As Democrats brace for a November wave that threatens their control of the House, party leaders are preparing a brutal triage of their own members in hopes of saving enough seats to keep a slim grip on the majority.
In the next two weeks, Democratic leaders will review new polls and other data that show whether vulnerable incumbents have a path to victory. If not, the party is poised to redirect money to concentrate on trying to protect up to two dozen lawmakers who appear to be in the strongest position to fend off their challengers.
“We are going to have to win these races one by one,” said Representative Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, conceding that the party would ultimately cut loose members who had not gained ground.
No hip replacements for the under performing, just a handful of pills.
Welcome to the not-so-brave-new-world of the Democrats in despair. They are going to cheerfully kill their own in hopes of clinging to power. Just the kind of folks you want running the most intimate and personal aspects of your health care, right?
Frankly, if I were one of the soon-to-be-abandoned future former Democrats in Congress, I would take a look at the loyalty of the leadership that I walked the plank for and come to a simple decision: I’d quit. I’d walk away and concede in advance of election day to my Republican challenger. I would not resign, though. I’d sit in my seat and vote present on every single vote from now until the end of this Congress as a tribute to the loyalty of the Democratic party leadership.
Just a suggestion for the new unpersons of the Democratic party “elite”.