As Democrats stare down the barrel of potential failure in the upcoming midterms, they are trying to use their old plans in hopes of bringing back former President Donald Trump as their political “villain” as a way to motivate their base to go out and vote.
“We still have a villain. We’ll have to remind people of what that was like. And that sure scares the hell out of me,” exclaimed Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA) in an interview with Politico.
“For God’s sake, how did we get to the point where … the base voters are so mad about two of our own senators, rather than Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump and Jan. 6? That is a tremendously mismanaged situation,” he stated, most likely in reference to Democratic Sens. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Joe Manchin of West Virginia who have hindered various leftist pieces of Old Uncle Joe’s agenda
Across the last 10 most recent polls held on the generic ballot, Republicans have managed to beat out Democrats 80% of the time. As seen in the Real Clear Politics (RCP) average of the previous 10 polls, the GOP led the Democrats by roughly 3.5 points. While speaking during an interview with Fox Business this past week, RCP co-founder Tom Bevan issued a prediction that stated that Democrats were headed toward a “wipeout” come 2022 midterms.
“The number that jumped out to me from the Harvard/Harris poll was the generic Congressional ballot, Republicans leading by 6 points. But among independents, leading by 18 percentage points on the question of ‘if the election were held today would you vote for Republican or Democrat?’ That is a massive, national number,” stated Bevin, seemingly referring to a Harvard-Harris poll held near the end of last month.
“You’ve got to think in swing districts, that number is even more lopsided in the Republicans’ favor,” he stated. “Those are wipeout numbers. Those are really catastrophic numbers for the Democrats. They’ve got to do something to turn that around or they’re going to lose big in November.”
Democrats seem to have hung their hopes on running against Trump once again, despite the fact that he is out of the White House and entirely off the ballot. The Dems seem to think that can fight off the worst of the GOP ever-strengthening electoral wave if they try and pull the Republicans down to their level by trying to use the unfavorable views of the voters in regards to Trump, trying to utilize the power of “fear” to swing a victory.
“One of the things that motivates voters is fear, and a lot of this is causing a lot of fear among not just Democrats but also rational individuals everywhere,” stated Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) to Politico.
Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) went on to add: “If the Democrats lose the majority … then people are going to truthfully get away with stuff unimaginable.”