After months of promising BLM activists that police departments will be defunded, Democratic politicians are starting to blame those same progressive ideas for why the DNC’s blue wave ended up being nothing more than a ripple.
Several Democrats warned members of their party leaked parts of a phone conversation between House members that if they swing too far left they will miss their chances in the Georgia elections that decide which party controls the Senate. Georgia voters will appeal to an agenda of lowering health care, better paychecks, and building infrastructure. Republicans only need to win at least one of the two runoff elections in Georgia to retain control, otherwise the tie will be broken by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn and Moderate Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger both agreed that they lost incredible members of Congress and that the reelection bid was a failure. “If we are going to run on Medicare for All, defund the police, socialized medicine, we’re not going to win,” said Clyburn.
On a call with members of the party, Spanberger reiterated that socialist ideas were damaging her campaign and Democrats must commit to not saying the words ‘defund the police’ ever again. It didn’t take long for Democrats to abandon an entire movement after months of allowing people to riot and burn down their communities in the name of “justice.” The left promises to “fix” a broken system but refuses to deal with anything that could affect their position in power. Other members, such as Rep. Vincente Gonzalez, noted that radical ideas, such as open borders and socialism, have killed their campaign trails as well.
However, Black Lives Matter activists are in talks that there is no evidence that the “defund” push caused defeats in the House and Senate races. They said it was a baseless claim. The “defund the police” movement to tackle police reform was another major campaign promise made by President-elect Joe Biden.
“Telling folks that the activism, and the pushback, and the challenge that we’ve had to the racist and deadly policing that’s been in our communities somehow was the reason why Democrats couldn’t win a seat in South Carolina is not only unfortunate, but it’s disrespectful to people who understand politics as well,” said Rashad Robinson, president of the nonprofit civil rights group Color of Change.
Democrats felt disappointed, leaked phone calls, and blamed everyone they could on losing several House Seats. Democratic Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell lost her Florida seat and reportedly cried on the phone and asked Democrats to stop being mean on Twitter.
Democrats sat around and blamed BLM, Republican attack ads, the Green New Deal, open borders, socialism, defunding the police, anything they could to explain why 9 House seats were flipped. The leaked phone calls and texts are enough to prove that Democratic politicians will say and do whatever they can to hold on to power. If not, they’ll find something to blame it on.
The truth is that the American people voted for the policies they wanted and didn’t play into their political games.