The Democrats are arrogant and think that they are the only ones who know what is best for America. Democrats continue to insult and scoff at average Americans every single day, but after this latest report, they won’t be laughing for long.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer got smacked with a huge dose of reality over the weekend about the 2020 election — and he’s not going to be happy about it one bit.
While all of the attention is on the Democrats desperately trying to find a suitable candidate who can take on President Donald Trump, many have missed what they are doing behind the scenes.
As noted by Politico, Democrats are low-key waging an all-out war in an attempt to win back control of the U.S. Senate from Republicans.
But here’s the thing: Democrats have almost no shot to win back the Senate, and that is horrific news for Cryin’ Chuck.
Under Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Senate has been getting Trump’s agenda passed at a breakneck speed.
And, most importantly, McConnell has gotten two conservative Supreme Court Justices nominated and over 100 judges appointed to federal courts.
Republicans control a 53-47 majority, so Democrats need to net three seats to win control of the U.S. Senate — four if they fail to win back the White House.
Schumer desperately wants to stop this and block Trump from getting anything done, but Senate Democrats are struggling to find states they can flip from red to blue.
Polling shows Democrats only have a chance to flip Colorado and Arizona, and that is it.
Republicans appear to be in prime position to defend and flip a few seats of their own, including the one that slipped away in Alabama when Roy Moore lost to Doug Jones.
Here’s more from Politico:
They’re competing in only two states that President Donald Trump lost in 2016, while also defending a seat in deep-red Alabama that will be difficult to win back unless controversial Republican Roy Moore wins the nomination again.
Yet their latest recruiting strategy is as much out of necessity as by design. The party has been spurned by a number of coveted, would-be candidates, as it seeks to dislodge a Republican Senate that’s stymied House Democrats’ legislative agenda and installed a raft of Trump’s judicial picks.
Republicans have scoffed at the Democratic optimism, arguing that they will be forced to pump substantial resources into little-known candidates who will face competitive primaries that damage their eventual nominees.
Schumer has also failed spectacularly in his attempts to recruit high-profile names to run for the Senate.
Schumer practically begged Beto O’Rourke, Stacey Abrams, and John Hickenlooper to run for the U.S. Senate, but all rejected his offer.
O’Rourke rejected another run for U.S. Senate in Texas to run for president. Former Gov. John Hickenlooper turned down running for the U.S. Senate in Colorado to also run for president.
And failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams also turned down Schumer’s request that she run for the Senate in her state.
It is more than safe to say that Schumer is not coping well with his recruiting failures and the fact that Democrats have almost no chance to win back the Senate or White House in 2020.
In fact, things have gotten so bad for Cryin’ Chuck that socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is reportedly considering challenging him in the 2022 Democratic primary for his U.S. Senate seat.
Why it matters: AOC has instantly become one of the party’s most coveted endorsers (up there with Clintons and Obamas) — and has recently made common cause with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a pairing that could take off.
Corbin Trent, Ocasio-Cortez’s communications director, said that when she thinks down the road, she thinks in terms of transitioning Democrats to a party that’s unified around progressive policies.
The future is not looking good for Schumer.