According to one Democrat-friendly analyst, in order to get Democrat voters to turn out for the midterms, they will “have to scare them the crap outta them” by threatening them with Donald Trump.
John Heilemann, MSNBC’s White House correspondent, spoke on Wednesday’s Deadline: He described the “dark strategy” that prominent Democrats have in mind for the forthcoming campaign season.
Donald Trump is going to be the focus of attention… Let’s say, Donald Trump, that Jan. 6 committee, the threat to democracy, and make Trump… the face the Republican Party.
It is easy to see why.
Heilemann’s honest assessment of Democrats’ chances of winning November elections is that Democrats “can’t motivate [voters] based on hope, their pocketbooks, or any other accomplishments.”
Also, everything is a sham and the voters correctly attribute the fault to the party in charge. He said that inflation was “psychologically the most destructive thing politically” and that it’s a top issue on voters’ minds.
Gallup reported last week that 17% of Americans thought inflation was the most important problem facing America. This is the highest level since 1985 when inflation was at 3.8%. That’s less than half the current rate.
According to the same survey, 47% of Americans worry about their energy bills. This could be for heating the house or filling up the tank. Americans are most concerned about the economy overall, after inflation. 63% disapprove of Biden’s economic management.
A staggering 57% of Americans disapprove that Presidentish Joe Biden handled the border crisis he created. Biden’s rescinding of Trump’s Title 42 (which made it easier for illegal aliens to be deported or stopped from entering the country — starting next month — is likely to make matters worse.
Title 42’s removal is so controversial, even before its deleterious effects kick in, that five Democrat senators joined with the GOP this week to push Biden to restore it.
NEW: 5 Democratic & 6 GOP senators will introduce a new bill on Thursday that would prevent the Biden admin from lifting Title 42 without a detailed plan in place to stop an expected surge of migrants at the border
The bill is led by Sinema & Lankfordhttps://t.co/Uygz7ORVVC
— Alayna Treene (@alaynatreene) April 7, 2022
Midterms Panic: However, Biden still gets high marks for his handling the COVID pandemic. “Only 37% of Americans identify the virus among their top five priorities that the government should address in 2022.”
Another Gallup poll found that crime ranks third among our top concerns. “For the first time since 2016, 53 percent of respondents said they worry a lot about crime.” “27% reported they worry a fair amount,” meaning that crime is “nearly at the top of the 14 national concerns…behind only inflation and the economy.”
The Democrats overall poll badly on crime prevention and safety. Many say, “Donald Trump will ruin our Democracy!” is not on any Americans’ top priorities list. Yet, that’s the strategy Democrats may rely upon for the midterm elections.
Instead of confronting our real problems, Democrats might try to scare their base by telling them scary stories about Trump. What will the Democrats scare people with, anyway? The return to low inflation, strong wage and wage growth, peace in Europe, and two-dollar gasoline
It’s not difficult to imagine many Democrats believing that they can deal with the return to mean tweets if it means a return to normalcy on almost all other things.
What else can they do?
Democrats are so far underwater on every issue that is most important that they would all drown if they tried to get back up too soon.
They have to try it, so “DONALD TRUMP WILL EAT YOUR TRANS BABIES AND YOUR BALLOTS!” will be the answer.
The flapping sound that you hear is a multitude of top-level Democrats trying desperately to escape reality.