Republicans are going to sweep back into power on November 8. The anticipated Red Wave is shaping up to be a tsunami, which may even extend to deep blue New York.
Anyone with a modicum of sense can see this, except Nancy Pelosi. The current Speaker of the House (at least until the end of the year) recently referred to a NY Times poll showing looming disaster for democrats as “an outlier.”
Americans are angry. They don’t like seeing their paychecks being gobbled up by runaway inflation, which is primarily caused by D.C.’s profligate spending; they don’t don’t like rising food and fuel prices, spikes in violent crime, an imaginary southern border, higher rates for mortgages and rents. According to a recent report from Moody’s Analytics, the average American Family will dish out $445 dollars more every month for the same goods and services they received last year. This is unsustainable.
Joe Biden and his fellow members of the ‘gang that couldn’t shoot straight’ can continue believing Americans are losing sleep over January 6, climate change and a woman’s so-called right to choose, but they do so at their own peril.
Based on democrats’ performance in this week’s high-profile debates, it’s easy to see why they’ve been ducking such encounters. In the Pennsylvania Senate race, Democrat John Fetterman was an incoherent, babbling mess. His opening statement: “Hi, good night, everybody.” Granted, he suffered a serious stroke in May, but he should not even be considered for such an important position in government. Fetterman makes Joe Biden sound like Winston Churchill. In Ohio, a state Trump won by eight points in 2020, Republican J.D. Vance and Democratic incumbent Tim Ryan are in a statistical dead heat for Ryan’s Senate seat.
In Arizona, Republican Kari Lake has inched ahead of Democrat Katie Hobbs in their race for governor. Hobbs, Arizona’s Secretary of State, has refused to appear on the debate stage with Lake. Here in New York, Governor Kathy Hochul finally squared off against Republican challenger Lee Zeldin. Hochul, operating from the democrat playbook, tried to make the debate about Trump, abortion, and gun violence. Zeldin wasn’t having any of it. He focused on violent crime, much of which is not committed with guns, Hochul’s appearance of pay to play corruption and the economy.
As mentioned in a previous column, the democrats are clearly avoiding debates and in effect are pulling “a Biden,” campaigning from their basements. They are lying low because they know voters are going to lower the boom on November 8. They will discover that Americans care not a wit about January 6, or climate change or any of the other side issues to which they are trying to deflect attention. In the words of former Bill Clinton strategist James Carville, “it’s the economy stupid.”