Salon writer Brian Karem cannot comprehend why, given the Jan. 6 hearings which he sees as “a bright spot for Democrats” and the “unconstitutional” Roe v. Wade ruling, the party is still losing the battle for hearts and minds. As he sees it, Democrats should be able to increase their majority in the Senate and even maintain control of the House on these two issues alone.
And when you add climate change to the mix, it should be a layup. After all, “We are dealing with a world literally on fire due to climate change,” according to Karem.
As delusional as this may sound, Karem’s was among the most widely read articles on the internet last week. This is likely because it so perfectly encapsulates the Democratic perspective on the midterms. And if that’s true, it shows a party that’s utterly out of touch with the electorate.
When likely voters are asked to prioritize the issues that are most important to them, inflation, rising gas prices and crime top the list while abortion and the Jan. 6 hearings consistently rank last. Climate change ranked dead last in a YouGov/Economist poll released earlier this month and abortion was second to last.
Karem describes the Republican Party as a “cartoon caricature of itself” and quotes an anonymous former Republican strategist who told him the GOP “has no agenda, just rage and no leader — just Donald Trump. There is no goal in mind other than wielding power against anyone the party deems as an enemy.”
“Only the Republicans have a handle on how to energize their base, through fear and nostalgia for a time that never really existed,” he claims. “The Republicans are just really good at scaring the sh** out of a large number of American voters, while placing eternal blame on the Democrats.”
Does Karem not realize he has just described the Democratic Party?
The Jan. 6 Committee, as he sees it, has ensured the hearings are “a fair and factual representation of the ongoing coup conducted by Donald Trump, which still threatens this country.” This is preposterous for several reasons.
First, there is no genuine Republican representation among its members. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi vetoed House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s choice of Reps. Jim Banks (R-IN) and Jim Jordan (R-OH). Instead, she chose the two Republicans who hate former President Donald Trump the most.
Next, witness statements cannot be challenged. Cross-examination, an essential part of any trial and the fundamental right of every U.S. citizen, is not allowed.
Finally, defendants are entitled to an impartial judge. Considering that every member of the committee is a rabid anti-Trumper, these hearings can in no way be considered fair.
Given the committee’s failure to meet any of these criteria, the primetime hearings, which have been produced with the assistance of former ABC News President James Goldston, are merely a partisan attempt to disqualify Trump from ever again running for public office.
The left is lying to voters about Roe v. Wade. Abortion was never a constitutional right. Democrats would have Americans believe that, rather than simply returning authority over abortion to the states, it will be outlawed in America. This is disinformation. Although access to abortion will be limited or possibly outlawed in some red states, women can be assured they will retain full access in blue states.
“The current GOP implosion is the single most significant event in the modern political arena,” Karem writes. No, the most significant event in the modern political arena has been the Democrat’s weaponization of the legacy media and once revered American institutions, from the Department of Justice to the Pentagon, against Republicans for political purposes.
After witnessing one Democratic hoax after another, the party has lost support among independent voters, the group that decides elections.
Republicans top Democrats in nearly all generic Congressional polls. The RealClearPolitics average of these polls shows a 2.5% GOP advantage.
And rather than dwindling in size as Karem alleges, the party is increasing. According to the Associated Press, “A political shift is beginning to take hold across the U.S. as tens of thousands of suburban voters who helped fuel the Democratic Party’s gains in recent years are becoming Republicans. Across 31 states, about two-thirds of voters who have switched their official party registrations in the past year have switched to the Republican Party.”
Moreover, Hispanics, once reliable Democratic voters, are abandoning the party for the GOP in droves.
Democrats have not misjudged the issues that are important to voters. The party has simply put their own agenda ahead of the best interests of the people they were elected to serve. They’ve used their unified control of government to fundamentally transform the country and to ensure single-party rule for years to come.
So, thank you Mr. Karem for your input but I don’t understand how anyone with a brain would vote for a Democrat. I think Americans will take this opportunity to rein in a lawless government.
A previous version of this article was published on The Washington Examiner
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