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In 2020, Democrat Joe Biden & Kamala Harris captured the Presidency and Vice Presidency in a hotly debated result fraught with voter fraud allegations. The Democrats won back the Senate (50-50) with 2 victories in runoff elections in Georgia in January. With both Houses of Congress and the Presidency, the Democrat agenda is ready to be unleashed on the populace beginning inauguration day, January 20, 2021. During the previous decade, the Democrat Party lost the House in 2010, Senate in the 2014 mid-term elections and President Obama's effectiveness ratings continued to decline. In 2016 they lost the Presidency to Republican Donald Trump. Democrat candidate, Hillary Clinton, failed to retain the White House with a similar coalition of young people, women and minority voters that swept Barack Obama into office in 2008. Yet the coalition did not show up in the force needed. The Democrat candidate won the popular vote in reliably blue states (California, Washington, Illinois, New York, Massachusetts, etc) as a result of overwhelming majorities in major coastal metropolitan areas like LA, SF, Seattle, NYC, Boston, Washington DC). They failed miserably in the heartland and in other blue states in the rust belt (Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin) and lost a total of 30 states giving a landslide electoral college victory to the Republican candidate. The Democrats have lost over 1,000 seats at the national, state and local levels nationwide in the past 7 years. In 2018 Democrats took back the House over negative reactions to Donald Trump & the Russian Investigation hovering over the political landscape.

After Democratic and Republican leaders forge deal, some GOP lawmakers call the plan a capitulation

10/7/21
from The Wall Street Journal,
10/7/21:

The Senate was set to vote on a deal to extend the debt ceiling through early December and avert a looming government default, over the complaints of some GOP lawmakers who cast the agreement struck by party leaders as a capitulation to Democrats. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) announced he was accepting the offer from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) on Thursday morning, and later scheduled votes for the evening after both leaders briefed their caucuses. The Senate would first need to clear a 60-vote procedural hurdle before proceeding to final passage of the measure.

Under the agreement, Congress will raise the borrowing limit by $480 billion, the amount the Treasury Department says is needed to meet the country’s cash needs until Dec. 3. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said in a letter to colleagues that she would call the House back early to vote if necessary, and the White House said President Biden would sign the bill.

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