On September 21, 2022 the House voted on the Presidential Election Reform Act. Basically, it plugs many of the loopholes that Donald Trump tried to exploit to overturn the free and fair election he lost in 2020. The vote was 229 in favor, 203 opposed and one not voting. Nine Republicans joined all 220 Democrats who voted in voting for the resolution. The nine Republicans who also voted for democracy are all leaving Congress at the end of this term. All 203 of the other Republicans (most of whom are on the 2022 ballot) voted against the resolution and in the process American democracy.
Four numbers. At first glance today’s title doesn’t make much sense (unless you are a very lucky political nerd who guessed it) but I promise it will by the end of this article.
By this weekend I expect the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 will have passed the House and been signed into law. On right wing media a plethora of disinformation will be disseminated telling us that the sky is falling because the Democrats spent too much money. In mainstream and left leaning media the message will be that the legislation will solve many of our problems. As usual, one portrayal will be much, much closer to reality. Today I want to bring light to a somewhat lost “battle within the battle”.
Intended to be eye catching, today’s title is a bit inaccurate. Unlike dimwits like Tennessee Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn, I realize all people capable of conception do not identify and/or present as women; but it made for a good headline and is generally accurate. “Disclaimers” aside, I have a serious issue to discuss today and will attempt to cover it below.
America has a gun problem. If you don’t realize that you are either of extremely limited mental capacity or haven’t been paying attention. If you are also a member of Congress you are a danger to American society and Americans.