Oh, there are several reasons why America is chanting “Let’s Go Brandon” (as NBC wants to put it) at NASCAR events, College and NFL football games, and in general. A poor economy, languishing recovery from COVID, inflation caused by over-spending, a botched withdrawal from Afghanistan (a withdrawal that 80% of the people originally supported, now only about 30% do), corruption in the Biden administration, and a Congress hell-bent on turning the country socialist. Those are all great reasons for Democrats’ extremely low approval numbers.
But there is one overriding factor that tops all of those things.
America feels that the federal government needs to do a LOT less than it’s currently doing. In fact, since 1992, there have only been two other times when Americans felt that government should be “doing more” and expand in size. One was back in 1993, and the other was just after the 9/11 attacks in 2001. Both times, the figure, according to Gallup, was 50%. Then again, when Joe Biden was elected president and took office in January of this year. That was the only time since 1992 that actually MORE Americans than 50% thought the government should expand and “do more”. It reached a high of 54%. But it quickly eroded, and now, 52% say the government is doing too much and needs to scale back.
Interestingly enough, the highs for “doing too much” have occurred during Democrat administrations. It happened back in the later part of the Clinton years when the number hit 60%, and it hit it’s all time high of 64% under Bobo Obama.
And that poll is probably the most telling poll of all of them out there, because that poll shows the main difference between what mainstream Republicans, and most Democrats feel. The major difference between the two parties is that Democrats feel government is the answer to most of our problems, and Republicans don’t. All of the rest of the stuff Iisted at the beginning of the blog are small potatoes. The big reasons people vote one way or another is they feel that either the government needs to do more, or less. And every time the Democrats take over the White House, America concludes we need less government. The funny thing is, other than 9/11, when George W. Bush, and Donald Trump were president, the country never said the government needed to do “more”. But every time we’ve had a Democrat in the White House, the numbers to do less have jumped.
And in a nutshell, that is the difference between the two parties, still today. Oh, I’m not saying the Republicans are right all the time, they’re not. But they are more in line with mainstream Americans by far than Democrats, and the socialist snowflakes out there aren’t even in the parking lot of the ballpark.
Need some proof?
Here in the Great State of Arizona, Senator Mark Kelly, who was just elected this past year is already up for reelection. The Republicans ran a very weak candidate last fall against him, and it showed. This year, there are a few much stronger candidates vying for the nomination, and Kelly is already running ads. He’s not viewed very well in this state. Meanwhile, Krysten Sinema, the other Arizona Senator (and another Democrat), who has proven to be much more moderate than Kelly is getting targeted by the socialists in the state for a primary fight. Now, Sinema has always been a popular politician here. She was in the state house, and she still is today. Reason? Kelly is an uber-left wing socialist. Sinema is a much more moderate Democrat who seems to have eyes on helping Arizonans. She’s for a strong border, Kelly is not. She’s for fiscal responsibility, Kelly is not. And she supports the filibuster rule in the Senate. Kelly does not.
I’m thinking Kyrsten Sinema could run in 2024 as a Republican and probably get the nomination!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!