Oh, yes…they think they still have a “mandate”. Even if Joe Biden won by the slimmest of margins, that some people still feel was stolen from Donald Trump. Even though the House of Representatives and Nancy Pelosi’s reign is about to collapse in a scant twelve months. Even though the Senate is teetering on the brink of gridlock, tied at 50/50, and all polls showing that the nation is tired of Democrats’ in-fighting and not being able to do the public’s business, but are more interested in trying to pack the Supreme Court, or get rid of the filibuster rule that’s been in place since 1837! They still believe that they have all the answers, and by God, you’re going to sit up and listen to them!
So, they feel they have not only a right, but a moral obligation to slam socialist agenda after communist manifesto down your throats, regardless how you feel about it. And this past Friday night’s passage of the extremely pared back infrastructure bill that only took seven months to debate and pass both houses of Congress is a living example of it. Democrats feel rejuvenated that they were able to actually pass a bill and get some added money that they can spend, even if it was only $1.2 trillion.
Unfortunately for the Democrats, they are missing the big picture. America did not give them a mandate. America gave them a “we’re sick of tweets from Donald Trump” approval and it became the lesser of two evils. I’ve always said that if Donald Trump had not behaved like a Manhattan real estate developer, but more as a normal human being, he would have won reelection in a landslide. When you allow your ego to come into play as much as Trump did during COVID, to the point where you need to be at a podium thanking everyone that is helping out every single day for two hours, it becomes too much, and Americans turned against him. Not that they were every really all that much for him. His approval ratings were pretty much in the 40’s throughout his term.
But the Democrats were wrong to think that because they held a slim majority in the House and had a tie, broken only by the Vice President in the Senate, that they somehow had a mandate to systematically try to transform America into the next Cuba. And the poor approval numbers for Biden, Pelosi, Schumer, Sanders, and AOC show that America is not ready to drive around in 1950 style cars that are cobbled together with spare parts, and drink mojito’s. Well, maybe the mojitos. But certainly not the living conditions that most Cubans find themselves in.
Joe Biden now feels that since he got his infrastructure bill through Congress, a Congress his party controls, that he can continue on traveling down his path of incredible destruction of this country. I think you’re going to see some systematic changes all right…but not the kind that Joe Biden is looking to invoke.
First and foremost, we’ve got a Senate that is on vacation until after tomorrow’s Veterans’ Day. They’ll most likely be back in session on the 15th, but only for a short time. Don’t forget, we’ve got Thanksgiving come up the week after that, and then there is only a very short window before Christmas and New Years. And to try and get much passed between now and then is going to be rough, though he’s hoping that he can get another trillion or so added to his honey pot to dip into and throw to unions, socialist programs like Green New Deal, and other boondoggles that have been proven not to work.
Then you move into 2022, which is an election year. Can anyone tell me how popular Congress feels it is to pass any major legislation during a midterm election year, especially when the party in power is expected to lose both houses? There are two chances…slim and none, and I just saw slim getting on an airplane, much to AOC’s chagrin. I don’t expect much in the way of anything but partisan bickering next year.
And then we can get some real work done in November of 2022, and start turning things around after that!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!