Millions of Americans have known for years now that the politics of people like AOC and Ilhan Omar are crazy and way too far left.
Democrats are just beginning to figure this out now, and they know it’s hurting them too.
The midterms are coming and Democrats are trying to figure out something, anything they can do to save them from their electoral fate.
Squad politics backfire
The hard-left politics of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and the so-called “Squad,” once a dominant theme for vast numbers of elected Democrats, is backfiring big-time on the party in power, top Democrats tell us.
Why it matters: The push to defund the police, rename schools and tear down statues has created a significant obstacle to Democrats keeping control of the House, the Senate and the party’s overall image.
“It’s what we’ve been screaming about for a year,” said Matt Bennett, c0-founder of center-left Third Way, which launched Shield PAC to defend moderate Democrats.
“It’s a huge problem.”
The latest sign of the backlash was the landslide (70%+) recall this week of three San Francisco school board members, who were criticized for prioritizing issues like the renaming of 44 public schools — including ones honoring George Washington and Abraham Lincoln — over a return to in-person classes.
Other factors like an abrupt admissions change to a prestigious high school were at play (all politics is local).
But the most liberal city in the most liberal state decided that liberal activists had gone too far.
It’s great that Democrats are finally coming around to reality.
🚨 🚨 Squad politics backfire: The push to defund the police, rename schools and tear down statues has created a significant obstacle to Democrats keeping control of the House, the Senate and the party’s overall image. https://t.co/83JgBoO0Fm
— Jim VandeHei (@JimVandeHei) February 18, 2022
Of course, it’s too late for this to do the Democrats any good.
They should have thought of this two years ago.
Cross posted from American Lookout.