After yet another electoral debacle, the Democrats insular firing squad has turned on one another.
Moderate/neoliberals blaming progressives and vise versa. Elites and the chattering class taking to social media in order to demonize anyone who voted Republican as a “racist,” while others blame the White House for a stalled legislative agenda and question Joe Biden’s competence (strangely no one other than yours truly has blamed the media for causing hysteria over Afghanistan and sending Biden’s approval ratings into a tumble – maybe that means I am just wrong about this) .
Truthfully, I am tired of the excuses and the constant rationalizing from Democratic Party operatives and chattering class elites. The Democrats have in my opinion under-performed nationally relative to expectations in FOUR successive main cycles (2014,16,18 and 20), and 2021’s results indicate that 2022 could be as bad as 1946, 1994, 2010 or 2014.
So, I am throwing the discussion open to readers. Why did the Democrats see basically a double-digit reversal statewide in both Virginia and New Jersey in one year and how could the party lose the Virginia House, dropping as many 7 or 8 seats? How could a Republican get elected in Seattle, and how could Republicans sweep statewide offices in Virginia after winning exactly ZERO statewide elections in the 2010’s in the state.
Have at it!