U.S. President Joe Biden plans to travel across the country to tout a series of recent legislative victories on climate change, gun control and drug pricing as a win for Americans and a defeat for special interests, White House officials said https://t.co/tEmils93vK pic.twitter.com/1KRx4YTxD2
— Reuters (@Reuters) August 12, 2022
Right now, instead of workers begging employers for work, we’re seeing employers have to compete for American workers.
We're seeing a resurgence of worker organizing and unionization.
Where I come from that is a good thing. And it’s long overdue.
— President Biden (@POTUS) August 11, 2022
MIDTERM MESSAGE: @POTUS Biden and Congressional Dems “taking on special interests for you and your family vs. the GOP’s “extreme, MAGA agenda.”
That’s how the White House plans to frame things as the congressional recess and final stretch to the midterms begins. pic.twitter.com/bgBqGFM61r
— Ed O'Keefe (@edokeefe) August 11, 2022
All this time, I thought the doomers were worried Democrats WOULDN’T get it done but now I realize they were worried that they WOULD.
— the sarcastic little sea shill ??????????? (@layneashley222) August 11, 2022
Republicans are running on grievance and the Big Lie. Democrats are running on accomplishments, kitchen table economics and the right to choose. Don't underestimate Dem #midterm chances says @JRubinBlogger https://t.co/iZ9v4Kd3Ux
— Jim Kessler (@ThirdWayKessler) August 11, 2022
… House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who has remained unflappably upbeat about the midterms, now has good reason to tout Democrats’ prospects. Even when other issues have popped up (e.g., impeachment of Trump for inciting an attack on the U.S. Capitol), Pelosi has consistently been an advocate for running on “kitchen table” issues, as she regularly put its, such as lowering the cost of health insurance premiums and prescription drugs.
She did this well during an interview with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday. She spoke about multiple legislative wins that fall into this category, such as the CHIPS and Science Act that President Biden signed into law on Tuesday, and the PACT Act, which will expand health care for sick veterans. The speaker also glowed about the pending Inflation Reduction Act, the reconciliation package that the Senate recently passed. “It’s pretty exciting,” she said, adding, “It has an integrity to it. And yes, it is about meeting the needs of America’s working families for the people, not politics.”
Later, at a White House signing ceremony, she was once again on message: “The CHIPS and Science Act is a historic achievement — lowering kitchen table costs and creating good-paying jobs for America’s families,” she declared. “That is our first responsibility, domestically. Returning American semiconductor production to world leadership status. And unleashing America’s science and technology to maintain our leadership for the future.”
Above all else, she tells her members, Democrats should run on what they’ve done. Naturally, that will mean highlighting all the measures Republicans opposed (the $35 price cap on insulin being among the juiciest targets).
But she also says Democrats must focus on their future agenda. If Democrats can hold the House and add two more Senate seats, she said at the signing ceremony, “we can get much more done in the United States Senate for the Voting Rights Act and voting protections, and the list goes on — a woman’s right to choose and the rest.”…
Ironically, Democratic candidates need not to do much on their third issue: Republicans’ lawlessness, penchant for violence and hostility toward law enforcement. When asked on NBC News’s “Today Show” about House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s hysterical reaction to the news that the FBI searched Trump’s residence, Pelosi dismissed the Republican leader’s statement and said, “We believe in the rule of law. And that’s what our country is about. And no person is above the law. Not even the president of the United States. Not even a former president of the United States.”…
Dobbs had a huge political impact because it creates horrible outcomes touching millions of Americans, Inflation also impacted people directly….the raid touches the griftosphere and GOP electeds looking at primaries
— vocational politics stan account (@Convolutedname) August 10, 2022
Gosh I wonder what’s driving that shift. https://t.co/AY461dUOZX
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) August 12, 2022