Five reasons why Democrats should get ready for a 'five alarm fire' in 2022 midterms

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Like tsunamis in the ocean, political tidal waves form after a seismic interruption – something there has been no shortage of in Joe Biden’s America. It’s ironic for the man who promised a return to normalcy. 

On Biden’s watch, words like “inflation” and “supply chain” have gone from esoteric terms in academic textbooks to daily problems around kitchen tables. Everyday necessities have become unaffordable (gasoline) or unavailable (baby formula).

Against that backdrop, voters will head to the polls in less than five months to render judgment on the Biden administration. The first midterm is never fun for the party in charge, but this one looks like a five-alarm fire. Here are five reasons why:


First, Biden’s support among Hispanics, a voting bloc he carried by a two-to-one margin in 2020, is cratering. While this trend isn’t new – a Quinnipiac University poll earlier this spring showed his approval rating among Hispanics at just 26 percent – Tuesday night brought a fresh wake-up call when a Republican candidate comfortably carried a special election in south Texas for the first time in a century and a half. 

Biden won the same district,

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