Most Democrats are terrified of their midterm prospects. Amid a decline in support for Biden, most Congressional Democrats are over performing him and distancing themselves.
Democrats so far have abandoned mask mandates, moved to the center and talked about being tough on crime and defense, among other things.
Will Biden’s efforts be enough?
Biden’s State of the Union was a chance to alleviate some of those fears.
Biden is bullish about the prospects of the United States, declaring that “The State of the Union is strong because you, the American people, are strong. We are stronger today than we were a year ago. And we’ll be stronger a year from now than we are today. This is our moment to meet and overcome the challenges of our time.”
One of the biggest takeaways from President Biden’s State of the Union was his refusal to defund the police. The Republicans have tried to slander the president by claiming that he supports this movement, but he does not.
The moment drew bipartisan applause, with even one of the most conservative House Republicans shouting “that’s right!”
Another noticeable detail of the State of the Union is that the Democrats have completely abandoned mask mandates. This is likely a smart move as most Americans want to end COVID-19 and don’t want more mandates.
Polls suggest that Biden’s approval rating is slowly creeping up, and the Democrats scored huge redistricting wins in Illinois, California, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania and North Carolina, among others.
Not everyone is a huge fan of Biden and the Democrats however. Biden dealt with heckling at numerous instances during the speech.
When Biden was talking about burn pits, veterans, and his son dying of cancer, he was interrupted by chants of “Build the Wall” by right-wing Congresswomen Margorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Lauren Bobert (R-CO).
The majority of lawmakers in the chamber booed the heckling, but it shows the degradation of the United States. We have become more polarized and more divided in the last decade. Most people vote AGAINST someone not FOR the other person.
It is unfortunate that America has to go through such division, but the American Experiment of democracy must go on.
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