As the 2022 midterms near, Democratic leaders of the party and its struggling candidates are making last-ditch efforts to convince voters that they’re right for the job, even if it means completely reversing a previously held stance on a particular issue.
The term “flip-flopping” is used when a politician goes back and forth — sometimes extremely ridiculously — on a given political issue with the hopes of landing a few extra votes.
With the high stakes of this year’s midterm elections, which will change the very course of the nation, for better or worse, Dems are flopping like fish at this point.
The New York Post pointed out several flip-flops made by Dems this year, including one major flop by President Joe Biden that’s almost laughable.
For instance, at the peak of the radical left’s “defund the police” nonsense, President Joe Biden, when asked in July 2020 if he believed police department funding should be “redirected,” he gladly replied “yes.”
His take on the same subject in August 2022 was just a little different: “The answer is not to ‘defund the police,’ it’s to fund the police,” he said, as if we all forgot about his previous stance.
Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke, who will likely lose yet again, pulled a similar flip-flop on the same subject.
“I really love that Black Lives Matters and other protesters have put this front and center … in some necessary cases, completely dismantling those police forces and rebuilding them,” O’Rourke said in 2020.
But in late 2021, when announcing his gubernatorial run, Mr. O’Rourke had seen the light. “I don’t think I’ve ever advocated for defunding the police,” he said, unconvincingly.
Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a Democratic senatorial candidate, was hit hard on his past comments on releasing potentially dangerous prisoners from jail.
“We could reduce our prison population by one-third and not make anyone less safe,” Fetterman said in 2020, and according to the Post, he repeated that same line, or versions of it, multiple times.
But about a week ago, Fetterman, the flip-flopper, said, “This idea that I want to release all these prisoners is just also a lie.”