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‘I Got Totally F**ked,’ Democrat Rep Rages At Own Party

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A Democrat representative is furious at her own party for hampering he chances of being elected again because of how they handled redistricting.

Nevada Rep. Dina Titus was furious with how the maps were drawn and insisted that her own party had “f**ked” her, The Nevada Courant reported.

“I got totally f**ked by the Legislature on my district,” she reportedly said at a Nevada AFL-CIO town hall. “I’m sorry to say it like that, but I don’t know any other way to say it.”

“You read that the Republicans are using gerrymandering to cut out Democratic seats, but they didn’t have to in this state,” the representative said. “We did it to ourselves.”

She said that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee was “stunned” by the drawing of the maps.

“They couldn’t believe a Democratic Legislature and governor would do this to themselves,” she said. “They could have created two safe seats for themselves and one swing. That would have been smart. (U.S. Rep.) Steven (Horsford) and mine and then a swing. No no, we have to have three that are very likely going down.”

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“Republicans are going to turn out, and they are excited,” the representative said. “Democrats are kind of ‘meh, I have to pay more gas prices.’ Hispanics aren’t going to want to turn out if we don’t get something for immigration. I mean, why would they?”

Why she assumes that legal Hispanic voters would have their number one concern be addressing illegal immigration is another story, but her point about Democrats injuring themselves is valid.

This comes after news that Republicans already have a historic lead in polls heading into the 2022 midterm elections.

Traditionally, the party in the White House tends to lose congressional seats as has been the case now for many successive administrations. And it doesn’t appear as though Biden’s going to break that trend.

In fact, as of now, Republicans are out-polling Democrats by double digits — something that has never happened before in a survey conducted by CNBC and NBC.

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Hot Air notes:

Remember that it’s generally uncommon for Republicans to lead on the generic ballot, more uncommon for them to lead big, and really uncommon for them to lead big far in advance of the next election. In red-wave cycles, generic ballot polling is typically competitive until the final months before the election, when Republicans begin to break away. That’s what happened in 2014. The GOP did lead big a year before the 2010 midterms, but (a) that was at a moment when the backlash to ObamaCare was in full swing and (b) they went on to win 63 seats in the House the following year.

That’s the closest analog [sic] to what Democrats are staring at right now. A total wipeout next fall.

The site went on to quote CNBC:

Republicans now sport a historic 10-point advantage when Americans are asked which party they prefer to control Congress, holding a 44%-34% margin over Democrats. That’s up from a 2-point Republican advantage in the October survey.

In the past 20 years, CNBC and NBC surveys have never registered a double-digit Republican advantage on congressional preference, with the largest lead ever being 4 pints for the GOP.

“If the election were tomorrow, it would be an absolute unmitigated disaster for the Democrats,″ said Jay Campbell, partner at Hart Research Associates and the Democratic pollster for the survey.

The survey also notes that Americans are not very bullish on the near future, with a big plurality — 41 percent — saying they believe that the economy will worsen over the next year, a view that is continuing to drag down Democrats and Biden.

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