Now that America is deeply engulfed in the primary season for midterm elections, it might be useful to review the significant issues that will likely influence voters.
Unfortunately for Democrats, Joe Biden is going to continue to be lambasted for a number of serious errors; the president is at historical lows for performance regarding almost every aspect of his job. This will hurt his liberal colleagues dramatically this year and should result in many changes in Congress and local governments.
Biden is not responsible for Russia invading Ukraine, but he is the commander-in-chief of our armed forces. The president was slow to respond to Russian aggression enabling Putin and his thugs too devastate Ukraine. This all happened before Ukraine could defend itself with help from the United States and its allies. Many believe that Putin has taken advantage of Biden’s reticence about Russian actions. To say it differently, Biden was reluctant to infuriate Russian leaders even as they attacked a helpless and peaceful country. US leaders must have the courage to meet senseless threats from rogue countries without hesitation.
The result of not coming to Ukraine’s rescue with more armaments was that the country has been reduced to rubble and Russia has annexed several parts of the country. The nation’s infrastructure has been decimated and millions of Ukrainians have lost their homes and have become refugees.
The poor performance by the US government to adequately support an ally will weigh heavily on our country’s relationships with other nations. And, Americans will express resentment of the denigration of our military. We are the greatest military power in the world and must apply it in desperate situations such as Ukraine.
A continuous flow of illegals across the southern border of the US is vexing more than just the border states. With the help of Mexican smugglers, individuals with dubious character are settling down in numerous states throughout America. A large number bring not only illegal intentions, but also sickness and abject poverty. Moreover, they tax the financial stability of those states that must care for them health-wise and educationally.
Is this open border policy an attempt to increase the number of poor Americans for political advantage? Many believe all the millions of illegals that make it across our borders will have a real impact on the balance of voters in our country in the near future as the US gives illegals a path to citizenship and the voting booth. Liberals are prepared to seriously damage many states financially and socially for the support of more voters down the road. More than a majority of Americans resent this diversion of resources to illegal immigrants away from needy citizens.
The woke movement across the country has law-abiding citizens at their wit’s end. Increased violence justified by a warped interpretation of free speech is likely to subside because more people are recognizing that liberals are not the only ones who have a right to express themselves.
Violent responses to relatively minor events are affecting law enforcement, local businesses and Americans who yearn for peaceful existence. Too many woke organizations have gone too far with their demands resulting in sinful justification of crimes against innocent people.
Defunding the police is a dead issue. It has resulted in decreased police protection in areas that need more police intervention the most. This trend is taking place across the entire nation. Eric Adams, mayor of New York City is leading the change. Voters are demanding more protection from all types of crime in the impending elections.
The oil crisis is the most important element causing the spike in inflation. Oil usage to produce many types of products is far-reaching across many industries. Rising crude prices have an immediate effect on a plethora of important and common commonplace purchases of consumers.
The Biden administration was slow to respond exhibiting a complete misunderstanding of the nature of the problem and the complicated relationship between energy and inflation. Fossil fuel reduction is a noble objective, but it must be coordinated so as not to affect commerce worldwide in the short term and medium term. The left’s zeal to dismantle the fossil fuel infrastructure in the country is dangerous to the short-term prosperity of the US and all other industrial countries.
The impact of higher gas prices to average Americans is devastating. A multi dollar increase at the gas pump could very well drive the world into a recession. Biden and Democrats will pay dearly for their pathetic response to this crisis.
It’s difficult to imagine that the Biden administration is even more inefficient than the Trump administration. It’s absolutely true that one hand does not know what the other hand is doing in Washington. Biden sycophants are continuously correcting their boss. The communication between different parts of government is terrible. Even the vice president is frequently befuddled by Biden comments to the press. This disorganization is creating a great problem for our country and is something that is obvious every day on the news.
Even though Democrats control the executive and legislative branches of government, they have been unable to effectively manage the country. There are many splinter groups throughout the progressive party that have their own agendas. This has made effective government unattainable. Senators Manchin and Sinema, both Democrats, are responsible for several initiatives being stopped in their tracks.
More recently Biden said he would use military force to defend Taiwan from a China invasion. This is a change from historic policy regarding Taiwan. On the same day, Biden aides were walking back the comments by Biden, correcting their boss once again. It is inane to threaten China with a face-to-face conflict.
And who could excuse the president for his anemic reaction to the shortage of formula food for infants?
Considering the errors, missteps, walk backs and ineffective leadership, one can only imagine how Americans will vote in November 2022 in November 2024.