Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, New York Democratic Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, whose job it is to get Democrats elected to Congress, is telling the people in his party to quit blaming the voters for thinking they are doing a terrible job. He says they bel;I’ve that because quite frankly they are. It is not unusual for Democrats to do a lousy job, but it is unusual that one of them openly admits it.
One of the biggest raps against the Democrats is the Defund the Cops movement. Democrats now deny they are against the police, but their problem is the high gas prices and inflation has caused them to pay attention and they have good memories. The DCCC chairman made that statement over the weekend in Pennsylvania at a Democratic retreat.
Maloney is apparently one of the very few Democrats who understood the results of last year’s election in Virginia. It was about parents taking back the schools. But, Democrats are in a bind. Teachers unions them outright and they do not dare cross them, lest they lose huge sums of money. Parents do not like being told they have no business in deciding how their children are raised or being called domestic terrorists when they step forward and demand their rights.
Maloney told the Washington Post that voters see Democrats as “divisive” and “preachy” and working to undermine parents. But, I for one am happy that Democrats won’t listen to him. With the many issues that the Democrats have mucked up since Biden entered office, it creates a big tent of Republican voters in 2022.
But, then Maloney said something really stupid:
“Democrats to embrace Biden’s style.”
“He is that person that in many ways we need to become.”
“They think that we’re divisive and too focused on cultural issues,” he said. “They think that we’re preachy. They think that we act like we know better than parents when it comes to their kids in schools.”
“The problem is not the voters,” Maloney continued. “The problem is us.”
But it’s possible Maloney hasn’t learned every lesson he should when it comes to the unpopularity of the president considering he wants Democrats to tie themselves even closer to Biden (which is exactly what Republicans plan to do over the next seven-and-a-half months).