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Democratic Strategists Sound Alarm Bells for November

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Heading into the November 2022 midterm elections is quite a historic and unique time in our nation’s history. President Joe Biden, a year and a half into his term, seems aloof, confused, and running from one crisis to the next with a cheat sheet of notes in his coat pocket. Given that the President’s party historically suffers losses at the ballot box in the following midterm election, what are the Democratic strategists saying and will the Democrats’ top brass listen? 

Outside of a couple of special election races last year, there was really only one major race that strategists on both sides of the aisle were closely watching. The surprising (to Democrats) electoral outcome in Virginias’s off-year gubernatorial race last year saw Republican Glenn Youngkin, a political newcomer, narrowly defeat Democrat Terry McAuliffe, a former Virginia Governor and longtime Clinton loyalist, by over 63,000 votes. How could a state that President Joe Biden won in 2020 by over 10 points swing to the right in just 12 months?

Democratic polling firm ALG Research released a sharply worded memo after the race, based on a series of focus groups they conducted with suburban Washington, DC and Richmond-area voters who had voted for Joe Biden in 2020 and who had then voted for or considered voting for Glenn Youngkin in 2021. The top reason ALG Research concluded: “Our weak national brand left us vulnerable,” drawing attention to the fact that “voters couldn’t name anything that Democrats had done.” McAullife also failed in his attempt to make voters think that Glenn Youngkin was equal to Trump. ALG’s memo to Democrats was blunt, “if our most-effective message in 2022 is that Republicans = Trump, we’re going to get creamed.”  Another major point of ALG’s November 15, 2021 memo revealed their sentiments, how “voters are unhappy with the direction of the country and don’t think we get it.” Voters across the U.S. have been feeling this way for over a year now. Fast forward to today, and that same sentiment has only grown. A new AP-NORC poll found that 85% of Americans say the country is headed in the wrong direction. The biggest shift in the new numbers come from Democrats of whom 78% now say the country is headed in the wrong direction.

It appears that the elite’s high up in the Democratic Party headquarters aren’t getting the message, not only from the people they pretend to speak for, but from their own strategists. In Virginia, Democrats thought they knew better than parents about what children should be learning and that simply tying Youngkin to Trump would be effective. Similar dynamics are playing out all across the country.

Another memo released on February 24, 2022, by Democrat consulting firm IMPACT Research, again rang alarm bells for Democrats regarding their obsession with mask mandates and lockdowns. “When 99% of Americans can get vaccinated, we cause more harm than we prevent with voters by going into our third year talking about restrictions. And, if Democrats continue to hold a posture that prioritizes COVID precautions over learning how to live in a world where COVID exists, but does not dominate, they risk paying dearly for it in November.” 

These are just a few troubling signs for Democrats who just seem out of touch, incapable, and unworthy of being returned to power at the ballot box this November. The era of James Carville “common-sense” Democrats is over and voters have taken note. How many memos will it take for Democrat leaders to listen to voters who care more about paying the bills than how woke your masked four year old is? Democratic strategists are ringing alarm bells but it doesn’t seem like their party leaders are listening. That’s good news for Republicans’ efforts to stop many of the harmful policy ideas, like hiking taxes on small businesses and more inflationary spending, that continue to be pushed by President Biden against the will of the American people.

Bob Carlstrom is President of AMAC Action


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Andrew P
2 months ago

What the Democrats need is for a very deadly Midterm Variant to emerge all across the USA about 3 weeks before the election, so it is already too late to request a mail-in ballot, and the virus is deadly enough that most election workers refuse to work and holding an in-person election is impossible in every State. That way only people who already asked for a mail-in ballot (democrats) get to vote. Maybe the CCP virologists in Wuhan can help the Democrats out with this problem.

C
2 months ago

Tika And Centurian. What you and tens of thousands of American are saying is true but I ask besides voters writing “X” what are we going to do ? Like last election ‘nothing’. We need a leader to enforce the will of the people institute term limits to remove future problems . Let’s say china attacks us we expect the President to handle it.To day there is no one able to stand against Biden Inc. And If it happens again I vote for marshal law just like F D R did to protect America . This is why I say I amAmerica needs a leader to protect the constitution.The word I am referring to is patriot. I’m old now but love my country want to die knowing it is in good hands. .Go. Trump

Tom
2 months ago

As a Democrat and dedicated to my party and future I would have no stress over next November but as a politician in the democratic barn I would be putting out my resume in hopes to eat next year. I won’t hold my breath over this election since the leaders fooled the American people last time and got away with it because no one talked or went to prison. Bend over and say ahhhh! Let us pray as dedicated patriots willing to water hallowed ground with the blood of freedom committed to the Republican people way of life and liberty. Met a liberal reporter in the jungles of Viet Nam writing his impression, wound up in an ambush and as the ak47 rounds are hitting above us one important change took place .He grabbed an m16 and returned fire just like us conservatives. Please note these liberal politicians change their tune when the heat is on them. Go Trump. Please Lord keep this man safe

ops
2 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Written by Josiah Gilbert Holland and read before the Senate by Chaplain Peter Marshall
“God, give us men! A time like this demands
Strong minds, great hearts, true faith and ready hands;
Men whom the lust of office does not kill;
Men whom the spoil of office cannot buy;
Men who possess opinions and a will;
Men who have honor; men who will not lie;
Men who can stand alone before a demagogue and damn
His Treacherous flatteries without winking!
Tall men, sun – crowned, who live above the fog
In public duty and in private thinking.”

Laura Germani
2 months ago

The United States has become a government by the Biden Administration, not the people. We have to vote Red in November. He thinks that he can create and change laws whenever he pulls out his pen. Laws are supposed to be created in the Congress by representatives voted in by the people, not by a puppet administration that was somehow rammed down our throats through a questionable election.

Rich
2 months ago

“Voters couldn’t name anything that Democrats have done”. Well, voters can sure as heck name plenty that democrats have done TO America and none of it is good. Non democrat voters aren’t as stupid as many think. There will be shock and awe in November in the democrat camp. Couldn’t happen to nicer folks.

Barb304
2 months ago

Let’s drain the swamp in November. These jerks need to go!!!

ops
2 months ago
Reply to  Barb304

The cesspool is deep!!

Steven Tapper
2 months ago

We’ll find out in November if Election Integrity is in jeopardy. With 85% of the country believing that the country is going in the wrong direction we should be seeing a massive turnover of defeated Democrats in both the House and Senate. You knew there was going to be a problem with Election Integrity when Joe Biden rarely campaigned as was isolated in his basement. On the rare few times he campaigned in public he was seen with a dozen or less reporters standing in painted circles, all wearing masks 20′ or more from Biden. Compare that to the large crowds that Trump had at his rallies. After the mid-term elections the DNC will find a way to get rid of Biden but the damage will continue. Mail In Ballots MUST be verified to be from actual, legal voters before they can be tabulated and illegal votes must be discarded. If the Democrats are allowed to control the election process as in the past, we can look forward to seeing this country slide into Socialism which is not an option.

mark
2 months ago

No matter what the Demorats do , if WE THE PEOPLE DONT GET OFF OUR BUTTS AND VOTE , there will be no need to complain about the planned recession on the way soon ,, and we will again be right where the NWO wants us , for the next two years ,, say so long to the future of AMERICA ,,, and hello to SOCIALISM

tika
2 months ago

doubt we’ll have a fair election in 2022 or beyond. feels like 2020 all over. prepare for the worst. their are no, NO public statements from anyone, anywhere assuring a fair election result this time. people are telling me they are at a breaking point on this takeover by the left crap and won’t stand for it much longer.

Centurion
2 months ago
Reply to  tika

The demon-communist-cRAT fraud machine is alive and well. Nov 2022 voter fraud will be just as bad or worst than 2020 was. Remember what Josep Stalin said, “It matters not how you vote. What matters is who counts the vote.”

Rich
2 months ago
Reply to  Centurion

NEVER give up your right to vote! There is a LOT that has transpired on the election fraud front. The problem is, the “media” refuses to cover it. The left and their minions will not acknowledge the facts. Many counties and some states have passed measures FOR election integrity. Don’t believe the lies from the left.

Bob Charles
2 months ago

It is time for REAL AMERICANS to take America BACK ! We have people from 135 Countries pouring into America and all Invited by this Illegal Administration, Fight Back Dammit !

Rich
2 months ago
Reply to  Bob Charles

Right! If nothing else, make your voices heard! America IS worth fighting for. WE might just be the last generation to save this nation.

Lloyd
2 months ago

We all know any shift in the Democrats policies towards help and improving the economy would only be an election ploy and not a serious shift in policy.

Jeanette
2 months ago

We all know…those of us who have been here for many years…Biden is not the same man he was in his younger days. Most of the present time he does not know what he is saying..and the reality of our country’s overall status and the ruin his party is doing. Time to remove him from office. Only problem is in who would be put in his place. It’s pretty scary! We really have to vote in November to “save” our Republic..because we have 2 more years of suffering to endure. And what is also scary are the Rhinos in the Republican party who sway left and right when it suits them.

Barb
2 months ago
Reply to  Jeanette

I’m sorry but Biden NEVER did any good for America when he was a “younger man”. He has rode along with those who run the charge and it isn’t him and never has been. Well, it is time to vote Pelosi, Schumer and Biden and Harris and open up the cell blocks for them for their injustices to America.

Kurt
2 months ago
Reply to  Jeanette

Biden has always been a cheat, liar, socialist, elitist. Look at his past, he is not a centrist by any means.
All the cries to impeach are useless as well. If that happens, we get Harris. Next in line is Pelosi. It will not end until November 2024, and only if conservatives and libertarians stop being the Silent Majority!

Rich
2 months ago
Reply to  Kurt

Those in line behind Biden will only continue the comedy routine. America and the world will see very quickly “the next in line” will be just as bad for America. The only difference is that their mental illness is a direct result of ignorance.

Becky
2 months ago

They aren’t listening because: they aren’t “democrats”! That party died in the 70s with my grandparents. These things are Communists. They will never listen. They order…. and exterminate if you won’t fall in line.
Note the people locked up without trials. Locked out of their jobs. Losing everything because the Commies are throwing stupid tantrums.
People have got to wise up and lock them out of office for a century! The same amount of time they’ve spent trying to turn America Communist.
BTW….they are succeeding.

Jeanette
2 months ago
Reply to  Becky

I quite agree with your comments…the True Dem Party has left the room!No longer devoted to our Constitution..

Rich
2 months ago
Reply to  Jeanette

Too much of Bernie’s and others influence.

JEFFREY JONES
2 months ago

Arrest and prosecute the whole biden administration for treason and murder

Becky
2 months ago
Reply to  JEFFREY JONES

Along with many RINOs.

George Morgan
2 months ago

I wish someone would do a undercover operation and pose as a boarder crosser and then follow the process and track the COST and where the money is coming from and where do those people go ! And who is paying to keep them in the U.S.A.

Becky
2 months ago
Reply to  George Morgan

I’m in conservative SW Michigan. We’ve been flooded with Hondurans, Guatemalans, and muslims. And WE are paying for them.
Brand new trucks!! How many of us can afford those? Good clothes. Unlimited groceries!! And, of course, ALL their health care.
While we go without.

Barb
2 months ago
Reply to  Becky

Who is your Governor? Vote him out. Those trucks should be used to haul those people out of there. Send them to Washington like Texas is doing!!!!

Barb
2 months ago
Reply to  George Morgan

VERY GOOD IDEA….HOW ABOUT THAT AMAC….CAN THIS BE SET UP? TIME FOR ACTION.

Honey
2 months ago

If Biden and company were confident of a win, why would they feel the need to disallow voters to show proof of citizenship?
Because that was the whole purpose of all these illegal immigrants. If they vote Democrat, they swing the election to the left.

Rich
2 months ago
Reply to  Honey

If the socialist democrats could sweep a big win in November, they would single-handedly bring on a TRUE insurection.

anna hubert
2 months ago

election fraud and abortion is that all there is to democrats??

JEFFREY JONES
2 months ago
Reply to  anna hubert

yes…they are tools of Satan

Hal
2 months ago
Reply to  JEFFREY JONES

Also, Sata is the tools of the DemocRats. No matter how you put it, the DemocRats and Satan seem to have the same ploy.

Becky
2 months ago
Reply to  anna hubert

Yes. Aka….”trigger issues”.

Frederick
2 months ago
Reply to  anna hubert

I think LBJ trained the Clintons, and the Clintons trained BHO and JB.

Hal
2 months ago
Reply to  Frederick

LBJ was trained by FDR …. start a war to ease economic depression!

Barb
2 months ago
Reply to  anna hubert

yup

Stephen Russell
2 months ago

2 rerun 2020

William C Smith
2 months ago

Buy and read Kenny Xu’s “An Inconvenient Minority.” Then, visit any relevant article posted on Yahoo “News”, write a response and include in your comments mention of the Chinese-model hall monitors in Silicon Valley censoring comments and preventing participation in discussions. the results seem to indicate it is time for appropriatae alternatives to the currently biased and controlling Progressive platforms.

Ollyoop, a True Sheepdog
2 months ago

Unfortunately it is way past time for reasonably appropriate alternatives! The treasonous scum responsible for the current state of our once great country have managed to light the fuse of a tender box that is far closer to igniting than they realize. Once it does erupt, there will be no returning to what was considered normal behavior! Actions of a highly pissed middle class will remind one of the old saying about ‘trying to put the Genie back in the bottle’.

Rich
2 months ago

When dealing with tyrants, reason is not part of the equation.

Dave Saucier
2 months ago

What was so sage and forward-looking about Carville era Democrats anyway? Just a shade or two less foul than the menagerie running the circus today. Leftism doesn’t work, guys. Truman knew it, JFK new it, and Democrat senators such as Daniel Patrick Moynihan, William Proxmire, and Joe Lieberman knew it. A thorough housecleaning is in order, starting with leftist university professors and newspaper editorialists.

anna hubert
2 months ago
Reply to  Dave Saucier

complete demolition I’d say and start anew