There are still eight weeks until midterm elections, though early voting begins in some places this month. The trends will shift multiple times before November, but no matter what happens, it seems Democrats are lashing out.
President Joe Biden opened September with a disgraceful speech about how anyone not enjoying his radically transformative agenda represents a threat to democracy. This rant was not unifying, unless you like taxpayer-funded speeches at Independence Hall flanked by Marines and backlit by hellish red lights.
The vitriol-filled diatribe was perhaps the most deplorable statement made by the oldest president in history.
But it’s also part of a pattern.
A week prior, Biden told donors in a wealthy Maryland suburb that so-called MAGA Republicans represent “semi-fascism.” Elites cheered, but does this description play well in St. Cloud, Sandusky, Scranton, or Stevens Point, where elections are decided?
It’s all utterly phony when the Democratic Party spent millions to help those MAGA candidates win GOP primaries.
Last week in Pennsylvania, Biden tried to mock gun owners, insisting that if they wanted to fight against the United States, they need “an F-15” or “something a little more than a gun.”
The divisiveness is the exact opposite of what Biden, who hasn’t sat for a televised interview in over 200 days, ran on in 2019-20. And the rage isn’t only emanating from the White House.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul recently told Republican challenger, Rep. Lee Zeldin, to “just jump on a bus and head down to Florida where you belong.”
Can the unelected Hochul afford more people to leave New York? According to the IRS, the Empire State lost $20 billion due to the taxpayers migrating away from the deep blue locale.
At a press conference the day after securing his party’s gubernatorial nomination, Florida Rep. Charlie Crist — the Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat, who’s already lost three statewide races — explained that “those who support the governor should stay with him. I don’t want your vote. If you have that hate in your heart, keep it there.”
In a right-leaning state, is sanctimoniously accusing potential voters of being hateful a winning strategy against popular incumbent Gov. Ron DeSantis?
And on Labor Day, Chicago’s disastrous mayor deemed the Texas governor racist and questioned Greg Abbott’s faith in a wretched rant.
Mayor Lightfoot is attacking Texas instead of addressing the real cause of the border crisis: Joe Biden.
His inaction at our border is putting the lives of Texans at risk & is overwhelming our communities.
Texas is doing Biden's job to secure the border.https://t.co/zsqU9e0hHd
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) September 5, 2022
With the midterms approaching, our legacy media is salivating over the “red wave” supposedly dissipating to a ripple. No one knows exactly what November holds, but Democrats surely are not toning down their rhetoric in efforts to capture undecided voters.
A compelling case to win middle-of-the-road votes rarely involves vilifying large swaths of America.
Uninspiring grandiloquence about the “soul of the nation” being at stake is, to me, intellectually lazy.
A liberal friend wrote a stunningly partisan piece last weekend, claiming Democrats will keep the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House because Biden has “demonstrated an acute capacity to read the tea-leaves and walk the chalk,” then added, “His leadership made extreme elements of the Democratic Party shut up as he successfully kept his coalition together while giving not much to detractors.”
Though I suppose my acquaintance used more tact than the aforementioned, he certainly is not living in reality. I replied with polling from the New York Times no less, and he wrote “I don’t want to debate.”
It turns out eschewing debates is becoming a hallmark of Democrats this autumn. Someone should remind them that Republicans control almost nothing in Washington today. The message from Biden and his allies is that you dare not vote for Republicans because of what they could do to the country. I prefer to look at the chaos Democrats have already released on us the past 20 months.
A.J. Kaufman is an Alpha News columnist. His work has appeared in the Baltimore Sun, Florida Sun-Sentinel, Indianapolis Star, Israel National News, Orange County Register, St. Cloud Times, Star-Tribune, and across AIM Media Midwest and the Internet. Kaufman previously worked as a school teacher and military historian.