Democrats may end up with the presidency if President Donald Trump can’t prove sufficient fraud to overturn tens of thousands of votes, but the downballot was a completely different story.
Republicans won big in downballot races and nearly retook the House, which should make Democrats think about how ready the country really is to embrace leftist policies like amnesty/open borders and defunding the police.
“There’s a significant difference between a referendum on a clown show, which is what we had at the top of the ticket, and embracing the values of the Democratic ticket,” said Nichole Remmert, Ms. [Emily] Skopov’s campaign manager. “People bought into Joe Biden to stop the insanity in the White House. They did not suddenly become Democrats.”
Democrat strategist J.J. Balaban thought if Republicans could find a slightly less offensive candidate that could still appeal to the same demographics as Trump, it would be a “very hard environment” for Democrats in 2024.
After all, Trump was the first president in decades to actually increase the share of wealth attained by the bottom 90% of earners, pre-COVID-19; that’s something both Republicans and Democrats can appreciate.
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