As Democrats brace for a November wave that threatens their control of the House, party leaders are preparing a brutal triage of their own members in hopes of saving enough seats to keep a slim grip on the majority.Late this afternoon DCCC chair Chris Van Hollen shot back at the story, saying it was all false:
In the next two weeks, Democratic leaders will review new polls and other data that show whether vulnerable incumbents have a path to victory. If not, the party is poised to redirect money to concentrate on trying to protect up to two dozen lawmakers who appear to be in the strongest position to fend off their challengers.
"The DCCC is heavily invested in these campaigns [referenced in the article]. In each campaign mentioned, the DCCC has provided and continues to provide support for field operations and other key campaign activities."
The Maryland Democrat went on to characterize the November election as a choice between individual candidates, drawing contrast with the GOP depiction of it as a referendum on Democratic governance.
It doesn't actually matter what the truth is here, the perception of "Democrats in disarray!" is all that matters to the Village. And as usual when this kind of narrative happens, the circular firing squad is out in force heaping it all on the shoulders of the man in the Oval Office. That's all the proof the Village needs that the narrative is true.
And so it has gone before, so it shall be now, so it will be in the future.
Forever and ever, amen.