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What Can Democrats Possibly Run on in November?  

Posted on Wednesday, June 8, 2022
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by AMAC, Bob Carlstrom
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If you are like me and have been paying attention to the news lately, you have probably realized that President Joe Biden and Congressional Democrats have been having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day – over and over for the last eight months. It seems like almost every week, there is a new crisis facing Americans, and the Biden administration is running back and forth, trying to put out one dumpster fire after another. The chaos we are witnessing today is mainly driven by the President’s own policies, his administration’s inability to understand what’s going on around them, and his reactionary approach to governing. Meanwhile, the President’s marquee legislative proposal, the “Build Back Better” plan, has been whittled down and is now stalled in Congress. So what can Democrats run on in November?   

The latest crisis facing Americans came over the last few weeks as mothers across the country scramble to find baby formula. The shutdown of a tainted manufacturing plant in Michigan contributed to the shortage, and labor shortages and supply chain bottlenecks coupled with a small, tightly regulated industry drove the crisis. President Biden and his team were well aware of the hallmarks of the crisis in the making and, like the desperate mothers, found themselves scrambling to import baby formula from Europe and Australia.  

The heaviest albatross around the Democrats’ neck is 41-year high inflation which clocked in at 8.5% year-over-year in March. With that comes record highs across the board, such as groceries costing 10.8% more than one year ago and eating out costing 7.2% more. As of this writing, the national price of gasoline is $4.715 according to AAA, which is up 52% from last year, and 100% (doubling) since January 20, 2021 – when Biden took office — the average price for a gallon of gas nationwide was approximately $2.39. According to JP Morgan analysts, gas prices are expected to hit $6 a gallon by August if trends continue.  

Even members of his own party are publicly criticizing him for his weak approach to inflation. Progressive Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) wrote an opinion piece in the New York Times stating, “I support the president’s efforts, but we need a bolder vision and faster action. We need an all-out mobilization, not just a few ad hoc initiatives reacting to headlines.”  

Khanna’s remarks came on the heels of Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s comments when she admitted, “I was wrong about the path inflation would take.” Biden, Yellen, and the gang have been wrong about a lot of things, and their lack of vision and foresight compounded with reckless spending and government handouts is hurting real Americans.  

In addition to a baby formula shortage and record-high inflation, Democratic policies have created more problems for Americans than they were meant to solve.   

President Biden and Washington Democrats have another record high on their watch: illegal border crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border. In 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol recorded over one million encounters.  

Given all of the above, it’s no wonder that President Biden’s latest poll numbers have also hit a record low. According to an Ipsos poll conducted from May 23rd to the 24th, 2022, President Biden’s approval rating sits at 36%, with 59% disapproving of the President’s performance. The same poll found 36% of Americans ranking “economy, unemployment, and jobs” as the most important problem facing America.  

With numbers like that, and a Congress that seems incapable of passing anything but spending bills like more unneeded COVID funding and five Ukraine aid bills in the last two months, the Congressional window is closing to pass major legislation, though Biden’s top aides are working overtime to reach a deal with Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kirsten Sinema (D-AZ) on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 budget reconciliation bill that would raise taxes, spend more on climate change programs, and balloon the IRS budget. So far they have nothing to show.  

Aside from their “Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act,” which mostly renewed existing funding and likely helped doom Biden’s hopes for a larger liberal wish-list bill, Democrats on the ballot in November don’t have much to campaign on actually, little to nothing, except causing harm to Americans — other than how they would do things differently than their party’s standard bearer.

Bob Carlstrom is President of AMAC Action  

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edward
edward
2 years ago

which is why they need to go the way of the whigs since they are just as worthless!!!

PaulE
PaulE
2 years ago

To answer your question, the Democrats can run on delivering exactly what they promised they would do in 2020. Every policy and executive order enacted has been part of the what the Democrat Party promised to deliver, if they were given control of the federal government again. They are rapidly moving this country towards adopting all the tenets of socialism and achieving the exact results one would expect to see in any nation moving in that direction at a rapid pace. That there were any Americans stupid enough to vote for such a platform isn’t the fault of the Democrats. It’s the fault of the people, who were too lazy and apathetic to do 20 minutes worth of reading of the 110-page Democrat Party Platform that was up on the DNC website for almost all of 2020. All the Democrat candidates, including Joe Biden, echoed support for all these destructive socialist policies during the Democrat nominee debates. So the American people had more than ample information to make a decision, if they bothered to pay attention to what was going on. Then again, we’re back to the lazy and apathetic part.

Now the question NOT asked is “Will the American make any better decisions in the midterms and beyond by NOT voting for any Democrat anywhere?” Hopefully at least some of the Democrats will lose their seats in some of the blue or purple states. Enough to swing control of both the House and Senate back to Republican control to at least stop most of the destructive spending fueling inflation. However, I learned decades ago to NOT assume people learn from their mistakes and then turn around and make better choices. Sometimes it tales a lot more pain and suffering to get some people to “wake up” as so many opine here. So we will all just have to wait and see until November to see if the American people have learned anything from the unnecessary pain they have been put through.

Avion
Avion
2 years ago

Well if California is any example they wont need to run on any platform. Democrats ran away with everything on June 7th!! I mean they took nearly every single election!!

Rik
Rik
2 years ago

Democrats will do what they always do. . . Lie, promise. Lie some more, promise some more and then do what they do best . . . Just keep lying and promising more lies!

Patriot Will
Patriot Will
2 years ago

Most of my friends and relatives are so apathetic and deranged against President Trump, that they will vote Democrat, no matter what. It’s very painful to see so much stupidity and fanaticism in my family and extended family, but “it is what it is.” At this point, about 1/3 of our citizenry is so illogical that they will only listen to reason if our lame stream, main stream propagandists actually become reporters. What’s the chance of that happening? (perhaps 0-5%) If voters of reason do not come out in droves, the Democrats, who are experts in cheating and scaring people to vote irrationally, may very well keep their stranglehold on the massive dysfunction and corruption in our potentially great country.

David
David
2 years ago

If the leftists don’t steal the election for the 2nd time in 2 years, many of them will go to jail. I guess is they will steal it to stay out of jail,

Deb Rockwell
Deb Rockwell
2 years ago

They will run on their brilliant problem solving plan of calling conservatives racist, homophobic Xenophobes, and trying to convince people they must be one of these vile things if they don’t vote for the useless Democratic Party.

TIREDOFBS
TIREDOFBS
2 years ago

LETS GO BRANDON!

Sharon Ormsby
Sharon Ormsby
2 years ago

They are running on prochoice up until the moment of birth….are you still sure you want this thing??? They are running on the color of a person’s skin, unless of course, they are from another country where the test scores are much higher than the normal American’s…then, that person, even though they aren’t Anglo, doesn’t count as a person of color! Doesn’t matter if that person is Black, native American, from another country, if that score is higher….oh my! They will run on, conservatives are delusional and paranoid, 2000 mules is delusional, Wikipedia says so. L, G, B, T, Q, A, B, C, D, and more rights, lol, that’s what they will run on…plus deluded gun control…..

mark
mark
2 years ago

THEY ARE RUNNING ON THE SAME LIES AND DECEPTION THAT THEY HAVE FOR YEARS AND I HAVE NEVER UNDERSTOOD WHY PEOPLE BELIEVE IN THEM ,, PEOPLE THING BACK TO WHAT THIS COUNTRY LOOKED LIKE 2 YEARS AGO ,, AND THEN WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE NOW ,,, PLEASE GO VOTE ,,BECAUSE ITS ONLY GOING TO GET MUCH WORSE IN THE NEXT 2 YEARS

Philip Hammersley
Philip Hammersley
2 years ago

Like every election they will run on LIES! The economy is great. There are millions of white supremacists loose in the US. Global warming will kill us all in 12 (choose #) years. BLM/antifa riots are peaceful.

Ed G
Ed G
2 years ago

The Dems will run on two things: Gun Control and Abortion Rights. A lot of that will be scaremongering, however both of those issues also present interesting challenges for conservative politicians to present concrete, worthwhile solutions.
P.S.In case anyone cares, I am a conservative.

Mike
Mike
2 years ago

Why would we worry about “unemployment” when it is at a record low?
A much bigger issue is we now have over 11 million unfilled jobs, due to the Democrats paying many not to work, more than they could earn by working.

CoNMTX
CoNMTX
2 years ago

The Demo/Globalists have never had an actual platform. Just more BS piled on BS. If I had to say what the Demo/Globalist platform was it would be, “lie, deny, & blame someone else”.

Jeb
Jeb
2 years ago

More lies, which the suckers will believe hoping for a freebie hand out.

Marc Ziegler
Marc Ziegler
2 years ago

Maybe the Dem’s can run on incompetence, stupidity and lawlessness!! That is exactly what we got buy electing democrats in 2020. The time after the 2020 election will go down as one of the most corrupt times in American history. One thing I noticed in our representative form of democratic government, there is no guaranty that anyone elected will be smart and honest. What they say in a campaign is not always how they govern. Dems are the worst. Fast forward to now, the Dem’s have pretty much destroyed almost everything good the past administration had accomplished. How about $7.00 gas, under Trump it was $2.00!!! Afghanistan, open borders, an obvious push for globalization with China willing to take over world dominance. Yes, the Dems have a lot to run on and it is all bad…..Wake Up America.

tika
tika
2 years ago

they can run on a brief in their bones that America loves the swamp.

Art
Art
2 years ago

36%? 36%? 36%? 36%? 36%? APPROVAL WHO THE HEXX ARE YOU???? DO YOU ACCEPT THE EXCUSES?? JUST WAIT UNTIL THE DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK EXCUSE IS OFFERED. STOP THE GOVERNMENT LINE THAT SUPPLY CHAINS ARE THE ISSUE AFTER ALL BUTTGUAGE( LARGE DIAMETER) HAS BEEN IN CHARGE. JUST LIKE KAMALA,THE CACKLING HEN,HAS BEEN IN CHARGE OF THE SOUTHERN NON EXISTENT BORDER. JOEY’S BOYS ARE TRYING TO BUILD BACK BROKE.

THE BORDER IS NOW AND HAS BEEN A SIEVE THANKS TO JOEY’S CAMPAIGN RUN.

UNLESS SOMETHING RUDE HAPPENS, WE HAVE 2 MORE YEARS JUST TO GET THINGS STRAIGHTENED OUT. MAYBE.

JEFFREY JONES
JEFFREY JONES
2 years ago

SAVE THE U.S.A……EXTERMINATE ALL DEMONRATS!!!

tika
tika
2 years ago

how about on the Interstate in front of a semi running $10/gal diesel.

Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
2 years ago

Cheaters loose. Goodby Dems. Kyle L.

jim pollino
jim pollino
2 years ago

They can steal it again.

edward
edward
2 years ago

as long as “useful idiots” continue to exist(they always have going to back to at least the roman empire), it won’t matter what the dems run on, idiots are just that IDIOTS!!!!!

LarryFrom10EC
LarryFrom10EC
2 years ago

What can the democrats run on? Simple. Everything is going great and the reason it is so bad is because of Trump.

Kelly
Kelly
2 years ago

How about “Anything’s better than who’s there now! “

PapaGrouch
PapaGrouch
2 years ago

I disagree with the statement “dems running back and forth trying to put out the fires.” If you’re even halfway paying attention, Biden and this administration CREATED these fires, deliberately.

Myrna Wade
Myrna Wade
2 years ago

Democrats don’t have anything to run on and think they don’t need it. They can make up fiction and keep on going. Their voters have already decided to vote democrat and make sure they don’t vote for any of what they view as the enemy–republicans, MAGA or any independent associated with the enemy.

Luke
Luke
2 years ago

Democrats, (liberals and progressives), will win in November. They will cheat mightily because they’ve learned how to manipulate the DOJ and voting protocol. They WILL cheat to win. But, my question is this: WHAT has the RNC done since 2020 to correct the corrupt voting protocol? Near as I can see, republicans have done absolutely NOTHING to prevent federal voter fraud from re-occurring. The republican party is like a bunch of zombies in a really bad sci-fy flick just meandering spastically with no direction. Don’t kid yourselves: November will be another fraudulent American election built, guided and approved by Pelosi.

tika
tika
2 years ago

they can run on any interstate in front of a diesel semi.

Bob
Bob
2 years ago

If the election process isn’t honest it doesn’t matter what they run on. Gun laws don’t bother criminals and unenforced election laws ALSO don’t affect CRIMINALS.

Hal
Hal
2 years ago

I kind of think that there are more sources to blame about the predictable failure of the DemocRat Party to successfully govern during the Joe Hidin’ Biden regime. I truly believe a majority faction of the New Media is in the main a propaganda outlet and supporter of the DemocRat Party. The News Media in general thrives on controversy and political jousting, so they do what they can to support the DemocRat Party because they know that, in so doing, keeps the media interest hot.

BlueBoomer
BlueBoomer
2 years ago

It doesn’t matter what they run on if they are allowed to continue cheating (and you know they will). The spineless Republicans can’t be trusted to stop them, or even put up a decent fight. They use the issue to ask for increased campaign donations, then betray us to the leftists with inaction. I will continue to vote my conscience, which is about all I can do. Meanwhile, I have turned my 2 acres into a small family farm, because I’m quite sure that hard times are coming, like we haven’t seen since the Great Depression. This time around, Americans will starve by the millions because the cities are full of liberal idiots who have very few real-world life skills.

Ralph Balch
Ralph Balch
2 years ago

They will run on their ability to rig elections, period.

THX 1138
THX 1138
2 years ago

“What Can Democrats Possibly Run on in November?”

The same thing that they’ve been convinced about for the last seven years will score victory after victory at the polling booths.
Trump Derangement Syndrome or simply TDS.

tempus
tempus
2 years ago

Unfortunately, Republicans will do little to undo the damage that Biden and the Democrats have done. What was the last program of the Democrats that the Republicans completely abolished?

Rik
Rik
2 years ago

You really mean “Run From” don’t you?

C Hawk
C Hawk
2 years ago

They run on Lies.

Jeff Savlov
Jeff Savlov
2 years ago

Time for the Republicans to take the gloves off and start hitting back. First they must continue to rid themselves of each and every RINO, Foreign agent ( MItch McConnell for example), and liberal leaning loser who isn’t quite liberal enough to be a criminal Democrat. Fight to eliminate any and all voting laws and policies, such as wholesale mail in ballots, ballot harvesting, vote counting without oversight, and most importantly, political advertising which twists or fully disregards the truth and reporting by FCC licensed outlets. The latest claim that they can provide a balanced budget in 7 years is just blowing more smoke. They can take a lesson from common sense and balance the budget now by repealing the 16th amendment and passing he Fair Tax thereby eliminating the $300 billion expense to taxpayers of the IRS, take an axe to the payroll of the Federal Government and reduce it by not less than 50%, pass term limits, re-engineer the welfare system and reintroduce it as an assistance program not by handing out checks to recipients but by subsidizing employers who employ them with the welfare portion reducing as the employee gains more experience and thereby receives a raise in pay, and rewarding not penalizing those who want to retrain for a career or maintain a two parent household. These are just a few things that can make people listen. Talking in platitudes and speaking in generalities is just more empty promises that we have all heard before as far back as The Gingrich days. Empty promises don’t put food on the table.
Forget about the Trump years except the re-institution of many of the programs that put the country on solid footing. Force the Dems to promote real plans not garbage giveaways.

Martha Henriod
Martha Henriod
2 years ago

Another thing that has been totally ignored and needs to be addressed is the massive number of food preparation plants and fertilizer plants that have been going up in flame. Those things in themselves are going to cause massive food shortages and price hikes.

Observer
Observer
2 years ago

Democrats could run on wind power. It works as much as they do.

CoNMTX
CoNMTX
2 years ago

I would like to see all Demo/Marxists running on very thin ice.

Jon Long
Jon Long
2 years ago

The democrats doesn’t have a thing to run on because the American people can see that he doesn’t support their interests and his administration doesn’t give a damn about the inflation, high gas prices, grocery prices and supply issues.

Clark Kent
Clark Kent
2 years ago

The author is missing the point. The Dumbocrats, just like in 2020, don’t have to run FOR anything. When election fraud rules the day, you don’t need to do anything but make sure the fix is in. WAKE UP!

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
2 years ago

Democrats will run on what they always run on… the lies the spew and a public relations MSM who will report it unquestioned as truth!

el Dorko
el Dorko
2 years ago

Clearly the Dims have absolutely nothing to run on. Nada.

Darlene Ashley
Darlene Ashley
2 years ago

THEY’LL RUN BY LYING THE WAY THEY’VE BEEN DOING SINCE GETTING INTO OFFICE!!!

Rich
Rich
2 years ago

Maybe they can run on electricity because everyone knows they are out of gas.

Jeanette
Jeanette
2 years ago

JB”s party lost me at the gate…blaming everything on Putin..Trump and Repub party is pretty stale..unless they have courage to name the Repubs who are flip-floping to keep their heads above water. Put blame where it really should be…the JB Administration. Show what side you are all on in November.

James Parker
James Parker
2 years ago

You wrote: “the Biden administration is running back and forth, trying to put out one dumpster fire after another.”
I disagree. It appears to me that the Biden administration is running around lighting one dumpster fire after another.

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