Despite the current media’s spin, the 2022 Midterms were a victory for the GOP. Some races are still being tallied—others will be decided by runoffs. But one thing is clear, Joe Biden is going to have a very bad next two years.
Not only did Republicans dominate in numerous races, but they also scored victories nobody was expecting. One of them came right out of the blue. Just before the election, a few polls signaled warning signs. But nobody was expecting this shocker.
From the New York Times:
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney, the chair of the powerful Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, conceded defeat on Wednesday in his bid for a House seat in New York City’s northern suburbs to a Republican state assemblyman, Mike Lawler, a stinging and symbolic loss for Democrats…
Mr. Maloney’s loss served as a dubious distinction: He becomes the first chairman of either party’s House campaign committee to lose a race for re-election since the early 1990s.
Ouch. Not only did a Democrat lose in New York, but it was the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. This is the first time a chairman for a party’s House campaign group lost since the early 90s. So, not only is this shocking but also embarrassing for Democrats.
His Republican rival, Mike Lawler, captured voters by attacking Maloney’s elitist status. The man enjoys world travel and living in an expensive Hudson Valley house. Lawler effectively convinced voters that Maloney was out of touch with their cares and concerns, much like the liberal elite of D.C.
This should serve as a reminder for Democrats, but it probably won’t. Their party has turned into a club that serves the richest elitists in the country. They sneer at Americans who struggle to make ends meet. Democrats expect us to be happy with high gas prices because they all drive EVs.
More and more Democrats favor the ruling elite and ignore the regular Americans. They might have some votes bamboozled into thinking they know what they’re doing, but not everyone. For a Republican to score an upset win in New York these days is telling.
Democrats should be worried about the coming years. Because this could be a sign of things to come.
- Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney lost his re-election to Republican Mike Lawler in New York.
- Maloney is the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the first to lose since the 1990s.
- Lawler successfully painted Maloney as an elitist who was out of touch with voters.
Source: New York Times