President Joe Biden, last week, forecasted “a sad, sad two years” for Democrats should Republicans retake Congress later this year, the Daily Wire reported.
They probably, then, ought to start making preparations for sadness because it’s coming.
Biden’s remark came during a speech that he gave before the Democratic National Committee last Thursday at their winter meetup.
“And by the way, if we don’t do that — if we don’t do that, it’s going to be a sad, sad two years,” Biden said. “Think about Republicans if they had control of the Congress these last two years.”
Biden, here, was talking about “the work” the Democrats have to put in over the coming months if they are to have any chance at winning the midterm elections.
“Now we’ve got to do the work,” Biden said. “And I’ve seen what you can do. I saw it in 2020. Nothing was going to stop you then. We can’t let anything stop us now.”
He continued: “We need to bring some real determination, the same work ethic, the same enthusiasm. And if we do that, we’re going to keep the House and keep the Senate and add seats.”
Biden saying that the Democrats have to put in “work” to have a chance at winning the midterms is a bit of an understatement. Just about everything would suggest that, unless something drastic happens, the Democrats are heading for a big-time defeat.
Currently, Real Clear Politics has the Republicans leading the generic congressional ballot by a spread of 2.8 percentage points, 46.4 to 43.6 The polls have consistently indicated as much for months now.
On top of this, the party opposite to the president’s party has a strong tendency to win a large number of congressional seats in the midterm election. We saw this with President Donald Trump and a number of other presidents over the past decades.
Add to this the fact that Biden and the Democrats are losing on just about every issue – from the economy to the southern border to foreign affairs and more – and the Democrats have a recipe for disaster.
The Republicans only need to net five seats later this year to win the House, and even fewer are needed to take the currently evenly-divided Senate.