Mark your calendars; November, 8th, 2022.
Not since the Presidential race of 2016 between Trump and Clinton has there been a more anticipated election.
Republicans are still fuming over the events of November 2020, while Joe Biden isn’t making things easy for Democrats throughout the Union.
It’s a battle for The Hill. Early numbers suggest a red wave next month.
To call Biden’s Presidency an unmitigated disaster is no exaggeration. On his watch, a myriad of potentially catastrophic events occurred.
The economy is staggering, gas prices and inflation are mainstays, countless migrants continue to flood our borders, and now, the threat of nuclear war.
Whether one liked Trump’s tenure in the Oval Office or not, his time as Commander in Chief made the world take notice. Many of his stances were divisive (let’s face it, there are too many to list here) but at least Trump appeared strong in the eyes of the world.
Politics depends on a nation’s perceived strength, whether it is accurate or not. Under Joe Biden, the United States appears weak, if not lost.
Each week, a new video surfaces of Biden bumbling through another speech. Recently, he gave credit to Rep. Jackie Walorski, an Indiana Republican who died in August.
You read correctly. Mr. Biden, in all seriousness, attempted to acknowledge an individual who was six feet under. This is SNL skit material only its reality.
How Presidential is the President when he can’t even recall the living or dead? In business, sports, or politics, respect is a byproduct of great leadership. Being revered is a bonus, but respect is paramount and of utmost importance.
The fact is most Americans have zero confidence in Biden. Early returns at the polls validate this finding. So, what can we expect once votes are cast?
The answer to this isn’t clear-cut.
Perouse CNN, and you will hear narratives painting Democrats in good shape heading into November.
Flip the channel to FoxNews, and you’re sure to find assertions that Republicans will take control of both The Senate and House.
We will find out who is right soon enough.
Nonetheless, with how bad Biden’s performance has been, one would logically expect Republicans to dominate at the polls next month.
But, not so fast.
The Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision concerning Abortion has stalled the Republican machine. Abortion is a divisive topic by default. There are those who believe in it wholeheartedly, while others assert it as evil.
Those with liberal ideological views tend to be pro-choice. Conversely, conservatism often lends itself to pro-life attitudes.
In modern America, where Godlessness seems to be the default position, pro-choice is more common.
Now that it has been federally repelled, expect pushback by voters at the polls. This could scream disappointment for Republicans.
Compound this with Biden’s decision to pardon thousands of Americans convicted of simple marijuana possession, and you got yourself a crap shoot in three weeks’ time.
The pardons themselves will clear everyone convicted on federal charges of simple possession since it became a crime in 1970. The pardons will not apply to persons convicted of selling or distributing marijuana.
Attitudes concerning the drug have transformed significantly since I was in high school twenty-five years ago.
For many, marijuana is medicine. My cousin, who battles a neurological disease daily, relies on it for a semblance of quality of life.
However, the timing of Biden’s decision is suspect at best. It doesn’t take a seasoned political strategist to realize the man is doing whatever in he can to assist his party.
Is it too late? We’ll find out soon enough.
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