As America heads into the holiday season, not much is going to happen in Washington. When the holiday season is over, we are going to enter the 2022 midterm season.
Democrats are in a panic because even though they have passed legislation, Americans are not feeling the benefits of any of it.
The party has no unified message and they’re still having trouble getting everyone in the party on board for ‘Build Back Better’ with its massive spending.
They are right to be worried.
The Democratic brand is broken. The infrastructure bill isn’t fixing it.
In the days after the Democratic Party’s collapse in the Virginia governor’s race, party strategists descended on the commonwealth to figure out what went wrong and understand just how bad the national outlook might be next year.
What they discovered, largely through focus groups and polling, was even worse than expected. The problems cut far deeper than the failings of their gubernatorial nominee, Terry McAuliffe, or President Joe Biden’s flagging approval ratings. Rather, the Democratic Party’s entire brand was a wreck.
“Voters couldn’t name anything that Democrats had done, except a few who said we passed the infrastructure bill,” the center-left group Third Way and its pollsters said in a report, obtained first by POLITICO, on focus groups they ran in Virginia.
Most of the voters Third Way spoke with in suburban Virginia focus groups, according to the report, “could not articulate what Democrats stand for. They could also not say what they are doing in Washington, besides fighting.”
And those were just the people who voted for Biden…
Following the House’s passage of the social spending package on Friday, one Democratic strategist who advises major donors said, “Too late. We’re f—ed.”
This strategist makes a good point. Democrats are pretty much out of time.
They have wasted the last 11 months fighting among themselves and creating policies which make life harder for average Americans.
They deserve to lose next fall.