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November 01, 2022

Democrats Have Picked Out a Villain to Blame Midterms Catastrophe On: The Voters

At the Free Beacon, Democrats -- including the never-get-the-f***-off-twitter NeverTrumpers who pretend that they're "conservatives" -- blame the voters for not understanding that the only thing that matters is their own lunatic fixations and Twitter obsessions.

What are they saying? What they always say in these situations. That the 2022 election is the most important election of our lifetimes and anyone who doesn't vote for Democrats is ignorant at best and evil at worst.

See for yourself:

"I cannot believe anybody would vote for these people."
-- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.)


"The United States is facing the greatest danger to its constitutional system since at least the 1950s, if not the *18*50s, and millions of people are like: Yeah, but gas, man."
-- Tom Nichols, Lincoln Project alum and "defender of experts"

"It's terrifying how many Americans will choose literal fascism, female serfdom, climate collapse, and the reversal of everything from Social Security & Medicare to student loan relief [because] they think giving Republicans the power to investigate Hunter Biden will bring down gas prices."
-- Joy-Ann (Pro-Democracy) Reid, MSNBC host

"I'm not going to say that the GOP are Nazis at this point or whatever, but it certainly sounds very familiar to what happened in Germany, which is a bunch of citizens, Adolf Hitler gets a third of the vote. Nobody thought it could happen there. They kind of went along because they said he would solve the economy and fix inflation."
-- Matthew Dowd, MSNBC contributor and self-described "renowned thought leader"

"Voters who follow the news closely will likely find it hard to believe that so many fellow Americans would even consider casting ballots for election deniers and Republicans who betrayed democracy. But 'low information' Americans are the ones who will decide the midterm elections."
-- Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post columnist


"Polls suggest that the economy and crime are among the most important issues for voters in the midterms--and that, as a result, Republicans are surging in the home stretch. I think a lot of voters are missing the point. These elections are actually a referendum on whether you favor the continuation of democracy in America--and Ukraine."
-- Max Boot, Washington Post columnist

"The midterms are giving me agita. Aside from the MAGA cult members (for whom no crime Trump pulls is disqualifying), and the GOP (who would support a potato for Senate if they thought it could win), I am increasingly despairing of people who seem to enjoy being willfully uninformed about everything--facts, history, consequences, Biden's accomplishments, etc. Maybe the Founding Fathers had it right about the Electoral College system because I honestly find it hard to trust ordinary Americans to vote intelligently and non-tribal-ly than ever before."
-- Washington Post reader in Q&A with Robinson [Eugene Robinson, I assume]

More at the link. Jen Rubin has multiple quotes accusing the voters of being "low-information," unlike catpiss-reeking Jen Rubin, obviously, who learned everything she ever needed to know from Current Day Twitter Timeline.

Why aren't the voters where I was expecting them to be? Are we so out of touch we just don't know where to find the voters?

The leftwing founder of Politico starts off with a good headline -- Democrats Debate Themselves: Why Do We Suck? If the party loses the midterms there will be no shortage of I-told-you-so explanations. -- but then also gets into the excuse making.

But he also allows that maybe the Democrats went a little too far in testing their theory that what the public really hungers for is a more strident, more overt Marxist-Maoist Socialism.

[A]nother answer is that 2022 is in fact a year of useful experiments for Democrats. For decades, progressives like Sanders have argued that voters want a choice, not an echo -- that drawing sharp stylistic lines and advocating an ambitious liberal agenda would motivate voters more effectively than play-it-safe centrism.

Democrat John Fetterman's Senate campaign in Pennsylvania against Trump-backed television physician Mehmet Oz, as well as Democrat Mandela Barnes's effort to unseat Republican incumbent Sen. Ron Johnson in Wisconsin, both offer good tests of the hypothesis. As both contests have become more challenging for Democrats, some allies of Barnes and Fetterman have complained of ineffective support from establishment Democrats in Washington.

Also facing a severe test is the long-time belief among many Democrats that demography is destiny -- that as the country becomes more diverse, a multiracial coalition would inevitably yield huge benefits for progressive candidates. In Nevada, however, a state with a large and growing Hispanic population, a Democratic incumbent, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, whose mother was a Mexican immigrant, is in a close race against Republican Adam Laxalt, a Trump-backer who has challenged the legitimacy of the 2020 election.

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