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Democrat Media Ramps Up Operation Demoralize – Against Democrat Midterm Hopes

Democrat Media Ramps Up Operation Demoralize – Against Democrat Midterm Hopes

“I think we peaked a little early” says one liberal operative, as the NY Times and other leading Democrat media platforms vocalize impending doom.

Well, well, well.

What a difference a month and one-half makes. Remember on August 28 I warned how the media was using junk polling by garbage firms to spin the false narrative of a Democrat comeback, all for the purpose of demoralizing Republican voters, Operation Demoralize Is Back:

I understand how demoralizing the current situation is. The border is wide open. The full apparatus of the criminal justice system from DOJ to FBI to state prosecutors are weaponized for Democrat political purposes. To his (dis)credit, Biden has been able to do substantial and long-lasting damage to the country with just a 50/50 Senate.

Yet the narrative as recently as a month ago was that a red wave was coming in November.

That has changed. There is a concerted media effort to create the counter-narrative that the red wave has failed….

It happens every election cycle. Operation Demoralize.

What is it? 

“The media swarms and lies. Tells you it’s over, wants you to give up. Happens every single time.”

Because the narrative was build on spin, it didn’t take very long to unravel. By September 25, it was clear that Operation Demoralize Has Failed:

I’m not predicting specific election outcomes, but it’s pretty clear that Operation Demoralize has failed. The recent “likely voter” as opposed to “registered voter” generic ballot polling points to a strong Republican lead in a measure that has a history of predicting overall control of congress….

The ABC/WaPo poll released today is particularly gruesome for Democrats, particularly on their supposed ace-in-the-hole issue, abortion. Turns out on issues that motivate voters to actually vote, it’s not top priority….

There are other details in the poll that in isolation may not have significantly large samples to be reliable in isolation, but do mirror what we’ve seen elsewhere, such as Republican strength with independents and the closing of the black and hispanic gaps ….

To what should be attributed the turnaround from the dismal days of late August? First and foremost, the media narrative of a Democrat comeback was an illusion fed by garbage “registered voter” polling by garbage firms. So it never was there to begin with.

My gut also tells me that Biden’s “red” speech also was a wake up call and motivator. He was so over the top in his dehumanization of “MAGA Republicans,” and his DOJ/FBI are so politicized and weaponized, that there has been a great awakening. Maybe the only success of the speech was to awaken sleeping Republican voters.

Since late April, the red trend has continued, and while of course ‘anything’ is possible, it seems highly likely Republicans will retake the House, the only issue is by how much. With the loss of the House, Democrats ability to investigate disappears and with it the ability to leak with impunity and to provide pretext for the FBI to raid Republicans.

While retaking the Senate is a tougher call, the trend also favors Republicans. If there are unforeseen upsets, it’s likely to be against blue Senators like fake Vietnam war vet Dick Blumenthal who in the latest poll for a local newspaper only leads 5% with 7% undecided:

The latest polls also suggest that few likely voters are splitting their ballots, at least on the state and national levels, with Sen. Richard Blumenthal leading challenger Leora Levy by a margin of just 5 points, 49% to 44% with 7% undecided – numbers that surprised Dancey.

“I would’ve expected a bigger lead for Blumenthal,” said Dancey.

The NY Times is hitting the panic button, not to motivate Democrats because that’s too late, but to point out the impending doom so no one can say the Times got it wrong:

Republicans enter the final weeks of the contest for control of Congress with a narrow but distinct advantage as the economy and inflation have surged as the dominant concerns, giving the party momentum to take back power from Democrats in next month’s midterm elections, a New York Times/Siena College poll has found.

The poll shows that 49 percent of likely voters said they planned to vote for a Republican to represent them in Congress on Nov. 8, compared with 45 percent who planned to vote for a Democrat. The result represents an improvement for Republicans since September, when Democrats held a one-point edge among likely voters in the last Times/Siena poll. (The October poll’s unrounded margin is closer to three points, not the four points that the rounded figures imply.)

With inflation unrelenting and the stock market steadily on the decline, the share of likely voters who said economic concerns were the most important issues facing America has leaped since July, to 44 percent from 36 percent — far higher than any other issue. And voters most concerned with the economy favored Republicans overwhelmingly, by more than a two-to-one margin.

Worse still, the Times’ poll showed Democrats losing independents, particularly the women (are we allowed to say “women”?). But abortion, but abortion:

But the poll showed that Republicans opened up a 10-percentage point lead among crucial independent voters, compared with a three-point edge for Democrats in September, as undecided voters moved toward Republicans.

The biggest shift came from women who identified as independent voters. In September, they favored Democrats by 14 points. Now, independent women backed Republicans by 18 points — a striking swing given the polarization of the American electorate and how intensely Democrats have focused on that group and on the threat Republicans pose to abortion rights.

There is complete panic is Democrat media land following the Times article. Politico points out that Democrats’ midterm hopes fade: ‘We peaked a little early’:

“I’m wishing the election were in August,” said Matt Bennett of the center-left group Third Way. “I think we peaked a little early.” …

“Look, man, I’ve been at this for 30 years, and it is always the period in late September and early October when an election starts to tilt and move,” said Mark Longabaugh, a progressive ad maker who worked on Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign. “So, we’re at that moment, and I don’t think you can look at these numbers across the country and say anything but it looks like it’s moving in Republicans’ direction.”

New York Magazine laments:

After quite the back-and-forth during the spring and summer months, the consensus among pollsters and political experts seems to be that the 2022 midterms will indeed be a Republican “wave election.” The New York Times says so. CNN’s Harry Enten says so. The Financial Times says so. And the betting markets say so.

The Hill says hey, maybe it wasn’t so smart for Democrats to obsess on abortion:

Democrats have focused much of their campaign pitches on abortion rights after the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade roiled up their base….

But now the party is facing questions about that strategy….

Democrats saw abortion rights as a winning issue as GOP governors and state lawmakers moved to adopt more extreme measures. They pointed to independents as a group that could be won over.

But the closing message on abortion was always a gamble, now perhaps more than ever with gas prices again rising and inflation proving to be stubborn.

Democrats are pulling an Operation Demoralize again. But it’s on their own voters.


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“Democrats’ midterm hopes fade: ‘We peaked a little early’:”

Greta Thunberg peaked early.
You guys were cringeworthy for four years, then finally cratered.

    Well. There’s medicine for that ..l

    Sternverbs in reply to henrybowman. | October 18, 2022 at 8:57 am

    You guys were cringeworthy for FORTY years, then finally cratered.

      So you’re implying that the party of slavery; Jim Crow segregation; forced sterilization; eugenics; abortion on demand; forcing Japanese American citizens into concentration camps; and propagators of greater and greater power in the federal bureaucracy away from citizens with the perpetually expanding bureaucratic welfare state was at some time in history NOT cringeworthy?


“I think we peaked a little early” says one liberal operative.

Like 1964.

My wife has a college degree and is a state employee. She has long voted for the D but has slowly been coming around given the sad state of the union.
The scary Brandon red speech has really unleashed a level of dislike I have never witnessed in my normally rational wife.
I think many more in the 40-59 demographic tend to agree with her astute assesment, which was simple…”That mother-effer is insane!”

So, what is their election Hail Mary? I think both Biden and Putin are desperate enough to go to nuclear war in Ukraine. That will allow Putin to “win” and Biden to declare Martial Law so he can game the election to benefit Democrats. For instance, what if Biden issues a nationwide Stay at Home Order on Nov 5? Then the only votes that will count are the early and mail-in votes. Nobody who intends to vote on election day will be able to do so. I normally vote on election day, but if a nuke is used in Ukraine, I will vote immediately at the Fairfax Government Center, even if there is a very long line.

    I think their Hail Mary will be announcing that – win or lose – Fetterman will be the new host of NBC’s Late Night: “Late Night, With Fetterman”.

    mailman in reply to The_Mew_Cat. | October 18, 2022 at 2:35 am

    A nuclear detonation in Europe isn’t going to lead to marshal law in the US. This is right up there with the brain dead who warned us all about Trump declaring marshal law rah rah rah 🙄

      MattMusson in reply to mailman. | October 18, 2022 at 8:49 am

      It could certainly lead to violent protest in every city in the country by both the Right and Left! Looting and craziness would be at astronomical levels.

    Some people do certainly have a vested interest in sowing panic for no good reason…

    Milhouse in reply to The_Mew_Cat. | October 18, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    Biden can’t “declare martial law”. Martial law does not exist in the USA, unless some emergency prevents the courts from operating. So long as there’s a local court that is open for business, any declaration of martial law is automatically void. So it doesn’t matter what Biden “declares”; it won’t have any effect.

    “what if Biden issues a nationwide Stay at Home Order on Nov 5?”

    He can’t. He has no authority to do that, so if he did Democrats would stay home, but Republicans would go and vote anyway, and Republican leaders would encourage the public to ignore the order and go vote.

An alternative strategy to increase turnout imo

Suburban Farm Guy | October 17, 2022 at 10:09 pm

This world explain the epidemic of gaslighting we’re seeing lately. People saying the most preposterous things like that positively reek of desperation.

Going to stock up on popcorn now, before the shelves are empty

Who will be counting the votes.?

Suburban Farm Guy | October 17, 2022 at 11:07 pm

Love the photo of the president deep in thought during a cerebral strategy session with his closest advisor, the Easter Bunny

The Dems’ Plan B is to try to provoke Trump into opening his big mouth. Every time he does drops Republicans one percentage point in the polls. An announcement before the election that he is running in 2024 would cost a lot more than that.

    mailman in reply to jb4. | October 18, 2022 at 2:37 am

    For gods sake child, grow a f88king brain 🙄😂😂😂

    With just two weeks to go Democrats are fucked and the delicious thing is they did this to themselves 😂😂

    It really doesn’t matter what OMB says because even if it was just a “good morning” the brain dead left would once again die in their millions like it was Net Neutrality Day again 😂😂😂

    scooterjay in reply to jb4. | October 18, 2022 at 10:40 am

    Methinks you don’t see media spin.

casualobserver | October 18, 2022 at 12:48 am

Is it Operation Demoralize or is it really a cloaked GOTV effort. Make Dems fear the loss so they actually get out of the basement and vote…..

The simple question that really puts it all into focus is this. “What accomplishments can they claim?” The answer to which is, nothing good.

The pedophile and his illegitimate administration have managed to set a whole lot of records, none of which is a good thing. The pedophile makes Jimmy Carter look like a fiscal genius with his record high inflation and fuel costs. The pedophile makes Custer look like a military genius with that Afghanistan withdrawal. As far as diplomacy goes, he managed to go to all-new lows there as well by insulting allies and then going on his hands and knees begging them for political favors in addition to actually encouraging Putin to invade Ukraine at one point, as if he needed any sort of encouragement.

There is not one thing that the pedophile has touched that he has not turned to shit.

In my opinion the polls skew Democrat to influence voters. Prop up the Dems ahead of the election. At the last minute they say things are moving toward the Republicans but they are just correcting so they dont totally miss in the end. Fake polling and Fake news go hand in hand,

    Sternverbs in reply to r2468. | October 18, 2022 at 9:02 am

    Been saying that since the 1976 election. It was clear then that the national media worked to get Carter elected. It has escalated exponentially since…

MoeHowardwasright | October 18, 2022 at 6:05 am

The “tell” for the Red Wave is Fraudci declaring that he never ordered schools be locked down. He knows the investigators are coming for him and he’s trying to get out in front of it.

Bitterlyclinging | October 18, 2022 at 8:10 am

The Democrats still have their Dominion Voting Systems machines.
There are roughly 168 million registered voters in these United States. The November 8th 2022 Congressionals will likely see 200 million ballots cast, the Democrats well aware they are up against a rock and a hard place. The total votes cast will leave the political pundits awestruck at the Democrat Party’s Get Out The Vote program, Keep counting until the Democrat wins.

    You’re full of BS. Nobody has yet shown any likelihood of anything wrong with Dominion; it’s the exact same BS that the Dems shoveled in 2004, warmed over and relabeled. And so far every single claim that more ballots were cast than there were registered voters has turned out to be an outright deliberate lie. Your “prediction” will likewise be shown false.

And the icing on the cake: the winter heating season is beginning, and the cost of filling one’s tanks (or using electricity) had jumped egregiously.

How could you be demoralized with President Trump? Demoralization is the province of pResident Biden. I mean, how can you wake up (not woke up), look or hear him or the Vice ho, and not be totally depressed?

To Dimsdale,
While I agree that any person with half a brain would look around and see the disaster Biden and the Democrats have done,
Just go on a site like Imgur.
It is overrun with people saying they are voting straight democratic for lgtb rights, abortion and womens rights.
You will be amazed

All the Left has is fear — mayb they think this will motivate their turnout?

Or just give them an excuse for losing: “It’s not our ideas or a lack of popular support, the CHRISTIAN NATIONALIST CONTROLLED MEDIA (!)* DEMORALIZED THE PEOPLE!!!”

*The networks, CNN, MSNBC, NYT, WaPoo, etc., famous Christian Nationalist agitators.

Let’s pause to understand that Martial Law is when the military takes over. Marshall Law is when you get the amplifier modified to go to eleven.

My daughter is a state employee, her 401k has crashed, her home value has cratered, yet she clings to that dope Robert Reich, the corporations, the wealthy, gouging corporations!

Paul Begala, the former advisor to President Bill Clinton, was quoted over the weekend saying that the crazy folks on Twitter are the folks who vote first in Democratic primaries but aren’t the real Democratic Party..

The Dems and MSM always push Trump and Abortion. The top problems that are hurting people are clear: 1)Inflation, 2)Crime, 3)Energy Costs, 4)Open Border, and 5)School Interference with Parents and kids. Trump has been pushing MAGA (Make America Great Again) Republicans and that leads to Republicans that do not sit quiet and take abuse from enemies (RINOs, Dems, and MSM). This has lead to many MAGA Republicans fighting back hard and the MSM losing their ability to protect the Dems.

That image of Biden, he’s like a toddler encountering the Easter Bunny the first time.

Frightened and Confused.

At the same time dems have openly embraced the far left and socialism, they have increasingly ignored what even their own voters are willing to put up with. It’s as though they are confident that being the elitist “we know better than you how to live your life” party is going to go over here like it appeared to go over elsewhere – but those places went dictatorship before the things dems advocate were put into practice. Americans, even those dems that consider themselves moderates, have too much freedom in their veins to simply give up and let the dems have their way everywhere. We aren’t all New Yorkers or Californians, any more than we’re Central or South Americans.

BierceAmbrose | October 19, 2022 at 3:57 pm

It’s about the protection of the party, without which the apparatchiks have nothing. They need a soft landing, to stay in their soft sinecures.

If the ballot factories have not been shut down, this election is not going to turn out how we think. What does my vote matter when 20 democrats in the graveyard vote the other way.

Why should democrats be demoralized when Biden has so much focusing power?