Thanks Greger, I thought so. I do think the progressives with their Defund the Police rhetoric cost the Democrats 13 house seats in 2020. I don't think the in-fighting between progressives and moderates concerning the infrastructure bill and the 3.5 trillion one is what is hurting the democrats this time. For 2022 midterms.

I think it's the appearance of empty shelves in stores, the rise in prices for what is there like gas going from 2.50 a gallon to 3.50 and a loaf of bread from 2 dollars to 3 dollars along with cleaning supplies meat, etc. That those who will decide who controls what next year, aren't paying any attention to the in-fighting as most swing voters aren't political junkies like us. Passing the infrastructure bill certainly wouldn't hurt, but I don't think it would help much. Getting stuff back on the shelves in stores would help much more.

It's swing voters, independents that has caused the drop in Biden and company's approval ratings over the last 2 1/2 months. It's not legislation that has got their dander up nor is it the in-fighting among progressives and moderates. I would wager at least half if not more independents don't even realize that is going on. They don't care, but they do care when they fill up their car it costs them 40 dollars instead of 30. They care when they buy their weeks groceries, it cost them 130 dollars instead of a 100. Examples here. It's like Bill Clinton stated, it's the economy stupid. Today it's the lack of things and the rising prices.

Still, there's no wave election on the horizon. I'll stick with my 7-15 GOP pick up in the House until redistricting is completed where I can go district by district. I'll stay with my 1-3 senate seat pick up for the Dems. PA and WI are two, NC is another possibility while depending on who the candidates are, NH and GA may fall to the Republicans.

It's high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first instead of their political party. For way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.