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It appears the 2020 general election has served as a wake-up call to some Democrats, though whether or not the party as a whole will heed the call remains to be seen.

During a private House Democratic Caucus meeting Thursday that was leaked to the media, several “moderate” and “centrist” Democrats reportedly blasted their peers for having embraced radical ideas leading up to the 2020 race.

Leading the charge was freshman Rep. Abigail Spanberger, who went in especially hard on those Democrats who’d vowed to “defund the police,” according to Erica Werner of The Washington Post.

“This is about me recognizing that we lost members who we shouldn’t have lost. I would request that at some point in the future, we spend time watching the attack ads … that we look at the things that they say about us, that they say about the Democrats, that they say about the way we talk to people and the way we talk about things,” she said.

“The number one concern that people brought to me was defunding the police, and I’ve heard from colleagues that it’s the language of the streets and we should respect that. We’re in Congress, and we’re professionals. We are supposed to talk about things in a way where we mean what we’re talking about. If we don’t mean we’re defunding the police, we shouldn’t say that. So when … people in our communities are concerned, we need to recognize that is on us.”

She added that “no one should say ‘defund the police’ ever again” and “nobody should be talking about socialism.” Spanberger concluded her remarks by warning that if Democrats don’t wake up, they’ll “get f–king torn apart” in 2022.

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Spanberger reportedly wasn’t alone in begging the party to wake up.

Jim Clyburn, a black Democrat who represents South Carolina, reportedly warned his fellow Democrats that if “we are going to run on Medicare for All, defund the police, socialized medicine, we’re not going to win.”

While he was talking specifically about winning two expected Georgia runoff elections that could determine the balance of power in the Senate, the message seemed to parallel Spanberger’s plea for the party to permanently pull back.

Luckily for Republicans hoping to replicate the historic comeback that they made in 2010, it appears House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has little interest in listening.

She reportedly rejected the notion that the election was a “failure” and argued that Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden now has “a mandate.” Rather than sticking around to at least debate these positions, she then reportedly left the call.

In another boon to Republicans, members of the radical squad+1 — all of whom were reelected to Congress — pushed back strongly on calls for moderation.

“[M]essages that some Democrats are ‘too’ progressive, faced pushback from members of Congress who hope to see sweeping changes. Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib said on the call that the party needs ‘to do a real autopsy and dig through it’ before attacking each other,” Newsweek reported.

“Don’t blame myself and others who are fighting for issues that matter to our communities,” Tlaib reportedly said.

The problem is that the so-called “our communities” she referenced don’t represent all of America. This is a point that former Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill had tried but clearly failed to relay while speaking on MSNBC a day earlier.

“Whether you’re talking guns or issues surrounding the right to abortion in this country or things like gay marriage and the right for transsexuals and other people who we as a party have tried to look after and make sure that they’re treated fairly … as we circle those issues, we’ve left some voters behind, and Republicans dove in with a vengeance and grabbed those voters,” she’d said late Wednesday evening.

“You’ve seen this shift. You see it in the South. I see it in the rural areas of my state. So we’ve gotta get back to the meat-and-potatoes issues. We’ve gotta get back to the issues where we are taking care of their families, and we’ve gotta stop acting like we’re smarter than everybody else. Because we’re not.”

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Yet within hours of her appearance on MSNBC, the most radical member of the squad, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, clapped back with fury.

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Meanwhile, the far-leftists at Vox have derided McCaskill’s point as “some bullshit.”

It’s clear that the far-left — which now holds real power in the Democrat Party thanks to the squad — has no interest in performing a smidgen of introspection following the party’s crushing defeats in the 2020 race.

So while the results of the 2020 race currently look bad for Republicans — it appears they lost the White House and at least one seat in the Senate — the prospects of another historic midterm comeback in two years look awfully good, and all thanks to the Democrat’ relentless hubris.

Vivek Saxena

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