Will Trump’s Fear Mongering, Constant Lying And Hateful Rhetoric Affect The Midterms?

By Donald A. Collins | 10 December 2021
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Hey, if you are not now concerned about the future of our democracy, you should be.

Some might say we are seemingly in good economic shape with the stock market at a high, inflation likely will be coming under control and goods flowing to consumers just in time for the holiday.

Or are we? The gap between rich and poor has never been wider, the pandemic goes on with millions of us not vaccinated despite arrival of the new variant Omicron, gun violence is higher, auto fatalities are up, foreign threats are unsolved and that’s just a short list.

One must ask what politically works best for you and me and our families as we move toward the 2022 midterm elections?

Here’s a couple of questions you may have answers to. Love to have your thoughts.

Is it better to keep a steady government in place or shall we elect a party which wants to take away you right to vote?

Can the GOP whose leaders want to block any initiatives for progress from the present national administration since Biden was elected in November 2020?

Do you still believe Trump’s election fraud claims?

When Trump’s packed Supreme Court kills Roe, which party can be counted on to seek ways to restore women’s right to choose nationwide?

Poll ratings now for Biden are lower than when he was elected, but will that keep Democratic control from being lost next November?

Will the intense fear in many sown by the man who controls the GOP motivate a strong (and now not fully visible) reaction for not giving law and order away to a party who is led by a person trying to destroy a nation.

Do you agree with what Biden said today in his address at Senator Bob Dole’s funeral at the National Cathedral in DC that democracy can only survive if we keep following our founders documents as amended by consensus voting by our citizens ever since?

Worried about big government? Constant cries of “Socialism”? Excessive spending? Are we already a big government which will continue if we are to continue our its defense of us in a troubled world with enemies apparent both in and outside the USA?

Socialism? How about doing away with Social Security and those other government benefits people might call by that name.

Can we get realistic about the lies Trump offered with his MAGA?

Remember Ronald Reagan in his first run for President asking “Are you better off than you were 4 years ago?”

Has Biden so far proved better for America than Trump?

Has there now been irrefutable proof that Trump and his inner circle worked to overturn the last election by illegal means? Is anyone among us wondering when if ever he may be called to face any charges that could make him or any of his close collaborators jailbirds?

What set of ethics prevails in the face of daily media stories about how many of Trump’s supporters would rather die and/or infect others than get vaccinated.

Whether you agree or disagree with the above questions, I’d love your opinion.

My computer and cell phone gets many of these anti Biden messages daily. Read here in part what Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan’s email said today:

Fellow American,

In August the radical left began talking about mandating vaccines for individuals working in the United States Capitol, the military, and beyond. Now, President Biden wants to “compel” the private sector to mandate vaccinations or face fines up to $14,000 PER VIOLATION!

Chances are that if you’re reading this email today you already think that the heavy hand of the federal government plays too large a role in your everyday life. And we’d agree with you. You may not be the target of the first round of vaccine mandates, but eventually the long arm of government will come for those who aren’t vaccinated, and that isn’t their role.

We’ve lived through 21 months of a pandemic that both ravaged our economy and put us on a path to financial ruin. Americans have suffered enough from COVID-19 restrictions, mask mandates, and now potential forced vaccinations.

Oh.

Former US Navy officer, banker and venture capitalist, Donald A. Collins, a free lance writer living in Washington, DC, has spent over 50 years working for women’s reproductive health as a board member and/or officer of numerous family planning organizations including Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Guttmacher Institute, Family Health International and Ipas. Yale under graduate, NYU MBA. He is the author of “From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013”, “Trump Becoming Macbeth: Will our democracy survive?”, “We Humans Overwhelm Our Earth: 11 or 2 Billion by 2100?” and “What Can Be Done Now to Save Habitable Life on Planet Earth?: Leaders Commit to Reduce Human Population”.

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