The Recriminations Have Begun
I told y’all this would be a sign of internal Democrat recognition the GOP wave is real. I said they would start recriminations before the election and behold. They think the party strategy is flawed and the Democrats have failed to have a central message.
That’s funny, actually. The Democratic strategists believe the Democrats took a “kitchen sink” approach with no common message. Actually, they focused on “threat to democracy” and abortion, not kitchen table issues. This allowed the GOP to run with the economy and crime. The media echoed the Democrats. That ceded all the ground to the GOP on the issues where voters are. Just consider this nugget from the Wall Street Journal poll:
The GOP has seen a shift in its favor among several voter groups, including Latino votersand women, and particularly white suburban women. That group, which the pollsters said makes up 20% of the electorate, shifted 26 percentage points away from Democrats since the Journal’s August poll and now favors the GOP by 15 percentage points.
The Democrats focused on Republicans killing democracy and Democrats killing kids, and the American family is getting killed by Democrat policies. There’s a real disconnect.
It’s not just that. Earlier than I predicted, the New York Times has already begun throwing Joe Biden under the bus.
Mr. Biden, who at 79 is the oldest president in American history, has a long record of gaffes dating back to when he was a young man. But his misstatements have become more pronounced, and more noticed, now that he has the spotlight of the presidency constantly on him. While Mr. Biden has said he intends to run for a second term, his age ranked at the top of the list for Democratic voters who told pollsters that they want the party to find an alternative, according to a survey by New York Times and Siena College this summer.
Biden again blamed Putin for inflation; he claimed again his son died in Iraq; and, he claimed he met the inventor of insulin, but the man died before Biden was born. He did this all in one speech, the same speech in which he confused Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz for a Senator. Finally, he claimed he went to Delaware State University. He went to the University of Delaware. This was not some moment of senility, however, but a flat-out lie he has deployed before while pandering to students at a historical black college (HBCU). Biden said he went to an HBCU as well.
It’s happening. Here’s why.
Nationally, Democrats are leading all partisan early vote tabulations 46% to 32%. That sounds good. But at this time in 2020, it was 47-32%. This year’s early turnout is also 60% lower than 2020. Go read this analysis from John Couvillion for more.
Then you have something unheard of in Florida. This is perhaps the biggest story of the early vote. The graphic alone is a picture that literally tells 216 very damning words for the Democrats’ chances.