George Stephanopoulos worries if it’s too late to avert midterm red wave

The Democratic party’s dire midterm election prospects have many on the left feeling anxious.

No less a loyal Democratic partisan than ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos is worried that it could be too late to prevent a “red wave,” NewsBusters reported.

Stephanopoulos frets

Stephanopoulos was in the Clinton administration when the “Republican Revolution” of 1994 flipped control of Congress, so he has seen this scenario, or something like it, play out before.

On his show This Week, the longtime Clinton ally asked, “is there anything Democrats can do to stop the wave in ‘22?”

Heidi Heitkamp, the former Democratic senator who lost her North Dakota seat in 2018, appeared to tell Stephanopoulos at first that Democrats should spend more time talking about gas prices and less time on January 6th. But she quickly clarified that she meant the opposite.

Even as she seemed to admit that the J6 hearings are a partisan distraction, Heitkamp conceded that focusing on January 6th is a “base play” with limited potential to change public opinion.

“What I’m saying, you don’t want to be talking, you want the airwaves to be talking about [January 6th] because it reminds the voters why they voted for Joe Biden,” Heitkamp said.

Dems panicking as Biden falters

Indeed, only 9% of Americans are following the spectacle carefully, Stephanopoulos noted.

Americans are primarily concerned with the state of the U.S. economy, with inflation at its highest level in forty years, gas prices at all-time highs, and fears of a recession rising.

A recent poll found that more than half of voters think a recession has already started, despite Biden’s outlandish claim that Americans are in the middle of a historic recovery.

Democrats’ troubles don’t end in 2022, either. Democrats are starting to openly speculate about replacing Biden in 2024 as his approval ratings continue to plummet, with the New York Times reporting last week that “whispers” are on the rise about Biden’s age.

A frustrated and increasingly touchy Biden has responded to political headwaters by blaming Russia, greedy oil companies, and “ultra-MAGA” Republicans, but these excuses aren’t bearing fruit, it seems. To Biden’s great dismay, he is now less popular than Donald Trump. No wonder Democrats are panicking.

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