Sunday, September 26, 2021

Democrat strategist warns: Biden, Pelosi ‘may face a major defeat’ in 2022 midterm

A longtime Democrat strategist warned members of his own party that he could face huge losses during the mid-2020s.

“Significant drop in support for the president” [Joe] Biden and his administration indicate nationally and in major swing states that the Democratic Party could suffer a major defeat in the 2022 midterm elections,” said Douglas Schoen, who worked for former President Bill Clinton and Michael Bloomberg. Was a short-lived presidential campaign adviser. Wrote this week in an opinion piece in The Hill.

The Biden administration has received significant bipartisan pushback in recent days for how the US military withdrawal has been handled, while Biden’s announcement last week for a new COVID-19 mandate for private employers has been met with strong opposition from Republican governors and other entities. may have to face. Rising inflation, gas prices and grocery prices may also react in the elections.

“Biden is now in a significantly weaker position than his most recent Democratic predecessors—Bill Clinton and Barack Obama—at this point in his presidency, which suggests that the Democrats may suffer even more damage to the party in 1994 than it was in 2022.” May 2010,” he continued.

In Congress, Democrats don’t do much better, Schoen warned. He said the issue is a $3.5 trillion budget proposal, which could lead to a significant increase in taxes while widening the debt, deficit and inflation.

“The electoral backlash against Democrats may be more significant than in both 1994 and 2010,” he said, referring to previous Republican victories in Congress. Historically, the president’s party loses seats during subsequent midterm elections.

Democrats currently have a 50-50 majority in the Senate, with Vice President Kamala Harris serving as the tie-breaker. She also has a slim majority in the House, although Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has previously expressed confidence that her party will regain the lower house in 2022.

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“Republicans need to take just five House seats, and redistribution alone could cost Democrats close to or even more than that number,” Scion wrote. “Furthermore, since World War II, only twice has the president’s party won seats in midterm elections—in 1998 and 2002, when both presidents had approval ratings above 60 percent, and even then, only minor House seats. Saw the seat advantage.”

Schoen concluded by suggesting the White House and Democrats need to reverse course to prevent significant losses in Congress.

“If the Biden administration continues to push through weak immigration policies and an inconsistent foreign policy strategy, as well as unnecessarily large government spending initiatives and tax hikes, the Democrats will face the biggest midterm tally of any party in recent history,” he said. There could be damage,” he said.

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Last month, ahead of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, Pelosi told reporters he did not believe the GOP would take the House in 2022.

“I have full confidence that we will win the House,” Pelosi said on August 6, dismissing a previous warning issued by Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (DNY) to the Democratic congressional campaign committee. , to the incumbent Democrat representatives in August.

The Epoch Times has contacted the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for comment.

Jack Phillips

senior reporter

Jack Phillips is a reporter at The Epoch Times in New York City.


This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

Democrat strategist warns: Biden, Pelosi 'may face a major defeat' in 2022 midterm
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