come November may increase if Republicans retake the House and Senate. Top Republicans are speaking about potentially impeaching Biden if they successfully retake both congressional chambers.

“I think that’s definitely a discussion we have to have,” Rep. Jim Jordan said last week.

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