A “Constitutional Republic”

Closing Thought–01Dec21

No this is not some attempt to define or explain the silliness raging across our country…..

I seems that some small town in California has had enough on Covid mandates…..

A small city in northern California where many residents have grown weary of COVID mandates has declared itself a “constitutional republic.” The declaration passed in a 6-1 vote this month by Oroville City Council states that the city will not enforce orders issued by the state and federal governments “that are overreaching or clearly violate our constitutionally protected rights,” the Los Angeles Times reports. Vice Mayor Scott Thompson says the last straw for him was the vaccine mandate for students over 12 introduced by Gov. Gavin Newsom last month. He says he’s not anti-mask or against other people getting vaccinated, but vaccine mandates are “crossing the line.”

Thompson and other city officials describe the declaration as a way to send a message. Mayor Chuck Reynolds told the East Bay Times that in practical terms, declaring the city a republic “doesn’t change anything,” but is “simply reminding people what kind of government we live under and that they do have personal choices and freedoms.” UC Davis Law Professor Lisa Pruitt tells CBS Sacramento that the resolution probably doesn’t have any binding legal authority. Schools in Oroville remain under the state’s jurisdiction and city officials stress that they’re not actually moving toward seceding from California or the United States.

Oroville, the seat of Butte County, has a population of around 20,000, with almost equal numbers of Republicans and Democrats. Vaccination rates are well below the state average and COVID infection rates are high. City officials say most business owners support the declaration. Opponents include Celia Hirschman, whose father died from COVID three months ago. “It says we’re cowboys, and we’re not going to live by your rules,” she tells the Times. “I don’t think it’s about open dialogue at all. I feel it’s a dangerous measure that they have no business adding to our charter.”

More games during the pandemic…..this does nothing to keep people safe or save lives…..it’s only purpose is to make the profit chasers happy.

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Which Political Animal Are You?

We all have formulated our political beliefs….but what political group do you fall into?

An expansive new Pew Research Center survey, mostly conducted in July, breaks the American electorate into nine distinct groups, which Pew calls “political typology.” It’s something it’s produced periodically since the 1980s, but the findings released this week are based on a much larger sample size.
Republicans, in this view, are a coalition of four subgroups:
  • Faith and Flag Conservatives.
  • Committed Conservatives.
  • Populist Right.
  • Ambivalent Right.
Democrats are also a coalition of four subgroups:
  • Progressive Left.
  • Establishment Liberals.
  • Democratic Mainstays.
  • Outsider Left.
A large portion of the public — 15% — makes up Pew’s ninth group: Stressed Sideliners. These are people who don’t have a clear partisan orientation, have a mix of conservative and liberal views and may not take part in elections.
 
Me?
 
I guess by the Pew standards I would be considered an Outsider Left.
 
Again I ask…..which are you?
 
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The Political Slide Is Almost Complete

I have been watching our political system for decades and always saw some chance for a more representative government that was until 1980 and the election of Reagan wedge issues started sneaking into the discourse…..then in 1992 and the election of a corporate stooge made the slide more easily achieved…..and then 2010 arrived and the rise of the wedge issue dominance…and the slide gained momentum…..and here we are today…..a system in chaos.

Some ask why has this been allowed to flourish…..

Political inaction is the key to this devastation of our political system….

Speaking to Salon’s Chauncy de Vega about how the United States is mired in a crisis of democracy that shows parallels with Germany’s descent into Nazism during the 1930s, Norman Ornstein recently noted that “Most people don’t pay close attention, day to day, to what’s going on” in the political sphere.

Speaking just anecdotally, my guess is that Ornstein is correct.  In my experience, most people I talk to outside of my pre-existing left circles have only the foggiest notion about the specifics and meaning of current events. “The news” holds little real interest and significance for everyday Americans. And the notion of doing the work to “pay close attention, day to day,” is simply beyond the pale of imaginable life activity for most ordinary citizens in the nation that absurdly claims to be the world’s greatest democracy.

This is a problem – at least it is a problem for those who would like to live in a polity rooted in popular sovereignty and a society committed to the common good. It is an appropriate longstanding truism that democracy is impossible without an informed citizenry paying informed attention to political developments. Public knowledge is a matter of life and death, like when people learn on the radio or television that they must evacuate because a major hurricane. The political hurricane of white nationalist authoritarianism – fascism, American-style – is bearing down on the United States today (anyone who thinks it has gone away because Joe Biden is president is living in denial.)

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Militant ignorance is our biggest answer….

With apologies to Paul Simon, and despite all of the information available to the mortal man, there are still millions of Americans who currently believe they’re gliding down the highway when in fact they’re slip slidin’ away.

It is the root cause of our problems with China. It’s why some people don’t want to get vaccinated. It’s why some people still gleefully follow Donald Trump. It explains why Congress can’t get together in a bipartisan fashion to deal with infrastructure, health care and gun control. It’s why we have problems understanding climate change. It explains voter suppression. It’s why “critical race theory” has become controversial, why elements of our population on the left and right are at war with each other and why some believe the earth is flat and the Holocaust didn’t occur. It’s why some of us believe we’re still the “No. 1” nation in the world when — other than having the largest military — we clearly lag behind other major nations in many critical factors. More than anything else it explains why we fail.

https://www.salon.com/2021/10/28/dumbass-nation-our-biggest-national-security-problem-is-americas-vast-and-militant-ignorance/

Until the voter backs away from Facebook and Twitter this slide will continue until there is nothing left of this country but division and hatred….and we are well on the way today.

Is this the future you want?

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Inflation Is On The Rise

If you have been shopping anytime recently then you will be paying more for goods and services….and sadly it does not look like there is any relief any time soon…..

Prices for US consumers jumped 6.2% in October compared with a year earlier as surging costs for food, gas, and housing left Americans grappling with the highest inflation rate since 1990. The year-over-year increase in the consumer price index exceeded the 5.4% rise in September, the Labor Department reported Wednesday. The Wall Street Journal notes it’s the fifth month in a row where the increase was north of 5%. From September to October, prices jumped 0.9%, the highest month-over-month increase since June.

Energy costs soared 4.8% just from September to October, with gasoline, natural gas, and heating oil surging for the same reason that many other commodities have grown more expensive: Demand has risen sharply as Americans are driving and flying more, but supplies haven’t kept up, reports the AP. “If you … fill your gas tank on the way home so you can go to work or take your kids to school, you’re feeling this,” Mary Daly, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, tells NPR, noting that pain is looming in the form of ramped up heating bills this winter. To wit, the Energy Department forecasts those bills will be up 54% this winter over last.

Economists still expect inflation to slow once supply bottlenecks are cleared and Americans shift more of their consumption back to pre-pandemic norms. As COVID-19 fades, consumers should spend more on travel, entertainment, and other services and less on goods such as cars, furniture, and appliances, which would reduce pressure on supply chains. But no one knows how long that might take, though predictions skew pessimistic. “The inflation overshoot will likely get worse before it gets better,” said Goldman Sachs economists in a research note Sunday. “Inflation is clearly getting worse before it gets better,” echoes Principal Global Investors’ head strategist to CNBC.

Inflation is where Biden is losing support….to the point that the White House is trying to find a way out of the downward spiral….

For months, the White House downplayed concerns about inflation by describing the steep rise in prices as “transitory”—just a temporary blip related to the pandemic recovery. But as Kevin Liptak writes in a CNN analysis, President Biden didn’t use the term Wednesday when discussing the news that inflation had surged to a 30-year high. Biden has no choice but to shift his message—”Did you ever think you’d be paying this much for a gallon of gas?” he asked—given that Americans are facing inflation every day at the gas pump and grocery store, and there’s no end in sight. Coverage:

  • Context: “The metaphor of frogs in a pot of water has never been a more apt analogy,” writes Mark Cudmore in an assessment of rising inflation at Bloomberg. “A year ago, if you had told any investor the inflation … they would be seeing today, there would have been disbelief and uproar.” Since last year, inflation is up a whopping 6.2%.
  • Biden’s problem: By many traditional measures, the pandemic rebound is booming, notes CNBC. But inflation is so tangible that most Americans—57% in an NBC poll—disapprove of Biden’s handling of the economy. In fact, fears about inflation and the economy appear to be outpacing those of COVID. Democrats will try to counter with legislative achievements on infrastructure spending and climate change, but the political “headwinds” related to prices will be fierce heading into the midterms, predicts policy analyst Ed Mills.
  • Echoing that: The president is “in a particularly precarious position because there is little he can do to quickly alleviate the problem,” notes an analysis in the Los Angeles Times. “And even as the job market rebounds and wages rise, inflation threatens to swallow those gains and provide a daily reminder of the problem whenever voters dig into their wallets or swipe their credit cards.” In the meantime, Republicans are intensifying their attacks, blaming Biden for worsening the problem.
  • Big voice: Republicans are also happy that Lawrence Summers, a former economic adviser to Barack Obama, has been criticizing the White House for months on inflation. He previously warned that the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill passed in the spring would make things worse. “I think that the policymakers in Washington unfortunately have almost every month been behind the curve,” Summers said on CNN Wednesday, per the Hill. “They said it was transitory; it doesn’t look so transitory. They said it was due to a few specific factors; doesn’t look to be a few specific factors. They said when September came and people went back to school, that the labor force would grow, and it didn’t happen.”
  • Bigger picture: Reuters takes a point-by-point look at the inflation criticisms being lobbed at Biden and concludes they’re frequently off base in terms of pure economics, and that many of the underlying problems preceded his administration. But given that inflation is expected to endure well into 2022, that may be of small comfort to Democrats on the campaign trail.

If Biden and the posse cannot find a cure for this economic problem then he can kiss re-election good-bye….what is the old saying….”gonna get worse before it gets better”…..

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Another Worthless Climate Deal

Just how long has the crisis with the climate been kicked down that endless road?

20 Years…..30 years….endless promise and spineless negotiating…..deal after deal…..and yet the corporations keep destroying the air……how long will this continue?

The new deal essentially does absolutely nothing!

Here is what we get after all the years…..

Negotiators from almost 200 nations reached an accord Saturday in the fight against climate change, acknowledging that the problem isn’t solved but setting up another attempt at more dramatic action next year. The Glasgow summit did not achieve the central goal of agreeing on action to limit the warming of Earth to 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels, the Washington Post reports. So the planet then remains on course for increasingly severe damage and weather events. The nations did pressure each other to take greater action, and summit leaders say the agreement at least “keeps 1.5 alive”—a destination possibly to be reached soon.

As the UN climate conference wound down, progress was stalled over what to say about coal, per the AP. At the last minute, India pushed through a wording change saying the nations will “phase down” rather than “phase out” coal. The weakened commitment will make it harder to reach the 1.5-degree goal, a Swedish official said. Without the change, nations were still on track on that goal; the planet already has heated up 1.1 degrees. India received much of the blame. “India has long been a blocker on climate action,” an Australian climate scientist said, “but I have never seen it done so publicly.” Coal is the biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions.

John Kerry, the US envoy, was among those emphasizing the positive. “It’s a good deal for the world,” he said Saturday. “It’s got a few problems, but it’s all in all a very good deal.” There was a divide between richer and poorer nations in Glasgow, but they agreed in the end that wealthier nations should “at least double” financial assistance to nations most at risk from global warming by 2025. And there was agreement, per the New York Times, that everyone needs to do more. Nations were asked to return next year with more dramatic proposals for reducing their emissions, but there had been hope that issue would have been settled by now.

Personally I do not think this is the way to help the climate crisis…..but what can I expect from negotiators that are puppets of corporations to act….seriously John Kerry a huge corporate shill?

And apparently I am not alone….the Maldives has a similar view….

Small island nations are especially alarmed by the results of the UN climate conference, making the point that they don’t have time for small, incremental steps to slow global warming. The crisis has reached their homes. Negotiators declined to commit to taking immediate action to hold global warming to 1.5 degrees Celcius above preindustrial levels. “The difference between 1.5 and 2 degrees is a death sentence for us,” Maldives’ environmental minister said. They plan to take the issue up again next year. “What is balanced and pragmatic to other parties will not help the Maldives adapt in time,” Aminath Shauna said, per the Washington Post. “It will be too late for the Maldives.”

Before it adjourned, the European Union’s climate chief had warned the conference that the situation is critical for some nations already, per US News & World Report. Frans Timmermans said there’s urgency for low-lying Pacific islands and other nations vulnerable to flooding now, “because you’re standing with your feet in the water.” That’s how Tuvalu’s foreign minister tried to get his message across to the conference, per the Sydney Morning Herald—sending a video of his speech delivered in a business suit while standing in ocean water past his knees. “We cannot wait for speeches,” Simon Kofe says, “when the sea is rising around us all the time.”

Tuvalu and other at-risk countries are preparing for the worst, even as they press their case to larger nations. Kofe talked about people having to leave behind their homes and incomes because of the changes. Tuvalu and other island nations are pursing legal and diplomatic paths to keep their homes sovereign countries even if they’re underwater in 50 to 100 years. The nations’ negotiators in Glasgow, many of whom traveled for several days to get there, are exhausted by their effort, per New Scientist. “We are a group of very small countries that don’t have a significant amount of political leverage,” said a negotiator for the Alliance of Small Island States, which includes 39 nations. “But we have strength in numbers and the moral high ground—though that’s sometimes not enough.”

This ‘summit’ would be laughable if it weren’t so damn pathetic….the planet suffers and the best they could come up with is allowing the corporations to continue to plunder.

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Biden: One Year On

Closing Thought–12Nov21

As my readers know I am a international relations/foreign policy nerd……When Biden won the election last year I said then that I was unimpressed with his record of world affairs…..he may have had 40 years experience but his best thing was his waffling on issues that effect our foreign policy…..he has waffled on such issues as war……ignored human rights violations…..

Now after a year he was done very little that I can say is good…..actually he has made things worse in some quarters……

Let’s take a look at his foreign policy record so far…..

Sunday marked one year since Americans elected Joe Biden president. And on his first year report card, Americans give him a failing grade. Only 48% of Americans approve of Biden’s performance.

Biden may have received a failing grade, in part, because on several key foreign policy issues, he has done nothing. And on the few he has, he has made things worse.

Middle East

On the key Middle Eastern question, an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan still has not made it onto Biden’s to do list. It is simply not a priority of the Biden administration. Or, as Secretary of State Antony Blinken explained it, “I don’t think we’re at the – in a place where the getting to some kind of negotiation for what ultimately I think has to be the result, which is a two-state solution, is the first order of business.”

In Yemen, despite his promises, Biden has done nothing. Despite his promise that “we are ending all American support for offensive operations in the war in Yemen, including relevant arms sales,” his State Department just notified Congress of a $650 million arms sale to Saudi Arabia, which sounds a lot like “American support for offensive operations in the war in Yemen, including relevant arms sales.” The sale will include 280 advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles and 596 missile rail launchers.

Electing Biden: One Year Later

Biden has proven that money is the only thing he cares about…..his policies illustrate just how many pockets he is in….

We still have 3 more years of waffling and inaction….but that is what I expect from the moderates that run this country…..to me they are spineless and ineffective…..

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Those VA Promises

Today is Veterans Day and this will be my only post for I want to spend time remembering fallen comrades and looking back on my time in service to my country.

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Since my days in the Army there have been a wealth of promises to our veterans…..so far most of them have not come about…..and the Biden admin is no different…..we have new promises to do something…..

Denis McDonough was part of President Barack Obama’s administration when officials began a high-profile push to solve the problems of veterans homelessness, suicide and toxic exposure illnesses.

Now, a decade later and serving as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, McDonough acknowledges the frustration that the topics are still at the top of his agency’s to-do list.

“I’m not asking anybody for the benefit of doubt. Talk is cheap, full stop,” he said.

“I think I have a pretty good understanding of how to get things done. I think we’re out of the block strong. But again, I’m not asking for any benefit of the doubt. I understand we need to execute on this, and that’s what we intend to do.”

Department officials in August announced that for the first time, some veterans exposed to harmful burn pit smoke while serving in overseas war zones will get presumptive disability benefits, a move that could speed up help for tens of thousands of veterans of the most recent wars.

https://www.militarytimes.com/veterans/2021/11/09/va-secretary-promises-quicker-action-on-burn-pit-benefits-veteran-suicide/

This is strong talk….but vets have had a wealth of strong talk and yet nothing has changed for our many veterans.

I doubt that this will not change a thing….I hope I am mistaken…..

Please find the time to remember our fallen heroes….

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Have a good holiday….Be well and be safe….

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Yet Another Deal

This time it is a drug pricing deal.

The House recently came to an agreement on the drug pricing promise of the Biden admin….

House Democratic leaders are making a last-minute change to their deal to lower prescription drug prices to resolve a dispute that arose over the wording of the measure, according to a source familiar with the process. 

The compromise follows a meeting Thursday night between Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.) and other lawmakers to resolve the issue as House leaders race to line up the votes for President Biden‘s social spending package.

The compromise will add an additional year of exclusivity before Medicare will be able to negotiate prices for certain complex drugs known as biologics, moving the total from 12 years to 13 years.

The last-minute dispute arose from how the text of the drug pricing agreement was drafted. The agreement announced earlier this week was to allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices after a period of exclusivity: nine years for many drugs and 12 years for more complex biologics. 

This was actually written down in the text with the numbers seven years and 10 years, though, because drafters noted there is a two-year delay for the negotiation process to play out, meaning the numbers seven and 10 in actuality translated to nine and 12. 

Peters and a handful of other moderates wanted the exclusivity period to fully expire before negotiations could begin, the source said, effectively adding another two years, to bring the totals to 11 years and 14 years, depending on the type of drug

Delaying the start of Medicare negotiating drug prices by any amount of time was already a concession to their position. But many drug pricing advocates have still praised the agreement announced earlier this week as a step in the right direction, even if it does not go as far as they would like.

(thehill.com)

Yet another ‘kick the can down the road” compromise by Dems….which can die in the Senate ….and we all know how useless the Senate is these days.

The health industry has another win under their belt and it only cost $171 million…..

As Common Dreams has reported, pharmaceutical corporations and private health insurers spent $171 million on lobbying through the first nine months of the year, the most of any industry. Big Pharma’s 1,600 lobbyists outnumber members of Congress by a ratio of three to one.

According to the Post‘s analysis of OpenSecrets data, “The industry’s focus on drug pricing has increased dramatically in recent years as the issue became more top-of-mind for voters. In 2012, lobbyists registered to work on the issue of ‘drug prices’ 69 times for 20 different clients. In 2021 so far, they have filed to lobby on the issue 1,192 times for 242 different clients.”

Despite the fact that 83% of U.S. adults want the federal government to reduce the costs of medications, for which Americans pay two to four times more than people in other countries, the provision that would have authorized Medicare to do so was briefly removed due to the intransigence of a handful of right-wing Democrats bankrolled by Big Pharma—including Sen. Bob Menendez (N.J.), Sinema, Manchin, and Reps. Kathleen Rice (N.Y.), Scott Peters (Calif.), and Kurt Schrader (Ore.).

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/11/05/big-pharma-spent-horrifying-sums-money-weaken-drug-price-reform

Obscene profits is far more important than the health of the nation…..and thanx to the spinelessness of moderate Dems they are protected.

The Congress is a farce….and that is me being polite.

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Will 2022 Be A Bad Year?

If you are a Dem candidate in a Red State then your chances are slim.

Some say that 2022 will be a disastrous election for the GOP (I do not agree….will explain later)……and I think that the governor’s election in Virginia is a precursor…..

Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin were locked in a tight race for Virginia governor Tuesday night, the most closely watched contest in an off-year election that could prove a referendum on President Biden’s first year in office. The Washington Post and the AP called the race for Youngkin early Wednesday. Our previous rundown follows:

  • The Biden lens: The initial results are a stark departure from 12 months ago, when Biden captured the state by 10 points. A loss in a state that has trended toward Democrats for more than a decade would deepen the sense of alarm inside the party heading into next year’s midterm elections, when control of Congress is at stake. But the AP reports Biden expressed optimism going into the evening while acknowledging that “the off-year is always unpredictable.”
  • Inside the campaign: The bruising campaign centered on issues including Youngkin’s ties to former President Trump, abortion rights and culture war battles over schools. Youngkin, a former business executive, has never held public office. Voters saw the economy as the top issue, followed by the coronavirus pandemic, according to AP VoteCast, a survey of statewide voters.

(This Dem defeat also tells me that they voter is sick of Clintonian candidates)

This election means little to the average voter at this time….but it is never too early for us to start paying attention to the trends that are developing in our nation that will most likely influence the election results in 2022….

The site FiveThirtyEight looks at all the stats collected and has a pretty good track record at predicting elections outcome….but 2022 is a horse of a different color…..

… control of the House and Senate will once again be at stake in the November 2022 midterm elections, and one of the best tools we have for predicting those election results is polling of the generic congressional ballot. The generic congressional ballot question typically asks respondents which party they intend to vote for in the upcoming congressional election, without naming specific candidates1 — allowing the question to be asked nationally to gauge the overall political environment. And for several years now, we at FiveThirtyEight have been collecting these polls and calculating a weighted average for them, and we’re excited today to publish our generic ballot average for the 2022 election cycle

Our Best Tool For Predicting Midterm Elections Doesn’t Show A Republican Wave — But History Is On The GOP’s Side

Voter rights will most likely be a major issue during the election…..and those white people that worship at the alter of the GOP insanity it will raise them (candidates) up…..

A jaw-dropping majority of White Republicans say the country has done enough to ensure that Black Americans are treated equally.

In an extensive Axios-Ipsos poll timed for the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police, respondents were asked to choose between two statements: “Our country needs to continue making changes to give Black Americans equal rights with white Americans,” and “Our country has made the changes needed to give Black Americans equal rights with white Americans.”

Overall, 59 percent said that the country needs to continue making changes, versus 39 percent who said we’ve done enough. There were significant racial divides on the question, with 48 percent of whites saying we’ve done enough — still a minority — while 92 percent of Black respondents said the country needs to continue changing.

But an even more stark partisan racial divide exists, with a whopping 79 percent of white Republicans saying America has done enough to ensure equality, versus only 12 percent of white Democrats who said the same.

Respondents were also asked if they agree with the statement “America is not a racist country,” and white Republicans were twelve times more likely than white Democrats to agree. In fact, more than twice as many Black respondents — 9 percent — agreed that America is not a racist country than the 4 percent of white Democrats who said this.

Jaw-Dropping Number of White Republicans Say We’ve Done Enough to Ensure Equal Rights for Black Americans in New Poll

An even scarier poll umber is the Repubs believe BS……

Fifteen percent of Americans agree with the central false tenet of the QAnon conspiracy theory: that the government and other entities are controlled by Satan-worshipping pedophiles running a child sex trafficking ring, according to a new poll.

Among Republicans the survey, released Wednesday by the Public Religion Research Institute, found that 23 percent of respondents agreed with the statement that “the government, media and financial worlds in the U.S. are controlled by a group of Satan-worshipping pedophiles who run a global child sex trafficking operation.”

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/555699-15-percent-of-americans-believe-central-qanon-theory-poll

How disturbing is that?

Could this election splinter the GOP?

A splintering of the Republican Party has long been speculated, and while it’s hard to know whether this is, in fact, a turning point or an isolated incident that will soon recede from the headlines, these four scenarios are possible.

But will it?

Then there are the Dems…….

Dem candidates have a massive hill to climb on this issue with conserv white people….the Dems are the ones that will have a bad year election in 2022.

Why?

Regardless that they had two majorities in Congress they limped through 2021 with some archaic dead political belief in bi-partisanship…and that is what we get when Centrists control the party.

Instead of pushing through their agenda they wasted time and energy trying to sweet talk a bunch of do-nothing Repubs to seeing policy their way….was never gonna happen in a Trump-centric party yet they wasted  months that progress could have been made.

I think the GOP will have a good election in 2022….and the country will suffer further degradation.

Why?

I think that misinformation and social media will play a huge roll in the 2022 election….and that smells bad for Dems.

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Closing Thought–03Nov21

I keep bringing to the attention of my readers through my ‘Can’t Fix Stupid” posts the moronic right and their complete disregard for the country and its government.

This brings me to Rep. Boebert, the blow hard wind bag from Colorado…or is it Utah?

It appears that Boebert’s staff has NO idea what district she represents or for that matter what state she pretends to represent…..

The campaign of Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) mistakenly identified her as a representative of Utah in a report submitted to the Federal Election Commission on Thursday.

“Thanks for reaching out,” a spokesperson for Boebert, Jake Settle, said in response to an inquiry about the Forbes article that first reported on the filing. “I flagged this for our team!”

An earlier version of the report for the campaign’s third quarter of 2021, filed Oct. 15, listed Boebert’s state as Colorado. A revised version was filed Thursday and changed the state and congressional district from Colorado 03 to Utah 03, among other amendments. Following Forbes’ report, the filing was edited again on Friday to say Colorado.

Since her election to the House of Representatives last year, Boebert, a gun-rights advocate and Donald Trump disciple, has routinely made headlines for spreading conspiracy theories, vaccine skepticism and bigotry, and for her tendency to self-own, usually when attacking others.

She was named in a Rolling Stone report last week as one of multiple Republican members of Congress who communicated with organizers of the Jan. 6 attack in the weeks before the U.S. Capitol was stormed by a pro-Trump mob seeking to overturn the 2020 election. Boebert has denied any involvement.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/lauren-boebert-utah-campaign_n_617f5386e4b09314321a1460

This proves my point that these slugs are not in DC to govern but to obstruct….I mean if her campaign does not know where she represents then she is clueless and a worthless waste of skin.

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