A seasoned Democratic strategist is out with a gloomy forecast for the party that should have Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.) and her allies sweating.
Ginning up outrage over the abortion issue is the party’s last hope of avoiding a wipeout in the midterm elections, according to party insider Doug Sosnik.
Party is doomed
Voters had finished assessing the incumbent president by June in the last four midterm cycles, Sosnik warned in a memo obtained by Politico, the same outlet that published the improperly leaked Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade.
Sosnik called the leak of that opinion the party’s “best, and probably last, hope of changing the outcome of the 2022 midterm election.” If Dems “are not successful in reframing the terms of debate for the midterm elections” around the Supreme Court’s Roe decision, then Democrats are doomed, Sosnik said.
That advice may strike some as obvious, and indeed, President Biden and the Democrats seemed to follow it instinctively when they pounced on the leak in a bid to portray Republicans as “extreme.”
Fearmongering is just about all that Democrats have left at their disposal, with voters suffering a huge drop in their standard of living thanks to Biden’s reckless leadership.
As he desperately searches for someone else to blame, Biden’s rhetoric has grown increasingly dark and authoritarian, comparing Republican opponents to de facto domestic terrorists.
The senile demagogue’s “ultra-MAGA” ploy marks a low point for a president who entered office promising to unify the country and govern competently.
After enjoying a few months of almost worshipful press coverage, Biden’s sham presidency started to really unravel last summer after he prematurely declared victory against COVID and then led a humiliating withdrawal from Afghanistan that was compared to the fall of Saigon, Sosnik’s memo recalls.
Then came the failure of Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda, an ill-defined boondoggle that voters never really wanted, a red wave election in Virginia widely seen as a stinging rebuke of the ruling party, and painful inflation that has continued to depress public opinion.
Things have deteriorated even further in recent weeks with a baby formula shortage, bringing previously unimaginable, Third World hardships to an electorate accustomed to the abundance of life in the wealthiest nation in the world.
Do Democrats really think American voters can be manipulated into caring more about abortion than the rising cost of living?