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Saturday Bullet Points: November 12, 2022

The political world changed this last week. Yes, we had the midterm elections. And based on the polls in advance of Election Day, Republicans should have walked away with nothing but wins across the nation. Oh, there were quite a few wins, but fewer than what was expected.

Typically, in politics, when this happens, someone is looked at to be the sacrificial lamb that must be removed from Earth for what they “allowed” to happen to their Party.

There’s a lot of that already going around. Though it appears the GOP will win the majority in the House, the majority all thought was probably for Republicans in the Senate is slipping from their grasp. It seems we may find ourselves in the same position in the Senate as we have been and are today: tied right now between the GOP and Democrats at 49 seats. What are the possibilities of the results of this? Let’s spend the next short time looking back at the week and confirm what actually happened together.

Dig into our “Saturday Bullet Points!”

Bullet Points

  • Two different federal courts have now taken a swipe at President Biden. It has to do with that very contentious student loan forgiveness concept developed by Biden that, we are told, will cost taxpayers $400 billion. Many Americans feel that debt forgiveness by Biden is unconstitutional. Now, two different judges agree. What’s going to happen? The Biden Administration has stopped accepting applications for the Student Loan Forgiveness Program. What’s really at stake with this executive action attempted by the President? For complete details, click on this link:

  • Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has scheduled a vote next week to name the Party leader for the upcoming Congress. Several Senators are pushing back hard against Leader McConnell. Many are asking why a new leader would be selected before the outcomes of the pending Senate races are completed. Who’s involved in the “pushback?” For complete details, click on this link:

  • Who would have thought our election system would be as fragmented as it is today? We can’t even count votes! Maybe that’s the reason we have so many close elections. One of those drawn-out battles has been resolved. Arizona’s Democrat Senator Mark Kelly was announced the winner in his run against Blake Masters. Kelly’s win is a big slap against the GOP that thought Masters could pull that beat-down of the former Astronaut-turned-politician. It was close, but Gabby Gifford’s husband appears to have put the Republican Party in defensive mode. Does the Senate/GOP head count? For that and more details, click on this link:

  • There’s a new sheriff in town in Nevada. It’s not a new sheriff; it’s a new governor who IS currently a sheriff. But not for long. In a close race for the top spot on the Silver State’s Governor,  Steve Sisolak, has been kicked to the curb by Clark County’s sheriff. (Clark County is Las Vegas) Who’s the new sheriff in town in Nevada? For complete details, click on this link:

  • The GOP has yet to wrap up the majority in the House, and infighting has begun to choose a replacement speaker for Nancy Pelosi. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has been considered the odds-on favorite for the spot. But, members of the Freedom Caucus have other ideas. In a meeting in D.C., the Caucus is testing the GOP waters for someone they think might be better at Party leadership. Who are their possible replacements for McCarthy? For complete details, click on this link:

  • President Biden is staring at turning 80. And he’s got to consider that while contemplating what he’s going to do about the 2024 presidential election. He wants to run. There’s no doubt about it. But is he comfortable tackling two years of campaigning, then the election season, and finally, deciding whether he should run? What’s the President going to do? For complete details, click on this link:

  • By any measure, it’s easy to ascribe the responsibility for the gross oversold expectations of a massive “red wave” in this election. That was pedaled heavily by the GOP’s leader. Ronna McDowell, the “Big Boss” of the Republican National Committee, is understandably being challenged by many. This almost always happens in politics when there’s a significant loss: the leader’s got to go! For complete details, click on this link;

  • The nighttime host at FOX News, Jesse Waters, has had enough delays in counting and confirming the votes. He feels that these delays in Arizona and Nevada results may significantly impact the critical Georgia runoff election. Waters even said Party leaders are monetizing these delays in results. The GOP is actively seeking the “perfect” leader for the Party. That is not to be. What’s up with this? For complete details, click on this link:

  • One justification for President Biden’s efforts to forgive student debt is that we are still in our COVID-19 pandemic. However, he’s multiple times in public declared our pandemic is over. Oops! Why is that so important? In a national emergency — which Biden claims we are still in due to COVID-19 — presidents have emergency rights that give virtually unfettered power. That in the face of Biden’s claims in public that he “saved us from extermination from the disease and that we’re out of the pandemic. “He wants his cake and eat it too!” In the face of a federal court popping the President for his loan forgiveness with NO Constitutional power prompted, Biden to extend our national emergency through April — for the twentieth time. This is the epitome of authoritarian rule by a president who illegally seizes power from the people. For complete details, click on this link:
  • It’s common sense to understand that our supply chain issues would NOT exist if we could manufacture our own products we require domestically. Instead of adopting that reasoning that would not only attack and eventually eliminate our supply chain shortages, but it would also again quickly increase U.S. employment in our now crippled employment opportunities in manufacturing. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen doesn’t like that and has told world leaders what we need to do is called “friendshoring.” You’re not going to believe this! For complete details, click on this link:
  • Who thought it was a good idea to send the cognitive-deficient President to a World summit in Southeast Asia? Whoever did should be fired! Why? President Biden did it again! On the first day of an economic forum in Cambodia, the President thanked the host nation’s leader for hosting such a fine event. He thanked Columbia’s leader instead of Cambodia’s leader! When you think it’s safe to come out of the water, “Jaws Biden” does it again! For complete details, click on this link:

 

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