Voter irregularities might put Joe Biden in the White House.
But overall, it was not a good election night for the Democrats.
Now Democrats are freaking out after one disastrous meeting leaked.
A civil war has been brewing within the Democrat Party ever since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi got into a spat with newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the socialist wing of the party.
The feud subsided as the party shifted its full attention toward Orange Man Bad, but now that election night is over, the Democrats are facing internal strife that’s burst out into the open.
Democrats were calling for a landslide victory for Joe Biden and a blue wave across the board on November 3rd.
But that didn’t happen.
As it is, Biden’s current claim of victory could be short-lived as the Trump campaign filed several lawsuits to investigate voter fraud.
Republicans defended an unfavorable Senate map, flipped several House seats, flipped a state house, and didn’t lose any ground in state legislatures.
The House Democrat caucus held a postmortem conference to assess their disappointing night and was live-tweeted by journalists.
One of the most delicious moments came when Virginia congresswoman Abigail Spanberger rebuked the radical policies that almost cost her the seat.
“The number one concern that people brought to me, in my [inaudible] was defunding the police. And I heard from colleagues who said ‘Oh, it’s the language of the streets, we should respect that.’ We’re in Congress. We are professionals. We are supposed to talk about things in a way where we mean what we’re talking about. If we don’t mean we should defund the police, we shouldn’t say that…” Spanberger said.
A Gallup poll showed that 81% of black people want the same level – or more – police intervention in their neighborhoods.
Spanberger also said:
“And we need to not ever use the word ‘socialist’ or ‘socialism’ ever again, because while people think it doesn’t matter, it does matter, and we lost good members because of that…And if we are classifying Tuesday as a success from a congressional standpoint, we will get f***ing torn apart in 2022.”
That didn’t stop the radical wing of the party from making the fight public.
It’s unrealistic and unprofessional to be okay with people dying because air pollution is causing cancer in their communities. It’s unrealistic and unprofessional to look away while Black folks get gunned down in the streets by police. https://t.co/Qd9FV12P4u
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) November 6, 2020
The Democrats have a mess on their hands.
They’ve yoked themselves to the socialist wing of the party, and now they have to own the consequences.