Former President Bill Clinton said Republicans are doing well in mid-term elections because they usually find a way to scare swinging voters.
The former president showed up on Zakaria Meal: GPS where the host asked him if Democrats could oppose the normal trend of the president’s party losing control of at least one chamber of Congress in the mid-term elections.
“We could keep both of these houses, but we have to say the right things and we have to remember that Republicans always close well,” he said. “Why? Because they find a new way to scare the living light with something.”
Clinton noted how Republicans touted the “critical racial theory” taught in schools, even though they were not, which helped them win Virginia governor a year after President Joe Biden won the double-digit community.
“This is what they did in 2021 when critical racial theory sounded worse than smallpox and was not taught in any public schools in America,” he said. “But they didn’t care, they just scare people.”
Governor Glenn Youngkin defeated Clinton’s longtime friend and former Governor Terry McAuliffe.
“Ultimately, the turning point in American politics is not much different from what it was in the 1990s.” – He said. – I mean, you still have to get these people. It is just that there are far fewer of them because the parties have become more ideologically, more clearly and mentally intolerant. “
Clinton said this has taken more people to the extreme.
“But there are still people out there who are really trying to think and trying to understand what’s going on,” he said.
Numerous polls show Democrats either improved overall vote or are now top Republicans since the Supreme Court Dobbs against Jackson a decision that overturned Roe v Wade.