Rob Crisell of The American Spectator writes (abridged):
After the colossal dumpster fire that was the Democrats’ performance in the House of Representatives on Election Day, circular firing squads took aim at one another during a November 5 conference call with House members. Under the onslaught of this not-so-friendly fire, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi chastised the ungrateful whippersnappers of her party.
Thanks to Biden’s Pyrrhic victory, Democrats in the House and in state legislatures around the nation were utterly ruined in 2020. As the panic on the conference call shows, they’re worried that the same fate awaits them in the midterm elections.
They should be worried. In 2020, “wokism,” socialism, and the “Resistance” were on the ballot, and Americans firmly rejected them.
According to the mainstream news media and its pollsters, the election was supposed to be a blue wave that would wash away Donald Trump and the Republicans. Pelosi and her Democratic members of the House were confident that they would expand their 232-197 lead by as many as 15 or even 20 seats. The Senate was going to flip by seven to 10 seats. Democrats were expected to make huge gains in the state chambers, into which they had poured hundreds of millions of dollars. This would be a realignment for the ages — the rise of a new, young, “progressive” Democratic Party.
None of that happened. In their Herculean efforts to help Biden win, Democrats and the media lost the American people. Even after years of relentless Trump-bashing, the president turned out to be a buoy who pulled up down-ballot Republicans. By contrast, Biden was an anchor who dragged down House, Senate, and state Democrats.
Maintaining law and order should be job No. 1 for any serious political party. Instead, Democrats looked the other way while crime skyrocketed and Democratic-run cities burned.
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