If the hyperbole surrounding this midterm election seems, well, hyperbolic, preposterous and even overblown, taking a walk through news headlines tells why. There is a great deal at stake in 2022, and it’s not “democracy” as the obtuse leftists dominating media would have everyone believe.
The mere act of voting is democracy – “a government in which the people participate.”
These linked headlines are revealing of voters’ concerns, and tell the story of what is happening in California:
Massive spikes in violent and retail crime is one of the most important issues on the ballot this November. “Left-wing politicians and their backers recognize that rising crime rates and the lack of a general sense of safety that follows are a problem for them and their chances for reelection,” the Heritage Foundation reports. “In fact, recent polls show that voters care a lot about rising crime—an issue that is second only to rising, rampant inflation and the lackluster economy. So the Left is engaging in political traditions as old as time: obfuscation, finger pointing, and blame shifting.”
The new study by the Heritage Foundation titled, “The Blue City Murder Problem,” debunked a recent leftist claim that red states have the highest crime, which Gov. Gavin Newsom relished in restating. The Heritage Foundation found that 27 of the 30 cities with the highest murder rates are controlled by Democrats. Three of the 30 Democrat-run violent cities are located in California: Oakland, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Outside of California, Democrat Covid lockdown governors may lose their reelections – New York and Michigan especially.
Real Clear Politics currently has Minnesota Gov., Democrat Tim Walz in a toss-up with Republican challenger Scott Jensen, but predicts is will be a Democrat hold. RCP predicts Nevada, Oregon, Wisconsin and Michigan will be GOP pick-ups.
A recent Trafalgar poll asked, “Who do you believe most of your friends and neighbors will vote for in the 2022 midterm elections?” The responses were significant.
Trafalgar also asked, “What do you believe the outcomes of the 2022 federal midterm elections will be?”
Republicans win control of the House and Senate: 50.3%
Republicans win control of one chamber and Democrats maintain control of the other: 30.3%
Democrats maintain control of the House and Senate: 19.5%
Trafalgar reports on President Joe Biden’s dropping approval rating. “How do you think President Joe Biden is handling his job as President?”
Strongly Disapprove: 55%
Strongly approve: 16.3%
No opinion: 1.3%
National headlines are as revealing of voters’ concerns, especially when read together:
The New York Post reported on NBC News presidential historian and best-selling author Michael Beschloss’ near hysterical reaction to President Biden’s speech claiming “Mega MAGA Republicans” were threatening democracy — warning that if so-called GOP “election deniers” were successful in next week’s midterms “our children will be arrested and conceivably killed.”
Jonathan Turley, Public Interest Law at George Washington University addresses Beschloss’ distortion: “The Democrats’ democracy-or-death mantra is not just demagoguery. It is defamation of a constitutional system that has proven itself, time and again, to be up to any challenge. Democrats indeed may be in danger in this midterm — but democracy is not.”
In California, just as much is at stake, as 60-year journalist Dan Walters points out: “Throughout his governorship, Gov. Newsom has been obsessed with bragging that California is a global leader in just about every human activity — and subtly suggesting that he’s the reason for its success. It’s not surprising, therefore, that he didn’t mention another recent Bloomberg article, reporting that California is faltering in a major economic indicator it had long dominated — initial public offerings (IPOs) of stock by expanding corporations.”
New stock issuances in the California’s high-tech industry have fallen hard and fast.
The Globe just reported last week on a new Stanford University Hoover Institution study, which found the rate at which companies have been leaving California has risen dramatically since 2018, with the 153 company headquarters relocations in 2021, more than doubling the 75 that left in 2020. The report really exposed the hole California has dug itself into.
California has many other problems: high violent crime, rampant homelessness, the state government created water shortage, decades of infrastructure upkeep ignored, annual “wildfire season” because of poor forest management, failing public schools which have turned into indoctrination centers, new abortion sanctuary state status, gun control, just to name some of the most important issues.
And the State’s District Attorneys want an explanation from the state prison system why it is releasing violent prisoners who haven’t earned sufficient rehabilitation credits early from prison. In some cases, they have re-offended and committed even more serious crimes.
Look around – it’s easy to see why this state and country are ripe for massive political and social change. Vote accordingly.
If you need more information on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s record prior to voting, read “California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Failed Policies are on the November Ballot.”
As Jonathan Turley reminds us, “What leaders like President Biden seem to forget is that our Constitution not only was written for times like this, it was written in a time like this.”
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