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Think inflation will do Democrats in in the midterms?

I must admit that for the first time in an oh so very long time, prices of everything are inflated. I heard gas may go to 4 bucks a gallon and to grocery shop, it's noticeably more expensive.  I'm wondering how this will affect mid terms.  
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It's already over $4 per gallon in California. Although much of this has nothing to do with who is in power, it indeed could affect the vote.
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I agree and that worries me. I think our country is at a very dangerous inflection point and any factor that inclines republican vote concerns me. I think most reasonable people will agree that the Republican Party is more of a cult these days than it is a party. I find that terrifying.
Yes and as always big  monied interests are in control actually of both parties. This is why we aren't seeing any real action in dealing with climate change.
Hey, Mike and orphanedhawk - it's good to see you both again.  

I agree that Republicans are looking to latch onto anything they think might give them a leg up, even if it's not legitimate.   I definitely agree that the Republican party is more of a cult these days.  It's getting so out of hand.  

All I have to do is read the news and learn of "stuff" my own governor is coming up with, or backing and I get scared.   Even more horrifying is the number of people that think he's great.   I  have to wonder when someone, anyone will try to put the brakes on and stop this madness.
Hi Mike, Long time, no hear.
Yes, I agree. I have long time Republican neighbors who don't know which way to turn. One said flat out, during the last election that she couldn't vote for Trump. I'm not sure if she voted at all. One thing is we are too divided as a country.
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From what I'm reading the SCOTUS overturn of Roe v Wade has had a huge bearing on the people that are going to vote.  Some that wouldn't, will, simply because of that and will vote for Dems that support the right to abortion.  
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I don't think so, since The SCOTUS is not controlled by The House, Senate, or WH, The Democrats are in a lot of trouble and it will take more than this to bail them out. I am not a Republican but when I see  Biden I am embarrassed and feel sorry for him and after Trump, I question, is a President really needed?  
I disagree… you’re right that SCOTUS in’t controlled by any branch of the government.  I don’t think the Democrats are in nearly as much trouble at you think.   Republicans are getting so radical about everything that they’re turning people off.  They certainly have me…  

I’m not al that set on Biden, either, but I’ll take him over Trump or DeSantis any day.  

“Is a President really needed?”  I suppose someone has to be at the top of food chain.  :-)
I am curious. Make a list of all the things you see the Republicans are Radical about. Remember, Abortion Rights are left to the individual  State's Government so, other than a Veto, even The Governor's position is Mute. We have agree to disagree on the trouble that The Democrats are in. From the Outside Looking In, they appear to be looking in pretty bad shape. The election is still too far away to take seriously. I don't think they're through scripting The  2024 Hunger Games yet. Don't forget my list! Just let it all out. LOL
Well, of course, I’m going to start with the abortion issue because Republicans are going way overboard with the bans.   I’m getting tired of reading about women with life-threatening pregnancies, still born fetuses, etc that they’re not allowed to abort.  I find it thoroughly disgusting that a bunch of old white men with no medical training think they’re qualified to make those decisions when most of them don’t have a clue as to how the female body works.   I’m sure you know that Kansas even put abortion up for a vote among the population and they voted to retain abortion rights - now the legislature is working on banning it, in spite of popular opinion.   If they do, they might not get voted back in, but will have implemented laws that the majority of the populace is against.

In my state, they’ve passed the, what’s been dubbed as “Don’t say gay” bill which means that teachers/school personnel can’t discuss gay/gender issues with students, even if a student (child) seeks them out.   Children are a lot more intuitive than a lot of parents and sometimes teachers or other school personnel are more reliable confidants (and much safer) than talking with parents.   Teachers being required to “out” these children could eliminate the only outlet and safety the children have.

Also in my state, parents are able to force libraries to get rid of whatever books they don’t like.  Just because you might not think a book is appropriate for your 8th grader, doesn’t mean it should be removed from a library because it might actually be totally appropriate for my 5th grader…  Parents can decide what their own children should/can read, but they have no right to decide what my children should/can read.  

I won’t even get into the religion aspect but like other things, it’s definitely going overboard.  

Then there’s CRT - I won’t go into that either because it’s only taught in some college courses, but has been banned in public schools - this is in my state.  I can’t speak for other states.  

Let’s not forget immigration and DeSantis using taxpayer funds to fly immigrants from TEXAS (not Florida, but Texas) to Martha’s Vineyard without giving any advance notice/warnings.  That was nothing but a political stunt to garner attention for his 2024 Presidential bid.  

That’s probably not all, but it’s enough.   We can certainly agree to disagree; I have no problem with that and I’m always willing to admit I might be wrong if something comes along to change my mind.  

I hope you’re doing well.  :-)

Hey Barb, I'm going to be out of pocket for a couple of days. I didn't want you to I'm ignoring you. I'm looking forward To the dissection of your post. LOL As usual we agree on some things and some we don't.
  OK, we can start with Abortion regardless of our views on Abortion Rights, that was not what The SCOTUS Voted on and I agree with their decision.
“Obviously the written Constitution says nothing about abortion, and no plausible "interpretation" or "application" of any determinate value judgment fairly attributable to the framers of the Fourteenth Amendment prohibits state government from forbidding a woman to obtain an abortion. In that sense, the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade is an exemplar of judicial activism. Thus, it was not surprising that the decision—the Court's constitutionalization of the matter of abortion—ignited one of those periodic explosions about the legitimacy of judicial activism in a democracy.”
The State Bans, that’s a tough one because of all the false claims on the internet. I could not find one State that bans abortion in life-threatening pregnancies or removes dead fetuses. Most even allow abortions if the fetus’s life is in danger
“old white men” Wow in 3 words you managed to cover Age Discrimination. Racism, and  Androphobia.
I’m just joking, I don’t consider myself “Woke” and am not sure what woke is and I’ve learned Pro-Nouns once and have no indentation of learning them again. So far, it appears to me, the decision of the  Dr. over rules when the Woman or Baby’s life or Health is in Danger.
“Abortion in Kansas
Abortion in Kansas is legal. Kansas law allows for an abortion up to 20 weeks postfertilization (22 weeks after the last menstrual period). After that point, only in cases of life or severely compromised physical health may an abortion be performed, with this limit set on the belief that a fetus can feel pain after that point in the pregnancy. The state also had detailed abortion-specific informed consent requirements by 2007. Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP) law applied to medication-induced abortions and private doctor offices in addition to abortion clinics were in place by 2013. In 2015, Kansas became the first state to ban the dilation and evacuation procedure, a common second-trimester abortion procedure. State laws about abortion have been challenged at the Kansas Supreme Court and US Supreme Court level. On August 2, 2022, Kansas voters rejected a constitutional amendment that would have allowed the Republican-controlled legislature to restrict or ban abortion in Kansas, following the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

I have a feeling almost every State will do this. I agree, let the People decide. I don’t think The State Legislators can overturn it. I do know they pulled a couple of misleading  moves but, I don’t think it will be enough to overturn it.

Don’t Say Gay
MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) - You may be wondering why the Sunshine State has come under intense national scrutiny over legislation that critics have dubbed the "Don't Say Gay" law.

The Republican legislation, which Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law Monday, bars instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through the third grade.
Republicans argue that parents should broach these subjects with children. Democrats have said the law demonizes LGBTQ people by excluding them from classroom lessons.
Sorry but, I agree 100% with them, My God, What’s wrong with letting kids enjoy just being kids.
Book Banning in Fl-
A portion of sweeping new legislation impacting Florida schools allows parents to have more input on what materials are available to students, including which books should be allowed on media center shelves.
Approved on March 25 by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, HB 1467 gives parents and members of the public increased access to the process of selecting and removing school library books and instructional materials.  Around the state, calls by parents and citizen groups to remove books from public school media centers have started school boards along the complex task of reviewing the books' content.      
You have to look at the Silver Lining. All I see is allowing to voice their opinion. Anyone can send a text. Email or God Forbid, make a call. But to get off your butt and go to a meeting calls for dedication. If they don’t make the meetings their opinions are mute. I didn’t see that they have any final say.
Now that’s The Pot Calling The Kettle Black. Both Parties are to blame. it’s like Climate Change, Abortion, War on Drugs, Violence etc. Are never going away. They are nothing but talking points. The Shiny Objects to keep us distracted
I really don’t know much about him (just the basics) I was puzzled about The Martha’s Vineyard episode but then it hit me, he took a page out of Trump’s playbook. With this one act, he got publicity and was able to secure a lot of Trump Supporters I predict the media will sweep this one under the rug soon.

I hope it makes sense
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