Turn on MSNBC or open The Washington Post these days and you’ll find pundits declaring the pending end of American democracy. Voters voting for Republicans will bring democracy crashing down. We have arrived at peak hysteria for the midterms.

Katherine Fung documented in Newsweek in August, “Democrats have spent at least $43,885,000 on advertising campaigns in races across six states.” The final tab ran closer to $46 million. Democrats decided to promote election-denying Republicans the Democrats thought would be easy to beat. Some of those Democrat-funded election deniers will win in just over a week. It is notable that Democrats have also funded their own election deniers, like Stacey Abrams in Georgia, who repeatedly claimed the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race had been stolen. But Democrats are fine with Democrats who deny the legitimacy of elections.

Just to be very clear here, Democrats claim election-denying is disqualifying for office. Despite this belief, Democrats spent upwards of $46 million, ensuring such candidates won Republican nominations for office.

For the past year, Democrats and their allies in the media have zealously consumed themselves with rage over the events of Jan. 6, 2021. Congressional Democrats hired a former president of ABC News to help deliver prime-time televised committee hearings on the events around that day. A week ago, the congressional Democrats subpoenaed former President Donald Trump as their series finale to the hearings. They could have subpoenaed him months ago but waited till now because their hearings have always been about the election and not about defending democracy.

Concurrently, Democrats have embraced abortion as their signature campaign issue. They have raged across America about Republicans controlling women’s bodies. Merrick Garland, the attorney general, began publicly rounding up pro-life activists who had protested outside abortion clinics. At least 15 such activists have been frog-marched from their homes at gunpoint — all designed to energize Democratic voters. There has been no outrage about the attorney general running a base mobilization campaign for a political party. The political press, increasingly an arm of the Democratic Party, has encouraged the Left to make abortion an issue.

Unfortunately for Democrats, voters cannot fill up their cars with gas. One in five Americans cannot afford all their groceries at checkout. Heating oil is already being rationed in New England. Utility costs are increasing. Inflation remains above 8%. The Democrats are crowing about all the cool climate change legislation they passed, but voters really want meaningful help paying their bills, keeping their jobs and keeping their businesses open. President Joe Biden says the economy is doing great. Voters disagree.

Had Democrats tried to address voters’ concerns instead of manufacturing crises through which they could advance their green agenda, perhaps progressive pundits would not now be screaming about the end of democracy. Democrats used to be pretty good at politics. Somehow, they got very bad at meeting voters at the voters’ level and addressing their concerns.

Now, if voters think crime is a problem, they are either racist or watching too much Fox News. If voters think the economy is not doing well, they really are not paying attention to just how good they have it. If voters cannot afford gas for their car, they just need to “drive on sunshine,” as the Secretary of Energy snidely says. If voters care about their daughters not competing for athletic scholarships with biological boys, they are just bigots. Insults, screams and bullying are what the Democrats offer voters who’ve been robbed, ransomed and ruined in Biden’s economy.

If “election deniers” are elected, it will be because Democrats spent $46 million helping them get nominated and two years wrecking the economy while insulting the voters more concerned with making ends meet than handwringing over Jan. 6, 2021, and abortion. Politics 101 is pretty straightforward: Talk about the issues voters care about. Democrats chose to talk about the issues they care about and funded the very election deniers they claim are a threat to democracy. Voters, naturally, decided Democrats are not serious people able to address serious needs in serious times. That is why Republicans will do well on Nov. 8, 2022.

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ALVET
2 months ago

I was born before the start of World War 2, when both political parties were comprised of flag-waving, patriotic, constitutional members, and the FBI, a highly rated, nonpartisan Federal law enforcement agency… and highly respected by all Americans. Today’s Democratic party is not even a dim-shadow, or flash-memory of the party that guided us to victory against a tyrannical Nazi force, and their dreaded Gestapo. Today’s Democrats have become a tyrannical force, attacking religion, killing the unborn, and fortifying the FBI, as their Gestapo. (Not all FBI agents) … Just the leaders… Hitler gained power by controlling the elections and educational system, while attacking our religious institutions…via, the dreaded Gestapo! and there lies the problem! God Bless America! US Veteran and member of the American Legion.    

Bruce Ruble
2 months ago

Well written article ! The left is only about power and control and they don’t care how they get it !

Grayfox41
2 months ago

It happened in a California District for two consecutive primaries where Eric Swalwell was running for reelection after sleeping with a foreign spy and repeatedly lying about the Russian Collusion. A Candidate running for the primary nomination generate significant publicity before winning the Republican nomination but all but disappeared in the run-up to the general election and lost by over 70 pts in 2020. The lack of publicity for the republican opponent prior to the general election is strange given that this republican candidate was supposedly an officer in the local GOP Party. I suspected something was foal in in 2020, but given recent disclosures of democrats financing GOP lovers in the primaries, I am more than certain that this is happening in California, not only in Federal elections but also some key state elections.

Grayfox41
2 months ago

How does one report suspected nefarious political activities in a state where the democrats have had control by gerrymandering and other corrupt means for so long that even the ranks of government bureaucrats have become saturated with the radical left. One has the impression that the GOP exists in name only in states like California.

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2 months ago
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or is the dem’s in disguise taking up the dumb repugnants places

Stephen Russell
2 months ago

Dems deny elections since GW Bush era alone to date

2 months ago

ELECTION ARE ALL ABOUT MONEY. NOT WHO IS BETTER QUALIFIED. JUST LOOK AT ALL THE CORRUPT POLITICIANS. WISH WE HAD SOME WITH BRAINS AND LOVE FOR OUR GREAT COUNTRY. INSTEAD WE HAVE BACK STABBERS GALORE AND AMERICA HATERS.
IT IS TIME TO CLEAN OUT THIS GOVERNMENT, ONCE AND FOR ALL.