Afghanistan Mistake Could Result in Red Wave in 2022

Afghanistan Mistake Could Result in Red Wave in 2022

( – The Democratic Party’s grasp on power in Congress is tenuous, at best. Republicans are hoping to win enough seats in the 2022 midterms to take power back from the Left. To do that, conservatives would only need to net five seats in the House and one seat in the Senate. For several months they’ve been on track to make that happen.

President Joe Biden’s terrible immigration policies looked like the first nail in the Democratic Party’s political coffin. Hundreds of thousands of immigrants poured into the US since he took office. Rising prices for goods, COVID-19 mandates, and other issues were more nails in the coffin. However, the withdrawal from Afghanistan might be the final nail.

Afghanistan Problem

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle lashed out at Biden for the crisis in the Middle Eastern country. On August 24, Tom Norton, a veteran and congressional candidate, told One America News that the American people are going to remember the tragedy they’ve seen unfold in Afghanistan when they go to cast their vote next year. 

Two days later, suicide bombings outside of the airport in Kabul killed at least a dozen Americans soldiers. Countless innocent civilians lost their lives as well. The attack came after weeks of chaos in the country as the military frantically tried to evacuate US citizens and Special Immigrant Visa applicants (SIVs). 

Republicans placed the blame for the suicide attacks squarely on Biden’s shoulders. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) said the president “has blood on his hands.” She went on to say his poor leadership is the reason for the “horrific national security and humanitarian disaster.” 

Sliding Polls

Although voters have not yet responded to the attacks that left the soldiers dead, they have discussed how they feel about the president’s ongoing leadership challenges. According to a USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll, Biden’s approval rating is at 41%, with 55% disapproving of him. An NBC News poll also shows his approval rating is below 50%. 

The president’s sliding poll numbers aren’t good for the Democratic Party’s chances of keeping control of Congress in 2022. If the American people are upset with his leadership, they’re unlikely to give his party the reins again. Vulnerable Liberals are now going to have to work twice as hard to try to convince voters to re-elect them. Some might even start to distance themselves from the president. Perhaps that’s why so many lawmakers on the Left are criticizing him. 

Republican candidates have an opportunity to ride Biden’s failures right into power in 2022. Let’s hope they can make the most of the Democrats’ failed policies.

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