AOC finally got something right. The writing on the wall is so clear that even one of the dumbest politicians ever knows that Democrats are kicking their own butts.
Look at what’s happened to Democrats since Baby Black Jesus left office in 2016.
In 2009, the 111th Congress began with a Senate breakdown of 56 Democrats, 47 Republicans, and two independents who caucused with Democrats. Thus, they effectively counted as Democrats. There was one vacant seat due to the Minnesota Senate election being so close.
Then, Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter switched parties from Republican to Democrat which gave Democrats 57 seats. Ultimately, in a crooked election, Al Franken was eventually seated as the Minnesota senator in early July, bringing Democrats’ total to 58.
Add the two “Independents”, and Democrats controlled the Senate with a 60-vote super-majority. Because of this, Democrats were able to bypass the Republican filibuster. And America was saddled with Obamacare.
But the gravy train didn’t last long.
Senator Ted Kennedy died suddenly of a brain tumor on August 25. This led a temporary Democrat appointment to take Kennedy’s place. However, Republican Scott Brown won a special election to replace Kennedy, thus removing the filibuster-proof majority.
Democrats are nowhere near those numbers, barely holding a majority in the Senate and House. And this with rampant cheating in battleground states and special elections. Nevertheless, the days of fudging the numbers and tweaking voting machines is disappearing. And not because Democrats won’t try, but because they are performing so poorly, they can’t fake the funk, as we say in the vernacular.
AOC recognizes that Democrats are losing ground.
“It’s a hustle. We need to move now,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
The Senate is OLD
From Yahoo news:
The current Senate has the oldest average age in history — 64.3 years at the beginning of this year. California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein is the oldest, turning 88 on June 22. Some question whether she is still mentally sharp enough to be in Congress. Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley is the second-oldest, turning 88 in September.
Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy, another Democrat, is 81. Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, who had a heart attack in 2019 when he was running for president, turns 80 this year.
Another possibility is that a Democrat switches parties. That concern has prompted some progressive activists to warn against putting too much pressure on West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, one of the most conservative Democrats in the Senate whose opposition to ending the filibuster peeves many on the Left.
Couple all this with Biden’s constant fiasco’s, and things for Democrats in midterms look bleak. In fact, I give you two words. Red Tsunami.