Things Are Not Looking Good for the Democrats


The House Democrats are re-electing their entire leadership, even though this year is by far their most embarrassing showing in House races since 2010.


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Few races are still uncalled, with the Republicans leading in 4 of 5 contests. Still, the Democrats have lost nine seats. But according to Dave Wasserman of the Cook Political Report, what makes those losses more painful is that the Democrats still haven’t won a single one of the 27 House races.

The Iowa race for District 2 is where Republican Marianette Meeks-Miller goes up against Democrat Rita Hart. So far, nearly 400,000 votes have been cast, and Miller-Meeks currently leads by 47 votes in the Democrat district.

The Republicans could potentially win 12 seats this year, despite the Republican incumbent president losing, and isn’t that weird?

CNN reported:

With just a handful of races still uncalled at this point, Republicans have gained nine seats — having won 12 Democratic-held districts and lost just three of their own. And those numbers don’t even tell the full story, given that two of the three seats Republicans lost were the direct result of a redrawing of North Carolina’s congressional districts that reworked the map in ways that were decidedly unfavorable to the GOP. Subtract those two seats, which neither party spent any money in or seriously contested, and you are down to a single competitive seat that went from red to blue: The suburban Atlanta 7th District.

The Democrats thought they could win by focusing their campaign on healthcare and “fixing” Obamacare, but it turns out that many Americans do not trust them enough to hand over their healthcare to the government with Medicare for All. There’s a chance that it will end with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, but instead, she says that the Republicans may have “won the battle, but we won the war.”

Which seems just fine with her Democratic colleagues! Pelosi, as well as House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (Maryland) and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (South Carolina), are all expected to be reelected to their current leadership jobs this week by the full Democratic caucus.

But reelected or not, there’s simply no spinning what happened to House Democrats on November 3. It was a bad-bordering-on-disastrous election, particularly when you consider that their majority will be quite narrow heading into Biden’s first midterm election, which, if history holds, is a bad one for the incumbent’s party.

The way things are going, the Republicans will be much more powerful in January. House Democrats have nothing to celebrate over.

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