Okay this is a look at 2021, January when the new president takes (that is if Biden wins the hearts and minds of the voters)
Trump supporters applaud him for his use of Executive Orders to by-pass the Congress…..on the border…..immigration….and taxes and trade and so on.
My question is will these same people applaud the new president when he uses the same tactic to pass abortion rights or immigration or medicare for all or some green new deal or so on and on…..
Will they, the Repubs, be thrilled with the use of the EO?
Of course not!
They will revert to the Constitution, the same Constitution that they, Repubs, have ignored for 4 years, and demand that the process include the Congress.
This is a given….and it is a given pathetic tactic.
The view passed down from on high in the U.S. is that elections are the effective and legitimate means of collective decision-making in the realm of the political. Conversely, on matters of war and peace, economic distribution, environmental wellbeing, healthcare, education, housing, and social welfare— the areas where collective outcomes matter, these are either considered ‘economic’ in nature, or elected representatives defer to markets, grant decision-making power to corporate pleaders, or act with unanimity across alleged ideological differences. In other words, the liberal conception of politics has remarkably little to do with collective decision-making.
This isn’t the tired complaint that there are no differences between political candidates. One can grant all the difference in the world. However, if elections aren’t where political decisions are made, their meaning and function are different than is popularly understood. That for the second election in a row two of the least favored politicians in American history represent the range of choices speaks to the vacuity of the ‘process.’ In the throes of electoral passion, the insistence has been that personality and tenor are substance, hence the promise ‘to restore dignity to the presidency’ is put forward as a ready substitute for adequate healthcare, meaningful employment at a living wage, environmental repair, and real political participation.
Now the Dems even before a winner is announced are in a circular firing squad of blame for losing those seats in Congress……The Centrists are blaming Progressives for their losses….just like 2016 they were crappy candidates on issues all the Centrists had was “anybody but Trump” with no plan after that….plus they are blaming the “Progressives” for the sad showing in the vote….but they just can find a way to fend for themselves so they find someone to blame and the media is assisting in that blame.
As Joe Biden inches closer to a White House win, Democrats are starting to celebrate. But the mood wasn’t one of elation during a Thursday conference call among House Dems, who sources tell the Washington Post engaged in a three-hour-plus “bitter exchange” in which centrists accused more progressive members of being too vocal on far-left ideology. That move, the centrists claimed, may have caused their party to lose at least a half-dozen House seats—leaving them with what looks to be the smallest House majority in nearly two decades—and fail in their quest to win the Senate. According to the sources, the more moderate House members dug into their liberal counterparts, saying that by pushing certain leftist platforms, including defunding the police and the Green New Deal, it gave the GOP an opening to label all Democrats socialists and radical leftists.
“We need to not ever use the word ‘socialist’ or ‘socialism’ ever again,” Rep. Abigail Spanberger was quoted as saying. “We lost good members because of that.” Progressive members like Rep. Pramila Jayapal and Rep. Rashida Tlaib accused the centrists of ignoring key concepts that get their base energized. “To be real, it sounds like you are saying stop pushing for what Black folks want,” Tlaib is said to have countered. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi painted Tuesday’s results as a “measured success,” a source tells the Wall Street Journal, noting that “we did not win every battle, but we did win the war.” Meanwhile, two moderate House Democrats tell the Hill they and other centrists are talking about backing a plan to oust Pelosi as speaker. “It’s time for Democrats to elevate a new generation of leadership in both the House and the Senate,” says one.
And the Dems promise to bring the country together…..and how will they do that when they cannot bring the Party together?
Do you truly believe that your life will improve after election day in 2020?
If so then I have been correct all along….the American people know nothing about their society and walk around in a fog their entire lives….or they are just plain stupid.
Finally…..with all the troubles that this absentee voting and mail-ins I look for the GOP to up their game against voter expansion…..that will be a priority not getting this country on the right track once again.
And after the writing of this draft…..my predication came about…..
These state Republican officials are getting backup from top national Republicans, including Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham, who said he wants to his committee to investigate mail voting. “If we don’t do something about voting by mail, we’re going to lose the ability to elect a Republican in this country,” he said on Fox News Monday night.
It’s very easy to imagine state-level Republicans introducing legislation in early 2021 to cut back on mail voting or early voting, which helped lead to record turnout in 2020. Republican attorneys general have intervened in litigation to back the Trump campaign’s efforts to block mail ballots that legally arrived after Election Day from being counted in Pennsylvania, claiming that the authority of the state legislature, which refused to give voters more time to send their ballots back, should supersede the judgements of state courts that did allot this extra time—an argument that could give GOP-controlled state legislatures even more sway over voting laws in 2021
Good to know that I still have it!
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