President Joe Biden has been a disaster for the Democratic Party. Experts are paring down expectations for the 2022 midterm elections — and there’s still a long time to go before the first ballot is cast.
Democrats have halved their expectations for flipping seats in the House of Representatives, Breitbart reported. In the 2020 election, Democrats went after 39 seats but now are eyeing only 21.
Already at a disadvantage as the party in the White House, Democrats will likely have a hard time holding onto their thin margin in Congress as well. To pick up additional seats as Biden continues to let loose on his radical agenda would be a herculean feat.
“Biden was elected because people didn’t want Donald Trump in their living rooms for four more years,” former Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA) pointed out. “But they didn’t vote for all this other stuff that’s coming with him, and they’re gonna react, they’re gonna pump the brakes.”
They’re also likely to run into the problems with redistricting. There are 12 states where Democrats are hoping to gain an edge, and of those only one — New York — is under Democrat control for redistricting while the GOP will oversee eight of them.
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) said Democrats need to be “flexible and nimble” to adapt to the landscape they’ll be facing in 2022. Maloney, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, has tried to be realistic while remaining optimistic.
“We already hold the majority,” Malone told Politico. “So my job is to hold the ones I got, and to beat a few of them. And we’re going to do that, and I can do that with a tight disciplined battlefield.”
Biden has done his party no favors by pushing through leftist pet causes while simultaneously blundering issues that crop up. Democrats have many obstacles in their way for the 2022 midterms, and having a president in office who is such a disaster will only make things worse.