Rising Gas Prices May Have Put the Final Nail in the Democrats' Midterm Coffin

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It will take one goliath of a dark miracle for Democrats to pull out any major victories in the coming midterms, and looking at how Democrats have failed so miserably at more or less everything they set out to do (thank God) after the elections in 2020 effectively wiped Republican control out of Washington, that miracle may be a long wait for a train that isn’t coming.


While it’s clear that the Biden administration and the Democrats at large have failed in many ways, what’s really going to sway people is how hard they’ve been hit here at home. Needless to say, we’ve been hit by not one, but several events that lead all the way back to the Oval Office. Rising crime across the nation thanks to Democrat anti-policing policies, a border crisis, and now out of control inflation and skyrocketing gas prices.

The gas crisis might be the straw that broke the camel’s back for many Americans, and Republicans are anticipating big gains when it comes time to pull the levers according to Fox News:

“I once read that the party in power always loses when gas prices are above a certain threshold. They are currently above that threshold,” Cassidy said.

“Historically, inflation works against the party in control of Washington,” Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Va., who sits on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, told Fox News Digital.

Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., who also sits on the committee, touted the American Energy Independence from Russia Act, which “would require the president to unleash America’s oil and natural gas production to offset Russian imports,” he told Fox News Digital.

“We have seen a 50% increase in energy prices since President Biden took office, and the Russian war in Ukraine will only cause these prices to climb,” Bilirakis said. “Instead of flipping the switch and saying yes to American energy, the President is inexplicably doubling down on failed strategies. We need to readjust our entire thinking with the understanding that energy security is national security.”


These sentiments are shared by House Minority Whip Steve Scalise who noted that Democrat policies are causing mounting prices at the pump and pointed back to just a few years ago when gas prices under Republican-encouraged energy independence were less than $2 a gallon.

We can already see the Republican strategy against Democrats taking shape, and this is just one of the angles they’re going to take when running against Democrats.

However, Democrats are already attempting to mount a defense, claiming that it’s not their policies causing prices to rise but corporate greed.

“The bottom line is this: The real problem with increased gas prices is gouging and monopolies,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday. “You’re going to hear a lot more from us on those issues in the near, near future.”

It’s a narrative line other Democrats seem to be following, including Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island.

“I will note that people promoting this tend to be Democrats who are up for reelection, looking for a way to offset the fact that they have been opposing development of America’s traditional fuels,” Cassidy told Fox News. “Instead, now that we’ve got a spike in prices, they’re looking for political cover, if you will. Another excuse not to do what is politically inconvenient.”


No matter how Democrats spin this, voters will see that this happened under their watch. Democrats have had control over everything for a year and they’ve managed to bring entire nations to their knees due to their incompetence but figuratively and very literally.

While Republicans shouldn’t get cocky, it’s going to be hard to see how Democrats pull themselves out of this hole in time for the midterms. At this rate, even the 2024 elections look grim.


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