Democrats are expecting major losses in the 2022 midterm elections, especially after the bruising they took in the recent November elections.
At this point, the 2022 midterms are a year away, but that hasn’t stopped many Democrats from blaming each other for the coming carnage.
They are expected to lose the House but the Senate looks like it’s in play as well.
Some of the concern from Democrats is about the DNC chair, Jaime Harrison.
The Associated Press reports:
He’s not particularly close to the White House. He’s never won statewide office or a seat in Congress. And just last year, he lost a high-profile Senate race by double digits.
But if you ask him, Jaime Harrison will tell you he is uniquely prepared to lead a Democratic Party confronting fierce Republican obstruction, intense infighting and the burden of history heading into next year’s midterm elections…
Harrison is leading a party in peril.
A year after seizing control of Congress and the White House, Democrats are struggling with painful losses across several states in the recent off-year elections that raised serious concerns about a much larger Republican wave in 2022. Suddenly, the Democratic optimism of this spring has been replaced by doubt as party officials ponder whether they have the right message, the right messengers and the right political strategy.
The finger-pointing has already begun.
DNC members, who accepted Harrison as President Joe Biden’s pick for chair in January, have begun to grumble about his limited engagement with the rank-and-file activists and state party officials who do much of the day-to-day heavy lifting in Democratic politics. Others believe the White House isn’t giving him the freedom he needs to do the job well.
If Republicans retake the House, Joe Biden’s agenda stops, frozen in its tracks. If they take the Senate too, Biden is likely to face impeachment.
The best part is that Nancy Pelosi will finally retire.