GQP strategy for the 2022 Midterms is obvious: undermine economic recovery by galvanizing anti-vaxers and disenfranchising Black, Hispanic, Asian, and Native voters

Dems are helping the GQP by ignoring data & experts supporting expanded vax requirements /1
2/ Allowing expanded unemployment benefits to expire helped GQP in 2 ways:
🔸forced people back to unsafe working & learning environments ➡️ spread disease ➡️ lower polling re: COVID-19
🔸Slowed job growth b/c people got sick ➡️ lower polling re: economy

amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/10/10…
3/ If we still have COVID-19 surges a year from now, I don’t see how Democrats keep control of either chamber of Congress. I don’t see how we don’t have more surges if the WH COVID team keeps waffling on its own policies
4/ I’m not just talking about the expanded unemployment benefits— there was also the eviction moratorium hot potato:

nytimes.com/2021/07/29/us/…
5/ Every day that >20% of our population is vulnerable to COVID-19 is a day that our country is less competitive in the global economy

If the WH wants to keep handling anti-vaxxers w/ kid gloves, then it can’t stand idle as the GQP tears holes in the socioeconomic safety net Image
6/ If the Democratic Party’s strategy to overcome GQP gerrymandering and voter suppression in 2022 is to tout economic prosperity and a return to normalcy, then the WH COVID team needs to be unapologetic about vaccination requirements— immediately
7/ People-pleasing and kowtowing to the most irrational 15% of the population won’t do it. Someone w/ a clinical or public health background on the WH COVID team needs to speak truth-to-power behind closed doors *and* be willing to bear bad news in public

ny1.com/nyc/all-boroug… ImageImage
8/ If we want a normal-ish holiday season without enduring another wave of disease, disability, and death, then we need to require *all eligible persons* to be vaccinated before they:
🔸step inside a classroom
🔸step inside a bar, restaurant, or hotel
🔸step inside an airport
9/ Please stop messaging about the ones that were belatedly implemented, and add more before the holiday travel season gets underway
10/ Relying entirely on employers to “do the right thing” is the kids gloves approach. Here’s how far that gets you:

marketwatch.com/amp/story/sout…

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