DCCC Labels House Republicans ‘Extremist, Dangerous, Chaotic’ as Democrats Flounder in Polls

President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) depart after a House Democratic Caucus meeting on Capitol Hill, October 1, 2021, in Washington, DC. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
AP Photo/Alex Brandon

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) sent out a memo on Monday, touting House Democrats’ supposed accomplishments and maligning House Republicans as “extremist, dangerous, and chaotic” ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.

Democrats, who by some estimates are eight points behind Republicans in the generic congressional ballot, are reportedly “delivering for the American people,” while Republicans are “too dangerous” to run Congress, the DCCC wrote. The committee, which is chaired by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), employed barbed rhetoric to paint their colleagues as crazy and themselves as defenders of democracy — the type of gaslighting and divisive speech many Americans reject.

“Vulnerable, Scandal Prone, and Conspiracy Wielding Extremist Republicans Cowardly Kevin McCarthy and extremist NRCC Chairman Tom Emmer have their hands full with a conspiracy-promoting Ivermectin Caucus, a band of anti-democracy goons, and a group of Big Lie candidates that are sure to turn off suburban voters looking for real, sane leadership in Washington,” the memo says in part.

KEARNY, NEW JERSEY - OCTOBER 25: U.S. President Joe Biden gives a speech on his Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal and Build Back Better Agenda at the NJ Transit Meadowlands Maintenance Complex on October 25, 2021 in Kearny, New Jersey. On Thursday during a CNN Town Hall, President Joe Biden announced that a deal to pass major infrastructure and social spending measures was close to being done. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also announced on Sunday that she expects Democrats to have an "agreement" on a framework for the social safety net plan and a vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill in the next week.The reconciliation package, which was slated at first to cost $3.5 Trillion, would still be the biggest support to expanding education, health care and child care support, and also help to fight the climate crisis as well as make further investments in infrastructure. Congress still needs to pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill by October 31 before the extension of funding for surface transportation expires. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

U.S. President Joe Biden gives a speech on his Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal and Build Back Better Agenda at the NJ Transit Meadowlands Maintenance Complex on October 25, 2021, in Kearny, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

“Next November, American voters will have to choose between betting on House Republicans’ dangerous, chaotic agenda that divides Americans and does nothing to make their family’s lives better and House Democrats who have fought to end the COVID-19 pandemic, reopened our schools, got Americans back to work, and delivered on game-changing legislation to improve their lives. We believe the American people will make the right bet on progress over chaos,” the memo continues.

In the memo, the DCCC propped up what it views as achievements and repeated promises which have to yet be fulfilled. The memo claimed Democrats are “crushing COVID-19 and rescuing the economy with more than 400 million shots in arms and five million workers back on the job.” The memo did not qualify many of its claims with evidence, however. In fact, the Chinese coronavirus is still rearing its ugly head — right now, masked-up, Democrat-run California is reporting four times more cases than Florida. The economy has also not been “rescued”; inflation is rampant and crushing real wages for American workers, with consumer prices soaring 6.2 percent, the fastest rate of inflation since 1990.

The committee gushed over President Joe Biden’s recently signed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, claiming his Build Back Better agenda will have an”immediate impact on Americans’ lives.” In contrast, the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) analysis of the legislation shows it will increase deficits by $256 billion over the next decade. The memo also expressed hope for the future of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, and the Women’s Health Protection Act, which the DCCC called “reproductive care.” Notably, the Women’s Health Protection Act would, if signed into law, allow unlimited abortion in any state in the nation.

Overall, Biden’s approval has hit new lows — the Democrat president is losing support among some of the demographics who secured him a win in 2020 as he falters on the economy, immigration, the Afghanistan withdrawal, and crime. Democrats have been especially nervous since Republican Glenn Youngkin won the Virginia governor race by pointedly campaigning against Democrat ideology, government overreach, and Critical Race Theory. Youngkins’ win is largely being heralded as a preview of the “red wave” expected to overtake Congress in 2022.

Gov.-Elect Glenn Youngkin (R-VA) takes the stage at an election-night rally at the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles on November 02, 2021 in Chantilly, Virginia. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Gov.-Elect Glenn Youngkin (R-VA) takes the stage at an election-night rally at the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles on November 02, 2021, in Chantilly, Virginia. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

In contrast, the DCCC claimed that House Republicans “face an uphill battle convincing battleground voters to support them.” National Republican Congressional Committee [NRCC] spokesman Mike Berg told Fox News that Democrats have “no coherent strategy or message.”

“The DCCC releasing a one-year out memo a week late embodies their incompetence,” Berg said in a statement Monday. “They have no coherent strategy or message, and their memo isn’t worth the paper it’s written on.”

Katherine Hamilton is a political reporter for Breitbart News. You can follow her on Twitter.

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