I said in a few different blogs over the past couple of weeks that the sure way to tell if the Democrats are in trouble for next year, other than listening to the media pundits who are usually wrong, is to watch for the folks that are retiring. And, over the past couple of weeks, there have been over a dozen Dems’ who have opted to call it quits on the House side.
The latest to throw in the towel is Jackie Speier (D-CA), who said that her 43 years of service both statewide and in the federal government is enough, and “it’s time to come home”. That seems to be a pretty routine cry from the folks that are leaving. Here’s the list as of this writing…there may be more!
John Yarmuth of Kentucky, David E. Price of North Carolina, Ron Kind of Wisconsin, Ann Kirkpatrick of Arizona, Mike Doyle and Connor Lamb of Pennsylvania, Anthony Brown of Maryland, Cheri Bustos of Illinois, Filemon Vila of Texas, Val Demings of Florida, GK Butterfield of North Carolina, and Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas lead the way for Democrats calling it quits. Meanwhile, Republicans, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois (he may as well be a Democrat), Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio, Kevin Brady of Texas, and Tom Reed of New York have decided to either step down or run for a different office as well.
Over on the Senate side, it’s a different story. Only one Democrat has decided to call it quits. Patrick Lahey from Vermont announced last week that he wouldn’t be seeking another term. There are five Republicans not going forward, Rob Portman from Ohio, Richard Burr from North Carolina, Pat Toomey from Pennsylvania, Richard Shelby from Alabama, and Roy Blunt from Missouri all have called it quits at the end of their term.
While you might think that the GOP could lose seats in the Senate over this, only Toomey’s seat has the possibility of flipping. The others are pretty well locked in as far as red states are concerned, though Missouri sometimes throws a monkey wrench into the mix.
The point to be taken here is that it looks as if what was predicted is beginning to happen. Democrats, especially in the House, where they only have a slim majority and a lot of infighting with progressive snowflake liberals, are fed up and looking to get out rather than face a bruising, and possibly fatal election process. There’s nothing more embarrassing for an incumbent than to be primaried out of their seat by their own party. And progressive snowflakes are vowing to do that to the more moderate members of the House.
I have to say, I’m cautiously optimistic about the Republican’s chances of basically ending the Biden administration’s agenda come January of 2023. There is still a long way to go and a lot can happen in a year. But seeing the total lack of uniformity, the lack of clear ideas and policies that mesh with the American people, and the bumbling idiot at the top of their party, I feel pretty good right now that Republicans have a solid shot to win back both sides of Congress.
And besides, Biden isn’t able to campaign much for people. He certainly doesn’t have the drive the Bobo Obama had, and he doesn’t have the popularity either. And rumor has it the Biden folks are working on a plan to eighty-six K-baby Harris from her job as VP and are looking to replace her with someone more likeable. Whether or not they can find a constitutional way to do that which doesn’t further exacerbate Biden’s lack of ability to lead has yet to be seen. Whatever happens, you can bet that it will piss off at least some of the people that are K-baby fans if there are still any of them out there!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!