Written By: Ishton W. Morton – February 20th, 2021
Referencing 1972 Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart #1 hit song both in the United States and the United Kingdom written and recorded by Johnny Nash “I Can See Clearly Now;” has generated new meaning into many political prospective following the 2020 Presidential Election.
It is amazing how supposedly grown men and women have become infatuated with or have enormous fixation on greed and a colossal lust for power that they will commit or obligate themselves to do anything for its achievement. Sadly, they are indeed willing to wholesale their souls to the devil. Thusly, disregarding the truth and then proclaimed that they speak in oneness of the profound fundamentals of Jesus Christ as though the rest of us are a pack of jackasses.
Representative Adam Kinzinger, Republican for Illinois’s 16th Congressional District has being shunned and scorned by relatives after voting to impeach Donald Trump, according to a letter published in The New York Times this week.
Reportedly, eleven members of his family signed a letter lambasting him for his vote last month to impeach the then-president, who they defended as a Christian.
They continued to say; “Oh my, what a disappointment you are to us and to God!” they wrote, accusing Kinzinger of going “against your Christian principles” and joining the “devil’s army. It is now most embarrassing to us that we are related to you.”
The question is; from where do they get their so-called Christian principles? It is recommended that referenced an ecclesiastical presupposition given in Exodus 23:2 of the King James Version which admonishes; “Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:”
With that being said, here comes David Ball, chair of the Republican Party in Washington County, Pennsylvania criticizing Patrick Joseph Toomey Jr. the junior United States Senator from Pennsylvania since 2011. Ball’s criticism of Toomey a fellow Pennsylvania Republican derived from his vote on Saturday to convict former president Donald Trump of inciting an insurrection against the U.S. Capitol.
Ball continued to say; “We did not send him there to vote his conscience. We did not send him there to do the right thing or whatever he said he was doing. We sent him there to represent us.” They have decide to censure him. To that; what is his point?
Subsequently, on Monday October 5th, 2020, Toomey announced that he will not run for reelection seeking a third term for the Senate in 2022 or for governorship of Pennsylvania. Following the 2020 presidential race, this sends an enormous shockwaves throughout Pennsylvania’s political establishment depriving Republicans of their best-known candidate in the state’s competitive elections.
Meanwhile, the State of Ohio may be on a similar track. On Monday, January 25th, 2021 Ohio Senator Robert Jones Portman the junior United States Senator for Ohio (Republican) announced that he will not be running for a third term in 2022.
Moreover, he was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010. However, following Portman’s announcement a list of potential Republican and Democratic candidates to replace him was quickly assembled and started circulating.
Republican’s candidates include such as Rep. Jim Jordan who is serving as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives since 2006. Reportedly, Jordan has built a reputation as one of Congress’ most conservative members. The former Ohio State wrestling assistant coach was one of the biggest public supporters of President Donald Trump’s and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom prior to the end of Trump’s term.
Also, Jon Husted who is currently serving as Ohio’s Lieutenant Governor under Governor Mike DeWine has been one of the faces of Ohio’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, especially as it relates to the economy. Its note worth that DeWine will be up for re-election in 2022 and some have already speculated that he could be primaried by a Republican challenger.
Another Republican, Youngstown State President Jim Tressel the former Ohio State head coach nicknamed “The Senator” who could actually become one?
All things being considered it will not be unprecedented if consideration is given to Tommy Tuberville’s recent election in Alabama.
Seemingly, other potential Republican candidates include Attorney general David Yost, Secretary of State Frank LaRose, former Ohio treasurer Josh Mandel, venture capitalist/author J.D. Vance.
Interestingly, the lingering question as to who will replace Portman’s U.S. Senate seat continues. Thusly, a list of potential Ohio Democrats candidates is orbiting and including Jim Jordan, Jim Tressel, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, Dr. Amy Acton, Rep. Tim Ryan and others.
Accordingly, Nan Whaley who has been Dayton’s mayor since 2014 has previously considered runs for Congress. Recently, she been linked to Ohio’s 2022 gubernatorial election after announcing she won’t run for re-election as mayor. Reportedly, in 2019, she earned national recognition for her response to the mass shooting in Dayton’s Oregon District, where 10 people were left dead (including the shooter) and 17 others injured.
Accordingly, Timothy John Ryan (born July 16th, 1973) an American lawyer and politician who serving as the U.S. Representative for Ohio’s 13th congressional district since 2013 seems to be a favorite on both side of the spectrum.
Born in Niles, Ryan worked as an aide to U.S. Representative Jim Traficant after graduating from Bowling Green State University. He served in the Ohio Senate from 2001 to 2002 before winning the election to succeed Traficant. In November 2016, Ryan launched an unsuccessful challenge to unseat Nancy Pelosi as party leader of the House Democrats. He was a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination before ending his campaign on October 24, 2019, to run for re-election. On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020, the Associated Press called the district’s election results in favor of Ryan.
Currently serving as the U.S. Representative for Ohio’s 13th district, Ryan has become one of the leading Democratic voices in the Buckeye State. The Niles, Ohio, native doesn’t lack for experience in Washington D.C., having held a seat in the U.S. House since 2003.
In retrospect with Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley nearing its end, there are those who are beckoning him to enter the contest. However, Cranley has already announced his plans to explore a potential run against DeWine in the 2022 gubernatorial election. Who knows! However, an unexpectedly open senate seat might just very well modify plans for members of both parties and potentially decrease the likelihood of DeWine being primaried. DeWine could be facing enormous opposition within his own party.
However, According to Henry Gomez of BuzzFeed News, the former Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton who previously volunteered for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign has been courted by progressive activists and mentioned as a potential candidate for a Senate run. While serving as the director of Ohio’s Department of Health under DeWine, Acton received national recognition for her response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In June, Acton resigned from her position, later telling The New Yorker she feared she’d be pressured to sign orders she didn’t believe in.
Amazingly, in an already crowded field Other Democratic potential candidates are: Ohio House Rep. Emilia Sykes, former Ohio House Rep. Kathleen Clyde, Franklin County Recorder Danny O’Connor, and former Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper.
The citizenry are showing extreme feeling of tiredness, especially as a result of excessive deceitfulness, hatefulness, and a complete lack of truthfulness in their elected officials. It is exceptionally sad!
Many have interpreted the Republican’s political establishment as the architect of these evil and/or diabolical designs and not worthy of their trust to represents them. It is with much conviction that they believes that they “Can See Clearly Now” who is best qualified to represents them.