What do you get when you combine women angry over abortion rights, climate activists frustrated over inaction, and veterans who just watched Senate Republicans vote against them?
You get a great big Blue Wave in November.
Democrats are signaling they feel they now have an even more robust agenda to run on heading into the fall midterms. The climate, health care, and tax deal that Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) cut with Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has given Democrats some ammunition to fight back this election year. With the fallout still coming from the January 6th House Select Committee hearings as well as the DOJ’s own investigation, plus the investigations dogging Donald Trump in New York and Atlanta, Democrats have a stronger platform while leading in key races in battleground states.
— FuckFaceVonFormerGuy (@Life_IsABanquet) July 30, 2022
Democrats hope that both the reconciliation bill and the abortion/Trump factors will boost “base” turnout significantly, along with the more optimistic factors, such as the daily decrease in gas prices and the unemployment rate, as Americans still face historic inflation and the looming worry of a recession.
The over the top GOP reaction to the Manchin/Schumer deal tells you exactly how much they were really counting on depressed turn out from depressed Democrats.
— Schooley (@Rschooley) July 29, 2022
As the January 6th House Select Committee plans to reconvene in September with new information from Trump insiders, it’s possible the Democrats will see their own kind of “October surprise” with a late-fall boost as they continue to outpace fundraising goals in key races in battleground states.