(UnitedVoice.com) – History has a way of repeating itself. By the 1980 presidential election, inflation was sky-high, crime and drugs depressed America’s cities, and Iran humiliated the United States. Under President Jimmy Carter, the country was a mess. In 1980, Republican presidential nominee Ronald Regan defeated Carter in a landslide. Over the following eight years, President Reagan promised he would Make America Great Again (that’s right, it was his slogan before it was Donald Trump’s). He fulfilled his promises to remake America into a shining light on a hill.
It took 50 years, but America is back, and not in the way you would hope. Americans are once again experiencing exploding inflation, crime is out of control, we’re embarrassed internationally, and the failures of President Joe Biden and Democrats are on full display for all to see. Forget about Making America Great Again. They are Making America Fail Again.
Liberals Are Failing at Every Turn
In business, executives often see failure as a good thing. It’s a chance for a company to rethink what works, what doesn’t work and reposition itself in the marketplace. Unfortunately, Democrats don’t think this way. Instead, they double down. While the Democratic Party controls both chambers of Congress and the White House, they have struggled to get anything meaningful done. For Conservatives who want a leaner and more accountable government, the Left’s failures are our successes, even if it’s not intentional.
Liberals started the year with a lot of enthusiasm. However, they didn’t do the most basic of things — they didn’t count the votes. In the House, there are only three votes House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) can lose. In the Senate, it’s a 50/50 tie. The only reason the Democrats are the majority in the upper chamber is because of the vice president. The razor-thin majorities in the Big Tent party are causing havoc with Joe Biden’s agenda, which is lengthy and controversial.
For those of us on the Right, January was an awful month for a lot of reasons. However, a government that gets nothing done is sometimes good. It doesn’t matter the reason why. However, in this case, it’s amazing to see the Democrats’ inability to pass anything. Just consider the laundry list of failures that continue to pile up on congressional Democrats:
- Pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants
- Increase in the federal minimum wage
- Gun control measures
- Voting reforms
- Police reforms
- Scrapping the Senate Filibuster
It’s no better for Biden. His self-inflicted wounds are hurting Democrats as he erodes his political capital:
- Lawlessness and court interventions
- Southern border immigration continues to spiral out of control
- Threats against law-abiding border patrol workers
- Skyrocketing inflation
- Botched Afghanistan withdrawal
- Businesses can’t find workers
- Forced COVID-19 vaccinations
- Drone strikes killing foreign civilians
- Violent Crime growth
It Could Get Much Worse for the Left
Now, Biden’s domestic plan is at risk of falling apart. The two-track infrastructure proposal appears to be in serious jeopardy. On Sunday, Pelosi (D-CA) told the Sunday news shows that Congress would vote on the bipartisan infrastructure and partisan “human” infrastructure bills this week. However, the Speaker said she would not bring legislation for a vote if it couldn’t pass. On Monday, September 27, the Speaker promised a House vote on the bipartisan plan as part of a deal made with Moderates in August. However, Pelosi’s bandage tore, and she pulled the bill from a vote. It appears the Left is fulfilling its promise not to vote for the bill until the Senate passes the reconciliation bill. Regardless, on Monday, the Speaker set Thursday for a vote on the bipartisan infrastructure deal.
How will House Moderates respond? How will Senate Moderates who wrote the bill respond? It appears the reconciliation bill is in deep trouble.
What a mess. Yet, could it be any better of a mess for Conservatives? The Make America Fail agenda is on full display. It’s not over yet. This week is crunch time, and Democrats still need to pass a funding measure to prevent a government shutdown on Friday. They also must deal quickly with the debt ceiling.
It’s going to be an interesting week. Buckle up. America’s headed for a heck of a ride.
Don Purdum, Independent Political Analyst
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