Soooo about this morning’s meltdown…
60% of Americans want to raise the debt ceiling ONLY if spending cuts are included, and now House Democrats are melting down in the press that they’ve lost the messaging war.
“Some Democrats, especially those who face tough reelections next year,have privately groused that the White House has bungled the messaging, is putting Democrats in a terrible negotiating position and could be forced to eat most of McCarthy’s demands. ‘I’ve never seen such a massive, surprising and consequential potential failure,’ said one Democratic member of Congress who, like others, spoke on the condition of anonymity to be candid. ‘We’ll see where this comes out, but by definition we’re only measuring success on how much we lost.'”
“As McCarthy floods the zone with public comments about the state of debt-limit talks, some House Democrats are fretting that their party isn’t doing enough to push back. While talks between the White House and House Republicans continue with little tangible progress, there’s growing angst within the House Democratic Caucus that they’re losing the messaging battle.”
NRCC National Press Secretary Will Reinert said: “Truth hurts, and the realization that Americans back House Republicans hit extreme Democrats like a ton of bricks. Unfortunately for them, therapy sessions in the press won’t change voters’ minds that it’s time to end Democrats’ reckless spending.”