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Things come to a head this week on Capitol Hill as Congress considers hard infrastructure, soft infrastructure, reconciliation, the debt ceiling, and the tantalizing prospect of a government shutdown. Speaking of which, how awesome would a government shutdown be when every governing institution in Washington is controlled by the Party of Government™? Naturally Democrats would blame such an outcome on the minority party – would that Republicans were so competent!
At this point I half expect Pelosi to simply wash her hands and advise her coalition to vote their conscience – if any.
In politics it’s said that you must pound your opponents’ weak tooth. The problem facing Democrats is that they seem to have developed a case of political gum disease. Republicans have so many issues to exploit, but which ones resonate in voters’ minds? The economy? Immigration? The fact that men can’t get pregnant? (If I were a GOP consultant advising Republican candidates trying to unseat Democrats in purple districts, I’d call on them to challenge their opponents to answer these three questions: Can men get pregnant? Can men breastfeed? Is “birthing people” a thing?) As for the economy, the only bright spot is that popcorn futures are soaring on the strength of BLM’s threat of violence in the face of vaccine mandates.
Regarding the coronavirus pandemic Biden insists that he’s following the science, but when it comes to booster shots it’s clear that the science is struggling to keep up with him.
Lockdown culture also presents political opportunities for republicans: make Democrats own it. Everyone knows Democrats would love nothing more than to impose Australia-style restrictions. Remind voters that there’s only one thing standing between them and that nation of poor saps who are currently under house arrest: the second amendment.
Think hard: when was the last time Democrats won a news cycle? Maybe it can all be chalked up to our vicious, anti-Democrat corporate media. Add to this the majority of Americans who believe Biden is in an “advanced state of mental decline” – according to a 1977 poll. Personally I think all this talk of Biden’s mental decline is vastly overstated once you consider his baseline.Published in