Democrats are fast to disaster in the 2018 midterm elections, and they are well aware of it. They’re so mindful of the situation that they’re already blaming members of their party.
As the midterm elections approach, more moderate Democrats blame one another for a possible defeat that has yet to occur. The hard-left Democrats are delaying the passage of an infrastructure measure until they receive their demands for a social expenditure package. Moderate Democrats view this as a specific method to irritate centrist voters but minimize district backlash. Progressives view themselves as battling for Biden’s program, while radicals say Democrats must demonstrate actual progress to win new voters.
They perceive an opportunity to cram radical agenda items into the limited time they have. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), the head of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said that “Inaction is lunacy.” Both sides in the Democratic civil war are delusional. With moderate Democrats in the Senate pushing back the worst of the left’s initiatives, the infrastructure bill will not save the moderate Democrats. The radicals will not receive their social expenditure package. Rep. Abigail Spanberger of Virginia encapsulated moderates’ dissatisfaction with the situation.
Their biggest issue isn’t unpassed legislation, and it’s Joe Biden, their increasingly unpopular leader. His party’s support is in jeopardy as his poll numbers continue to plummet. Joe Biden has very certainly doomed himself and his whole party. With failures accumulating across the board, from the economy to Afghanistan, to the border, and now the attacks on parents by his own Department of Justice over-politicized education methods in schools, he is in a precarious position. The Democrats’ ship will sink no matter how hard they try to bail water.