By all accounts, 2022 could be the worst year for Democrats in decades.
Even Democrats and the media agree the socialist party is seemingly set for a major shellacking this November.
Now, this leading Democrat is warning his party they may face outright extinction unless they do this one thing.
Democrat Tennessee Congressman Jim Cooper, who recently announced his retirement, said in an interview last week that his party is “facing extinction.”
And there are many within Democrat circles who think the powers that be in the party had better listen to him.
The long-time congressman (Cooper was first elected in 2002)says he sincerely wants the Democrats to find a way to win re-election in places like his home of Nashville but doesn’t think it possible on the party’s current course.
“Hope is not a strategy,” he said in an interview with the Nashville Scene. The Congressman also told The Scene his party is simply “not alert to future dangers.”
“We’ve been crippled politically. I was alert to the danger. I tried to warn everyone I could. Very few people wanted to listen, and now the worst has happened,” Cooper told The Scene.
He went on to accuse Democrats of forgetting the rural communities in Tennessee. Something other Democrats in southern and western states have bemoaned for years.
The Congressman alluded to the big city Democrats who just don’t understand the rural way of life and rural people. Of course it seems that has been an actual Democrat strategy over the years as they have consolidated their power in major cities and urban areas, while ignoring rural communities – the very areas that used to be Democrat strongholds.
Upon his retirement in 2023, it will be the first time in over three decades Tennessee will not have Jim Cooper in Congress.
He has represented 2 congressional districts, first representing Tennessee’s 4th Congressional District until he won a seat representing the state’s 5th Congressional District covering Nashville.
In his retirement statement, Cooper attempted to try and blame the GOP for “gerrymandering” and politically dividing Nashville making it impossible for him to win re-election.
However, like dozens of other Democrats, Cooper also sees the writing on the walls this year.
All major polling shows Republicans are primed to win back control of both the U.S. House and Senate in the 2022 midterms.
Meaning long-serving Democrats would see their plum committee assignments and chairmanships disappear overnight, something many of them would rather not go through.
Cooper’s warning for Democrats may come too late for this year’s elections, but given their track record, it is very likely the Republicans will take control and …do nothing.
Meaning, of course, Democrats are big in power in two to four years, more radical than ever.
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