The future appears bleak for the Biden administration as the polls not only show the Democrats taking major losses in the upcoming 2022 midterm elections, but now Democrats themselves are starting to turn on President Joe Biden. While the White House has struggled with key issues like inflation and soaring gas prices, Democrats are focusing on the numerous mass shooting taking place in Uvalde, Buffalo, and Highland Park.
Although President Biden has spoken on the importance of passing gun laws and banning certain assault rifles from being purchased, Democrats like strategist Camille Rivera criticized him for not doing enough. “He’s missing the boat here. This is our time to dig in and be absolutely furious because these one-half measures are not working. He’s got a real excitability problem. I really don’t understand where this passivity comes from in this situation.” She was sure to note the President is “not meeting the moment. He has to meet the moment.”
Another strategist declared, “Our house is on fire and it seems like they’re doing nothing to put the fire out. They’re just watching it with the rest of us.”
And while many Democrats are voicing concern about both the midterms and the 2024 Presidential election, one Congressman, who wished to remain anonymous, said, “He has to change course. His numbers are in the toilet. Whatever he’s doing is not working. There’s a benefit to having the president out there every day using his executive power to show the country you’re fighting for them. And it’s almost like he’s hiding. He has the bully pulpit, and he’s either hiding behind it or under it. I don’t know where he is.”
On the other side of the aisle, the Republicans continue to gain ground as they are predicted to have a record midterm election. Not just that, but with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis becoming a top member of the party, many are calling for him to run for President in 2024. With former President Donald Trump making no announcement about the Presidential election, some believe DeSantis could be the person backed by the Republican party.