A new poll out over the weekend reveals House Democrats’ so-called “Squad” — socialist Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) (“AOC”), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) — to be about as popular among swing voters as venereal disease. According to Axios, the poll surveyed 1,003 “likely general-election voters who are white and have two years or less of college education.” Ocasio-Cortez — she of “we’re running concentration camps at the border” fame — polls within this group at a level closely approximating the popularity of cyanide: 52% underwater. And Omar — she of “Jews have dual loyalty” fame — polls within this group at a level closely approximating the popularity of cancer: An astonishingly low 9% (“not a typo,” Axios confirms) of those polled approve of the deeply controversial firebrand.
Suffice it to say that the modern Democratic Party is not in a healthy place. The tail that is the Party’s harrowing leftist flank has long come to wag the dog that is the Party’s erstwhile — and nearly vanquished — establishment wing. The “Squad” now defines the Democratic Party among the very swing voters that the Party needs to court to remain politically viable in the 21st century. And as a bumptious menagerie of ragtag pariahs who share nothing in common other than a seething sense of hatred for America’s Founding-era creed, that “Squad”-driven Party is fundamentally unfit to lead America.
It should not be any wonder why so many swing voters have come to the conclusion that that is, indeed, the case.
The median American voter supports the sovereignty of the nation-state and opposes the radical open-borders/transnational agenda. The median American voter believes that culture and assimilation matter — and rejects the leftist/corporatist shibboleth that multiculturalism and cheap labor ought to dictate immigration laxity. The median American voter recognizes that Mogadishu values — to say nothing of “Communist Manifesto” values — are not interchangeable with the values of the American Founding. The median American voter supports reasonable — or, for that matter, any — restrictions on prenatal infanticide. The median American voter believes in free enterprise and the traditional virtue of pulling oneself up by the proverbial bootstraps — and not the failed and evil socialist claptrap that, by historical consensus, led to orders of magnitude more dead over the course of the 20th century than Hitler could have ever dreamed of killing himself. The median American voter rejects vile Jew-hatred and stands firmly with morally like-minded nation-states like Israel — and rejects anti-Semitic conspiracy peddlers and apologists for genocidal Islamist death cults like Hamas. The median American voter thinks that it is actually totally fine to compare the ruthless murderers of MS-13 to “animals.”
The 2020 midterm election has all the makings of an electoral bloodbath for a Democratic Party that is defined by “Squad”-driven doltish zealotry for open borders, national self-hatred, socialism, transgenderism-infused science denialism, utter lawlessness, and an ethos that prioritizes the well-being of illegal aliens over the well-being of the American people. It is entirely possible that the “Squad” will single-handedly deliver Donald Trump a second term in office.
The Democrats’ new civil war, already well under way, shows no signs of abating soon. Wise speculators ought to wager on the “Squad” to prevail in this grand battle royale between comically over-the-top Marxism and merely excessive leftism. But hey, at least AOC can sleep well knowing that she’s really taken it to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), right?