So far, seven high-profile Democrats have decided to call it quits rather than run for re-election in 2022.
Some of the seats could be lost to the realignment of district lines, while others are merely in battleground states.
Regardless, Democrats now seem to be facing the same thing Republicans saw in 2018 and 2020 when there was a mass exodus of anti-Trump Republicans from the party.
Is there a ground swelling movement of anti-Biden Democrats? Rep. McCarthy (R-CA) believes that is precisely the case.
McCarthy Warns Pelosi
House Speaker Pelosi (D-CA) could have a very significant problem on her hands.
Even though some of the retiring seats are in steadfast blue area, it is not quite as easy to win with a new face on the ballot than with someone everyone knows and trusts.
This means the DNC will have to start throwing some serious money around to get their profiles out there so voters know who to pull the handle for on election day.
McCarthy believes the seven that have already retired are just the beginning, with a massive wave of white flags being held up, more than likely after district lines are redrawn, making their fate inevitable.
The true test will be the holiday season when these lawmakers are off, out of DC, and back home in their districts.
When voters can get directly in their faces and start complaining about the rising costs of groceries and gasoline, it may be the final straw that pushes many of them over the edge.
McCarthy stated, “Once you get past Thanksgiving and members go home, and they’re Democrats and they’ve been challenged before and they’re going to get beat up, Congress is not that great.”
Democrats are doing well fundraising, which has enabled them to publicly dial back the panic button, but polling tells the story here.
We have seen a consistent trend of Democrats sliding back and anything less than a complete flip of the House and Senate would be an utter shock.
Traditionally, the incoming White House party loses about two dozen seats in the first midterm election, but Biden’s polling leads me to believe that number will be far higher.
Elections are still a bit more than a year away, and a lot can change between then and now, but Democrats have done nothing of significance that would lead me to believe they can flip this negative cycle.
Source: Fox News