“Moderate” Democrats Realizing That The Message Has Been Pretty Bad

What’s the difference between the hardcore Leftist Democrats and the moderates? At the end of the day, most of the moderates are voting on lots of the far left legislation, and talking it up in their campaigns

Democrats aim to hold the line against heavy U.S. midterm election losses

If Abigail Spanberger, a moderate congresswoman from a liberal-leaning Virginia district outside Washington loses her re-election bid on Tuesday, it could be the harbinger of a midterm bloodbath for the Democratic Party.

That was why Spanberger was at a winery this week imploring volunteers to hit the phones. Her once-comfortable lead had shrunk to nothing.

“We have a toss-up race,” she said. “There is work to be done.”

A winery, eh? Nothing like hobnobbing with the rich rather than talking to the peons.

The grim outlook has some Democrats second-guessing their party’s midterm messaging, which has emphasized the threat Republicans pose to abortion rights and democracy in a year when voters have said they are most concerned about the economy and violent crime.

Polls continue to show voters frustrated over high consumer prices and blaming the party in power from President Joe Biden on down. A Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted Oct. 31-Nov. 1 showed 69% of Americans believe the country is on the wrong track, compared with just 18% who said it was headed in the right direction.

Those are “America in the height of Wuhan Flu” wrong track numbers

At campaign events, Spanberger details a laundry list of legislative victories under Biden: massive infrastructure and climate bills, and measures to lower prescription drug costs and boost domestic semiconductor production.

A former CIA officer, Spanberger has criticized her party’s progressive wing and has attempted to appeal to independent voters. She was first elected as part of a Democratic wave in 2018 when Donald Trump was president.

“I have a voting record, a proud record of accomplishment,” Spanberger told the crowd at the winery on Wednesday.

But Rodell Mollineau, a Democratic consultant and former Senate leadership aide, said it is difficult for voters irate about energy and food prices to view those actions as making a difference in their day-to-day lives.

“People don’t want to hear about their accomplishments,” Mollineau said. “They’re not feeling them.”

No, the average voter really doesn’t care. They don’t see all that stuff as super awesome (the semiconductor was bipartisan, and forces in government and out are trying to stop mining) when all their costs of living are rising rising rising. Here’s Gov Scott Walker

Not surprisingly, the media seems just as out of touch as most liberal candidates. Case-in-point: Chuck Todd of NBC News was interviewing New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, my former colleague, the other day and this was their exchange:

Mr. Todd: “Why are you supporting an election denialist? And do you think the inflation issue is enough to sort of rationalize support for somebody who thinks school buses of voters are going to show up in New Hampshire?”

Mr. Sununu: “Yeah, let me tell you, you’re in a bubble, man. I love you, Chuck, but you are in a bubble if you think anybody’s talking about what happened in 2020, or talking about Mar-a-Lago and all that. I know the press loves to talk about it. People are talking about what is happening in their pocketbooks every single day when they have to buy groceries or fill up gas or right now.”

Mr. Sununu nailed it. They are living in a bubble.

They really do not get it.

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3 Responses to ““Moderate” Democrats Realizing That The Message Has Been Pretty Bad”

  1. I’m sure that I’ll steal that red wave image, if we actually get that red wave. Counting our chickens before they hatch is problematic.

    In the Bluegrass State, all of the policy-making candidates for whom I voted will win easily. I am concerned about constitutional amendment #2, which says that nothing in the state constitution confers a right to abortion or requires the state to pay for such. It does not ban abortions, as the opponents keep lying to us, but simply makes it such that no liberal judge can ‘find’ a right to abortion in the state constitution; the state legislature could still legalize prenatal infanticide if they so chose.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    With a feckless Dem president, raging inflation, wokeness etc, the nuGOPhers are poised to add many dozens of House members.

    The average for mid-terms is the opposition wins 28 seats in the House and 4 in the Senate. The uber popular Obama LOST 64 House seats in 2010. With the tongue-tied, unpopular Biden could the nuGOPhers gain 100s??

    In the Show-Me state we have 4 state Constitutional Amendments, and the approval of a Constitutional convention, on the ballot. (Side note: The MO legislature often ignores the results of ballot initiatives).

    One Amendment would solidify the state’s control over the Kansas City police department.

    Another would politicize the MO National Guard.

    Amendment 3 legalizes recreational marijuana.

    Another asks if voters want a Constitutional Convention.

    Solid no on all!! But Amendment 3 will likely pass.

  3. Joe says:

    I had the TV on in the background this morning and an ad came on for these idiots. https://www.moderatevoters.org/index.asp . Just more squirrels in the road that cannot make up their mind.

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