So the Dems met in Philadelphia last week where they reportedly hoped Biden "would offer a winning strategy heading into a challenging midterm election season." (that quote in itself is funny) It seems some now realize what the far-left has done and a “winning” strategy is preferable to a losing one. The retreat was held on the one-year anniversary of Biden’s $1.9 trillion inflationary stimulus plan, which, while it kept food on the table of millions, was shelled out mostly to people who needed no help, and bought a lot of 25 inch rims and leased a lot Benzes down in the hood.
But 46* is now getting hit from both the right and left.
From the Times:
Democrats are toiling to retool their message and refocus their agenda. They are worried that the accomplishments they helped deliver to Mr. Biden are being drowned out by concern over the rising price of gas and a focus on their legislative failures. And they are looking to the president, who addressed them at the retreat on Friday, to help them reframe the conversation....
C’mon, Joe, “reframe the conversation” so Americans stop whining about inflation and rising gas prices. Biden told Democrats at the retreat Friday that this may be the most important off-year election in modern history and if Republicans rout Democrats and regain control of the House and Senate the only thing he'll have then is a veto pen, which he probable forgot where he put.
The Times didn’t seem very convinced that Biden would help Democrats refashion message before November. He’s the president, not Don Draper selling Heinz ketchup.
"Gone was the talk of a transformative agenda to remake the country’s social safety net," which was once a centerpiece of Democrats’ utopian sales pitch to voters. "The words “build back better” were all but forbidden among the groggy lawmakers who arrived in Philadelphia in the wee hours of Thursday morning."
Rep. Praline Jaypal from Washington, who leads the leftist Progtard Caucus, was said to have joked that “Build Back Better” had become like Voldemort in Harry Potter -- that which must not be named. Joe Manchin really sucked the life out of the party, didn’t he?
Some Democrats advise a thrilling move to the center that focuses on “kitchen table issues” like Rep. Sleepy Jim Clyburn executive actions federalizing elections masquerading as voting rights and reform (handcuffing) policing. Rep. Raul Ruiz, chairman of the Hispanic Caucus, wanted Biden to remove the cap on the number of refugees who can be resettled in the US this year. You know, stuff that keeps America up all night.
I wonder if they ever thought of just not being preachy or condescending. Nancy Pelosi's heir apparent, the big eared genius and the second coming of Chicago Jesus, Hakeem Jeffries, offered a more compelling message: Democrats "care about everyday Americans" and Republicans don't.
Yeah, that's a message with all the hallmarks of a landslide.
But for now their message is it's just all Putin's fault and Republicans appear to be rooting for Putin over Ukraine......