It should be miserable to be a Democrat or a mainstream newsroom editor right now. If you thought this week's news was bad (losing the OSHA vaccine mandate, 7% inflation, Sens. Senama and Manchin saving the filibuster, and gutting a partisan voting rights bill), fasten your seatbelts. Things will only get worse.
Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report wrote last week after speaking with strategists from both parties and conducting focus groups: The 2022 midterms will be a referendum on the current president, not the former one. Translation: Independents, on whom the midterms will turn, will evaluate their electoral choices based on what the Democrats have accomplished since January 6, 2021, not what a few crazy Trump supporters did on January 6.