Afghan debacle spells poll disaster for Democrats
By Ray Hanania
The chaotic collapse of Afghanistan and rapid takeover by the Taliban as US forces withdrew from Kabul has shocked an American public clinging to the belief that America “defeated the terrorists.”
With the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks that took the lives of 2,996 Americans on Sept. 11, 2001 fresh in their minds, people will direct their anger at President Joe Biden and the Democratic leadership. That anger is coming at a bad time for Democrats as they seek to retain control of Congress in elections scheduled for November 2022.
History shows that in almost every “off-year” or “midterm” congressional election season, the party in power loses control of the Congress.
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