Democrats have been in disarray for months because of infighting between far-left progressives and swing district Representatives worried about their own reelection.
Biden’s approval and approval of Congress reaches new lows almost daily.
And Nancy Pelosi seemed delusional about Democrats’ 2022 election prospects in this bizarre interview.
So far, 28 Congressional Democrats have announced they would not seek reelection to the House at the end of this term.
An interviewer for Punchbowl News asked Pelosi about this, saying, “Doesn’t it mean that members are worried about losing the House?” and she answered, “No, it doesn’t. It means that they are getting on with their lives. And it’s a very personal decision, but we’re OK. We’re good. We are very much confident about the seats of people who are leaving.”
Pelosi indicated that she believed Democrats would remain in the majority after the elections this Fall.
Political prognosticators look to large numbers of “open seats” from the majority political party in Congress to gauge which way the political winds are blowing.
Large numbers of retirements suggest a change in partisan control, because it’s just not as fun for Congressmen to be in the minority.
When asked if the run up to this year’s midterm elections was like that in 2010, the last time there was a new Democrat Presidential administration with majorities in both the House and Senate, Pelosi replied, “No. Not at all. Not at all. It has nothing to do with that. In fact, I think in 2010, the Republicans may have had more retirements than we have now. I’m not sure about that. We’re good. Everybody understands the challenge that our whole democracy is at stake.”
That year, Republicans gained 63 seats in the midterm elections and retook the majority after questionable political maneuvering led to the passage of the Affordable Care Act.
Only 16 Democrats retired in the 2010 cycle, far fewer than the 28 Democrats who have already announced plans to leave the House and political analysts expect more announcements in the coming weeks and months.
Gallup notes that on average the President’s party loses 37 seats in the Midterm elections when the President is unpopular with an approval rating of less than 50%.
Quinnipiac University on Wednesday released a poll showing Biden’s approval at an anemic 33% among adults.
Republicans need only to net six seats to regain the majority.
2022 prospects look grim for Democrats and Pelosi is either clueless or flat-out lying about it.
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