Politically Speaking – November 9, 2021
Bingo! Last week’s election said a lot about how Americans feel! The polls spoke loud and clear. PEOPLE ARE FED UP!
Biden and his handlers have been in office for ten months and, in my opinion, he has done more damage than any one president has in the last two decades. And his approval ratings, including the Democrats, have plummeted to an all-time low. It’s a strong message on his job performance, which is bad news for Democrats in Congress. On Friday of last week, Biden’s approval ratings had fallen to 43%. Polls from Suffolk University, NBC News, Morning Consult, Harris and CBS all showed the same thing. As of Monday, November 8 his job approval rating had dropped to 37%. It means big problems for the Democrats in the upcoming 2022 elections, as I predicted a few months back.
With a tiny seven-seat majority in the House and historical trends already favoring Republicans to win the majority next year, it all spells trouble for the Democrats. After counting on Biden’s public approval to boost their chances of hanging onto the slim majority, I’ll predict again it’s not going to happen. And last Tuesday’s elections across the board prove it’s just the beginning.
On to Virginia. Well done, newly elected Rep. Glenn Youngkin, the next governor of Virginia.
Republicans showed surprising victories in Statewide elections with a clean sweep, and I would encourage Republicans to follow Governor Youngkin’ formula nationwide. That was run a race based on the issues and take advantage of the enormous, continued collapse of the Democratic Party in rural areas.
That’s how you win. Put a ticket together that looks and sounds like America. That was the Youngkin blueprint.
In my opinion, there is clearly an anti-Democrat wave around the country in evidence. From New Jersey, where Rep. Jack Ciattarelli was locked in a too-close-to-call race against incumbent Democrat Governor Phil Murphy (with Murphy by a slim margin being declared the final winner, which Ciattarelli is challenging) to Pennsylvania, where Republicans swept the judicial races, to Long Island where the GOP took back the power, to Texas where Republicans saw a third flip with a victory in Texas House District 118. Republicans also regained a narrow 51–49 majority in the Virginia House of Delegates and flipped seven seats from Democrats.
But backing up to New Jersey, as a dear friend of ours pointed out, another noteworthy race in New Jersey between Republican Ed Durr and Democrat Steve Sweeney that was the president of the State Senate and the longest-serving legislator in New Jersey’s history. Durr was a truck driver who reportedly spent $153 on his race and didn’t have a website. He won! If this doesn’t tell you Americans are fed up, nothing will.
A quote to remember: “What happens in Virginia will, in large part, determine what happens in 2022, 2024 and on.” — Kamala Harris.
It’s the only time I’ve ever agreed with her.
On to Biden’s $450,000 to illegals that were separated at the border. They crossed the border illegally. They haven’t a legal leg to stand on. The current administration is considering payments of $450,000 per person affected by the Trump Administration’s zero tolerance policy in 2018, because of the lasting psychological trauma. That could amount to millions of dollars per family. UNBELIEVABLE!
On a final note and food for thought, maybe wishful thinking: Virginia hadn’t elected a Republican Governor since 2009; next year the same thing could happen in Illinois.
Until next week.