Everywhere you look in America, it looks like the Republicans, the minority party in the country, are winning. The majority of Republicans are opposing everything President Biden and the Democrats are supporting and doing.
It is very easy for the Republicans to claim that Biden’s administration is the cause of inflation and high gas prices, and that the rise of crime in the inner cities is a result of defunding police departments. Easy to claim the administration has allowed border security to become non-existent, and that many of the schools are teaching children negative thoughts about America.
“More than 1 million voters across 43 states have switched to the Republican Party over the last year,” according to voter registration data analyzed by The Associated Press. “The previously unreported number reflects a phenomenon that is playing out in virtually every region of the country – Democratic and Republicans states along with cities and small towns – in the period since President Biden replaced former President Trump,” says AP reporter Steve Peoples.
If this analysis is factual and true, it puts the Democrats and Biden on the defensive, and it is time to get to work. It would appear that the Republicans are gaining more new voters than the Democrats, with no platform.
With Biden having a job approval rating of between 38% to 41%, the majority of the country is angry and upset with some of his decisions. The midterm elections will be extremely tight, with recent Supreme Court decisions such as Roe V. Wade in the Democrats’ favor. Hopefully, more Democrats will show up at the polls to demonstrate their disfavor with the court.
Democrats would like to believe that Biden is taking the country in the right direction, but with the baby formula shortage, and possibly a food shortage, the country is on high alert. There is confusion everywhere, and many voters have little idea which party to turn too.
It is real easy for the Republican Party to say that the Democrats are out of touch with the American people, that the GOP is the answer. Even though they don’t have a platform, they practice American values, and the majority of them are White.
According to the latest Gallup poll in 2021, 49% of Americans considered themselves Democrat, and 40% considered themselves Republicans. This is the largest gap since 2012, but 28 states have a Republican governor, and 22 states have a Democratic governor. Since most of the young people able to vote at 18 are progressive, it would appear there would be more Democrats at the polls, but the minority keeps winning.
“Republicans beneﬁted last year as suburban parents grew increasingly frustrated by prolonged pandemic-related schools closures,” reported the AP’s Peoples. “And as inflation intensiﬁed more recently, the Republican National Committee has been hosting voter registration events at gas stations in suburban areas across swing states like Arizona, Michigan, Nevada and Pennsylvania to link the Biden administration to record-high gas prices.”
The midterm election will be won in the trenches, and Democrats cannot take the Black vote for granted. Historically, the midterm election has a small turnout in certain locations, and the Democrats didn’t seem to have a plan to get Blacks to the polls.
Diversity is the key to success and winning in the 2022 midterm elections. In order to educate and get the word out on who is running as a progressive Democrat, the Democratic Party must spend money with Black media and the Black community.
The Democratic Party must not take the Black and Brown communities for granted, but spend and invest money in Black newspapers, Black marketing, Black churches, Black organizations, and public relations ﬁrms. The Democratic Party and candidates with funding cannot wait until the last two months of the election to spend and invest in them.