Some Democrats are cheering the fall of Democratic Socialism. In Tuesday’s primary, the candidates endorsed and supported by Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dropped like flies. Democrat voters went for the more middle of the left side of the road liberals who don’t openly talk about doubling taxes. But while Democrats #walkaway from their energetic rising stars, that still leaves them with a November election platform of raising taxes and obstructing Trump. We’ll see if that ends up being a winning combination. The candidates on the left with the most success were ones backed by none other than Hillary Clinton.
Republican Chris Collins is in trouble for insider trading. The New York representative called family members after the failure of a new drug being developed by a company where he served on the board. The insider trading saved his son and others about $768,000 in losses. Collins has vowed to fight. Congress had passed strong anti-insider trading laws in 2012, but those were walked back the following year and quietly repealed by Obama.
Speaking of the midterms, Democrats are in trouble in the Senate. But to take the House, they believe there are only 15 competitive races they have to win. Of the 23 seats Dems need to retake the House for the first time since 2010, they believe they have 8 in the bag already. Democrats are not running on much, except for independence from other Democrats and hatred for Trump. In fact, it’s almost hard to tell who 2018 Democrat candidates despise more, Nancy Pelosi or Donald Trump. The American people meanwhile have to decide if they believe them. Democrats have worked in lock step to obstruct any sort of government movement, so it is kind of weird for them to pretend to be independent now when an election rolls around. The great economy and success of Trump’s agenda doesn’t help either.