Dems Show Just How Desperate They Are About the Midterms – Opinion

Many people have predicted a November red wave.

We’ve been reporting on how they’re in deep trouble even more than they would be normally in a midterm election that tends to run against the party in power. That’s because of the horrible numbers on Joe Biden, Republicans gaining in party preference for the election, and at this point, 29 Democrats who are retiring/leaving office in the House. More Democrats are running than Republicans. 72 percent believe that the country is going in the wrong direction. This isn’t good news for Democrats, the party currently in power.

We had one more indication that they think it’s coming with the move by Justice Stephen Breyer to announce his resignation pending the nomination and confirmation of his successor. It would seem that Breyer thinks it’s better to act now than waiting for the Republicans to win Senate seats.

Now there’s another sign of how frightened the Democrats are that they’re going to get wiped in November.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is adding seven members to their list of incumbents who may be at risk — who they consider more “vulnerable” who are going to face tough races. This list currently has 35 members, including Reps. Greg Stanton and Sanford Bishop (D–AZ), Bill Foster (D–IL), Dan Kildee(D-MI), Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ], Marcy Kaptur (“D-OH”), Jennifer Wexton (D–VA)

Republicans need to flip just five seats to grab control of the House and, at this point, if even Democrats know they have 35 people at great risk, it’s looking like a safe bet the House is going to fall to the Republicans, if things continue as they have been going. Now the question is, how big will this wave be?

You would expect the leader of your party to stand up and support candidates. But House and Senate candidates are shying away from talking about or having connections to Joe Biden because at this point — with his numbers — he’s political poison. We’re starting to see people avoiding Biden like the plague. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) was asked if people were running as “Biden Democrats,” Hoyer dodged the question saying, “I want every Democrat to run as ‘Democrats who deliver.’” Swing-state Senate candidates — like Abby Finkenauer in Iowa, Val Demings in Florida, and Cheri Beasley in North Carolina — are avoiding talking about Biden and when asked if she wanted Biden to campaign for her, Demings deflected, saying, “I am running my race.”

Cross your fingers, but we’re looking at what may just be a historic wave and a true rejection of the Democrats and Joe Biden.

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