Desperation Sets in as Democrats Realize There’s No Parachute for 2024
In news that shouldn’t surprise anyone, the elites in the Democrat Party are kind of in a hot mess right now. The leader of their party is a senile dementia patient who has achieved the lowest approval rating in the history of polling. Joe Biden’s second-in-command Kamala Harris is faring even worse in the polls. Her numbers go down further every time she speaks.
And 2024 is barreling down on the Democrats like a freight train now. They don’t act like it, but you should hear what they’re saying behind the scenes. They’re very worried about Big Orange.
The Democrat Governors Association had its spring policy meeting in April in North Carolina. They didn’t allow very many members of the press in to talk to the governors, party elites, megadonors and others in attendance. Which is weird when you think about it, since the press is the main mouthpiece of their party. But despite the lack of a sizeable media presence, some tidbits have leaked out.
Believe it or not, there are some Joe Biden loyalists in the Democrat Party. I know. It kind of surprised me to learn that, too. Mr. LOL-81-Million-Vote-Getter has a loyal – although not a majority – following within the party that believes that their desiccated husk of a candidate can “win” in 2024.
But the larger group within the Democrat Party sees the exact same thing that the rest of us do. Joe Biden is totally shot. He might not make it through next week, let alone the next presidential race. And Kamala Harris is a bubble-headed, cackling wine mom with no skills, no personality, and not even the slimmest following in her home state of California.
Joe Biden’s net disapproval rating is at -9.7 points right now. Kamala Harris is at -11.3. That’s a catastrophe. Harris went underwater in June of last year when Biden appointed her as “border czar.” (How’s that working out, by the way? Did the totally skilled and accomplished Kamala Harris fix everything?)
Biden slipped underwater the moment he got 13 servicemembers killed in Afghanistan last August. They’ve both plateaued in negative territory. Their numbers haven’t actually budged since last December. And believe it or not, both of them still have a bit of space left for their popularity to plummet lower. (Wait until we get into the summer months when blackouts become the norm and people start dying of heat exhaustion and exposure because of Biden’s energy policies.)
Democrat Party elites may be desperately confused about the contents of their underpants, but they recognize a sinking ship. They know there’s water lapping around their ankles and no one in the Biden White House is even trying to bail some of it out of the boat.
Anyway, that’s the civil war going on behind the scenes in the Democrat Party right now. Joe Biden and his loyalists on one side, and everybody else who realizes that Joe could kick the bucket before next Tuesday. Or worse (for them), Biden could shuffle off his mortal coil sometime after accepting his party’s nomination in 2024 – and then they’re really in a jam. When Kamala Harris is your entire bench, your team is in trouble!
Not that the other side in the Democrats’ civil war is faring much better. Since it was a meeting of governors where this discussion took place, there was a lot of talk about which Democrat governor should pick up the torch in the feeble hope that they will be able to stop the Trump juggernaut rolling toward them in 2024.
The name that rose to the top of their list? Someone named Roy Cooper.
Don’t worry, I had to Google him too. He’s apparently the Democrat governor of North Carolina. I would have lost that one in a quiz.
Cooper has the distinction of being the only Democrat governor in the country who has not been able to turn his state into a total disaster. (See New York, California, Michigan, etc., if you have any questions about this.) North Carolina still has a fairly red legislature, so Cooper hasn’t wrecked the joint yet. In other words, Democrats are talking about running Cooper in 2024 because he’s the least crappy of all their choices.
All of which means good news for a Trump comeback.