I thought closing out November with a “sweeping” was as good a way as any, so here we go.
A couple of things motivated me to write today’s article. Perhaps most prominent among them was Paul Krugman’s opinion piece in the New York Times entitled, The G.O.P.’s Long War Against Medicare and Social Security. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/02/13/opinion/columnists/republicans-medicare-social-security.html
It’s neither fair nor accurate to judge a president’s performance strictly by the economy but most voters do it. The question as we approach the State of the Union address is: How is Joe Biden doing? I’ll site some statistics, complete with editorial comment, and in the conclusion let you know how I feel about it.
As planned, Thursday morning I voted early. About a week prior to that I printed out a sample ballot and did my research. I didn’t expect to feel comfortable voting for many, if any, Republicans but I still wanted to give everyone on the ballot a look. I was surprised at just how bad many of the GOP candidates were. It’s not a local problem.
The world isn’t perfect. We can’t have a pure progressive in every Senate seat; they are simply unelectable in some states in 2022. Today I will again endorse a moderate Democrat that holds many extremely important progressive values. 100 is perfect; 97 (and the use of that number will become clear below) is very, very good.