I gravely dislike our constant campaign mode democracy. As soon as we finish a presidential election talk begins about the opposition party’s candidate four years’ hence. As soon as a member of Congress gets installed, they start raising money for the next election cycle. Incumbent senators squirrel away millions significantly in advance of their six-year term ending. Often this leads to deceptions. This 2022 campaign is unique in that it will be filled with deceptions that have been made public and intentional.
Every campaign has its deceptions. The last presidential election was chock full of them. Opponents of Donald Trump believe nothing he says. On the other hand, the prime deception in 2020 centered around the Hunter Biden laptop. Fifty-one “intelligence community experts” were touted by Joe Biden to state that the evidence was “Russian disinformation.” Sixteen months later the New York Times fessed up that its fellow New York paper – The Post –was accurate in reporting the Hunter Biden story that likely would have turned the election.
This round of elections is distinct. After 15 months of the Biden presidency his poll numbers are in the toilet. The issues of inflation, crime, homelessness and more have the Democrats on their heels, attempting to figure out how they survive a projected bloodbath. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) chair, did what politicos do today – commission a poll. The poll told him some fascinating facts about his party and determined his strategy for the November elections — a political lifetime from now.
The research found that Democrats are “preachy, judgmental and focused on culture wars.” Nothing of that is shocking except for them being judgmental. It used to be the hippie set of the Left believed in “live and let live.” The new Left wants to tell you what to believe and when to believe it. We all know what happens when they do not agree with you. They do not just disagree; they want to dismember you or at minimum they want to suppress what you say and don’t want to hear your thoughts.
The poll also found that the political arguments by the opposition focused on public safety (crime), critical race theory and the related issue of parental rights in the educational system are as the pollsters characterized “alarmingly potent.”
Maloney wants to go on the offensive which makes political sense. He wants them to argue for support of the police, against open borders and/or amnesty and focus on issues of border safety. This is where the deception comes into play.
The Democrats can mouth all these policies like they are in support of police, but no one is going to believe them. Already 80% of self-identified swing voters in competitive districts believe Democrats want to defund the police. There is only one way to reverse that perception and it is not campaign ads where a Congressional candidate is shaking hands with a cop. It is for them to not only sponsor legislation to reverse their naïve post-George Floyd actions, but to get the legislation passed.
Another action is to come out in favor of recalling these criminal DAs who refuse to enforce the laws they were elected to administer. The problem is that none of this is going to happen because the Democrats believe in the policies that the voters gravely dislike.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that “My purpose right now is to just win the midterm elections. Nothing less is at stake than our democracy.” Pelosi added “Our party is unified in its empathy for America’s working families.” These are the kind of platitudes that will resonate with the American people in an unintended manner. They confirm that the Democrats are clueless about the real issues facing their constituents and that their leader and their team is out of touch with middle America. Additionally, if the Congressional Democrats are voted out in November and the Republicans are put in charge, Ms. Pelosi stated that democratic act is a threat to our democracy. That is an interesting take from the third most powerful person in our country.
Another thing Mr. Maloney will argue is that the Democrats nominate people who believe in the police and lawfully enforced borders against a flood of illegal aliens. The problem is that they will be such a minority in the Democrat Congressional caucus that they will be rolled once again to support policies that contradict those beliefs. We have seen this movie before where the so-called moderate Democrats end up as cannon fodder for the party leaders.
My suggestion is to evaluate which party believes in enforcing criminal laws, controlling our Southern border, supporting legal immigration, insuring parents have a right to know what is being taught to their children in public schools or better yet, they should be able to choose going to another school. Then vote for those candidates.
Please do not fall for Mr. Maloney’s planned campaign misrepresentations. You will end up with the same mess we currently have.