Normally I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this is one of those times when I don’t hate it so much. many.
For President Joe Biden and his fellow Democrats, 2022 is likely to be a brutal year.
For starters, history tells us that the midterm election years are usually not good for the president’s party, as they are seen as referendums on how that president conducted his first two years in office. .
And polls at all levels tell us that no one – Democrats or Independents – and certainly not Republicans, of course – is happy with Biden.
The main reason Democrats are unhappy with Biden stems from his inability to rally his party to rally around his platform.
Considering how Sen. Joe Manchin (DW.Va.) effectively torpedoed Biden’s much-vaunted “Build Back Better” plan for the foreseeable future earlier this week, and see how Manchin and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) remain staunch supporters of filibuster – for which Democrats, in general, have regained hatred now that the Senate is split 50/50 – that is unlikely to change.
But Biden and his fellow Democrats also face another problem from within, which revolves around Hispanic voter support, which began to wane during the Trump years. It’s a trend that recent elections, including the September recall election in California and the November 2021 off-year election, indicate showing no signs of abating.
While the percentages are low, in close elections, you don’t have to massively tip Republicans out of a grassroots Democratic voting bloc to change the course of a race. It only takes a percentage point or two.
The problems Independents have with Biden and the Democratic Party largely match the problems Republicans have with him. They don’t like his push for vaccine warrants, they don’t care about his constant fear of COVID-19, and they don’t stick to his economic plans.
Biden’s exit strategy from Afghanistan and his disastrous handling of it, which saw 13 US Marines murdered as they tried to protect innocent Afghans and which, for weeks, was fraught with danger to them. Americans stranded there, won’t help him either. This has already bolstered Republican opposition against it and will likely inspire some of those who may not have participated in the 2022 midterm elections to make their voices heard on election day.
Parents, even those in states other than the Red States, are also galvanized against the “awake” education program based on critical racial theory that Democrats are forcing – or at the very least attempting to impose – on young children in the world. public school classrooms across the country.
Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe found out the hard way last month after repeatedly insulting parents in the state by lying about coordinated efforts to implement a sweeping agenda that involves to teach black children to believe that they are perpetual victims of their white “white privilege” classmates, and that America is an inherently racist country.
He also admitted point blank during a debate that “I don’t think parents should tell schools what to teach,” an illuminating statement that occurred during a controversial exchange between him and Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin on whether parents should be given notice of when sexually explicit material was going to be taught to their children – another issue parents have with Democrats locally in various parts of the country .
Shortly after parents began showing up for school board meetings, Biden’s DOJ issued a memo that sought to implicate the FBI in “investigating” the parents for alleged “threats,” an attempt clear to suppress freedom of expression.
The anger of parents, independent voters and Hispanics towards Democrats continues to grow, and if they don’t change course, what happens in November at the polls is not going to be pleasant for them.
Media analyst Stacey Matthews also writes under the pseudonym Sister Toldjah and is a regular contributor to RedState and Legal Insurrection.