Much discussion has occurred around the filibuster, as Democrat senators plot to scrap it.
As most Americans know by now, Democrats love the filibuster when it helps them; but they hate the filibuster when it hurts them. Despite the many documented times Democrats argued against this very issue, they now want to dispense with the rules.
Democrats claim that their agenda is so critical to the future of America, nothing should stand in their way. After all, haven’t Democrats save us from racism, sexism, climate change, and the dreaded pandemic to name a few agenda items Democrats claim to be of vital importance?
Perhaps. However, the polls say otherwise as Biden remains well under water in just about every category. More on that in a bit.
Surprisingly, despite the polls Senator Mark Kelly (D-AZ) has supported Biden’s reckless agenda almost 100 percent. Interestingly, something changed recently for Kelly.
With the election looming and a not so popular President Biden, Kelly appears to be backing away on the issue of the filibuster. As Politico titled an article: It’s not just Manchin and Sinema, Politico notes Kelly’s shift:
Mark Kelly is not yet committed to a change in the Senate rules that would allow elections reform legislation to pass by a simple majority. A centrist who is up for reelection in November, Kelly said Monday he is still undecided just days before he may have to vote on proposals to weaken the filibuster.
What changed for Kelly?
Pressure mounts on Kelly, as newcomer and Arizona Senate candidate Jim Lamon sent a shot over the bow in his first campaign commercial:
While the commercial references “Let’s go Brandon!”, a tongue-in-cheek statement to Joe Biden, the Shrapnel of Lamon’s message certainly hit Mark Kelly.
The New York Times covered the commercial, calling it a “tactic for reaching GOP masses”. However, let’s remember that while “Let’s go, Brandon!” was created by a reporter at a NASCAR event, the more vile version of the chant began with college football fans.
Democrats would have to be obtuse to miss the significance behind this phenomena that began at college football games. A key demographic for Democrats revolted against Joe Biden and the Democratic Party. And they aren’t the only ones.
Polls are not kind to Biden with any demographic.
538 reported this back in October.
Over his first nine months in office, President Biden has lost support among Americans of all stripes — men and women, Black voters and white voters, Zoomers and Baby Boomers. Even Democrats writ large are more disenchanted. But two groups with whom Biden has lost support stand out: independents and Hispanics. Independents have soured on Biden to the extent that his approval ratings among this group approach the strongly negative ratings they gave then-President Donald Trump at the same point in his presidency, while increased disapproval of Biden among Hispanics could signal they are moving further away from Democrats after they shifted somewhat toward Trump and the GOP last November.
Over the past few months since this report, things worsened for Biden. And that means bad news for Democrats and specifically Mark Kelly.
Regardless, Jim Lamon has another advantage over Kelly. Because as Kelly hitched his wagon to Bide, Lamon reminds people of a less abrasive Trump.
Lamon was no silver spoon kid growing up. His first job was shoveling horse manure on the family farm. In college, he played football for Alabama under legendary coach Bear Bryant. After college, he served in the Army.
After leaving the military, Lamon built a very successful business in the energy sector. He recently sold that business to focus solely on the campaign.
Like Trump, Lamon can’t be bought, and serves one special interest: America; by way of Arizona.
Lamon poses a massive problem for Kelly, the man Democrats shoe-horned into office last time. In this election he will face a formidable opponent not controlled by the GOP.
I’m convinced that Lamon caused Kelly to try to distance himself from Biden. Further, expect that chasm to grow by November, as Kelly tries to put a new face on his politics.