Politics

NBC Analyst Heilemann Says Democrats Will ‘Get Crushed’ In Midterms Due To Inflation

NBC Analyst John Heilemann is arguing that “Democrats have been in denial” about inflation, and it’s going to cause them big trouble in the upcoming midterms.

Heilemann, perhaps best known for his books about the 2008 and 2012 Presidential elections, “Game Change” and “Double Down,” warned of dire consequences for the Democrats if they don’t figure out how to deal the inflation problem. 

Heilemann made his remarks during an exchange on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.” 

RELATED: Republican Senate Candidate Herschel Walker Ousted From President’s Council On Sports, Fitness & Nutrition

Heilemann: ‘If you look around the world over the last 150 years, there is nothing that spells political ruin more than inflation’

Heilemann said to host Maher, “Democrats have been in denial about this…people do not remember in this country what it was like to have runaway inflation and have inflation that destroyed — was one of the main reasons that destroyed Jimmy Carter’s presidency.”

“If you look around the world over the last 150 years, there is nothing that spells political ruin more than inflation,” Heilemann.

The NBC personality and author said Democrats have their head in the sand on this issue.

“And you’ve seen Democrats for the last year basically go, oh, it’s going to be fine. It’s transitory,” Heilemann continued. “It’s going away.”

“It’s like, guys, it’s the only thing everybody’s worried about around the country. It’s the number one issue everywhere you go, and if Democrats don’t take it seriously and Joe Biden doesn’t take it seriously, if they don’t figure out a way to message it or solve it, one or the other, or both, they’re going to get crushed in these midterms, almost exclusively on this issue,” he warned.

Inflation is at it’s highest rate in 40 years, officially reaching 7.9%. 

Worse, Reuters reports that future inflation expectations are getting higher and higher.

RELATED: Biden Snaps At Reporter, Says Sanctions Never Meant To Deter Putin – Multiple Top Officials Said Otherwise

Heilemann Channels Carville

Heilemann said basic kitchen table economics is going to lead Democrats to “political ruin.”

“It’s so much — so far ahead of everything else, people’s not being able to pay their bills because prices are just rising and they can see them rising week to week,” he finished. “That is a road — a fast road to political ruin.”

Former Bill Clinton advisor James Carville coined the phrase, “[It’s] the economy, stupid” in 1992 went the U.S. economy was struggling – largely recognized as President George H.W. Bush’s downfall. 

Conditions today are much worse than they were in 1992 – and President Biden’s approval ratings don’t look much better than Bush’s did then. 

Biden’s job approval is at the lowest it’s ever been, with an average approval of just 40%.

John Hanson

is a professional writer and editor with over 15 years of experience in conservative media and Republican politics. He has been a special guest on Fox News, Sirius XM, appeared as the guest of various popular personalities, and has had a lifelong interest in right-leaning politics.

Recent Posts

Mortgages, Used Car Prices Flying Out Of Reach For Average Americans

While Americans struggle with buying groceries and filling up their gas tanks in Joe Biden's…

3 hours ago

First Openly Trans Army Officer Indicted For Trying To Pass U.S. Army Personnel Medical Info To Russia

Jamie Lee Henry, the U.S. Army's first openly transgender officer, and Henry's wife, Anna Gabrielian,…

4 hours ago

Ukrainian MP Is Convinced Nuclear War Is Imminent

Like most people with a smartphone, I utilize Google daily to look up various topics.…

4 hours ago

No, Martha’s Vineyard Won’t Cost DeSantis in Florida

By Todd Carney for RealClearPolitics Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s decision to send a plane of…

6 hours ago

Trump Adviser Stephen Miller Says Biden Belongs in Assisted Living After Calling Out For Dead Congresswoman

Stephen Miller, a former top adviser to Donald Trump, believes Joe Biden belongs in some…

7 hours ago

Tucker Carlson Slams Democrats For Politicizing Hurricane Ian: ‘They Think They’re God’

Fox News host Tucker Carlson slammed Democrat politicians and the media for using the tragedy…

7 hours ago