MIDTERMS 2022: ALL OR NOTHING

It’s That Time Again:

As the nation prepares for another midterm election, we must be cognizant, 2022 is the final election to get it right. Sidebar: the 2020 election where the mediocre Democratic party forced the current group of representatives on the people has failed to implement any progressive legislation which is long overdue.

Recap: 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020, and here we are in 2022, another election cycle approaches. Of these seven election cycles, Democrats won three and were in control of the government, yet nothing was done. Sidebar: all of the policies Sen Warren and Sanders proposed, the Democrats had every opportunity implement. With the 2022 midterm elections coming fast, I ask, why is the party seeking votes and pushing mediocre candidates who will not support the President and his agenda? Not learning from the past, during President Obama’s tenure, it was Nancy Pelosi and the mediocre Democrats who did not support the ACA, losing the 2014 midterms and allowing the GOP to dismantle the ACA, leaving America the only industrialized nation without universal healthcare.

Additionally, these same mediocre candidates are currently not supporting President Biden and his agenda. A clear example is the Build a Back Better plan, which is necessary to assist marginalized communities. Ten moderate Democrats failed to support this important legislation, hindering President Biden. We cannot continue fighting the same issues generation after generation-2022 is ALL OR NOTHING.

Sidebar: During President Obama’s tenure, it was Nancy Pelosi and the mediocre Democrats who did not support the ACA, losing the 2014 midterms and allowing the GOP to dismantle the ACA, leaving America the only industrialized nation without universal healthcare.”

Merry Go Rounds:

Rep Jamal Bowan beats Former Rep Richard England in the 2020 elections. Sidebar: Former Rep Richard England, “represented” a heavily black and brown district, but voted against policies to improve those communities. An example, the infamous 1994 crime bill which imprisoned many black and brown men who lives were taken away from them. Our political system can no longer have people similar to former Rep Richard England, representing marginalized communities. The merry go round of undoing bad policies from previous congressmen and women is getting old. Why continue to be in office for 30-plus years, yet my generation is fighting the same old issues? Another example, climate change. A warning was given in 1989 to act on climate, and no action was taken. Here we are 33 years later, fighting climate change which our leaders failed to do anything. Sidebar: herein lies why the younger generation of voters do not participate in elections. In short, the time has run out, and we no longer can we side with the same old. It’s All or Nothing for the 2022 midterm election.

Sidebar: herein lies why the younger generation of voters do not participate in elections. 

There is an old saying, the elders say in the community “so much has changed and nothing has changed.” Unfortunately, in these current times, it is true. The merry-go-round is continuing, with the same rhetoric with no action which is useless. For 50 years, the GOP has targeted the courts to implement their radical agenda, which continues to damage the nation. The GOP consistently passes archaic laws making it difficult to vote, dismantling the truth about history by banning books and most recently, taking away a women’s right to medical help during pregnancy. In these cases, the Democratic party can do the opposite of passing progressive policies ensuring a better future and government. However, the question is are Democrats willing to do so? 

ALL OR NOTHING:

Future generations will look back and question why nothing was done, and why are they taking on the old issues career politicians failed to improve. As the 2022 midterm elections approach, it is difficult to not be cynical when we the people are sick and tired of being sick and tired.

With the many opportunities to have done the right thing for the people, the government has failed, and with the difficulties of connecting voters, specifically the younger generation, in this final election to get it right, let’s hope something gets done.


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