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The Dems face a bleak election future

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2021 is supposed to be the year of the Democratic Party but they blew all their chances to bring about some change in our country. After Joe Biden was inaugurated as America’s 46th president, our once great nation was plagued with homeland insecurity, economic turmoil and international embarrassment. 

The people are disgruntled and the Dems are in total disarray as their hopes of gaining the upper hand in the upcoming midterm elections seems to have drifted further out of reach. Their standard bearer’s approval ratings are spiralling down real fast and his legislative priorities are constantly being hampered. Recently, Rep. John Yarmuth of Kentucky, announced his plan to retire ahead of the midterm, weakening the president’s support within the party.

Several Democratic Party strategists and staff admit that their future is in grave danger. A growing number of Biden’s allies have become pessimistic about the coming year, believing that there is no way to bounce back from the sharp decline that they have experienced.

“To be blunt, I’m not feeling good about where we are. Look, it was never going to be easy or anything. It was always kind of contingent on what got done. I just think we’re starting to see how fragile this is,” a senior Democratic congressional aide admitted in an interview with The Hill.

The Democrats cannot afford to commit more errors in 2022 as their rival Republicans have the numbers on their side if they wish to recapture control of the lower chamber. Redistricting in key states will benefit the GOP greatly in the midterm elections, a contest that, historically, hasn’t been favorable to candidates running under the ticket of a new incumbent president.

“It’s a kind of a Catch-22, I think. We’re asking people to vote for us so we have a bigger majority so we can make these big things happen. But the average voter, who doesn’t eat, sleep and breathe this — all they see is gridlock in Washington and they think it’s just more of the same, you know? That’s not really a great case for us,” a Democratic strategist stated.

The tide might be gradually turning in favor of the Republicans who are currently benefiting from the rift within the Democratic Party and Biden’s string of policy blunders.

“Vulnerable Democrats are either going to be forced to retire or they’re going to lose their reelection. And we saw that with John Yarmuth, the Budget Committee chairman, calling it quits,” said GOP Rep. Tom Emmer, the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). 

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