As America races toward midterms, Dems fear Biden has run out of time to deliver on promises: Politico

What was once “budding frustration” with the White House has grown into “outright worry” as President Joe Biden has failed to deliver on a single promise.

The administration went from “riding high” off plans for all sorts of spending (“Build Back Better,” climate change spending, social spending, etc.) and off claims that inflation was transitory, to being proven wrong on everything.

Nearly two years have whistled by, and “none” of what the administration promised or vowed has “come to be,” Politico reported Friday.

If anything, the exact opposite has occurred. Inflation has skyrocketed, the economy has contracted, and some say a recession is inevitable.

Meanwhile, the midterms are only months away, and the numbers look absolutely devastating for Democrats.

(Source: RealClearPolitics)

“With the 2022 elections four months away, Democrats both inside and outside of the White House acknowledge there is no silver bullet to slay a host of political problems, including surging inflation, high gas prices, a series of stunning Supreme Court decisions and a sense of voter resignation that the party in power built up their expectations only to let them down,” according to Politico.

“But whereas earlier in the year, there was hope that some of those problems would abate, there is diminishing confidence in that now. White House aides, from their vantage point, do not appear to be in enough of a hurry. Rather than abruptly changing strategy, Biden’s team has doubled down.”

On literally everything, from falsely blaming inflation and exorbitant gas prices on Russian President Vladimir Putin to claiming that more spending will somehow magically alleviate inflation (versus making it worse).

Yet the Democrat Party itself appears to be no different. Politico noted that they’ve been pressuring the president to take substantive steps toward enacting the sort of  “progressive” agenda that polls show most Americans aren’t comfortable with.

“Democrats are still waiting for Biden to unveil steps to protect abortion rights, months after it became apparent that Roe v. Wade would be overturned. And even modest victories are coming under fresh scrutiny,” Politico reported.

“Following the July 4 mass shooting at an Independence Day parade in Highland Park, Ill., gun-control advocates are agitating for further action. In a letter to Biden on Wednesday, several leading gun-safety groups re-upped their request for the administration to create a separate office headed up by a gun czar — and urged the president to make the announcement this coming Monday at a planned ceremonial signing for the bipartisan gun law,” the outlet continued.

A gun czar?

There’s an irony to it all. Were Biden to take substantive steps to enact a “progressive” agenda, he’d face electoral backlash even worse than what he already faces.

But by doing nothing instead, he’s triggering “progressive” backlash from the exceedingly small base of supporters who still enthusiastically back him.

“We’re asking him to look ahead and to have a blueprint for what more he’s doing to address this crisis,” one prominent gun control advocate, Igor Volsky, complained to Politico.

“If Biden is going to continue saying — as he did on July Fourth — that more needs to be done, he needs to do more,” Volsky added.

He is, however, doing nothing — not even the most basic things.

According to Politico’s sources, for instance, last month congressional Democrats met with several senior Biden administration officials in hopes of receiving “guidance on matters as concrete as how to counter Republicans who are handing out free gas cards and baby formula to court irate voters in their districts.”

Instead, they got nothing but “familiar talking points about the White House’s legislative successes and the resonance of the message Biden carried in 2020.”

Is there still any hope left for Democrats at this point? Common sense says no, that Democrats are doomed. They had their chance, they blew it, and now an increasing number of Americans want nothing to do with them anymore:

But some say there is hope. Martha McKenna, a Democrat admaker, pointed to what happened in 2018 when the Democrats’ lousy behavior during since-confirmed Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s hearings led to Republicans keeping the Senate.

“Things can change really quickly,” she told Politico.

And she’s actually right. It was the late great conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh who routinely warned that elections are determined by the events of the last three to four months prior.

That being said, the chances of a miracle event occurring anytime within the four months leading up to the 2022 midterms seem extraordinarily low …


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