You might want to sit down for this — otherwise someone will be able to knock you over with a feather. It seems that congressional Democrats aren’t polling too well at the moment:
NEW: Congressional Democrats had a 12-point generic ballot lead over the GOP in December among recipients of the expanded child tax credit.
— Eli Yokley (@eyokley) April 6, 2022
Crazy, right? Who would’ve thought that the Child Tax Credit payments being over and done with would’ve made the Democrats lose their luster, especially once people started having to file their income taxes?
But, well, here we are. Republicans are looking like the better option to voters, and that wasn’t supposed to happen.
Except it was inevitable. And now, concerned liberals like MSNBC host Chris Hayes can’t cope:
This beyond infuriating both substantively and politically and it really is the work of Joe Manchin basically single-handedly. https://t.co/U0lcTT3nN4
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) April 6, 2022
Damn you, Joe Manchin! He is one of 48 Democratic Senators (technically Angus King and Bernie Sanders are Independent), but he somehow controls everything. He’s like a … Svenjolly! Or something.
To liberals, Joe Manchin is simultaneously the most useless Democrat and the most powerful Democrat. Who knew that was possible? We learn something new every day!
And obviously, the only explanation for Democrats’ declining popularity is Joe Manchin and not any of their garbage policies. Obviously. Isn’t that right, Chris Hayes?
“Why won’t you simpletons just believe the story we’re force feeding you?” https://t.co/KoUM3fD9zR
— Ben (@bt_jorgensen) April 6, 2022
Maybe, just maybe, voters are tired of Democrats overpromising and underdelivering and just all-around making everything worse.
Or, and stay with me, they are seeing the skyrocketing inflation and gas prices both directly caused by Biden and dems. The world on fire, the Southern border open. In other words reality that you’d rather pretend is not happening as the poor and middle class get hammered. https://t.co/fdWghqp6Bn
— Joe (@JoeC1776) April 6, 2022
It’s almost as if Chris is too content to stay in his ivory tower, averting his eyes from the world so he can remain comfortably nestled in his bed, safely underneath his 5000-thread-count sheets.
Alas, Chris Hayes will never be safe from reality. Or from Joe Manchin. Not even in his bed:
Be sure to check under your bed at night for Joe Manchins https://t.co/e9WVsUI5La
— Foster (@foster_type) April 6, 2022