Democrats have won the national popular in seven of the last eight Presidential elections, from 1992-2020, with exception of 2004.
Democrats have had more people vote for their candidates for Congress than Republicans in the past two decades.
Democrats have only presided in the White House for one of the past eleven economic downturns, a brief recession in 1980 under President Jimmy Carter, with the other ten under Republican Presidents from Eisenhower to Trump, 1953-2021.
Under Democratic Presidents since 1961, the stock market, job growth, and economic performance have done much greater than Republican Presidents in the same period.
And yet, Democrats are at a political disadvantage, due to:
The Electoral College
Political Gerrymandering of House seats
Republicans working to undermine Democratic Presidents with the Senate Filibuster
This is why Democrats need to play “hardball”, and overcome the barriers of gerrymandering and filibusters, and move to make Washington DC and Puerto Rico the 51st and 52nd states. Also add members to the Supreme Court to overcome the political manipulation of Mitch McConnell, who helped to create a stacking of the high Court with the refusal to approve Merrick Garland in 2016, the rightful nominee of Barack Obama; and the “ram through” of Amy Coney Barrett in record time before the Presidential Election of 2020!
Biden needs to stop trying to be bipartisan with the Republicans. This group of Republicans is not interested in bipartisanship.
Pragmatic – I think it’s because of pressure from Manchin.
Itâ€™s just incredible to hear Joe Manchin & Kyrsten Sinema say voting rights legislation needs bipartisan supermajority in the Senate when the GOP is unilaterally changing the rules in the states to prevent Dems from ever winning another fair election. Total asymmetric warfare.
A variant from India is in the UK. Only a matter of time before it shows up in the US. This is why I’m concerned that our country rushed to lift restrictions too quickly.
From what I’ve heard about the variant from India, is that if you have only one dose of Pfizer, then you are 33% protected, and that if you have both doses of Pfizer, then you are 88% protected.
According to the local newspaper this morning, people 60 and older in our area are getting the vaccine. People younger than 60 in our area are not.