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DAVIDSON: Democrats Win In Several Ways

No matter who is elected.

Jeff Davidson

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One of the primary reasons the networks aren’t calling the election for Joe Biden is that they recognized the massive amount of fraud that’s gone on in the swing states. If they have to reverse their calls, it will be egg on their faces, for eternity. Meanwhile, whether Joe Biden wins or not, the Democrats win. Why? Even with a second term for Donald Trump, in many respects, Democrats get much of what they want.

Democrats have long been strong advocates of free speech, or at least they were. Consider Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, or Woodward and Bernstein in the Watergate Investigation. They and the Democrats were for free speech then, right? How about now? Or, is it only speech with which they agree?

President Trump is a staunch advocate of free speech. Don’t mistake his railing about the fake news media with his strong support of the First Amendment. Trump does not impede the press or anyone, for that matter, from free speech. Indeed, with 92% negative news coverage about the him, you could argue that First Amendment rights for the press in America have never been stronger.

Nine on the Supreme Court

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If it were to happen, a second Trump term means that the Supreme Court will stick with nine justices – as Democrat hero Ruth Bader Ginsburg vehemently advised. “It would be that – one side saying, ‘When we’re in power, we’re going to enlarge the number of judges, so we would have more people who would vote the way we want them to,’” Ginsburg remarked on July 24, 2019, in an interview.

“Nine seems to be a good number. It’s been that way for a long time,” she noted, and then added, “I think it was a bad idea when President Franklin Roosevelt tried to pack the court.” This was not her ‘dying wish’ but it’s close enough. You wouldn’t want to second guess the late Justice, would you?

The groundswell of negative responses following FDR’s attempt to pack the court, in itself, tells you what would happen if anyone today, GOP included, intended to pack the court.

Always Nice: Lower Taxes

Traditionally Democrats sought to be the party of the common man and woman; those who didn’t otherwise have a strong voice in Washington, D.C., and who would certainly be glad to have a lesser tax burden. Here is the chance once again to have that happen.

President Trump has shown by his deeds that he wants Americans to have lower taxes. Disregard the phony analysis which claims ‘only the rich benefitted’ from the 2017 tax bill. Multi-millions of American citizens, at all income levels, benefitted and will continue to benefit in a second Trump term. Democrats prefer to pay lower taxes, right?

Lasting Peace

For decades Democrats have been against war, especially those in far-off lands where our objectives were not clear, where U.S. troops died or were gravely injured, and where spending was virtually unlimited. Democrats marched in the streets to protest the Vietnam War. They opined incessantly about achieving peace in the Middle East. They celebrated when Jimmy Carter united Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin in 1978 in the Camp David Accords, to create a lasting peace between Israel and Egypt.

With Donald Trump, in a second term, the peace already achieved between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Sudan will expand to other nations, notably Saudi Arabia. Peace in the Middle East is a beneficial development for the Middle East itself and for America, correct?

If one committed to having peace around the world, what better place to start than in the tumultuous Middle East? This is a region that has known war and dissension for centuries.

With a second term, Trump will extend his policy of avoiding long, drawn-out wars with murky objectives. He will safely bring troops home. That is worthwhile. True?

More Benefits Keep Coming

New or continuing developments in a second Trump term would include school vouchers so that all children can attend their school of choice and receive a decent education; the exploration of space, including further visits to the moon and a visit to Mars; the continuation of veterans’ benefits; opportunity zones in minority communities; the implementation of sentencing and prison reforms, whereby those who were unfairly sentenced can establish a new life; and much more.

Traditionally Democrats have been in favor of everything cited above. Let’s see if they’ll support such issues, regardless of who is president.

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Southwest Caves to Pressure from Anti-Vaccine Employees

But there’s one heck of a catch.

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Last weekend was an unfortunate one for Southwest Airlines, who suffered from the cancelation of nearly a third of their flight schedule…and just days after they announced that a vaccine mandate would soon go into effect for their thousands of employees.

The airlines denied that the vaccine mandate had anything to do with the cancelations, blaming weather and air traffic control issues.  But, when researchers compared the number of total flights cancelled to the number of Southwest flights cancelled, it was fairly obvious that this was a localized issue.

Only a few days after that, a massive protest of their vaccine mandate hit home near headquarters.

By Tuesday of this week, the airline had been forced to back down.

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Southwest Airlines dropped a plan to put unvaccinated workers with pending exemptions on unpaid leave after a December 8 deadline following protests by their employees.

“The employee will continue to work, while following all COVID mask and distancing guidelines applicable to their position, until the accommodation has been processed,” according to an internal note obtained by CNBC written by Southwest’s Senior Vice President of Operations and Hospitality Steve Goldberg and Vice President and Chief People Officer Julie Weber.

And then, even after a new deadline was set, the company doesn’t appear to be baring its teeth in regard to enforcement.

The company is giving employees until November 24 to finish their vaccinations or apply for a medical or religious exemptions. While these exemptions are pending, employees will continue being paid, and those who are rejected will continue working “as we coordinate with them on meeting the requirements (vaccine or valid accommodation),” CNBC reported.

It was unclear exactly where the buck would ultimately stop with the new timeline, but there is little doubt that we’ll soon find out.

Last weekend was an unfortunate one for Southwest Airlines, who suffered from the cancelation of nearly a third of their flight schedule…and just days after they announced that a vaccine mandate would soon go into effect for their thousands of employees. The airlines denied that the vaccine mandate had anything to do with the cancelations, blaming weather and air traffic control issues.  But, when researchers compared the number of total flights cancelled to the number of Southwest flights cancelled, it was fairly obvious that this was a localized issue. Only a few days after that, a massive protest of their vaccine mandate hit home near headquarters. By Tuesday of this week, the airline had been forced to back down. Southwest Airlines dropped a plan to put unvaccinated workers with pending exemptions on unpaid leave after a December 8 deadline following protests by their employees. “The employee will continue to work, while following all COVID mask and distancing guidelines applicable to their position, until the accommodation has been processed,” according to an internal note obtained by CNBC written by Southwest’s Senior Vice President of Operations and Hospitality Steve Goldberg and Vice President and Chief People Officer Julie Weber. And then, even after a new deadline was set, the company doesn’t appear to be baring its teeth in regard to enforcement. The company is giving employees until November 24 to finish their vaccinations or apply for a medical or religious exemptions. While these exemptions are pending, employees will continue being paid, and those who are rejected will continue working “as we coordinate with them on meeting the requirements (vaccine or valid accommodation),” CNBC reported. It was unclear exactly where the buck would ultimately stop with the new timeline, but there is little doubt that we’ll soon find out.

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Senator Obliterates Dr. Fauci’s Holiday Gathering Advice

“We don’t need permission”!

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If you follow the science, and the math, it’s beginning to become clear that the coronavirus pandemic is waning.  Again.

In the days before the Delta variant became the prominent strain of COVID-19, we were just about out of this whole mess.  Venues and restaurants were opening again.  People were beginning to gather at home or with friends.  When delta arrived, the ease retracted a bit.  The masks were a little more prevalent.

But now, if you simply look at the case numbers and infection rates, it is plain to see that everything is going to be okay.

This is what Florida Senator Rick Scott believes, as evidenced by his latest comments regarding the advice of Dr. Anthony Fauci.

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Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), dismissed suggestions that Dr. Anthony Fauci can give or take away permission for Americans to celebrate the holidays with their families, calling it “insane that the government thinks it can tell people how to live.”

“We don’t need Fauci’s permission to celebrate the holidays with family. People are smart. They know how to make decisions that best protect their loved ones. It’s insane that the government thinks it can tell people how to live,” Scott said in response to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases chief’s recent remarks […]

Fauci had recently insinuated that gathering with people outside of your immediate home over the holidays may not be advisable, suggesting instead that people continue to socially distance from even their own family.

 

If you follow the science, and the math, it’s beginning to become clear that the coronavirus pandemic is waning.  Again. In the days before the Delta variant became the prominent strain of COVID-19, we were just about out of this whole mess.  Venues and restaurants were opening again.  People were beginning to gather at home or with friends.  When delta arrived, the ease retracted a bit.  The masks were a little more prevalent. But now, if you simply look at the case numbers and infection rates, it is plain to see that everything is going to be okay. This is what Florida Senator Rick Scott believes, as evidenced by his latest comments regarding the advice of Dr. Anthony Fauci. Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), dismissed suggestions that Dr. Anthony Fauci can give or take away permission for Americans to celebrate the holidays with their families, calling it “insane that the government thinks it can tell people how to live.” “We don’t need Fauci’s permission to celebrate the holidays with family. People are smart. They know how to make decisions that best protect their loved ones. It’s insane that the government thinks it can tell people how to live,” Scott said in response to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases chief’s recent remarks […] Fauci had recently insinuated that gathering with people outside of your immediate home over the holidays may not be advisable, suggesting instead that people continue to socially distance from even their own family.  

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