(Liberty Bell) – More bad news for Democrats as the midterm elections are fast-approaching. Democratic Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois has joined the ranks of veteran Democrats who are retiring and therefore won’t be running for reelection this year.
Rush, 75, has been a member of Congress since 1992 when he was first elected. He has enjoyed solid standing in his district so much so that in 2000 he defeated future president Barack Obama in a Democratic primary for the seat.
Now he’s become the 24th House Democrat to announce their retirement, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
The former Black Panther says he wants to retire so his grandchildren can know him as a person rather than just a name.
“I don’t want my grandchildren … to know me from a television news clip or something they read in a newspaper,” Rush said. “I want them to know me on an intimate level, know something about me, and I want to know something about them. I don’t want to be a historical figure to my grandchildren.”
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While that’s all good and well, the more likely reason is that Rush is jumping ship just like the 23 other veteran Democrats who are also retiring. The Democratic Party is just not what it used to be and these politicians don’t want to be associated with it or the fraudulent, anti-American Biden regime any longer.
Nonetheless, Rush retiring just adds to the problems facing Democrats as the 2022 elections approach. NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson recently pointed out that the Democratic plight is unique.
“The mood is bad. I haven’t ever covered a midterm election cycle when one party is as pessimistic about their prospects as Democrats are today or that the other party, the out party, is as optimistic about their prospects as Republicans are about winning back the House,” she said, according to NPR.
Liasson cited “the president’s low approval ratings” and “the persistence of the pandemic” as reasons Democrats have fallen out of favor. Of course, as an NPR reporter, she would never dare acknowledge the stolen election as a reason.
Fox News pointed out that oftentimes retirements can be indicative of what the parties expect to happen during upcoming elections. In 2018, when Democrats took control of the House, 23 Republican House members retired.
Now that same trend is happening to the Democrats.
“Only members themselves know why they decide to retire. But if there’s an imbalance of retirements toward one party or another, it sometimes can tell us something about what the party with a lot of retirees thinks might happen in the midterms,” Kyle Kondik, the managing editor of the political handicapper Sabato’s Crystal Ball, said, according to Fox News.
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Republicans are looking at a massive victory during the midterms.
“House Republicans are targeting 70 Democrat-held seats,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said in a recent fund-raising email.
“We are going to take back the largest House majority in a decade,” he wrote.
“In a cycle like this, no Democrat is safe,” National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Emmer said.
“Voters are rejecting Democrat policies that have caused massive price increases, opened our borders, and spurred a nationwide crime wave,” he said.
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They’re also rejecting the obviously stolen election. Americans waited for justice to be done in regards to the rigged election and the usurper president but, as usual, there will be no justice. The only way to right this ship is at the ballot box and that’s only if Democrats don’t interfere again.
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