Schumer Singing Different Tune Than the Press on Democrat ‘Comeback’ Talking Point
“Schumer privately told a group of Democratic senators that Speaker Nancy Pelosi is ‘in trouble’ and Democrats are going to lose the House… The comments are in stark contrast to Pelosi’s declaration in recent days that not only would Democrats keep the House but they’d add to their slim majority.”
Listening to mainstream media and Democrat narratives, one might think that President Joe Biden and his fellow Democrats are on the comeback trail after several successive months of plummeting poll numbers and the rampant Democrat infighting that spilled over into the public sphere over the last year or so ostensibly due in part to procedural and policy disagreements between Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema and Biden.
The reasons cited as evidence of the so-called “comeback” is the CNN-described “string of wins” Biden and Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) scored over the summer, including the passing – and signing – of the bogusly named “Inflation Reduction Act.” Gas prices are also inching down, and the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade is credited with a supposed “surge” in Democrat enthusiasm ahead of the fall midterm elections.
But the reality is that Democrats are still in serious trouble, and all one has to do is look at the thoughts of Independent voters to see why.
YouGov: Biden Approval Rating Among Independents Hits New Low
Joe Biden: Independents
1162 – 2502 RV per wave / 08/29https://t.co/nOF0QutjtF pic.twitter.com/atE2Tj7nnM
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) September 4, 2022
And that poll was taken before Biden’s bitterly divisive “Dark Brandon” speech earlier this month.
In a poll after the speech, nearly 63 percent of independent voters thought it went way too far, saying it represented “a dangerous escalation in rhetoric and is designed to incite conflict amongst Americans.”
Further, the needle has been moving in the GOP’s direction in a few key Senate races as well, including in the Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto vs. Adam Laxalt race in Nevada and the battle between Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican nominee Herschel Walker, the latter of who has led in three straight polls after trailing Warnock for most of the summer.
Joe Biden’s polling average also is still languishing in the low 40s. Doesn’t sounds like much of a “comeback.”
Between Biden’s disastrous “MAGA” speech, his dictatorial move on student loan forgiveness, and the FBI’s Mar-a-Lago raid, it would seem that momentum has indeed shifted back to Republicans (if it ever even really left), something Schumer reportedly acknowledged in so many words during a private dinner on Monday according to Punchbowl News sources:
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer privately told a group of Democratic senators Monday night that Speaker Nancy Pelosi is “in trouble” and Democrats are going to lose the House.
These comments came during a dinner at Trattoria Alberto, an Italian restaurant on Capitol Hill frequented by lawmakers from both parties. Senators at the dinner included Chris Coons of Delaware, Mark Kelly of Arizona, Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, Tom Carper of Delaware, John Hickenlooper of Colorado, and Dick Durbin of Illinois.
The comments are in stark contrast to Pelosi’s declaration in recent days that not only would Democrats keep the House but they’d add to their slim majority.
→ Schumer said that if the election were held today there was “a 60% chance we hold the Senate, and a 40% chance we hold the House.”
Perhaps Schumer’s seen internal numbers concerning him, which may have prompted his rant. Or maybe he saw this recent write-up from the New York Times which suggested that “polling warning signs” were “flashing again” for Democrats.
Whatever the case may be, other worrisome news for Democrats is that inflation – and rising food prices, most notably – continues to be a huge problem for average Americans, not to mention the issue of escalating interest rates and Thursday’s news that mortgage rates just went over 6 percent, which “is significantly higher than this time last year, when it was 2.86%.”
As we all know, elections can, of course, turn on a dime. But one thing is for sure: The purported Democratic “comeback” of 2022 has, at least at this stage of the game, been greatly exaggerated.
— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —
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Chuck the Schmuck isn’t worried – he has inside info on dem cheating tactics to be released and implemented.
Of course the voter-fraud fix is in. Just look at Los Angeles’ overwhelmingly signed petition to recall psycho Soros DA Gascon: rejected because the signatures were “not genuine”.
Then again, LA County Sheriff Alex Villaneuva is fighting back, targeting actual corruption:
Don’t get cocky! as Glenn Reynolds likes to say.
Evangelize, support, and make sure your like-minded neighbors VOTE!
It ain’t over till Trigglypuff screams.
Only because she sits on you and won’t let you get away.
How quaint. The belief that polling is honest or the wishes of the voters have any meaning in elections in Democrat controlled polities is touching.
Dems want to demoralize voters. Make them think it’s hopeless so they won’t go vote them out of office.
Don’t buy into the hopeless feeling. Vote and vote them out.
Unfortunately the article shows he is convinced Nancy Pelosi is in trouble what he said about himself was “→ Schumer said that if the election were held today there was “a 60% chance we hold the Senate, and a 40% chance we hold the House.””
Do you have any idea how catastrophic that would be?
Appointments requiring senate confirmation will continue to consist entirely of the most radical people Joe Biden could find, and his judges will still be confirmed at a rate that dwarfs Trump judges and Biden judges will continue being rubber stamps for Democrats wearing robes.
There is very little limit to how catastrophic the Dems holding the senate would be so if Schumer is that sure he keeps the senate then I dearly hope he is wrong but there is no reason to celebrate his statement.
Nobody thinks the Democrats won’t lose the tiny number of seats needed to flip the house, the big question right now is the senate and the reason is the only meaningful obstruction the opposition to a Democrat president is capable of requires the senate.
The Queen of the House says she’s not in trouble.
The King of the Senate says the Queen of the House is in trouble.
The King of the Senate looks a lot like Gary Larson’s finger-pointing bear in the crosshairs himself.
Here is Margot Cleveland’s take on why the appointment of Judge Dearie to Special Master is such a coup for Trump:
One of her key points that underscores Judge Cannon’s distrust of the DOJ is revealed in the timing of the deadline for Dearie’s report being set for November 30… after the elections.
Could that be the reason Schumer is now glum about Dem prospects in November? They may now have not only been foiled in releasing their planned October surprise but may now be at risk of an early pre-election report exposing what really went on? November 30 is only a deadline. There aren’t so many documents that Dearie couldn’t complete his review in time for the elections. Wouldn’t THAT be a shocker! Wouldn’t that send a chill up Schumer’s spine?
This is an excellent must-read piece.
The Screaming-D intramurals are too, too entertaining. The fratricide is usually The Feckless-R’s game.