Democrats should be begging for a Republican rout
I'm not joking; it's the only way for them to move forward
The Red Wedding appears to be in full swing.
The signs are everywhere:
In this New York Times snippet hinting at what early exit polls are showing -
In the lack of enthusiasm in Democratic precincts. Where I live, a bluish purple area of New York’s Hudson Valley, the lines to vote stretched almost an hour in 2020 as voters turned out against Trump. Today my daughter and I walked in and out.
Yet outside of Democratic districts, turnout is running high - a huge positive for Republicans, who tend to vote in person on Election Day.
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Look, anything’s possible until the polls close and the votes are counted, but At this point it will be a major surprise if the Democrats don’t lose both the House and the Senate.
But I think the Democrats should be hoping they get crushed.
Tactically, they need a loss so big that Uncle Joe has no choice but to announce very quickly that he will not be running in 2024. They need a wide open primary that will help them find the next generation of CENTRIST Democrats. What they do not need, under any circumstances, is for Biden to limp along until late fall 2023 and then bow to reality, creating a giant mess that will only help those Democrats with super-high name recognition.
And strategically, they need to understand just how badly listening to the wokesters on Twitter has served them. They are so stunningly out-of-step with most Americans that even demolishing Roe v Wade could not save them this year. Even putting aside Covid and vaccine mandates, they need to move far from their leftist base on crime, immigration, energy security, and inflationary government spending.
A close loss will not force that reckoning. But a bad one will (I hope). And a saner Democratic Party will be good for everyone.
Plus the Republicans will HAVE to stop talking about election fraud if they win big. Okay, they won’t, the bad-faith nonsense from Trump will continue, but it will be easier and easier to tune out. We should have picked up 60 House seats instead of 50 is a pretty tough case to make.
Polls start closing in less than three hours on the East Coast. If you haven’t already, get out there and vote.
Is that The Rains of Castamere I hear?