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With Midterm Elections Imminent, It Seems “The Democratic Party Moved Left but the Country as a Whole Hasn’t”

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WASHINGTON, DC, July 25 — Will DINO [Democrat In Name Only] Joe Manchin and like-minded Democrats in Congress help trigger a landslide win for Republicans in the upcoming midterm elections? It certainly looks that way.

Oddly enough, Sean McElwee, a progressive political strategist, admits that Manchin’s moderation “makes a lot of sense. People who vote for Republicans are not like, ‘I’m voting for Republicans because local companies in West Virginia just need the right tax breaks.’ No, they’re like: ‘I believe that government spending is too big. Too many people don’t work. And social change in this country is happening too quickly.’ And I don’t agree with those things, but that’s what those voters believe. And Manchin’s the only one who really speaks to those broad ideological concerns.”

In an interview with the Epoch Times, Jamie Wright, who describes herself as “a millennial attorney and political pundit,” seems to think so. As Wright put it, the Democratic Party’s “[moderate voting] base is becoming increasingly disenchanted with what seems to be the ongoing failures of the Biden administration on major party platforms such as rising inflation, gas prices, and a pretty weak economy.”  Wright went on to say that, although they don’t get much attention in the mainstream media, the fact is “There is a real power struggle between the moderates and the extreme left within the party. However, moderates still make up the majority,”

Another political consultant, Josh Wilson, says the moderate Democrats will either give the election a pass, or some of them may bite the bullet and vote Republican. “Democrat members of the Congress seem to be trending more to the left but Democrat voters are not,” Wilson explained. “To be more specific, Democrats in D.C. seem to be putting social issues ahead of economic issues. [However,] most voters want the government to focus on things that impact them daily,”

Let’s face it. Joe Biden and his Congressional minions — “woke” movement or not — have made a mess of our economy and voters are in pain. The president’s approval rating is in the tank. It stands at a mere 30% who think he’s got it right. Even leftist publications such as Time Magazine think so, having earlier this year published an article with the headline: How the Biden Administration Lost Its Way.

Ryan Crocker, former U.S. ambassador in Kabul put it this way: “An Administration that pledged to restore competence and normalcy seems overmatched and reactive. Biden has been caught flat-footed by not one but two COVID-19 variants. He has repeatedly failed to close the deal with the Senate he boasted of mastering. The former chair of the foreign relations committee has presided over escalating tensions with Russia and China as well as a chaotic pullout from Afghanistan. The consequences to America’s credibility abroad could be lasting.” Crocker added, ‘What could be more damaging to internationalism in this country than an internationalist who is perceived as having just completely screwed the pooch?”

Indeed, the traditional give and take of American politics wherein when the party in power bungle things up for the electorate it cedes control of Congress in the midterm elections and it eventually leads to the loss of the presidency.

In conclusion, the New York Times published an exceptionally lengthy discourse on what might happen should a Red Wave of Republicans take back the House and the Senate come November. Author Jason Zengerle points out that “The bigger, more consequential question — not just for the moderates but for all Democrats — is whether this projected midterm wipeout is merely a cyclical occurrence or the manifestation of a much deeper and more intractable problem. Over the last decade, the Democratic Party has moved significantly to the left on almost every salient political issue. Some of these shifts in a more ambitiously progressive direction, especially as they pertain to economic issues, have largely tracked with public opinion: While socialism might not poll well with voters, Democratic proposals to raise taxes on corporations and the wealthy, increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour and lower the age of Medicare eligibility do.”

Zengerle quoted in his article Will Marshall, the president and founder of the Progressive Policy Institute, a moderate Democratic think tank, who said “The Democratic Party moved left but the country as a whole hasn’t.”


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Tom
3 months ago

While many people observe what and how the dems have trashed America and the real affects haven’t reached their total masses yet, maybe in 6 months .Gas 9.60 a gallon , food rationed and you get the idea. My question please how do we stop the cheating and how to reverse Biden EO’s?Poor Hungary people don’t revolt much. I think the dems have November sewed up because we did nothing in 2020z. What can be done if November is another nightmare?

Bruce P
3 months ago

These “moderate democrats” need to start voting moderate more and democrat less.

tika
4 months ago

this article is late to the party.

Tim
4 months ago

For the “Party of the Poor” who campaign on the theory of making the rich “Pay their fair share” and helping lower income families, the Demon-rat party has failed miserably. Fuel prices are catastrophic to those who need the ability to fuel their means of transportation. They can’t afford to drive to the grocery where prices have almost doubled and shelves are nearly empty. Farmers, Truckers, and railroads are paying double+ for fuel, raising the cost to get products to market, which is passed to the consumer. Raising taxes to further cut into the poor people’s income. These DC vermin need to leave their land of milk and honey, come to Appalachia and see first hand the results of their actions. Party of the poor my behind!

Bill T
4 months ago

The leftist liberals are a diabolical and divisive elitist political party, it’s only the end justifies the means for this destructive bunch of hypocrites, there so evil and focused on taking over our lives and freedoms as a constitutional and free republic. There twisting our founders language and every time I hear Biden use the phrase democracy it’s literally sickening. He’s a progressive globalist climate change destroyer of our system, when he dismantled our fossil fuel industry and without a doubt is implementing the ridiculous green new deal clean energy agenda we simply cannot survive this. Now there begging our worst enemies for there oil and paying ridiculous amounts of money for it, also he’s emptying out our strategic oil reserves that we have in storage for everything that’s happening protection when we have an all out emergency? There trying to buy time during their transition period to take our fossil fuels out of use and at the Same time implement there foolish alternative energy sources. It’s a nightmare for all of us and it will completely collapse our economy and destroy capitalism, that’s actually there full and straightforward intentions!

Mike B.
4 months ago

Obviously this is not the Democratic Party as it used to be . They have bungled everything from the Keystone pipeline, and all that has followed from the first day of his presidency. The list is long, and we all know how this is destroying our Republic . I want to know who the 30% of Americans who agree with this administration, because you need to leave the country . If you believe we’re going down the right path, than you’re not an American . I pray for a red wave , and our newly elected have the b~~~s to get our country back on the right track, because this truly is a train wreck. Vote in November . God help us .

Veritas
3 months ago
Reply to  Mike B.

This is not the Democrat Party of Harry Truman, Jack Kennedy or Hubert Humphrey. They loved their country. The modern Democrat Party regards America as evil and deserving deconstruction.

John
4 months ago

The proper term isn’t communist, socialist, or Marxist, but collectivist. Sorting people into collectives instead of recognizing individuality has corrupted the Dems. The smallest minority of all is the unique individual. Corporations don’t pay taxes. Taxes are a pass-through cost to their consumers. Minimum wages are a pass-through cost. Convincing workers that they’re being exploited and are a victim class is collectivist.

Stephan
4 months ago

“The Democrat party moved left” That’s an understatement. It’s the party of treason and outright destruction of the United States. But they’re in control for now so our compliant justice department won’t do anything about it. Never vote Democrat, and choose your Republicans wisely. The red wave is on the way.

Becky
4 months ago

The Communist Party is insane. And bent on destroying America, its institutions, and it’s citizens.
The Hitlerian thugs not only need ousted from power, they need kept from power for many decades.
We must return to hanging the Traitors and deporting the remainder to North Korea, China, or Cuba.

Steve
4 months ago

Please stop referring to the Democrat Party as the “Democratic Party”.
There is nothing democratic about it.

Momcat
4 months ago

Trust me, the democrats can & will stuff the ballot boxes again, they have to win, there is no other option for them. they are that crooked, that criminal, that debased.

N
4 months ago

Why don’t we just say it? The Demorat party has turned COMMUNIST!! You work for THEM now! You peasants are replaceable! They don’t care if you or your family starve to death or die!

Becky
4 months ago
Reply to  N

In fact, they will slaughter those village idiots left.

SusanP
4 months ago

I am just about totally fed up with the censorship on this comment page. Some months ago, I attempted to up-vote a comment and got a pop-up message saying I could not vote as I had already voted on “too many other comments on this page”.
Today, I attempted to up-vote a comment in this thread and have repeatedly gotten this message in a pop-up: “You are not allowed to vote for this comment”.

WHY does AMAC censor in this way? It is certainly not in favor of 1st Amendment rights!

PaulE
4 months ago
Reply to  SusanP

The reality is AMAC tends to use various methods to censor or discourage comments it disagrees with. That is the conclusion I have come to over the years.

mark
4 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

if you think AMAC is bad about censoring you should try commenting on a yahoo article

PaulE
4 months ago
Reply to  mark

Hi Mark,

I don’t even bother with most of the mainstream social media sites. They are all owned and controlled by the left. You can count the number of independent, unbiased news organizations operating on the Internet within the United States on one hand. Whether the parent company is Alphabet (Google), Meta (Facebook) or Amazon, I am well aware of their internal political slant and which way they lean in terms of ideology.

Becky
4 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

Leftward, ho. Always leftward…..

Francis E Yates
4 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

When you say “left” in
reality it is a certain ethnic group whether they are theist or no

Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
4 months ago
Reply to  mark

Add AOL to that. Kyle L.

Becky
4 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

So I have also noticed.

Momcat
4 months ago
Reply to  SusanP

I don’t think it’s possible to post a link or picture, but I’ve not had any problem liking or posting comments… wonder why you can’t? could it have been a glitch in the program? sorry this has happened.

Becky
4 months ago
Reply to  Momcat

No. It’s been going on for many months and is very deliberate.

Max
4 months ago
Reply to  Becky

It seems to come and go. There are times that I try to agree/disagree with a comment and ” You have already voted, etc.” comes up. No rhyme or reason for the occurrence. I just take a break for awhile and come back to the article and try again. Most times I am able to complete the task with no problem. As you stated, it is aggravating when it happens.

Becky
4 months ago
Reply to  SusanP

Yes! I get that crap every single day.
It is insulting. I am very close to dropping this site.

SusanP
4 months ago

[“While socialism might not poll well with voters, Democratic proposals to raise taxes on corporations and the wealthy, increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour and lower the age of Medicare eligibility do.”]
NO! Democrat proposals do NOT poll well with anyone who has any understanding at all of economics or the U. S. Constitution! The coming mid-term wipe out will NOT be merely a cyclical occurrence, it WILL BE “the manifestation of a much deeper and more intractable problem”.

PaulE
4 months ago
Reply to  SusanP

Yes, elections are a reflection of the mentality of the electorate. Those that tend to have a solid understanding of the constitution, sound economics and monetary policy, the sciences, domestic and global history and the lessons it teaches us, foreign policy issues and other topics tend to vote Republican. Simply because it more accurately appeals to people who value the substanitive qualities of sound logic and reason. Critical thinkers.

Your average Democrat, or should I say more accurately Socialist voter in most the Democrat voters under 40 thanks to the indoctrination process they have been run through, is generally driven more by emotional arguments and pleas. They focus more on the “outrage of the moment” than anything else. They generally have much less understanding or appreciation of all the areas I’ve mentioned above. Most of those topics are actually considered either unimportant, impediments or of some much lower value to be discarded should it interfere with some promised immediate gratification. Whether that be “free” tuition, housing, healthcare or money, it really doesn’t matter. They respond to emotional manipulation rather than reasoned arguments. They tend to be more concerned with the immediate here and now of what is in it for them, than whether a proposed policy or action makes good long-term sense.

We have reached the inflection point of tilting the country one way or another. We are now back to where we were at the end of Obama’s second term and now advancing towards completing the transformation process relatively quickly. This election will determine of we continue sliding down our current path towards being yet another failed socialist country or whether we can begin inching our way back slowly towards some semblance of the republic we once were. There is no half way existence.

Stephen Russell
4 months ago

Dems GO Left

Country Remains as Is

GOP is MIA NO place

anna hubert
4 months ago

If there appeared on the scene a youngish under 60 leader dynamic with vision and realistic to not sugar coat the ugly truth to present the facts and a plan to get out of this mess painfully but surely suppose this leader is black man or woman suppose he she proposed to shut down government milk train and start anew what chance to get elected would there be?

Pat
4 months ago
Reply to  anna hubert

… I could not have a lot of hope for him/her, not because they were both highly qualified & had no choice in having been born as a black person. But because I … have … watched, how the highly intelligent & qualified Dr. Ben Carson was treated during his time as a White House Official. I’m not convinced that the upcoming elections, both in November and in 2024 will be absent of massive fraud on the part of the “D” party in their desperation to keep destroying this nation. They & the many RINOs are still criminally desperate. They’ve sold their souls to the New World Order.

Sharon Ormsby
4 months ago

Meanwhile, China is sending tanks to Russia and other military materials. We are supporting Ukraine and rightly so, despite what many of you think. Schumer supports China and took out a block on China on a bill so that China gets many supports in Congress. This, despite them trying to take over Taiwan. Chinese are trying to take over our National Bank even though Jerome Powell says it’s not so…even the military news confirms what our Republican senators have warned about. China has taken over many parcels of land in the United States of America and no one is even batting an eyelash…it seems only us in Texas are crying FOUL and putting up an alarm and put a block on their buying the large parcel they tried to get. Yes, it was near an air force base and yes, it was prime farm land. They were going to steal farm land for solar panels. NO. Just NO. We don’t have enough prime farming land in Texas to use. And NO…China is not getting OUR land. Not in Texas.

Laurie Bee
4 months ago
Reply to  Sharon Ormsby

GO, TEXAS!!!

JEFFREY JONES
4 months ago

The whole biden administration should be arrested for treason and murder!!

PaulE
4 months ago

Another “Inevitable Red Wave” article.

The Democrats all campaigned on these socialist policies throughout all of 2019 and 2020. That didn’t seem to register with most Americans, with half the country voting for the dementia patient in a basement. Biden received a little extra “boost” in votes from the 6 key swing states thanks to an assortment of irregularities that were allowed to go unchallenged. These socialist policies have all been tried in virtually every country that has gone down the socialist path before us. The Democrats are NOT doing anything new or novel that hasn’t already been done in many other countries that adopted socialsim. Virtually every country has ended up experiencing nearly identical devasting results as their economies and societies began to impode. We still have a long way to go to catch up the lower lifestyle standards and greatly reduced economic standards, which is why the Democrats are trying to ram as much through as fast as they can to ensure the damage is permanent.

As for some dejected Democrats, what is never asked in any of these articlesor even most polls is one simple question: “Is your dissatifaction with the current environment the Democrats have created sufficient enough for you to vote for Republicans this fall?” It’s a simple yes or no response and cuts through all the BS most of these type articles seem to be focused on. If the answer is yes, then the Republicans running for Congress can continue to sit back and simply coast to victory without agreeing to do any specific deliverable. If the answer is no, then time is running very short for the Republicans running for Congress to out together an actual game plan, set of deliverables and execute on it all before November rolls around.

Never assume you’ve won by a landslide until you have actually won by a landslide. There are a lot of ways the GOP can shoot themselves in the foot, arm and head between now and November like passing the now $280 billion dollar chip bill that is loaded with over $230 billion dollars in spending that has absoutely nothing to do with the semiconductor industry that DOES NOT need any federal money.

Morbious
4 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

I dont believe dem robots are anywhere near abandoning their party and switching over to the Rs. Conversions of this type are very rare today because of the poisonous swill spewed out 24/7 by the treason media. Some of our pundits still think the country is essentially the same as in 1980. Its not. Thanks for continuing to bang the gong to the effect that cruising to inevitable victory is a sad policy. Often I suspect the Rs dont really want to win majorities, especially now. They dont want the job of cleaning up the mess to interfere with their financial schemes.

PaulE
4 months ago
Reply to  Morbious

I don’t believe the vast majority of Democrat voters would vote for any Republican either. Democrat voters are still overwhelmingly motivated strictly by emotional appeals and short-term promises, unless a compelling argument is articulated to them that would stand to benefit them personally. So far, the major talking point most Republicans running for Congress have relied on is “Historically the party out of power tends to pick-up seats in the midterm elections.” Hardly a rousing, compelling argument for persuade Democrats to do much of anything. The vast majority of Republican politicians seem either unable or unwilling to lay out the value proposition of more sane and rational policies would do to reverse the total hash the Democrats have made of this country in the last 18 months. I’m starting to lean in the direct that Congressional GOP leadership really doesn’t want to win back control of Congress that much. That would explain the inept messaging and almost total lack of any real drive to put together a better game plan.

I’ve been talking to quite a few lifetime Democrat voters of all ages for quite some time. We might, if the Republicans running for Congress actually put a little effort into it beyond the near zero effort they have done to date, get an additional 3 to 5 percent above historical norms. Nothing like President Trump was able to attract in 2016 and 2020. Simply because honestly most Republican politicians are too non-commital, wishy-washy and don’t talk about what better policies would do for them personally. They can’t articulate a clear, concise vision for much of anything beyond saying “Vote for me!”. That doesn’t cut it.

mark
4 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

People pay attention to what his man is saying ,, if this bill goes through its just another big nail in our coffin the Democrats have been planning for years and doing a damn good job so far,, PLEASE GO TO THE POLLS AND VOTE,,,

Craig Driver
4 months ago

Only RINO’s compromise with Democrats Leftist agenda.

johnh
4 months ago
Reply to  Craig Driver

Agree, a RINO is a Republican that will reach across the aisle & vote for a bill that is best for America & not vote for a bill because the party calls them a RINO if they vote with the other side. This one party control of US govt. must stop & the 2-parties need to work for Americans & not what one party wants. Wake up people, A Divided house cannot stand but will fall. And the World is watching this….

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