Before We Got a Relief Check, Bombs Were Dropped on Syria.

Democrats are going to lose upcoming elections, and they’ll deserve it.

Lauren Elizabeth
Feb 26 · 4 min read
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February 25th was certainly an eventful day for Democratic lawmakers in Washington D.C.. On the 25th, Joe Biden’s administration unilaterally decided to bomb Syria with no oversight from Congress. He also decided to stand alongside Neera Tanden in her efforts to get confirmed into his administration as Director of the Office of Management and Budget, with his Chief of Staff declaring on they were going to “fight our guts out” to get her confirmed. Meanwhile on the very same day, Biden and his fellow Senate Democratic lawmakers shrugged their shoulders and simply expressed their disappointment when an Senate Parliamentarian decided the $15 minimum wage provision could not be in the administration’s $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill, conveniently leaving out the fact that Vice President Harris absolutely has the power to overrule the Parliamentarian if she wanted to. Democrats also happened to express their hesitancy to roll back the Trump tax cuts.

This isn’t what Georgia flipped blue for.

Just a little over a month after a run off election gave Democrats unified control of the Government, this is how the people have been repaid.

The United States bombed Syria before the American people got a stimulus check in the midst of the greatest public health and economic crisis in modern history. Joe Biden has decided Neera Tanden is worth fighting for, but giving tens of millions of the nation’s lowest income workers a raise is not. There hasn’t been even a whisper of a fight for a public healthcare option coming from the Biden administration. Maintaining the Bush tax cuts hasn’t been classified as extreme by his administration, but cancelling $50,000 in student loan debt has.

When even one of the most hard line, centrist, and established Democratic media personalities like MSNBC’s Joy Reid are expressing their frustration, there really isn’t much denying that the Democratic party is failing.

What really gets me is that in a year from now, we’re inevitably going to be hearing the chorus of “vote blue no matter who” leading into the midterms as increasingly dangerous, rabid, and angry right wing authoritarian candidates get elected and rise among the ranks of the Republican party .Democrats have the audacity to turn their backs on every single thing that they promised, blatantly lying to the American people, and then demand our votes using fears of the monster their inaction helped to create as a tool to do so. They genuinely believe they can continue to play this game, and why wouldn’t they? After all, things worked out for them in 2020 and they will continue to use the same tactics until the American people stop falling for it.

The question is, where will Americans draw the line?

These lawmakers are repaying the people for electing them by intentionally backing them into a corner, exploiting the rampant desperation in order to get the masses to accept their failures. We have been gaslit into believing that expecting even the bare minimum, like healthcare, shelter, food, and water is too much even in the richest nation on earth. In a system where even scrolling through Facebook and Instagram generates immense wealth, we’ve been conditioned to believe that a universal basic income is unrealistic. Democrats like Joe Biden insist that a health insurance company being able to dictate whether we live or die based on what’s in the best interest of their profit margin is acceptable, and yet they draw the line at the Vice President using her ability to overrule an unelected Senate parliamentarian to get the people a living wage. What alternatives are we being left with, other than taking it to the street?

Democrats are asking to lose the House and Senate in 2022 and potentially even the Presidency in 2024, and they will absolutely deserve it.

The idea that we could simply rely on the Biden administration and the Democratic party to do the right thing has always been laughable. It becomes more clear with each passing day that the lawmaking class and the donors who bought them are banking on the idea that the American people will merely sink into the despair and accept these circumstances, and it is up to us to show them that we won’t. When organizing on behalf of electoral politics fails, it’s time for the people to organize amongst themselves. Democrats are not going to respond to the will of the people unless they’re afraid of what will happen if they don’t. As necessary and valuable as primary challenges to their power are, organized labor is perhaps the only thing our lawmakers and their donors fear more. It’s time to organize our workplaces, our communities, and our schools, building the energy for a ranked choice voting system as we go along.

The Democratic party does not deserve our energy, so lets invest in each other instead.

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Lauren Elizabeth

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Lauren is a writer & leftist with analysis on topics related to politics & policy. She can be reached at LaurenMartinchek@gmail.com or Twitter @xlauren_mx

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News and ideas worthy of discourse. Fundamentally informative and intelligently analytical.

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