Voters across the United States will be casting ballots later this year to determine the makeup of Congress.
For Republicans, there seem to be many reasons for optimism.
Not only have the party’s progressive fiscal policies been linked to the current level of economic inflation, but leftists seem to be losing ground in an ongoing culture war.
Progressive heavyweight Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) acknowledged the harsh reality in a recent op-ed.
According to Fox News:
“To put it bluntly: if we fail to use the months remaining before the elections to deliver on more of our agenda, Democrats are headed toward big losses in the midterms,” Warren wrote in an op-ed for the New York Times Monday.
Warren argued that Democrats are the best positioned to understand the economic realities of vulnerable Americans, but warned their lack of concrete legislative successes posed a risk to the party’s hold on voters.
“Democrats win elections when we show we understand the painful economic realities facing American families and convince voters we will deliver meaningful change,” Warren said.
Politicians and pundits from both sides of the aisle have increasingly predicted a GOP takeover.
Tocqueville warns of “that soft and idle terror that wears hearts down and enervates them.”
Are we indulging in that? Yes, the midterms look tough. But outcomes aren’t fated.
If Ukraine can beat Russia, if Zelensky can prevail over Putin, Democrats can defeat Republicans.
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) April 15, 2022
Can we all agree that if the Democrats get clobbered in midterms, that @JoeBiden should not run in 2024? He had every opportunity to defeat Republicans and pass the Democratic agenda. He clearly failed. If they get killed in 2022, it’d be political suicide to run Biden in 2024.
— Cenk Uygur (@cenkuygur) April 13, 2022
I am humbled by the continued outpouring of support.
Grassroots donors will help Republicans earn back the majority this November, Fire Nancy Pelosi once and for all and SAVE AMERICA!!!! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸https://t.co/WJ126HaeJI
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) April 19, 2022
“The reality is if we don’t do it now, Republicans are gonna not just not do it, they’re gonna undo everything we’ve tried to do so far with our majority.”@kurtbardella tells @zerlinamaxwell how necessary it is for Dems to pass legislation ahead of the midterms. pic.twitter.com/u2W4Jv0QZu
— Zerlina on Peacock (@ZerlinaShow) April 19, 2022
Even prominent Democrats lamented the fact that their party seemed hopelessly stuck in congressional gridlock since winning a majority in Congress and taking back the White House.
As HuffPost reported:
As reported by HuffPost in October, Democrats have largely been unable to fulfill Biden’s dream of an agenda comparable to Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal due to an unwillingness to break from traditions like using the filibuster, citing parliamentarian opinions, weaponizing the debt ceiling and fear-mongering the deficit. Warren herself has been a loud proponent of eliminating the filibuster to pass urgent, necessary legislation on issues like voting rights.
“Like many Americans, I’m frustrated by our failure to get big things done – things that are both badly needed and very popular with all Americans,” she wrote. “While Republican politicians obstruct many efforts to improve people’s lives and many swear loyalty to the Big Lie, the urgency of the next election bears down on us.”
Warren’s stark assessment of the situation has sparked widespread discussion, including in the following Fox News Channel segment.
Do you believe Republicans will win a majority in Congress this year?