Slowly but surely the stage is being set for Election 2022. Polling continues to show that crime remains the number one concern of voters, along with immigration and border security. These are negative issues that the Dems totally own.
The news just got worse for the Dems yesterday in, of all places, the US Senate, with two items--both decided on 50-49 votes. The Dems established their ownership--beyond any doubt--of two hot button issues for parents of kids in school, as well as all other concerned citizens who pay for what currently passes as education in America.
The first item was a Republican victory, 50-49, involving an anti-Critical Race Theory (CRT) amendment proposed by Senator Tom Cotton:
In a late night vote on Tuesday, the US Senate passed an amendment that prohibits federal funds from going to pre-K programs and K-12 schools that teach critical race theory. Every single Democrat, except one – West Virginia senator Joe Manchin – voted against the legislation, which passed 50-49.
The result is that the Dems are on the record supporting the wildly unpopular CRT indoctrination going on in government schools across the country. They had no choice but to cater to their Left base.
The second item involved a narrow 50-49 Republican loss on an amendment proposed by Senator Tim Scott that would have mandated keeping schools open for in person teaching. Once again, the Dems are locked into supporting their base--in this case the extreme Left government school teachers and their union chiefs--and embracing the anti-science of lockdowns. This, too, I predict will be a big loser come November, 2022.
The result should prove disastrous.
I hasten to add. I'm not suggesting that this will save the country, not per se. However, at this point anything that slows down the Left and that mobilizes normal people across the country is something to cheer for.