How the Dems Plan to Win 2022

Onchira Wongsiri/
Onchira Wongsiri/

As you have likely heard, the Democratic Party isn’t fairing too well when it comes to popularity at the moment. Over the last few years, they begged us to regain power, and we hesitantly let. But now, with a series of disasters on our hands and a president who grows more distant and uncomprehensive by the day, we are faced with the knowledge that the Democrats have failed us. And miserably so…

And so, as we look to 2022’s midterm elections, it is anticipated that a great many Democratic seats in both legislative houses will be lost to the Republicans. For starters, a whopping 24 Democrat House members have already announced their plans to retire ahead of the November elections.

And then, of course, there is the fact that liberally represented states like California, New York, and Illinois are increasingly losing residents to more conservative states like Texas and Florida. And with those residents, part of their representation in Congress is lost as well.

But fear not, the Democrats have hatched a plan – or at least the makings of one.

True to form, they have decided to cheat the system, with the hopes of getting no less than 139 GOP members ousted before the elections arise in November, seemingly giving them an easy in and the possibility of maintaining control.

So how exactly will they accomplish such a feat? Well, by claiming that those 139 played a major part in the January 6 Capitol insurrection, of course.

Enter Marc Elias, one of Hillary Clinton’s best-known lawyers and a man who helped her to fund the now-infamous Steele dossier that sought to undo the 2016 presidential election. In addition, Elias has played a significant role in getting Democratic Party agenda items such as vote by mail laws changed in recent years in a number of states.

The plan, by all accounts, is to invoke Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which basically says that anyone who has ever participated in “insurrection or rebellion” against their country, what we used to call treason, shall no longer be allowed to hold any kind of publicly elected office in government.

The amendment derives from the Civil War era, meant to disqualify former Confederate officials from office. And it reads, anyone holding an electoral position in the government who has “engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.”

This means that should the Democratic Party get enough support in thinking that certain members of Congress did play an active role in insurrection, they could potentially eliminate the seats of almost 140 senators and House representatives in one fell swoop.

As Elias tweeted in December, “My prediction for 2022: Before the midterm election, we will have a serious discussion about whether individual Republican House Members are disqualified by Section 3 of the 14th Amendment from serving in Congress. We may even see litigation.”

Now, of course, there’s no guarantee that those districts won’t put another conservative in those vacated seats. After all, as I mentioned before, conservativism does seem to be growing. But the option that they might not is still a risk for the GOP.

And already, the idea is growing among devout liberals. In fact, two progressive groups, Free Speech For People and Our Revolution, have recently released statements on the same plan.

In a Wednesday joint release, the two groups announced their partnership “to urge Secretaries of State to bar elected officials who engaged in the January 6, 2021 insurrection from appearing on any future ballot.”

They argue that those who supposedly “engaged” in insurrection are no longer worthy of serving our great nation. And to be clear, they do have a point. Anyone actively trying to undo our democracy or way of life should be banned from public office and all the perks that go with it.

However, there is no such proof that any real member of Congress or even former President Donald Trump did that.

There were a number of Republican representatives who did actively help to plan the protests or rallies that were scheduled for that day on the Capitol grounds. But in no way, shape, or form did any of them prepare for things to end up the way they did. And since that fateful day, no evidence has been found to prove anything to the contrary.

But, of course, that isn’t going to stop the Democratic Party from trying to imply otherwise.

Luckily for us, they are becoming less and less trustworthy by the day.