The Red Wave On Election Day

What will happen if there is a red wave on Election Day 2022? I guess it depends upon whether you ask a Democrat or a Republican.

Let’s assume that Republicans take control of the Senate with a 52-48 split and a margin of 20 seats in the House. You may recall that Barack Obama had a similar situation and Congress was deadlocked and totally ineffective. Republicans filibustered every piece of legislation that was proposed by the administration. In this scenario, Biden could also veto all laws proposed by Republicans, a ploy as effective as a filibuster. Democrats would lose the veto if a Republicans wins the presidential election in 2024.

In this case, Republicans could execute the filibuster nuclear option and eliminate the filibuster in the Senate, so that all legislation and judicial appointments would be enacted with a simple majority. This action would forever change the nature of lawmaking in the US. It would effectively neuter the rights of the minority party in Congress. Most constitutional experts believe this would not benefit our country. Proponents believe that the majority should have ultimate control of law making in Washington.

To sum up the legislative situation, Republicans will be ineffective for two years with a Biden veto (and filibuster) hanging over all legislative matters. After the presidential election, Republicans will have a non-filibuster majority. Republicans would be stymied unless they vote to eliminate the filibuster, which can be done with a simple majority.

If I were Majority Leader in the Senate, I would use the two years before the next presidential election to deliver a comprehensive plan to abolish every inane law and mandate by the current Democratic regime. Even if this could not be accomplished because of vetoes and filibusters, I would prepare America for a tidal wave of new laws after a Republican is elected president in 2024. If Democrats resisted, I would eliminate the filibuster. This tactic would put Senate Democrats on the spot relating to the long-term importance of the filibuster to protect the rights of the minority party. I suspect Democrats would yield to Republicans and agree to enact most of their proposals.

But what would I legislate? My priorities would be the economy and inflation, immigration, voting rights and veracity of the election process, refunding of police nationwide, instituting a vaccine program, the elimination of woke dominated education, decreasing poverty and funding of our military.

The economy and inflation would improve with a sensible energy policy. Climate change initiatives would occur slowly over a number of years. America must be energy independent to have economic growth while we await cost-effective climate change technology and infrastructure.

Voting rights including IDs and upgrading our voting system to prevent misbehavior is critical for our democracy. We would not be jeopardizing our democracy by insuring it is secure.

Crimes are increasing across the country. Police should be given the money and authority to decrease homicides and other illegal activities. Effective oversight, not emasculation of our police is the preferred strategy.

I would mobilize the National Guard and reserve units across the country to stem the inflow of illegals into the country. The economic and social impact on our country is already beginning to deteriorate many aspects of our lives.

I would replace the current expert groups advising the president about vaccines. New policies must be initiated to obtain the buy-in of most Americans. The current group of experts get low marks.

I would ban woke influenced education and ensure that our children are presented both sides of complicated social issues. Debate and differing opinions are what separates America from all other nations.

We need to address American poverty reform before we tackle poverty around the world. Illegal immigrants should not be receiving aid before our own homeless and hungry.

The military should be bolstered to protect us from crazy, megalomaniacs like Putin and Xi. See news stories about China’s new efforts to combat the US. Unfortunately, much more money needs to be spent to convince our enemies and terrorists that we will protect our country from evil doers.

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