What We Need to Leave in 2021
There are quite a few things that we do not need to take with us into 2022
…and just like that, 2021 has come to an end. What a year it was. The year began with an insurrection and ended with a new COVID-19 variant (side note: you should get vaccinated and your booster if you haven’t already). In between those two events, Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President, a boat got stuck in the Suez Canal, another COVID-19 variant spread, we freed Britney Spears, Lil’ Nas X gave the Devil a lap dance, Gavin Newsom survived a recall in California, Andrew Cuomo resigned and still has not been held accountable for the nursing home deaths that happened on his watch, and Republicans won big in Virginia and came close to winning the Governor’s mansion in New Jersey.
As we approach 2022, which happens to be the first midterm election of President Joe Biden’s first term in office, we Republicans need to do all that we can to ensure that we not only retake Congress but protect the seats we currently occupy, including Governor’s mansions and other down-ballot offices. Also, as this year ends, Democrat lawmakers around the country are still stuck in March 2020 and reinstating unnecessary COVID-19 mandates. There will be multiple lessons learned next year, but here are some things that both sides need to leave behind in 2021.
Demanding a Forensic Audit for the 2020 Election
Repeat after me: Donald Trump lost in 2020. There was no massive fraud or conspiracy that altered the fact. Calls for audits, whether in Maryland or nationwide, are not only a waste of time and resources but distract from the fact that we should be focusing our efforts on organizing to combat the Biden-Harris Agenda.
Unnecessary COVID-19 Mandates
Maryland’s COVID-19 vaccination rate is above 90 percent. To put it simply, a majority of the state has some degree of protection against serious illness and/or death. Not to mention, new treatment options are becoming more readily available to Americans. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, we have no reason to go back to early pandemic mitigation protocols. Ditch the mask mandates, keep the schools open, and get vaccinated and boosted.
Anti-COVID-19 Vaccine Hysteria
The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective and is a key accomplishment of the Trump Administration. We should not discourage people from getting it. This not only jeopardizes our health and economic recovery but makes us look bad as we’re trying to highlight how the Biden Administration has failed miserably at handling the disease since day one.
Panic Buying and Hoarding
Stop hoarding toilet paper every time there is a new COVID-19 variant. Stop hoarding bread and milk when snow is in the forecast. Stop hoarding COVID-19 at-home tests. Take a deep breath and buy only what you need, and leave some for the rest of us.
“Orange Man Bad” Takes
We get it, you cannot stand Donald Trump and have made it your entire personality. Is he no
longer in office? Yes. Is he still an influence in the Republican Party? Yes. Will he run again in 2024? To be determined. Are you winning anyone over by bringing him up when discussing any major issue? Didn’t think so.
If you’re upset over a county or city imposing a mask mandate or legislation that comes out of Annapolis or Washington, D.C., you have two options. The first is to complain on the social media platform of your choosing. The second is to take action and volunteer on a local or statewide campaign by knocking on doors or making phone calls. One option is way more effective than the other.
Need I say more?
Happy New Year!