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A Democrat politician from New York who was ousted by a Republican in last year’s election is warning Democrats still in office to wake up before it’s too late and they too are ousted in what she expects to be a “bloodbath” in November.
Speaking on Fox News’ “Watters World” this Saturday, former Nassau County Executive Laura Curran tore into both the party at large and its head figure.
“Unfortunately, my party, the Democratic Party, just conveys weakness right now. It almost feels like elder abuse with what’s going on with President Biden. He has a hard time putting a sentence together. I think everyone gets nervous listening to him talk; he’s going to mess up,” she said.
“What we need always, and especially now, is someone who exudes confidence and competence. Someone who sets a reassuring tone. And we’re not getting that at the top right now, and unfortunately, I think your previous guest, Karl Rove, is absolutely right. I think it’s going to be a bloodbath for the Democrats in the midterms.”
She wasn’t wrong. Though Nassau County residents voted overwhelmingly against former President Donald Trump in the 2016 and 2020 elections, last year these same residents voted overwhelmingly for Republicans, according to The New York Times.
Across the country, Democrats witnessed an intense backlash on Election Day, as the party suffered major losses in Virginia and in many suburban communities like Nassau County, where Democratic leaders were swept from office by Republicans. https://t.co/Plg9IMOVWj
— NYT National News (@NYTNational) November 8, 2021
Not only did a Republican win the election for county executive — a Republican likewise won the election for district attorney, and another Republican won the election for county comptroller.
Speaking with the Times, local residents said they voted with Republicans because of frustration with President Joe Biden and the wider Democrat Party.
“In conversations with more than a dozen Nassau County voters this week, they cited their overall disapproval of the president, their distaste for vaccine mandates and a fear of funds being diverted from the police as factors in their decision to vote Republican. Concerns over Mr. Biden’s handling of Israel also arose several times,” the Times reported.
One of these residents was Lizette Sonsini, 56.
“I don’t like the president, and the Democrats are spending too much money on things like infrastructure, when really we need politicians who are going to bring more money back into this country,” she told the Times.
“Maybe if Democrats see how we’re voting in these local elections, they will see we’re not happy with the way things are going.”
Yet they didn’t. Even after suffering devastating losses throughout the country, the Democrat Party chose to double and triple down on its policy prescriptions, with the president moving ahead with his vaccine mandates and congressional Democrats moving forward with “Build Back Better.”
Schumer vows to plow ahead with Build Back Better vote despite Manchin dead on arrival ‘no’ vote https://t.co/ifn1JFwiJB
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) December 20, 2021
Republicans also staunchly oppose both policy prescriptions, but Democrats don’t seem to care.
“As a Democrat, I think it’s really important to have a strong, two-party system. I think it’s good for democracy. I don’t think it should be one-party rule either way, but unfortunately it seems like we’re giving the Republicans ammunition just to shoot us because we exude this weakness,” Curran said, continuing her remarks.
“People want to be reassured that government is there for them, not telling them what to do, but making sure the roads are in good shape, making sure the sewage is properly run, making sure that public safety is where it should be. That’s what people are expecting. Unfortunately, my party is not delivering this right now.”
What the Biden administration and its allies in Congress have delivered instead is denialism, excuses and blame galore. Regarding inflation, for instance, they originally denied that it was an issue.
They eventually acknowledged the ongoing inflation crisis but then began blaming it on greed and consumer spending choices.
Psaki points finger at Americans’ buying habits as root cause for supply chain crisis https://t.co/9nrPo7cwI9
— Jack Furnari (@JackBPR) October 28, 2021
This rhetoric has had an effect. As of early 2022, the president’s polling average remained low at 43.1 percent (versus 53.3 percent disapproval).
Meanwhile, congressional Republicans were outperforming congressional Democrats in general congressional ballot polls.
Curran isn’t the first Democrat who’s tried to warn the party. So have vulnerable purple state Democrats, in addition to liberal comedian Bill Maher.
“Bill Maher had a few – quite a few, in fact – choice words for Democrats on Friday night about the direction the party is heading ahead of the 2022 mid-term elections. His words of warning: ‘Nobody likes a snob,'” The Wrap reported in late November.
“Fearing that the Democrats would lose badly in next year’s congressional contests, the ‘Real Time’ host laid it on thick, urging the party to stop ‘licking their wounds’ over recent election losses and ‘to do something about it’ now.”
“I will tonight once again break out my coach hat and try to point the Democrats in the right direction. That’s all I can do, point you in the right direction. I’m like Deep Throat because the way this party is running for office is making me gag,” Maher said.
Yet to hear the president tell it, the party is slated for massive victory.
‘Get ready pal!’ Nostradamus Biden predicts Dems will win 2022 midterms at DNC holiday bash https://t.co/LZACsSo7LT
— Jack Furnari (@JackBPR) December 15, 2021
Uh huh …
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