Ilhan Omar and many of her progressive comrades now appear to be doubling down on a far-left political platform in the wake of major losses for Democrats in Tuesday’s elections.
As The Daily Mail reports:
Progressive Democrats led by Ilhan Omar suggested the party needs to go even further to the left and didn’t do enough to combat the Republican’s ‘race-baiting bulls***’ as warring factions played the blame game for Terry McAuliffe’s crushing defeat in Virginia and a close race in New Jersey on Tuesday night.
Senator Tim Kaine (D-Ohio) said he hoped his colleagues would treat the dismal showing like the ‘Ghost of Christmas Future’ and moderates called for an end to in-fighting with Biden’s agenda still stalled and his approval ratings plummeting.
Even the mainstream media was damning of the results and the fallout with CNN saying Biden returned from Europe to a ‘political nightmare’, The New York Times suggesting the president’s falling approval rating ‘heavily shaped’ the dismal showing, and The Washington Post said it confirmed the collapse of the coalition that propelled the Democrats to victory over Donald Trump in 2020.
‘Squad’ member Omar (D-Minn) let it be known she believes the party’s establishment wing is to blame in Virginia, on a night when voters in her Minneapolis constituency rejected a proposal to replace the cops with a public safety department.
On the other side of the Democrat political aisle, Joe Manchin of West Virginia urged his fellow party members to take Tuesday’s results as a ‘cautionary tale’ that should encourage the party to refocus on the real issues actually effecting their constituents.