(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) With an impending midterm disaster in the way, Democrats across the nation are preparing to cover for their failures by emphasizing that President Joe Biden did not lose as badly as his predecessors.
According to the Washington Post report, the Democrats are simply looking to avoid taking massive losses at this point.
“One House Democratic strategist said that if Democrats hold 200 to 205 seats, they will consider it a good night,” the report said. “If the party ends up with 190 seats or less — a loss of 30 seats that would require several districts Biden carried by double-digits to flip — that would reflect a big red wave, said the strategist.”
But for Biden, taking major losses in a midterm election will be reported by the corporate media as a great success.
And while it is true Biden will almost certainly lose fewer total seats in his first midterms than either Obama or Trump, he is working with a razor-thin majority in Congress, both of which he will lose by wide margins if things go as the polls suggest.
“Biden allies are preparing to spin even a defeat as a win for the president, since President Barack Obama lost 63 seats in 2010 and President Donald Trump lost 40 in 2018,” the Post wrote. “And Biden is not expected lose as many.”
Yet even modest losses could give the Dems their worst position in the House in decades.
Republicans, who have railed against the Democrat-promoted spike in crime as well as transgender madness, have caused this malaise according to Joel Payn, a Democrat strategist who was echoing the famous line of former President Jimmy Carter.
“There’s a general malaise that’s hanging over the country,” Payne said. “What you’re seeing is an angry electorate that keeps kicking the people in charge out. They did it in 2016. They did it in 2018. They did it in 2020. And, if things hold to what it’s looking like, they’re probably going to do it again in 2022.”
On the brink of disaster, with even a number of deep blue districts appearing to be rather close races, the White House is preparing to spin any midterm losses as a major victory.
Reality looks so dire, however, that even Democrat leaders have slipped on several occasions, noting that things do not look good. California Gov. Gavin Newsom, for example, recently admitted that the Left has very little energy at the moment.
“We’re getting crushed on narrative,” he told CBS News. “We’re going to have to do better in terms of getting on the offense and stop being on the damn defense.”